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Quality Manager

Company:  Ball Corporation

Kettering, ENG, GB

Date:  Dec 30, 2021
Job Category:  Quality/ Continuous Improvement
Req. ID:  11604

Do you want to work for a world-leading manufacturer who strives to build a better future through sustainability and innovation? Are you looking for a new challenge in a stable, fast-growing sector?


Join us, and build your career by helping us build the future.


We are a global leader in sustainable products with more than 21,000 team members worldwide. From infinitely recyclable aluminum cans, cups, and aerosol bottles, to aerospace solutions that enable our customers to have a deeper understanding of our planet and the universe. We produce all these incredible things with one unique purpose: crafting a better community, a better society, a better world.


Moreover, each of us has a deep commitment to diversity and inclusion which is the foundation of our culture of belonging. And everyone at Ball is an everyday champion, making a difference by doing what we love.


We lead with our heads and our hearts and combine innovative thinking with a spirit of resiliency that keeps us moving forward in a relentless pursuit of new ways to make life, and the world, better. Whether we’re developing packaging that’s infinitely recyclable or aerospace innovations. Because what we create may change, but what we will always make is a difference.



Position overview:

The Quality Manager is responsible for setting and maintaining excellent standards of quality for the new Kettering plant. You’ll ensure the plant achieves Ball’s quality goals through the installation and maintenance of effective manufacturing systems and through leadership, motivation and support of all plant personnel.


Key responsibilities include:

  • Ensure safe working practices are followed at all times and to support improvements to safety, staff welfare and environmental impacts.
  • Ensure that all quality standards are met though management of people and systems, both direct and indirect report.
  • Drive the continuous improvement of quality, customer service and costs.
  • Manage the department’s resources to meet the budget and the requirements of the production schedule.
  • Lead and influence other departments to ensure that quality matters are fully supported.
  • Manage the performance and development of department staff, including identifying training needs, coaching and promoting teamwork.
  • Maintain ISO9001 and BRC standards, and support the maintenance of the 14001 and 45001 systems
  • Manage the BRC Audit Process with both the External Auditors and Internal Process controllers.
  • Develop and maintain co-operative relationships with customers, suppliers, legislative bodies and other external contacts for the good of the business.
  • Take a lead role within the Senior Management Team in the development of plant strategy and budget


Experience required:

  • Previous experience in a Quality-related role in a manufacturing facility, within a multinational, matrix organisation.
  • Degree-qualified or with sufficient experience and qualifications.
  • In depth knowledge of ISO 9001, BRC and GMP/Lean Manufacturing principles.
  • Microsoft Office, Lotus Notes, SPC knowledge
  • Strong communication skills across all organisational levels.
  • Knowledge of budgetary processes.
  • Analytical skills and ability to drive outcomes.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.

Ball Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We actively encourage applications from everybody, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, faith, ability, or orientation.


Please note the advertised job title might vary from the job title on the contract due to local job title structure and global HR systems.


No agencies please.

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