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Duties / Responsibilities (Including Objectives of the role):
 The successful candidate will have an overall responsibility for delivery of all aspects of Project Quality throughout its life cycle; from concept into production, throughout its service life.

The main duties of this role includes:

  • Responsible for definition and achievement of all Vehicle Line Quality targets throughout its complete life cycle.
  • Awareness of vehicle line competitor standards and future activity to ensure Lotus maintain a competitive edge with regards to Perceived Quality and Customer Satisfaction.
  • Cross departmental management of the Quality function to ensure all quality activities relevant to the vehicle programme stage are robustly completed.
  • Manpower and budgetary planning for the Vehicle Line.
  • Management of the Vehicle Line Quality Issues List covering all stages of development, production build and warranty.
  • Vehicle Line Quality reporting to ensure transparency across the business in all areas.
  • Quality gate for new models. Ensuring vehicles are fit for purpose before being launched to market.
  • Close working relationship with other VL QMs to ensure consistent approach.
  • Liaise closely with Geely Group companies to create a collaborative strategy across the brands.
  • Work closely with Project Management, Design, Marketing, Programme and Engineering to ensure Quality is driven into every stage of New Product Development.
  • Interface with 3rd party organisations to drive and access Customer Satisfaction.
  • Input into Vehicle Line Strategy to ensure Lotus Product continues to improve and remains competitive in the marketplace. 
Qualifications and Experience (Essential & Desirable criteria)
 Essential Criteria:
  • Degree level qualification in a related discipline.
  • Experience of Quality activities within the Vehicle Development Process of an OEM or a recognised Tier 1 supplier.
  • Must be able to demonstrate application of engineering quality tools and techniques.
  • Experience within Project Quality/Programme Management.
  • Ability to present to all levels of the business.
Other information
This is an office based role with regular periods within the factory and studio supporting preparation, vehicle development and build activities. Travel may be required for the role to support collaborative ventures within the Geely group.