Quality Manager at Advanced Navigation

Operations, Full-Time, Sydney, AU sydney full-time
Posted 19 days ago

Advanced Navigation is the global leader in navigation systems for air, land and sea. Our products are developed and manufactured in Australia and our main HQ is located in Sydney with offices around the world. With over 68 of the top 100 largest companies as customers, and a broad range of technologies, we are truly changing the way we navigate globally.

Our ever growing team has world class expertise in the fields of inertial navigation, global navigation satellite systems, sensors, acoustics, AI, and RF technologies. 

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As our Quality Manager you will manage our growing Quality Management System, working with a number of Defence and Automotive clients. We are looking for someone with specialised knowledge in the Quality Management space. This is an exciting role to help take Advanced Navigation to the next stage of our journey.


  • Manage Advanced Navigation’s Quality Management System (QMS)
  • Interpret customer and compliance quality requirements for our business
  • Complete annual internal quality audits and identify non-conformances
  • Manage a Quality Improvement Register and work with Functional Leads to implement QMS improvements.
  • Provide coaching and guidance or independently drive solutions depending on the complexity of the non-conformance and the capacity of the relevant function.
  • Provide reports and updates to the Leadership Team and the business.
  • Be the Quality expert in the business and the point of contact for Quality issues
  • Communicate with Certification Bodies and Customer Quality Teams Prepare for and run Quality Compliance Audits and Customer Quality Audits
  • Answer Quality related questions from the business about the impact of change on our QMS
  • Guide the Sales Operations Team to provide accurate response to Customer Quality Questionnaires.
  • Support change within the business by assessing growth plans for impact on the QMS.
  • Improve the overall understanding of Quality Management across the business
  • Improve and grow our QMS to meet future compliance requirements
  • Complete a gap analysis to IATF 16949 and work with Functional Leads to achieve compliance over a 1-2 year period
  • Assess future compliance opportunities for business impact and cost to implement, if and when required by the COO and CEOs.
  • Drive compliance to meet the future needs of the business, at the direction of the COO and CEOs.
  • Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in a Technical field
  • Diploma of Quality or equivalent issued by an Australian Registered Training Organisation (RTO)
  • Must be an Australian citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain a Defence security clearance.
  • Required Experience

  • 5-10 years experience managing the Quality Systems for an Electronics Manufacturer in the Defence Supply Chain
  • Previous responsibility for Customer Quality Audits, responding to Customer Questionnaires, interpreting Customer Quality Requirements.
  • Required Skills

  • Able to take a practical approach to Quality Management, balancing ideologies with commercial impacts
  • An excellent understanding of auditing standards
  • Knowledge of ISO 9001:2015 and how it applies to the Defence supply chain
  • Knowledge of IATF 16949 and how it applies to an electronics manufacturer
  • What are some of the benefits you will have access to?

    You'll have access to industry-leading products with diverse applications within some of the most interesting and exciting projects worldwide. We’re growing a team of inspired, smart, and driven individuals from all sorts of backgrounds. With great opportunities for growth and variety, we strive to help each employee carve out the path that’s right for them.

    Apart from the above you will be doing your life's best work in a large, fun office in central Sydney close to all public transportation and have access to barista made coffee, at our cafe below, to keep you going throughout the day.