Manufacturing and Supplier Quality Manager

Quality Full-time Oxfordshire
Who we are

WaveOptics is a world-leading designer and manufacturer of revolutionary Augmented Reality (AR) waveguides. Our waveguides have a balance of attributes that deliver a superior display to the widest range of users with a high level of comfort.


As A Manufacturing and Supplier Quality Manager you will be building and improving manufacturing and supply chain capability in European, the role will cover the entire product life cycle from design for manufacture, supplier selection, development and production through to customer satisfaction.  You will work closely with R&D, supply chain, project management, operations and the customers to ensure efficient delivery to the standards required of the customers. This is a key role with significant individual responsibility for the quality of the European supply chain and delivery to customer needs.

Job Role :

  • Owning All Supply Quality Management for the EU supply chain, including all suppliers and contract manufacturers
  • Developing a framework and associated processes to ensure quality standards are defined and maintained in relation to all in-house manufacturing processes
  • Own the development and implementation of the supply selection and supply quality processes and be a significant contributor to the part approval and project development processes
  • Support customer quality metrics to ensure that customer instigated investigations are processed and supported to root cause and corrective actions are implemented
  •  Ensure the inputs and outputs of PFMEAs are of appropriate quality through the supply chain and follow the output so that effective control and risk mitigation are in place during the ramp and production phases
  •   Championing problem solving and root cause analysis activities with suppliers and customers to eliminate recurrence of defects
  • Responsible for Producing Monthly Manufacturing and Supplier quality metrics and aligning action plans to ensure WO KPI’s are achieved

Skills & Experience:

  • Experience of working independently and enhancing the quality of products, manufacturing and the supply base
  •  Experience of managing a range of significant suppliers or regions
  • Ability to develop suppliers to meet the requirements of ISO9001:2015
  • Experience of Leading External Supply Quality Audits and supplier qualification
  •   Experience in product design and development, including design for manufacture
  •   Experience of supporting manufacturing set-up and qualification, including developing third party capability
  •  Ability to read engineering drawing and use of statistical models to ensure capability of production processes. As well as using the data to support recommendation and improvement actions
  •  Ability to build long term successful working relationships to ensure the continual improvement culture is present through the supply chain.
  • Practical experience Problem Solving Tools, leading supplier to ensure containment, corrective and preventative actions are completed
  •  Understanding of how quality practices can be applied to give commercial advantage
  • Engineering degree or equivalent
  •   Experience of implementing Lean philosophy would be an advantage

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Empowering values

At WaveOptics you will be trusted and empowered to deliver interesting and challenging projects.

Award-winning innovation

We have a knowledgeable and diverse team working at the forefront of AR and we value people who share our commitment to innovation. We have received multiple awards, such as SPIE Prism award in 2020 and 2021.

“Work with the best people”

“I decided to join WaveOptics because it is carrying out R&D at the cutting edge of modern nano-photonics. The tasks that we are working on are very challenging and the only way to accomplish them is to work with the best people, and this is exactly how I would describe the team.” ARSENY ALEXEEV, DIRECTOR OF WAVEGUIDE DEVELOPMENT

Perks & Benefits


  • Paid maternity, paternity, and family caregiver leave
  • Adoption, surrogacy, infertility, and fertility preservation benefits
  • Short-term disability, long-term disability, life insurance, and AD&D insurance


  • Comprehensive medical coverage
  • Dental coverage, including orthodontia benefits
  • Vision coverage


  • Gym perks and discounts
  • Team fitness classes, hikes, and races
  • Sports leagues
  • Cooking and nutritional workshops

Financial Fitness

  • Rocket Lawyer memberships
  • Financial education programs
  • Compensation packages that let you share in Snap’s long-term success


  • Generous time off and leave programs
  • Meditation and yoga classes
  • Emotional and mental health support programs and apps
  • Speaker series, classes, and subscriptions to educational programs
  • Social gatherings, team outings, and volunteering programs

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