Quality Lead

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We’re on a mission to invest in people, ideas and industries that will change the world. Octopus Energy is the global tech pioneer using our in house technology platform, Kraken Tech, to unlock a Customer focused and affordable green energy revolution. 

We’re changing the energy system globally, spearheading the transition to greener, cheaper energy through the installation of in-home technologies.  

We have phenomenal growth plans, and we need enablers to help deliver our aspirations at speed and scale.  It’s a unique culture where people learn, decide and build quicker, where people work with autonomy alongside a wide range of amazing co-owners, on projects that break new ground.  

At Octopus Energy Heating we’re developing a home heating revolution through innovative heat pumps which will significantly reduce reliance on fossil fuels and bring a cleaner more sustainable world.  We are setting up the first (of multiple) manufacturing premises in Portadown and if you want to help us bring this technology to the market at scale and speed, then read on…

We're looking for a Quality Lead to head up and run our new department at Octopus Energy Heating, based in Portadown.

Your role will be to build and develop the systems, structure and scale for the Quality function from a blank canvas with the most efficient use of resources including lean methodologies to ultimately ensure right first time with zero defects and compliance with all applicable standards for a new generation of heat pumps for home heating. 

With an almost unlimited order book, and already a very large Customer backlog before we even launch the products, you will use your knowledge, experience and drive, to scale up the Plant in conjunction with other functions, at lightning speed. 

You are ultimately responsible for helping to develop the right cultures in the Operations function (fully aligned to Octopus Energy), recruiting, leading and training awesome colleagues to deliver the vision, mission and values of Octopus.What you'll do Lead the department, setup the systems, processes and structures needed to deliver excellence in right first-time quality to our Customers including all relevant accreditations to certification bodiesRecruit, lead, coach, train, grow and develop an awesome team of people to collectively deliver excitement, joy and the aspirations of the businessFail fast, fail early, fail often in order to succeed sooner.  Learn, develop and continually improve our teamsUse all the resources the world provides, safely, wisely and as efficiently as possibleDrive to succeedWhat you'll need You focus on output, not input, what’s important verses what’s not important and obsessively strive to make things better.  You do need to know your stuff, this role is for someone who makes people’s hearts sing when they make something simple, reliable and repeatable so you’ll need to know how to apply lean/six sigma principles at all levels including an engineering qualification or significant relevant experience, systems and accreditation knowledge and implementationYou’re pretty good at managing you’re sh*t, were only human, but generally you can juggle a lot of balls and focus on what’s importantOften, we can only give you the question and not the answer, because if we knew the answer we wouldn’t be hiring – are you someone who not only finds answers but creates value by coming back and asking better questions?You’re definitely a bit obsessive about whatever you do being the very best there is, checking you’ve got things right.  Its your job, not someone else’s.  You crave ownership and responsibility and being part of the teamIf you like to know where you are and what you’re doing at all times, we might not be for you.  If you can focus relentlessly but pivot on demand, we may well be.  We’re growing very quicklyYou love people, working with other awesome humans and building super teams across cultures and perspectives

Why else you'll love it hereWondering what the salary for this role is? Just ask us! On a call with one of our recruiters it's something we always cover as we genuinely want to match your experience with the correct salary. The reason why we don't advertise is because we honestly have a degree of flexibility and would never want salary to be a reason why someone doesn't apply to Octopus - what's more important to us is finding the right octofit!Octopus Energy is a unique culture. An organisation where people learn, decide, and build quicker. Where people work with autonomy, alongside a wide range of amazing co-owners, on projects that break new ground. We want your hard work to be rewarded with perks you actually care about! We won best company to work for in 2022, on Glassdoor we were voted 50 best places to work in 2022 and our Group CEO, Greg has recorded a podcast about our culture and how we empower our people  Visit our perks hub - Octopus Employee BenefitsWe're very excited at this opportunity. We're looking for the passion, skills and experience to help shape and define the future of energy and business at a global scale. If you're reading this and grinning and want to bring this technology to the market at scale and speed, then we would love to hear from you. 

Studies have shown that some groups of people, like women, are less likely to apply to a role unless they meet 100% of the job requirements. Whoever you are, if you like one of our jobs, we encourage you to apply as you might just be the candidate we hire. Across Octopus, we're looking for genuinely decent people who are honest and empathetic. Our people are our strongest asset and the unique skills and perspectives people bring to the team are the driving force of our success. As an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute. Our commitment is to provide equal opportunities, an inclusive work environment, and fairness for everyone.

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