IMS Officer (UAE National)

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Date: 12 Sep 2023

Location: AE

Company: EDGE Group PJSC

About the job

About LAHAB:


LAHAB DEFENCE SYSTEMS (LDS) focuses on design, development and production of medium and large calibre munitions and weapons systems.

At LAHAB Defence Systems, we are a munitions pioneer. As the UAE’s only medium and large munitions manufacturer, we put over 25 years of expertise and experience to work for leading defence and security organisations across the MENA region and beyond.

Key Responsibilities:



  • Responsible for developing the Quality strategy, policies, processes, standards and systems for the Company and its supply chain to operate within. This may include auditing to ensure compliance although this may be carried out by a third party accredited body. Will have budgetary management responsibility

  • Develop / Maintain and sustain the Integrated Management System in line with the required industry standards (ISO14001 / ISO 9001 / OH&S 45001), requirements and business requirements across the organization through existing and new procedures. Regulate, control and improve the Quality of all processes throughout the business and the final product. Manage the annual audit program & annual audit Plan to ensure that all nonconformities raised by the certification bodies / internal or external auditors during audits are effectively corrected and the implementation of corrective actions are verified. Embed a culture of continuous improvement throughout the company. Lead the team to achieve quality management system targets for customers and business goals


  • Contribute to the creation and implementation of best practice capacity planning vision, strategy, policies, processes and procedures to aid and improve operational performance
  • Contribute to new business initiatives and projects and review and communicate the impact on Quality Management Systems
  • Develop the Management Systems strategy & the management arrangements for key milestones, demonstrating progress against plan.
  • Manage all external registration requirements to ensure they are met. Liaise with external bodies on all matters relating to registration. Maintain and improve, in line with business needs
  • Implement all relevant procedures described in the Quality Management System Frame Work (QMS FW)
  • Ensure that all in-house systems and procedures are updated, revised and modified to meet the needs of external certification bodies
  • Update quality documentation and communicate to carry forward lessons learned from quality concerns
  • Ensure that all necessary systems and procedures are in place to satisfy all customer requirements and audits
  • Introduce new systems and procedures where appropriate
  • Train others in all aspects of the quality system and application of procedures
  • Ensure corrective actions are undertaken to address non conformities found
  • Verify closure of non-conformities with Certification Bodies
  • Manage the audit nonconformity data base & Provide detailed analysis of nonconformities
  • Ensure ongoing compliance with the Quality Management System (ISO9001)
  • Identify business improvement opportunities within the organization
  • Develop, implement and manage key performance indicators (KPIs) for each area of responsibility
  • Set department objectives/KPIs and review and assess ongoing performance of direct reports
  • Ensure KPIs are met by working to the overall plan, including management of, and reporting
  • Report on achievement of targets and identify any actions required
  • Conduct risk assessments of processes and tasks in the department
  • Maintain configuration methodologies and techniques by continuous verification, control and upgrade of configuration principles.
  • Compile and maintain procedures, documentations and techniques required to monitor all controlled items.


Experience and Education:


  • Diploma (Technical direction) / equivalent experience
  • At least 5 years active previous experience in Integrated Management System