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Quality Manager

The Quality Manager is an integral part of the Business Unit Team and is responsible to effectively implement, administer and maintain the company's quality management system. To manage the plant quality department so that it is effective, economic and maintained. To plan, direct and coordinate the functions and activities of the plant quality department so as to achieve company goals and customer requirements. To promote continuous improvement methodologies focused on process control improvement, waste elimination and cost reduction.
Responsibilities include:
Assures, promotes and maintains ongoing compliance to corporate quality management system and customer-specific requirements. Leads and assures plant compliance to TS-16949.
Oversees the quality release approval of all product produced and shipped to all internal and external customers.
Assures ongoing compliance to corporate and plant internal audit requirements.
Maintains the plant gauge control and calibration process.
Assures effective compliance with the APQP process and approves all customer PPAP submissions.
Assures all required quality system and performance records are maintained according to company requirements.
Interfaces with customers and suppliers on quality related issues and maintains a positive and professional relationship with customer/supplier personnel.
Administers the complaint resolution process and verifies root cause determination and effectiveness of corrective actions.
Verifies the use of appropriate statistical techniques for process control and problem solving o Provides accurate and timely data reporting according to corporate requirements.
Approves subordinate expenditures, scheduling, hours and compensation and controls department spending within forecast projections.
Establishes department priorities, directs staff and coordinates department functions with other departments to achieve company and customer quality goals.
Evaluates the performance of quality department personnel to confirm competence and promote teamwork.
Determines quality department staffing needs and related training/development to assure continued growth and success.
May perform other duties or complete projects as assigned by the Plant Manager.
Qualifications
Specialized knowledge of quality management, methods and tools and experience in stamping and metal fabrication processes. Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent, plus ten years of experience in a quality engineering or quality management position.
The ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Good presentation skills.
Proficient in the use of a personal computer and relevant applications, including the internet.
ASQ certification a major plus. Inter-personal, intra and inter-departmental, external supplier and customer relations Equipment, materials and confidential information, cost, expenses and budget under manager's control Compliance and enforcement of departmental procedures and regulations
Self-motivated
Self-development
Subordinate development
Thorough and solid understanding and hands on experience of manufacturing in tooling, stamping, and/or welded assembly environment.
Strong knowledge of manufacturing concepts, analysis, techniques, principles and practices
Strong aptitude and skill in organizational discipline, project management and analyzing and interpreting various types of data.
Ability to organize, classify and structure multiple pieces of information and metrics accurately.
Solid judgment and decision making aptitude in weighing relative cost and benefits of business actions. (Cause & Effect)
Ability to "Critically Think" utilizing logic and analysis to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different business approaches.
Ability to successfully function under pressure in a matrix style of management.
Excellent operation organizational skills couple with follow-up; problem solving, team building, and planning.
Must be process driven and show aggressiveness when completing assignments and other responsibilities.
Experience working in an organization that has a well-defined "Safety Culture"

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