Quality Manager

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Location
SD
Job Type
Direct Hire
Date
May 09, 2018
Job ID
2563282
Plant Quality Manager
Direct reports:  Yes
Relocation:  Yes
Reports to:  Plant Manager


PURPOSE OF THE JOB
The principal reason for this career is to manage, develop and improve the Quality Department for the plant, driving quality improvements,

Position Responsibilities:
  • Provide a safe working environment for all in the department and enable professional growth
  • Leads a team of Quality professionals to ensure the business is achieving its quality goals and improvement plans
  • Directs the business technical strategy in support of market and product development and plays a major role in shaping business strategy and developing policy across the organization
  • Facilitates decision making processes in the development of the business plan and critical operational issues
  • Focuses on the strategic outlook and plans for a product or service capability, technical or administrative functions, or production capability
  • Drive process improvement initiatives to reduce customer complaints and internal scrap
  • Demonstrate use of Six Sigma Experience or advanced problem solving methodology to improve downstream product benchmarks
  • Experience in metals industry or at least in heavy manufacturing environment
  • Strong problem solving skills and follow up communication is key to the success of this role
  • Develop strong business relationships with customer quality representatives.
  • Use fundamental knowledge of aluminum alloy metallurgy, fabrication, microstructure development to improve process performance
  • Demonstrated proficiency in constructing and delivering high quality presentations to large and small groups. Excellent verbal articulation.
  • Demonstrated proficiency (specific examples) in coaching, teaching and generally developing employees in needed skill sets that contribute to their personal betterment and to the betterment of the company.
  • Demonstrates critical focus on customer-facing issues and processes – takes care of the customer first. Examples of process improvements that improve ease of doing business.
  • Demonstrated proficiency (specific examples) in working with customer and industry specifications and new product launch processes (APQP, PPAP).
  • Management Representative for the QMS
      Extra Consideration Given for Candidates with one or more of the following:
  • Metallurgical or Materials Science Degree
  • Lead Auditor Certification (AIAG/RABQSA)
  • ASQ Certification                                                                     
  • Understanding of TS (IATF) 16949 or AS9100 requirements
Position Requirements:
  • Minimum 7-10 years of Quality experience in a Manufacturing facility (not food or services industries)
  • Manufacturing experience; exposure to aluminium extrusion industry is a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree in one of the Engineering Sciences
  • A well- rounded Quality background, with experience in some Quality systems
  • Would prefer experience in Automotive TS16949
  • High level of competence with ISO Certification, and Microsoft Office software is required
  • Fluency in English is mandatory
  • Demonstrated ability to work in and through teams, with all levels of the workforce; including the ability to provide in-depth expertise related to policies, procedures and services in a functional area.
  • Must have good customer relation skills and the ability to communicate with all levels of the organization (verbal and written), self-motivated