Job Order #3929

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Posted Date: 11/29/2018
Job Category: Automotive
Position Title: Quality Manager (Confidential)
Salary Range:
Location: London, Ontario, Canada
Desired Skills:
Description: Our client, a global tier 1 automotive manufacturer requires a Quality Manager

POSITION SUMMARY:
Drive a strong quality culture throughout the organization and oversee the development, strategic direction and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure quality programs continue to be best in class. Develop Strategy for future successful performance of the company by assessing individual skill sets within department, assessing current systems and initiate the necessary changes.

RECOMMENDED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Strong experience Directing & Coordinating quality program including IATF
• University degree in Engineering or equivalent field preferred
• Minimum 7 years working in a Quality related role
• 5 years’ experience providing leadership to and growing a team
• 5 years’ experience within an automotive environment
• Certification as a Quality Manager (CQM), Quality Engineer (CQE), Quality Auditor (CQA) preferred
• Strong knowledge and experience with 8D, issuing NCRs (internally and with suppliers)
• Strong Root Cause Analysis and problem-solving skills
• Experience developing and maintaining procedures, work instructions, and process flow documentation
• Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Ensure that all QA/QC policies and procedures are being followed consistently
• Manage internal and external non-conformances and verify effectiveness of corrective and preventative actions
• Maintain and improve QA department documentation (policies, WI, process flows, KPIs)
• Foster a culture of Continuous Improvement by driving PDCA methodology
• Work closely with other departments to complete in-depth investigations of customer complaints or when issues or trends are identified
• Make data-based decisions and develop and implement corrective action plans when working with vendors
• Manage all external and Internal QMS Audits
• Coach and empower QA team and assist them with individual development goals
• Responsible for supervision of direct reports which includes interviewing, hiring, training, goal setting, evaluating performance, prioritization of work, salary administration, career development, and compliance with personnel, financial and safety policies.
• Represents the department to other groups in the company.
• Represent the company at the customers and suppliers
• Develop Standard Work for all positions within Department
• Develop tools to measure achievements
• Understanding business needs within automotive field and meeting requirements and expectations from corporate
• Ensuring Document Control is updated and readily available
• Assignment of projects to team members, follow up and deliver status updates if required
• Develops, monitors and ensures conformance to department budgets.
• Manages the development, implementation, and maintenance of quality assurance systems and activities to ensure CSR and worldwide regulatory compliance. Ensures appropriate training is conducted as needed throughout the organization to support these systems.
• Manages the development, validation, implementation and maintenance of quality control procedures and testing methodologies suitable for qualification and release of raw materials, intermediates and products.
• Provides technical and administrative guidance to QA personnel, and associated validation activities.
• Ensures that deadlines are met on time and within budget.
• Interfaces with other departments, consultants and marketing partners to ensure implementation of good business practices in compliance with regulatory requirements.
• Assists the Senior Management Team in establishing long-range organizational goals and strategies and directs the changes associated with achieving those goals.
• Evaluates QA/QC operating and training needs and develops specific measurable departmental goals and objectives. Develops plans to obtain goals.
• Prepares operating and capital budgets for areas of responsibility and managing budgets within approved plans and updates.
• Establishes quality and reliability standards by studying product and consumer requirements with other members of management and with production operators, technicians, and engineers
• Establishes in-process product inspection standards by studying manufacturing methods; devising testing methods and procedure
• Develops effective data collection and reporting systems to meet regulatory requirements, quality metrics and management information needs.
• Promotes continuous quality improvements within quality assurance areas and serving as a resource for members of other disciplines, encouraging involvement throughout the organization.
• Interfaces with Executive Management, Corporate Management and Customers.
• Represents the QA departments on key project teams and acts as direct QA interface with corporate compliance.
• Manages regulatory agencies during inspections and assists with responses to queries/deficiencies.
• Performs other related duties as assigned and as outlined in the expectations.

In addition to the above, a competent manager is also required to;
• Perform regular workplace inspections
• Conduct safety talks and cell meetings
• Actively participate in accident/incident investigations
• Train new employees
• Identify and correct unsafe acts or conditions
• Identify, correct or commend health and safety performance
• Conduct performance appraisals for workers’ safety performance
• Attend monthly JHSC Meetings on a regular basis
• Review annually the individual elements of the OHS Management System and Program
• Participate in both planned and unplanned inspections of the facility, and report/follow up with Health and Safety related concerns
• Attend annual Health and Safety training


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