Quality Manager
Momentive
Lostock, UK
2d ago

Description : Position Summary :

Position Summary :

The primary focus of the role will be to Improve the Customer Experience while optimizing site quality through leadership of Production, Service and Customer Quality activities.

Job Description :

As a member of the site leadership team and of the global quality organization, this position will be accountable for all aspects of the site’s quality programs and for driving sustained improvements in these programs.

This role has both a daily operations focus and is pivotal in setting quality strategies / plans for the site. In the daily operations aspects of this role, the Site Quality Leader will assure safe and effective operation of the site’s Quality Control laboratories including : hazard reduction, cost control, productivity and employee development.

They will develop cadences to assure compliance with ISO and other business-required quality standards at the site. Strategically, this position will align with the global quality organization to deeply understand Momentive’s strategic Focus on the Customer program.

The Site Quality Leader will effectively translate the Global Quality Strategy into an executable action plan for the site with the ultimate goal of achieving a customer centric quality program, mindset and culture.

The Site Quality Leader will also act as the primary interface with external inquiries or visits related to service and quality.

Work with businesses, technology, supply chain, site leadership, direct staff, global quality and continuous improvement to develop and execute plans to reduce customer complaints, implement thorough and timely root cause and corrective actions to prevent future defects, and improve the overall quality of the processes and products within their assigned site.

Lead, coach and mentor direct staff. Management of QC contractors where applicable.

  • Visible leader for safety that embodies transformational leadership qualities that enable, inspire and challenge those around them.
  • Strong customer focus with demonstrated ability to drive a customer centric quality culture
  • Proven track record of leadership in a matrixed environment. Ability to identify, develop and retain talent to build high performing teams.
  • Working knowledge of the ISO9001 Quality Management Standard, ideally an experienced internal auditor or certified Lead Auditor
  • Outstanding organizational skills including the ability to multitask and manage multiple priorities in a highly matrixed environment.
  • Highly effective communication style that builds strong relationships at all levels of the site and impacts outcomes and decisions
  • Strong analytical expertise and problem-solving skills
  • Expert knowledge of SAP QM functional module
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite including strong Excel and Minitab skills for data analysis
  • Demonstrated familiarity with Lean and Six Sigma concepts, ideally a Certified Green Belt or Certified Black Belt
  • Ability to communicate, verbally and orally in English and local language
  • Undergraduate degree in Operations Management, Engineering, Chemistry or a related field of study. MS or PhD preferred.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in quality or operations in a manufacturing environment. Experience leading a QC or R&D lab preferred.
  • 7 years professional experience with prior leadership roles
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt certification highly preferred
  • Ability to travel globally as needed, expected range is 10%
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