Plant Quality Manager
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During the development phase of the product:
Ensures that customer & PO quality objectives / requirements and procedures are
identified and supports the project team and plant launch team to ensure they
are applied.
Defines and deploys plant quality procedures to meet customer specific
requirements and PO standards
KPI and/or main

During the serial life of the product:
Defines and implements the Quality policy for the site, according to the
customers’ requirements and PO policy and direction.
Utilizes audits, assessments and problem solving approaches to drive continuous
Manage supplier risk with respect to quality.
Manage customer relationship.
Manage and leads the local Quality team.
May have responsibility for EH&S policy and organization.
Customer ppm, Supplier ppm, SILS ppm, CNQ%, TS16949 adherence, Green (nonevent)
launches, Budgeted hours adherence, Warranty indicator.
0.0 Planning and budgeting
0.1 Develop budgets and progress plans based on performance, management reviews and business objectives
0.2 Organizational alignment to business objectives.
0.3 Contributes to plant progress plan definition (content and deployment).
0.4 Conducts annual Plant Management review with Plant management team.
1.0 During the development phase of the product
1.1 Supports Program Managers to define quality objectives and quality commitment, in compliance with customer
requirements, including DVP plan, at the start of projects.
1.2 Supports the EPM to define Significant Characteristics related to the process and product.
1.3 Participates in product / process FMEA methodology on work shops led by PQL or CQM, being the customers’
voice; providing input to jigs and fixture design, and poka yokes definition in assembly and packaging and handling
1.4 Upon the request of the project core team, can support customer quality meetings. Participates in defining the
prototype, pre-series and production control plans through the plant quality engineers.
1.5 Checks that the measurement plan is in accordance with customer requirements.
1.6 Supports the program managers to validate the input of the project team and submission of the ‘customer
product / process approval’ file.
1.7 Supports the MPM in the preparation for the customer run at rate.
1.8 Validates cosmetic aspect for prototype and pre-series parts and supports the definition of limit samples together
with the project team – this also covers supplier pass through product.
2.0 During the serial life of the product
2.1 Ensures the maintenance and adherence to the IMS.
2.2 Has the authority to stop production if faulty products are likely to be delivered to the customers, and
responsibility to obtain deviations from PO and Customer in the event of borderline quality.
2.3 Manages the customer relationship through the definition of annual objectives, reporting and quick response
resolution of issues. (QRQC). This applies to Serial and Field Issues.
2.4 Manages the supplier quality through the plant SQE using escalation through the PO organization in a timely
manner where needed.
2.5 Applies the PO tools and methodologies to ensure quality levels are achieved.
2.6 Champions the product, process and system audits.
2.7 Helps the production managers to drive quality improvements through excellent problem solving. Fosters a
continuous improvement attitude throughout the plant by championing the TPM Quality Pillar.
2.8 Ensures customer specific quality requirements are adhered to in each production area.
2.9 Provides monthly and weekly reports.
3.0 People management
3.1 Conduct personnel appraisals, policy deployment through target setting and review
3.2 Departmental meetings
3.3 Contributes to selection / training / coaching of Plant Quality functions
Performs additional tasks as assigned by manager

Competences requirements
Engineering degree BSc
Automotive global requirements
Minimum 5 years in Automotive quality or operations.
The following technical skills and competencies are compulsory :
o TS16949 & Customer specific requirements for project concerned.
o FMEA, PPAP and all APQP deliverables
o People management
o Operational Customer quality management
o Problem solving methodologies
We are an equal opportunity employer. M/F/D/V
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Must be authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship now or in the future (external applicants).