How to write a Quality Manager job description

Your job description is the first touchpoint between your company and your new hire. With millions of people searching for jobs on Indeed each month, a great job description can help you attract the most qualified candidates to your open position. To get you started, here are some tips for creating an effective job description.

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What does a Quality Manager do?

Quality Managers are responsible for auditing internal and external processes, communications and policies on behalf of an organization. Their goal is to ensure that every product or service a company provides meets a certain set of standards which they determine based on customer expectations. Quality Managers develop documentation detailing company standards which employees are expected to adhere to.

Quality Manager job title

A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimize your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialized, consider including the specialization in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

Examples of Quality Manager job titles

  • Quality Manager
  • Senior Quality Manager
  • Quality Manager (with ISO 9001 experience)
  • Quality Assurance Manager

Quality Manager job summary

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

Example of a Quality Manager job summary

Our established branding components company is searching for a competent and experienced Quality Manager to join our team. In this role, the successful applicant will be responsible for overseeing the operation of the manufacturing department and the efficacy of the overall program to ensure the utmost in customer satisfaction. The Quality Manager will also be responsible for ensuring continual quality improvement within the facility. If you have a strong background in quality management and exceptional leadership abilities, we encourage you to apply.

Quality Manager responsibilities and duties

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organization and who the job reports to.

Examples of Quality Manager responsibilities

  • Improve reliability of new product development processes
  • Maintain company quality standards
  • Review products, processes and systems on an ongoing basis to determine where improvements can be made
  • Oversee the product manufacturing process to ensure quality
  • Actively participate in production meetings with the manufacturing team

Quality Manager qualifications and skills

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

Examples of Quality Manager skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • 5+ years’ quality management experience
  • Proficiency with precision measuring tools
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong knowledge of calibration and ability to read blue prints
  • Impeccable communication, presentation and organizational skills

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