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Quality Manager

Company: Adient
Location: Battle Creek
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Job Description:

JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARYThe Quality Manager leads the quality management for the plant. Builds and executes quality programs specific to customer needs through aligning program management, product engineering, and supplier quality. Evaluates best business practices to define and direct strategies, procedures, standards, and targets for quality management. Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Establishes and reviews annual quality improvement plans as well as Business Unit, Plant, or Division operational plans
  • Responsible for continuous improvement in quality key measure performance and customer satisfaction for their assigned area, as well as broader indicators such as JD Power, Craftsmanship, and Warranty performance
  • Assures adequate staffing and training to execute quality and operational plans
  • Leads Quality function within their area of responsibility, typically providing direct leadership to Quality Engineers
  • Establishes and reviews annual quality improvement plans as well as Business Unit, Plant, or Division operational plans
  • Responsible for continuous improvement in quality key measure performance and customer satisfaction for their assigned area, as well as broader indicators such as JD Power, Craftsmanship, and Warranty performance
  • Assures adequate staffing and training to execute quality and operational plans
  • Guides and directs the Quality Department to assure appropriate procedures are in place that will assure both internal and external customer quality expectations are achieved.
  • Works with Engineering on advance quality planning on future programs and ensures that all special characteristics identified during product development are monitored using statistical techniques throughout the manufacturing process.
  • Supervises and manages Quality Engineers, Supplier Quality Engineer and BOS Coordinator.
  • Manages complete Quality Reporting system.
  • Serves as the Management Representative for Quality/BOS. Manages the internal audit schedule for BOS and IATF 16949. Administers all Quality activities as defined in the BOS and IATF standards and requirements
  • Manages supplier base for purchased components.
  • Ensures that facility maintains calibration on all variable and attribute gauges.
  • Completes individual development plans for each member within the Quality Department
  • Establishes the criteria guideline for determining incoming inspection frequencies and ensures that they are conducted.
  • Ensures that a final product audits are conducted to the necessary instructions, frequency and auditors.
  • Reviews the job performance of each subordinate so that employee training and development may be utilized per Company policy.
  • Conforms to all BOS and IATF requirements applicable to position.
  • Performs other duties as deemed necessary by the Plant Manager.
  • Complete all required and applicable training required by Adient and its customers Education / Experience / Skills
    • High School Education or Equivalent (GED)
    • Bachelor's degree in a technical field or equivalent experience
    • Specific education and training in Quality disciplines including, at a minimum
    • IATF16949
    • Continuous Improvement
    • Total Quality Management
    • PPAP, FMEA, Control Plans, DoE, SPC
    • 5+ years of experience in Quality or production functions Accountabilities
      • This position reports directly to the Plant Manager EHS Requirements
        • Adhere to all Health, Safety and Environmental Standards
        • Report occupational injuries, illnesses and accidents
        • Report hazardous, unsafe and unhealthy conditions Qualifications
          • Five years experience in Quality Management or supervision.
          • Automotive Quality experience and knowledge of IATF 16949 and BOS standards.PRIMARY LOCATIONBattle Creek Seating ComponentCOMPANY INFORMATION Adient is a global leader in automotive seating. We produce and deliver automotive seating for all major OEMs. From complete seating systems to individual components, our expertise spans every step of the automotive seat-making process. Our integrated, in-house skills allow us to take our products from research and design to engineering and manufacturing - and into more than 23 million vehicles every year.

Keywords: Adient, Battle Creek , Quality Manager, Executive , Battle Creek, Michigan

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