Quality Assurance Manager

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Quality Assurance Manager

  • Post Date:1st September 2023
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About the job

Axalta has remained at the forefront of the coatings industry by continually investing in innovative solutions. We engineer technologies that protect customers’ products – whether they are battling heat, light, corrosion, abrasion, moisture, or chemicals – and add dimension and beauty with colourful finishes. We have a vast and ever-evolving portfolio of brands primed to play an important part in everything from modernizing infrastructure around the world to enabling the next generation of electric and autonomous vehicles.

We are currently looking for a Site Quality Manager to join us at our facility in Huthwaite (Nottinghamshire, England, UK)

The Site Quality Manager Reports to the Site Manager with functional guidance from EMEA Quality Manager and Is responsible for constantly improving local Quality performance and maintaining the QMS system. He / She defines and drives site-specific improvement projects with a quality focus on Product, Service, and Process excellence.

Key responsibilities:

The Site Quality Manager understands the different quality elements and issues of the production site facing multiple business support and works with the various functions on site to ensure effective processes and programs are in place to manage quality performance to improve customer satisfaction, reduce customer dissatisfaction and reduce cost of poor quality and drives quality improvement activities for product and processes in general. He/she is responsible for the E2E quality processes on site, and deals with certification and customer audits incl. local audit planning, preparation and non-conformity management:

 

· Quality System:

Responsible for effective and efficient site quality management related processes incl. internal audit process, site management review process.

Organizes certification, customer audits.

· Quality Mindset:

Drives Total Quality Culture at Site Level and Learning Organization Behaviors, ensures Quality Improvement Process is established and followed.

· Product Consistency and Designed-in Quality:

o Analyzes trends from internal and external Quality Incidents for Raw Material, intermediates and finished products as well as service processes.

o Defines and drives Site Quality Improvement Projects and supports implementation of global standards.

o Initiates analysis of Capability, ensures fulfilment of MSA’s, and supports standardization across the Liquid Network

o Improves the effectiveness of Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) Investigations leading by example and training.

o Improves the effectiveness of Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA) plans, and the verification of those actions.

o Ensures process in place to update FMEA’s based on learning from incidents, and supports FMEA’s reviews.

· Customer facing activities:

Supports functions with Quality related customer issues or requests (review of QAA`s, review of customer communication in case of incidents..), if needed participates in customer visits.

· Site Quality metrics:

Ensures reporting of site quality metrics, and leads site quality management review.

Ensures site quality targets are defined in line with regional and business needs.

· Knowledge/Competency:

Ensures process in place to train and retrain the organization on quality related processes and tools (e.g. RCFA, Automotive Core Tools).

· Incoming goods

o Incoming verification of raw material, trade goods

o Complaint management with suppliers

o Analytical service with test methods for raws

o Crater tests on MRO

o Competence & equipment maintenance for QC -test for TH

Key requirements:

· At least 4-6 years of experience as a Quality Manager, within the Oil and Gas, Petrochemical, Automotive, Chemical, Manufacturing or similar industries.

· Degree / engineering qualified

· Fundamental knowledge of QMS requirements (ISO/IATF/VDA)

· Strong track record of delivering results (working towards KPIs)

· Green Belt certified, 6 Sigma or other agile frameworks

· Written and spoken English, local language.

Key skills and attributes:

– Leadership – able to motivate and lead people, champion initiatives, build teams, define and communicate priorities and achieve results.

– Networking – able to interact effectively across functions and businesses.

– Interpersonal Sensitivity and Skill – able to understand others’ perspectives, provides leadership for others to treat people with respect, able to surface and resolve conflict in the group.

– Planning and Organizing – Establishes sound courses of action for group to be able to allocate resources to accomplish specific goals.

– Functional Expertise – solid functional/business skills / background, able to provide guidance to drive programs/projects.

– Data analysis skills – to analyze trends, pareto defects etc

Axalta operates its business in two segments: Performance Coatings and Mobility Coatings, which serve four end markets, including Refinish, Industrial, Light Vehicle and Commercial Vehicle, across North America, EMEA, Latin America and Asia-Pacific. Our diverse global footprint allows us to deliver solutions in over 140+ countries and coat 30 million vehicles per year. We’ve recently set an exciting 2040 carbon neutrality goal, in addition to 10 other sustainability initiatives, and we take pride in working with our customers to optimize their businesses and achieve their goals.