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Manager of Quality & Sustainability Management - Americas
Company  : Significant International Leader in Mining & Minerals
Location   : Domestic U.S.
Manager of Quality & Sustainability Management - Americas

This significant leadership and development role will lead and manage the quality management system program and continuous quality improvement efforts in the Americas Region for a significant client. The incumbent will define and lead region-wide product quality initiatives in close collaboration with all plants and oversee continuous development and improvement of the quality system program.  This considerable program includes the customer complaint management system, quality document management systems and associated systems. 

As a far reaching position with considerable responsibility, the manager will have considerable corporate exposure by serving as an interface between numerous company groups.  This includes meeting multiple market & customer sales needs and standardizing optimal quality processes between manufacturing, technical, administrative and sales groups. The manager will advise, educate and train managers & employees on the value of maintaining & improving quality system.  The manager will report to the VP level.

Additional responsibilities include:    
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Define and lead region-wide product quality initiatives in close collaboration with all plants.
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Oversee continuous development and improvement of Quality System Program which includes the customer complaint management system, quality document management systems and associated elements.  Objectives include meeting multiple market/customer sales needs and standardizing optimal quality processes between manufacturing, technical, administrative and sales groups.
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Advise, educate and train managers, colleagues and employees on the business value of maintaining and improving quality system.
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Manage response to supporting customer and market requirements for quality system elements and information, including supplier surveys and site audit visits.  Coordinate necessary follow-up actions with the Sales / Customer Service and Sales Administration departments.
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Perform and advise internal audit programs to ensure the effectiveness of the quality systems, suitability and improvement, including procedure updates.
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Support, advise and coordinate with Purchasing and Regulatory Affairs the development and implementation a supplier audit program to ensure consistent quality of materials to client.
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Ensure currency of ISO (9000 and 1400) and OHSAS 18000 certifications for all facilities, as applicable, in close cooperation with managers of Health & Safety and Environment.
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Coordinate all RAM certification efforts in support of Multi Site Certification project.  Act as the RAM Quality representative to Sustainability Group efforts.

Qualifications:    

­Bachelor’s degree in Science, Engineering or a similar field.  Master’s preferred but not required.
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10-plus years of progressively responsible experience in quality systems and the management thereof in a mining, chemical or a closely related industry.  
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Demonstrated experience with obtaining and maintaining ISO 9000 registration at manufacturing facilities.  Familiarity with ISO 14000 and a general knowledge of OHSAS 18000 is required.
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Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work across multiple cultures.
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Significant experience in effectively leading, and being a contributing part of, multi-disciplinary teams.
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Willingness to travel, up to approximately 50% of the time, mostly within the Region.
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Practical experience and/or working knowledge of auditing, industrial compliance, government regulatory affairs.
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Experience productively managing customer and third-party standard requirements is essential.  
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Incumbent must be able to simultaneously understand, prioritize, decide, clearly communicate and successfully manage several multifaceted projects and to rapidly adapt to and learn new tasks/roles within group companies.

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Quality Control Laboratory Manager
Company  : One of the Largest Global Producers of Key Products
Location   : Midwest U.S.

DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITES

  • Supervise QC personnel and manage laboratory.
  • Develop and implement quality control procedures for continual improvement.
  • Perform raw material evaluations
  • Provide operations with technical assistance during manufacturing processes.
  • Work with production personnel to facilitate sampling of products that require analysis.
  • Provide technical support to production for material acceptance or rejection decisions, manufacturing adjustments and quality issues.
  • Perform quality studies to maximize efficiencies and improve quality.
  • Enforce proper laboratory safety by serving as Chemical Hygiene Officer
  • Ensure compliance with all regulations.
  • Guide employee performance and development through the use of daily communication and annual performance evaluations.
    Prepare and administer budget.
  • Oversee instrument maintenance, calibrations, quality checks, solution preparations and solution
    standardizations.
    Oversee the purchasing of all supplies.
  • Active in plant safety programs.
  • Active member of the Emergency Response Team.
  • Works with other staff members to maintain workload balances.  Provides back-up support as necessary.
  • Supports effective communication with all departments where responsibilities overlap to ensure success of the branch team.
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry required.
  • Minimum 5 years professional laboratory experience.
  • FDA, USP experience preferred.
  • Excellent analytical, communication, and organizational skills required.
  • Must possess good analytical and math skills.
  • Strong computer skills and knowledge of Power Point, Word, and Excel required.
  • Strong knowledge of statistical control.
  • Must have communication and interpersonal skills, along with the ability to read, write, and speak English.
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Quality Manager - Lead Initiative Across Large Organization: Multiple Sites, High Visibility With Strong Client
Company  : Global leader for over 100 years employing over 10,000 people worldwide
Location   : Domestic U.S.
Quality Manager - Lead Initiative Across Large Organization: Multiple Sites, High Visibility With Strong Client

Summary:

The Quality Manager is an integral part of the success of a large, international leader with multiple sites.   Having a high level of responsibility, the Manager will coach and lead through all levels of the company.   Key will be to develop short and long range plans for, and manage the activities of, supervisors, inspectors, engineers, and technicians engaged in developing, evaluating, and improving processes/systems with the company.  The incumbent will ensure compliance with customer, internal, and external 3rd party quality standards, and will develop and maintain positive relationships with both internal stakeholders and external customers. To maintain or improve compliance with quality standards of existing products, and to establish initial and continuing compliance with quality standards for new and/or redesigned products, the Quality Manager will participate in planning and implementing changes in production methods, tooling and equipment, space allocations, workforce utilization, & production schedules.

Additional Key Responsibilities:

Develop short and long range plans to improve the effectiveness of systems and processes while ensuring compliance with customer and internal quality standards, and to identity and resolve systematic and incidental quality problems.

Select, train, provide leadership and work assignments for, counsel, and evaluate the performance of quality supervisors and engineers engaged in developing, analyzing, modifying, and improving quality assurance systems and procedures to ensure the continuing ability of the Company to produce quality products to meet customer delivery commitments.

Develop, implement, and train systematic and effective processes to investigate and resolve customer, manufacturing, supplier quality problems, ensuring mutually beneficial and collaborative actions.

Develop and manage the implementation of policies, procedures, and systems to support the maintenance of ISO 9001 accreditation.  As part of that goal, direct the design, development, and modification of quality assurance data systems.

Develop and document standard operating policies and procedures and changes in policies and procedures to ensure effective evaluation and analysis of processes, components, materials, goods in process and final products for compliance with quality standards and identification of random and systematic quality problems.

Maintain timely and effective communication with employees, in order to provide positive feedback to motivate good, safe performance, ensure that all employees have current and accurate information required for proper job performance, and have access to training and development opportunities

Assist in developing plans and policies to continuously improve manufacturing processes and increase product quality and delivery while reducing production costs.

The position supervises Quality Supervisors who are responsible for inspectors, QA technicians, and quality engineers in multiple factory and service center locations.

Necessary Experience and Education:

B.S. Degree in Engineering or Science.

Significant experience in an industrial manufacturing environment.

Awareness of the quality standards mentioned in the areas above.

Experience with motivating, coaching ,or leading professionals at all levels of a large company.

About Our Client

Our client has been a global leader for over 100 years.   With a focus in strong and growing market sectors including energy, power generation, and mining and minerals, they employ over 10,000 people worldwide.  A continual focus on innovative technology & capital investment has led to a continually expanding customer base.  In one area of the U.S. alone, the workforce has doubled in just two years. Annual revenue grew over 30% and profits increased over 25%.

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Lab Manager
Company  : One of the Largest Global Producers of Key Products
Location   : Southeast U.S.
Lab Manager

Develop, implement, communicate and maintain quality management systems to support overall quality and production objectives. Oversee all activities related to development/application/maintenance of QA/QC procedures and standards. 

Responsibilities:
  • Provide statistical analysis to support production processes and exploration;
  • Direct internal audit activities; representing company during audits;
  • Review customer contracts;
  • Review customer specs, industry changes to ensure company compliance;
  • Develop/maintain systems to rate vendors;
  • Ensure conformity of processed materials and final product to meet customer and company quality standards;
  • Identify quality issues/trends and implement defect reduction activities and corrective action data;
  • Work toward continuous improvement (Lean Enterprise) using in-process audits and certificate processes;
  • Implement newest and best proactive methods in QA areas to provide consistent high quality with minimum time and cost;
  • Determine the number and qualifications of personnel, as well as the equipment and material necessary, to satisfy workload demands;
  • Direct and coordinate a staff of laboratory technicians in the testing of a wide variety of materials to determine their chemical and physical properties;
  • Serve as liaison with project managers, department managers, technicians, and clients to resolve disputes and provide interpretive and evaluative analyses of tests and inspections performed;
  • Disseminate technical information on the performance of tested materials; suggests modifications in the formulation, processing, and production of sub-standard materials for conformity to specifications;
  • Serve as liaison with governmental agencies with respect to policies, procedures, and programs;
  • Responsible for providing advice on the suitability of products for engineering applications;
  • Interpret complex specifications and formulates procedures for testing materials submitted without specifications;
  • Assist in the preparation of the department budget;
  • Establish departmental operating policies and procedures and work standards; and
  • Analyze, evaluate, and approve reports.
Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 5 yrs QA management experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Knowledge of engineering theory, principles, and practices, relative to materials testing;
  • Knowledge of XRF sample analysis and operation;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; excellent organizational skills; and
  • Proficient in Microsoft office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. 
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Corporate Quality Manager
Company  : One of the Largest Global Producers of Key Products
Location   : Southwest U.S.
Corporate Quality Manager

Develop, implement, communicate and maintain quality management systems to support overall quality and production objectives. Oversee all activities related to development/application/maintenance of QA/QC procedures and standards. The position will include:
  • Provide statistical analysis to support production processes and exploration;
  • Direct internal audit activities; representing company during audits;
  • Review customer contracts;
  • Review customer specs, industry changes to ensure company compliance;
  • Develop/maintain systems to rate vendors;
  • Ensure conformity of processed materials and final product to meet customer and company quality standards;
  • Identify quality issues/trends and implement defect reduction activities and corrective action data;
  • Work toward continuous improvement (Lean Enterprise) using in-process audits and certificate processes;
  • Implement newest and best proactive methods in QA areas to provide consistent high quality with minimum time and cost;
  • Determine the number and qualifications of personnel, as well as the equipment and material necessary, to satisfy workload demands;
  • Direct and coordinate a staff of laboratory technicians in the testing of a wide variety of materials to determine their chemical and physical properties;
  • Serve as liaison with project managers, department managers, technicians, and clients to resolve disputes and provide interpretive and evaluative analyses of tests and inspections performed;
  • Disseminate technical information on the performance of tested materials; suggests modifications in the formulation, processing, and production of sub-standard materials for conformity to specifications;
  • Serve as liaison with governmental agencies with respect to policies, procedures, and programs;
  • Responsible for providing advice on the suitability of products for engineering applications;
  • Interpret complex specifications and formulates procedures for testing materials submitted without specifications;
  • Assist in the preparation of the department budget;
  • Establish departmental operating policies and procedures and work standards;
  • Analyze, evaluates, and approves reports;
  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 5 yrs QA management experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Knowledge of engineering theory, principles, and practices, relative to materials testing;
  • Knowledge of XRF sample analysis and operation;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; excellent organizational skills; and
  • Proficient in Microsoft office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. 

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Quality Manager
Company  : Significant International Supplier of Key Materials to Various Industries
Location   : Western U.S.
Quality Manager

This person's responsibilities include:
Define and lead plant site product quality initiatives in close collaboration with plant and corporate management;
Oversee continuous development and improvement of Quality System Program which includes the customer complaint management system, quality document management systems and associated elements.  Objectives include meeting multiple market/customer sales needs and standardizing optimal quality processes between manufacturing, technical, administrative and sales groups;
Advise, educate and train managers, colleagues and employees on the business value of maintaining and improving quality systems;
Manage response to supporting customer and market requirements for quality system elements and information, including supplier surveys and site audit visits.  Coordinate necessary follow-up actions with the Sales / Customer Service and Sales Administration departments;
Perform and advise internal audit programs to ensure the effectiveness of the quality systems, suitability and improvement, including procedure updates;
Support, advise and coordinate with Purchasing and Regulatory Affairs the development and implementation a supplier audit program to ensure consistent quality of materials;
Ensure currency of ISO (9000 and 14000) and OHSAS 18000 certifications, as applicable, in close cooperation with managers;
Coordinate all certification efforts in support of Site Certification project; and
Act as the Quality representative to Corporate Sustainability Group efforts. 

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Quality Manager
Company  : Global leader for over 100 years employing over 10,000 people worldwide
Location   : Domestic U.S.
Quality Manager

Responsibilities include:         
  • Define and lead the product quality initiatives in close collaboration with all plants;
  • Oversee continuous development and improvement of Quality System Program which includes the customer complaint management system, quality document management systems and associated elements. Objectives include meeting multiple market/customer sales needs and standardizing optimal quality processes between manufacturing, technical, administrative and sales groups;
  • Advise, educate and train managers, colleagues and employees on the business value of maintaining and improving quality system;
  • Manage response to supporting customer and market requirements for quality system elements and information, including supplier surveys and site audit visits;
  • Coordinate necessary follow-up actions with the Sales / Customer Service and Sales Administration departments;
  • Perform and advise internal audit programs to ensure the effectiveness of the quality systems, suitability and improvement, including procedure updates;
  • Support, advise and coordinate with Purchasing and Regulatory Affairs the development and implementation a supplier audit program to ensure consistent quality of materials;
  • Coordinate all certification efforts in support of Corporate Certification project;
  • Act as the Quality representative to Corporate Quality Group efforts;
  • Manage all functions of the plant QA & QC labs including raw material, in process, and finished goods testing;
  • Lead the Analytical Materials Testing using various testing tools and methods;
  • Responsible for compliance with ISO procedures at the site;
  • Manage & support the ongoing HACCP & GMP quality efforts;
  • Provide leadership in the area of first pass quality in an effort to minimize waste and maximize plant efficiency.  This includes technician training, process auditing and recommendations to management on best practices; and
  • Work with other team members to ensure systems and processes are in place to maintain finished goods integrity within the warehouses and that inventory accuracy is maintained.
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