We are seeking a dynamic and results-driven Director of Quality to lead and elevate our quality management efforts at our three Tier I automotive manufacturuing sites. As the Director of Quality, you will be responsible for developing and implementing quality strategies, systems, and processes to ensure the highest level of product quality and customer satisfaction. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams, including engineering, manufacturing, and suppliers, to drive a culture of quality and continuous improvement throughout the organization.
- Develop and execute the overall quality strategy in alignment with the company's objectives, striving for continuous improvement and operational excellence.
- Oversee the quality management system to maintain compliance with industry standards, customer requirements, and automotive regulations (e.g., IATF 16949).
- Lead and mentor a team of quality professionals, fostering their growth and ensuring they work cohesively to achieve quality objectives.
- Collaborate with engineering, manufacturing, and other departments to ensure the effective integration of quality into all processes, products, and services.
- Establish and monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure and report on quality performance, driving timely corrective actions when necessary.
- Conduct regular audits and assessments to identify areas of improvement and ensure adherence to established quality standards and procedures.
- Manage supplier quality programs and initiatives, evaluating and selecting suppliers to maintain a high level of component quality.
- Interface with customers to address quality concerns, provide technical support, and drive resolution for any product-related issues.
- Lead root cause analysis and problem-solving efforts to resolve quality issues, implementing robust corrective and preventive actions.
- Drive a culture of quality and continuous improvement throughout the organization through training, workshops, and quality awareness campaigns.
- Stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends, technologies, and regulations related to automotive quality, incorporating best practices into our processes.
Qualifications and Experience:
- Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Quality Management, or a related field. Master's degree is a plus.
- Minimum of 10 years of progressive experience in quality management within the automotive industry, with at least 5 years in a leadership role.
- Proven track record of implementing and managing quality systems (e.g., IATF 16949, ISO 9001) and driving continuous improvement initiatives.
- Extensive knowledge of automotive manufacturing processes, quality methodologies (e.g., APQP, PPAP, FMEA), and problem-solving tools (e.g., 8D, 5 Whys).
- Strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence and collaborate with cross-functional teams.
- Experience working with customers, suppliers, and other stakeholders to address quality issues and build strong relationships.
- Exceptional analytical and decision-making abilities, with a focus on data-driven problem-solving.
- Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) or Certified Quality Manager (CQM) designation is a plus.
Join our dynamic and innovative team, where your contributions will play a crucial role in shaping the quality standards of the automotive industry. If you are passionate about driving excellence and are ready to take on new challenges in a leading automotive organization, we encourage you to apply for the Director of Quality role in the Greater Detroit Area.