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Quality Director

Company: BorgWarner Inc.
Location: Seneca
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Position Summary This position sets overall direction to all aspects of quality including Quality Management Systems plus the assurance of robust supplier, product and process quality that meets customer quality expectations. This leadership role achieves this through successful associate engagement and development that monitors progress against short and long-range plans and deploys improvements that achieve quality objectives, meet customer specifications, and improve overall profit. This role is accountable for developing and implementing site level quality strategies and alignment of these to the BorgWarner Quality Strategy, including the use of Leading Indicators and focus on best practices. They encourage and support associate participation at all levels in the resolution of product quality problems and promote positive Company-oriented culture towards quality.Key Roles & ResponsibilitiesStandard Duties :To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the ability to be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Evaluate and develop the performance of the Quality Team to facilitate performance feedback, develop talent for successorship or broadening experience with lateral assignments. Develop and implement strategic projects through the quality team and other internal stakeholders to continually improve the overall quality of products, processes and services to customers. Coordinate and manage continuous improvement activities through the quality team and other internal stakeholders related to quality including, Kaizen events, Shainin / Six Sigma projects, and other problem-solving activities. Utilize FMEA (RPN) as a tool for evaluation of risk for prioritization. Drive error-proofing solutions at the source to bring improvement or address issues. Analyze organizational Quality metrics and perform Management Reviews (including FMEA reviews) to evaluate results and recommend countermeasures to close gaps at the operational level. Interface with customers, suppliers, partners, and internal stakeholders regarding Quality in both the plant and at customer / supplier locations. Facilitate customer Quality audits and inspections as appropriate. Lead plant Supplier Quality Development and Engineering activities to ensure the incoming Quality of purchased parts. Lead site lab and process / product measurement activities (gaging) to ensure the Quality of incoming and in-process parts. Provide Quality leadership and support in development of new products, processes, and services. Support the implementation of, participation with or lead Business Unit (BU) level or cross-BU Quality initiatives including BU senior leadership interface. Manage the preparation, implementation, and maintenance of a Quality Management System to comply with the published plant Quality Manual and IATF 16949 requirements with regular audit and evaluation of its effectiveness including a robust training process to assure understanding. Act as the management representative managing IATF 16949 certification activities including authority on IATF 16949 requirements. Lead and coordinate between Engineering, Sales, and plant operations to ensure a systematic process is in place for warranty that maximizes customer resolution at a minimum cost. Lead and work with engineering to improve, implement, and manage a product warranty system that provides feedback to responsible departments and assures permanent corrective action through FMEA update and implementation. Develop and maintain an appropriate departmental budget and ensure the operation of the Quality Department within budget.Knowledge/Skills Formal training, experience, and/or certification in problem solving tools and techniques (corrective and preventive action, 5-why analysis, fishbone/ Ishikawa diagrams, error-proofing/ poka-yokes). Quality Management System knowledge and experience (IATF 16949). Identify, evaluate, and implement cost effective resolution of complex Quality issues arising in product design, materials, and manufacturing processes. Rapid response to permanently resolve customer product issues. Facilitate containment actions, including support of Field Campaigns, to replace suspect materials shipped over a period which minimizes impact to customer operations. Understand key business concepts (budgets/ Long Range Plan, ROI, markets, customers, business forecasts) and utilizes them in developing strategies and key initiatives. Prefer ASQ, CQE or CMQOE certification. Prefer Shainin Red X experience or Six Sigma Blackbelt certification. Experience in an automotive manufacturing environment with both machining and assembly is preferred. Bachelor's degree in Engineering is preferred with additional Business Degree (ideal).Additional Information: Travel is occasionally required, up to 15% of the time.Safety and Physical Requirements: All employees are responsible for knowing, understanding, and complying with the safety policies and procedures. Wear PPE when appropriate in designated campus areas. Lifting shoulder high up to 35 lbs. on occasion.Key Competencies Ethics and Values Sizing up & Developing People Building Effective Teams Strategic Agility Drive for Results Priority Setting Problem Solving Motivating Others InformingEducation & Experience Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution is required. Minimum twelve years' experience in Quality, Engineering or related role is required. Minimum seven years of leadership experience with multiple direct reports is required. Proven ability to effectively solicit, develop, organize, and communicate ideas, recommendations and project status Must be eligible to work in the U.S. and travel abroad if/as necessary.EEO StatementBorgWarner is an equal employment opportunity employer such that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.Internal Use Only: SalaryGlobal Terms of Use and Privacy StatementCarefully read the BorgWarner Privacy Policy before using this website. Your ability to access and use this website and apply for a job at BorgWarner are conditioned on your acceptance and compliance with these terms.Please access the linked document by clicking here, select the geographical area where you are applying for employment, and review. Before submitting your application you will be asked to confirm your agreement with the terms.

Keywords: BorgWarner Inc., Athens , Quality Director, Executive , Seneca, Georgia

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