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Quality Manager

Requisition ID:  17088
Job Location(s): 

Freeport, IL, US

Job Description

Danfoss is seeking a Quality Leader who will ensure a high level of customer satisfaction (internally and externally) and drive performance through the implementation and application of an effective Quality Management System and lead effective Root cause/Problem solving throughout the organization.

Job Responsibilities

•    Be the recognized leader for quality in the Local Leadership Team.
•    Development and Implementation of quality improvements in our product groups, ensuring that all raw materials, in-process products and finished products conform to technical specifications, perform reliably, meet internal and external quality standards and comply with all relevant regulations and certifications. 
•    Partner with customer focus quality leaders & ensure that the local management system is compliant to agreed customer requirements, ISO/TS16949, QMS and other requirements with the scope of certification.
•    Drive the Continuous Improvement Process related to Quality to ensure that customer and KPI quality plans are developed for all QMS processes to meet the quality targets of the organization. 
•    Leading and coordinating customer claims and projects impacting plant & multiple customers.
•    Ensure that the competencies of the employees in the local organization are in place to enable effective and efficient execution of the QMS processes.
•    Ensure continuous development and coaching of all team members.
•    Ensure that quality audits (system, processes and products) are planned and executed and control that corrective and preventive actions are implemented by the respective process owners.
•    Act as management representative in relation to the local QMS and lead the Management Review Process with the local management team.
•    Ensure strict conformance to the Change Control Process (product/process/supplier).
•    Interface with Global Quality Leaders to drive quality performance for key customers.

 

Background & Skills

•    Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, or other related disciplines, or related experience will be considered.
•    3 to 5 years of experience in operations and Quality Management.
•    Strong understanding of: QMS; Processes approach; ISO, and TS16949; APQP, LEAN principles, Six Sigma tools and methodologies, other continuous improvement methods to support lean order fulfillment processes.
•    Able to lead and develop a vision and strategy for the business area including gaining alignment and support.
•    Global mindset and excellent communication skills to efficiently communicate across all levels in the organization.
•    Good time management and project management skills to organize and plan effectively in developing effective systems and processes.
•    Ability to collaborate and participate in the development of site or focus area strategies for quality performance and continuous improvement. Supports site strategy implementation with Managers and leaders.
•    Willingness to travel regionally and internationally (15%)
•    Previous quality and/or engineering leadership experience supporting a manufacturing environment preferred.

 

Danfoss – Engineering Tomorrow

At Danfoss, we are engineering solutions that allow the world to use resources in smarter ways – driving the sustainable transformation of tomorrow. No transformation has ever been started without a group of passionate, dedicated and empowered people. We believe that innovation and great results are driven by the right mix of people with diverse backgrounds, personalities, skills, and perspectives, reflecting the world in which we do business. To make sure the mix of people works, we strive to create an inclusive work environment where people of all backgrounds are treated equally, respected, and valued for who they are. It is a strong priority within Danfoss to improve the health, working environment and safety of our employees.


Following our founder’s mindset ‘action speaks louder than words’, we set ourselves ambitious targets to protect the environment by embarking on a plan to become CO2 neutral latest by 2030.


Danfoss is an EO employer and VEVRAA Federal Contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected category.

Danfoss engineers advanced technologies that enable us to build a better, smarter and more efficient tomorrow. In the world’s growing cities, we ensure the supply of fresh food and optimal comfort in our homes and offices, while meeting the need for energy-efficient infrastructure, connected systems and integrated renewable energy.

Our solutions are used in such areas as refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, motor control and mobile and industrial machinery.

Our innovative engineering dates back to 1933 and today, Danfoss holds market-leading positions, serving customers in more than 100 countries. We are privately held by the founding family.

Read more about us at www.danfoss.com

Danfoss engineers advanced technologies that enable us to build a better, smarter and more efficient tomorrow. In the world’s growing cities, we ensure the supply of fresh food and optimal comfort in our homes and offices, while meeting the need for energy-efficient infrastructure, connected systems and integrated renewable energy.

Our solutions are used in such areas as refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, motor control and mobile and industrial machinery.

Our innovative engineering dates back to 1933 and today, Danfoss holds market-leading positions, serving customers in more than 100 countries. We are privately held by the founding family.

Read more about us at www.danfoss.com


Nearest Major Market: Freeport
Nearest Secondary Market: Rockford