The Quality Manager will lead a high performing Supplier Quality team for the Airborne C4ISR Division. This person and will be responsible for proposing, executing, monitoring and reporting on the health and quality of products and services from our suppliers to meet the missions of our programs.
The qualified candidate will have demonstrated success leading organizations within cost and schedule while achieving a high level of employee engagement. The position requires a solution-based orientation, unwavering ethics and values, and the demonstrated ability to be a trusted partner. Candidates must demonstrate a proven track record of solving complex problems through systematic and objective evaluation of information resulting in effective communication, championing, and implementation of change with a diverse set of internal and external customers and suppliers. Drives and implements industry practices and strategies to predict where Supplier Quality functions and work products will evolve.
Defines and monitors Supplier Quality program specifications and processes to ensure mission success of programs. Performs or assures quality and risk management for program achievements in accordance with contractual requirements. Assesses supplier performance and risks, and determines resources to ensure mission assurance.
The qualified individual will have the ability to lead continuous improvement efforts internally and externally and work collaboratively with other functions.
Roles and responsibilities:
Leads operations for a portion of the Supplier Quality team aligned to the Airborne C4ISR Division
Assures compliance in quality, risk management, safety, process improvement, subcontractor and supplier quality in accordance with contractual requirements and drives forward early predictive indicators of risk.
Leverages comprehensive metrics to ensure program success
Sets the strategy to improve supplier performance and ensure supplier quality, regularly communicating program status.
Promotes the professional development of the Supplier Quality workforce and fosters a collaborative culture that sustains the momentum around employee engagement and inclusion, affordability, innovation, value growth and continuous improvement.
Provides clear assignments, helps employees connect their efforts to the bigger picture, creates an inclusive work environment characterized by mutual respect and the valuing of differences, and builds a culture that motivates employees to their highest levels of performance. Influences Leadership development with the focus on strong succession planning and strategic leadership movement and partners with Business leaders to build the leadership depth that supports our Quality Succession Planning process.
Bachelor's Degree in an engineering, technical, business, operations, manufacturing, supply chain or other related discipline3 years of leadership experience in disciplines such as quality, program management, supply chain, engineering and manufacturing
Demonstrated understanding of the program / product lifecycle in the areas of supply chain management, receiving operations, inventory control, production control, product test & evaluation, root cause analysis, product sell off, shipping and product support as they apply to quality.U.S. citizenship with the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense Secret clearance
Familiarity with ISO 9001 / AS9100 Quality Management System certification process.Master's degree in an engineering or management field.Defense Industry experience as a Program or Project Manager, Quality Manager, Supplier Quality Manager, Supply Chain Manager, Engineering Manager or Manufacturing ManagementLean / Six Sigma Green or Black Belt certification to drive continuous improvement.Demonstrated ability to apply strong analytical skills.Current, active Secret Clearance, or higher or ability to acquire a Department of Defense Top Secret clearance.
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