Quality Manager

Continental Corporation Dearborn , MI 48120

Posted 2 weeks ago

Quality Manager


Core Responsibilities:

Program/Site Quality

  • Responsible for all project development quality related topics within the Project Life Cycle (PLC) from G20 (quote approved) until G90 (production launch completed).

  • Responsible for QM support to plants after G90 (production launch completed).

  • Prevent failures and continuously improve our products / systems / processes in order to ensure customer satisfaction.

  • Development and maintenance of the Project Quality Plan (following PLC process), to assure flawless launches of advanced, generic and platform projects.

SW Quality

  • Development of Software Quality Project plans.

Continental Business System

  • Act as Coach and Mentor to Managers and their teams to support them in executing the routine to deploy our holistic Lean Management System in their areas of responsibility.

  • Actively cooperate with the Segment CBS team and/or BU HEV Team and/or other CBS Coaches in manufacturing locations to implement a common approach.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Resolution of quality issue using 8D problem solving method.

  • Management of customer returns during development phase.

  • Crisis management (e.g. Task force, sorting actions, analyses).

Continental Business System

  • Plans, performs and implements process improvement initiatives (such as Lean or Six Sigma).

  • Collects data to identify root cause of problems. Measures performance against process requirements.

Core Capabilities:

  • Develop, grow & structure the regional Quality & CBS organizations in pace with the business.

  • Identify areas of improvement and develop strategies to facilitate positive change.

  • Coordinate efforts associated with site IATF 16949 certification.

  • Establish close and positive working relationships with the customers, internal development & plant Quality teams.

  • Ability to establish and execute a Quality & CBS project plan in conjunction with the overall project plan.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Technical Knowledge:
    Demonstrates advance ability of developing technical solutions to new or highly complex problems. Demonstrated capability of managing others in technical areas.

  • Problem Solving: Demonstrates ability to manage a team in the careful analysis of different possible courses of action and then selecting the best solution for implementation.

  • Project Management: Ability to manage others in: Project Management, Customer, and Relationship Management and negotiation. Demonstrated ability to lead a team and perform global, diverse, and complex projects. Manage and lead a team in projects or sub-teams with internal and external customers

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering

  • Minimum 7 plus years' experience

  • Minimum of 5+ years of automotive quality engineering experience

  • 2+ years' experience in a senior staff or project lead role

  • Experience working in manufacturing Quality within a plant setting

  • Lean manufacturing and/or process knowledge

  • Program or project development/support experience from concept to launch

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in Engineering

  • 7+ years preferred with automotive experience, six sigma certified, and ASQ Certification

  • Spanish language skills are a positive.

  • Experience as a Project/Program manager

EEO Statement

EEO / AA / Disabled / Protected Veteran Employer. Continental offers equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals, without regard to unlawful consideration to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. In addition, as a federal contractor, Continental complies with government regulations, including affirmative action responsibilities, where they apply. To be considered, you must apply for a specific position for which Continental has a current posted job opening. Qualifying applications will be considered only for the specific opening(s) to which you apply. If you would like to be considered for additional or future job openings, we encourage you to reapply for other opportunities as they become available. Further, Continental provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance in the application process, please reply to North.America.Recruiting@continental-corporation.com or contact US Recruiting at 248.209.4000.

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The Powertrain division combines innovative and efficient system solutions for the powertrains of today and tomorrow. In line with the central theme of clean power, the products make driving more environmentally compatible and cost-efficient, while also enhancing comfort, convenience and driving enjoyment.

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