AGCO is currently seeking for Sr. Manager/Director NPI Quality Harvesting and Application
to join our Global NPI Quality team
As part of the initiated transformation of the Global Quality organization AGCO introduces a new organizational set up for NPI Quality division.
The role of Sr. Manager is focused to provide the support for the refinement and execution of AGCO NPI process focusing on product quality and reliability improvement. Develop and communicate NPI Quality Guidelines to quality teams. Guide and train NPI quality teams to fulfill AGCO Major Product Introduction Process requirements. Identify key risks related to new product introduction, support project quality countermeasures definition and decision making.
The role directly reports to Director Global NPI Quality.
The role location base is flexible among the following sites: Hesston or Jackson, Breganze, Canoas with travelling requirement up to 50% of working time.
Provide expertise, training, and coaching to NPI quality managers and leads, regarding quality processes and methods to build and maintain product excellence in a customer-oriented culture
Influence new product introduction for a specific family of products from early conceptual designs through the market introduction
Drive action and issue resolution during the entire product development and introduction cycle
Drive lessons learned from issue resolution and customer feedback into the product development cycle
Work closely with technical service teams for resolution of customer issues
Work closely with product development and validation teams
Provide strategic and direct engagement with business partners on highly escalated issues
Work closely with QA teams to improve manufacturing quality and test coverage before shipment
Drive product quality initiatives in close partnership with R&D, Technical Services, Purchasing and Manufacturing departments.
Communicate Quality and Reliability expectations to the sites & projects and follow up on the development and execution of project quality plans
Required Education & Experience
A minimum of 10 year experience as new product introduction team leader or team member, preferably in the same or similar industry
Bachelor degree in Engineering. MS or PhD are a plus
Fluent Oral/Written English communication skills
Quality assurance, advanced product quality planning (APQP) or product development background.
Preferable experience in R&D, quality or technical service
Experience with virtual builds, simulation, product validation and agriculture background are a plus.
Familiar with product engineering systems
Experience in solving complex problems in cross-functional and multi-cultural teams
The knowledge, skills and/or ability required
Strong Communication skills in listening, questioning, explaining, influencing.
Ability to effectively present information both verbally & written.
Strong Interpersonal skills in building relationships, sensitivity, empathy.
Flexibility in being responsive, creative, adaptable, manage change.
Self-management in managing stress, time and work, self-starting, learning.
Ability to analyze data, synthesize and develop strategic recommendations.
Ability to solve complex problems
At AGCO you have a voice and the opportunity to impact our long-term success, as well as your own. As a Fortune 500 company and one of the global leaders in agricultural equipment manufacturing, we have an extensive network of over 9,200 dealers and serve more than 140 countries. We are pride ourselves on competitive relocation and employee benefit packages. While headquartered in Duluth, Georgia, AGCO has manufacturing facilities all over the world creating and distributing their full-line of products, including Challenger, Fendt, GSI, Massey Ferguson, and Valtra.
Join AGCO and become part of a diverse team and grow your career in ways you never imagined. It's time to embrace your infinite possibilities!
AGCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.