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Senior Manager of Quality and Operational Excellence

Date Posted: 10/9/2020

Job #1575724
Manheim, Pennsylvania
Job Overview
Lucas Group is on an exclusive search with an international manufacturer for a Senior Manager of Operational Excellence and Quality. The ideal candidate will have experience overseeing as well as managing various programs at multiple locations both domestically and internationally. As a proven leader you must set the standard for operational excellence within the company. If you are looking for a rewarding career, then we highly encourage you to apply today. 

  • Determine the overall quality and continuous improvement strategy for the company's objectives
  • Build strong quality systems for determining the appropriate infrastructure and resources required to achieve business objectives
  • Ensures internal processes and metrics are aligned to create highest product quality and competitive advantage
  • Provide leadership throughout the phase gate process 
  • Provide guidance to ensure proper interface of the quality/CI function to manufacturing, engineering, and marketing
  • Foster strong relationships with customers and vendors 
  • Act as the lead for ISO requirements and ensure they are followed
  • Implement and maintain the necessary programs to support the Corporate Quality Policy, the Quality System, and the CI initiatives 
  • Coordinate investigations of internal and external customer quality issues 
  • Organize the quality engineering department, approving plans and expenditures necessary to achieve objectives
  • Support supplier quality programs; conduct supplier audits as needed to meet objectives 
  • Drive efforts to reduce CONC (cost of non-conformance) and other key metrics 
  • Utilize appropriate lean tools and champion general continuous improvement initiatives to improve overall business performance
  • Coordinate the plant's Six Sigma initiatives
  • Partners with key players within the organization to create and direct programs to ensure the quality of the product 
  • Lead creation and implementation of tactical plans
  • Consistently exceed customer expectations for product delivery and quality
  • Provide training and leadership and represent a positive and enthusiastic role model to ensure high engagement across the team
  • Participate in identifying transaction opportunities and related due diligence, negotiation and post-acquisition integration
  • Coach team leaders on leadership development and assists in creating development and training plans
  • Accountable for developing and monitoring processes and practices necessary for legal and ethical compliance in assigned area

Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree, preferably in business, engineering, or a related technical field
    • A master's degree in a related field is preferred
  • Minimum five years of quality management experience, which includes experience in Quality Systems 
  • Experience with quality assurance (QA) administration, QA engineering, QA audit
  • Inspection and test experience within manufacturing
  • Original equipment manufacturer experience is a plus
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated successful performance in business planning, marketing and sales in a high growth environment
  • Demonstrated successful leadership in new product planning and development
  • Strong collaborative work ethic and ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, customers, and vendors
  • Outstanding analytical and problem-solving skills and a high tolerance for ambiguity

  • Complete insurance coverage starting on the first day of employment -- medical, dental, vision, life ?
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Bonus opportunity

Title: Sr Manager of Operational Excellence and Quality
Location: Manheim, PA
Lucas Group ID: 1575724


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