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Senior Quality Manager

Company: Generac Power Systems
Location: Whitewater
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Job Description:

Do you want to be part of something bigger? For more than five decades, Generac has designed and manufactured diesel, natural gas, and bi-fuel generators---but we did not stop there! As we continue to grow both in size and in technological advances, we are pushing past the norm and pathing a way for the future. We are not simply satisfied with what is working now; instead, we challenge ourselves and continue to be a leader in our industry.
The Senior Quality Manager will be responsible for planning, coordinating, and directing facility wide quality assurance programs designed to ensure continuous improvement in production of products and conformance to all established standards in a high product mix environment. Drive capable, predictable, repeatable (CPR) processes throughout the product assembly process. Overall responsibility for coordinating and leading assigned resources and employees to meet or exceed company quality and business objectives.
Success in this role is defined by optimizing graphical operations sheets, quality assurance, CPR processes and training/development with attention to the key growth efficiencies - synergies, scale and scope.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Executes a multi-year quality improvement plan for the facility to climb the value chain from Quality Control to Quality Assurance to Excellence.
  • Sets the quality expectations of the organization to satisfy the requirements of our customers.
  • Ensures ongoing success of process improvement initiatives by developing policies, procedures and process documentation.
  • Establishes product quality goals, metrics, and test methods during product design and development.
  • Directs policy and procedure for inspection and testing activities to ensure continuous control over materials, facilities, and products.
  • Drives down total value chain expense with the use of quality goals, performance metrics and improvement initiatives.
  • Trains, develops, motivates, monitors and leads a team of people to achieve established SMART goals and objectives. This position must develop talent and leaders for growth within the company.
  • Executes and promotes the Generac Quality Management System.
  • Oversees deployment of standard Generac quality tools, methodologies, standards, practices and processes
  • Directs root cause investigations addressing internal failures and customer complaints and facilitates corrective actions.
  • Presents quality metrics and analysis regularly to Senior Management team and external customers as needed.
  • Coach and collaborate with business leaders and team members to apply and share a common vision for excellence processes and technologies.

    Minimal Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Operations Management or Industrial Technology;
    • 7 years of progressive Engineering experience with a focus on quality management;
    • 3 years of experience leading, mentoring and coaching individuals and teams.
      Preferred Qualifications:
      • Master's Degree;
      • ERP/MRP User (SAP/Oracle);
      • Quality Manager Certification, Quality Engineer Certification, and/or demonstrated knowledge of Six Sigma methodology;
      • Expert knowledge in the implementation of lean principles and improvements;
      • Expert knowledge in the continuous improvement tool set;
      • Experience working with international companies and in a matrix organization;
      • Proven experience collaborating with multiple sites and functions to drive common solutions;
      • Solid quantitative skill set and the ability to analyze and communicate with well-supported data;
      • Proven track record of successfully managing shifting deadlines and priorities in a fast paced environment;
      • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite;
      • Ability to leverage knowledge to mentor coach and teach quality team members;
      • Previous experience using SAP or equivalent ERP

        Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear; and use hands to manipulate objects or controls. The employee is regularly required to stand and walk. On occasion, the incumbent may be required to stoop, bend or reach above the shoulders. The employee must occasionally lift up to 25 pounds. Specific conditions of this job are typical of frequent and continuous computer-based work requiring periods of sitting, close vision and ability to adjust focus. Occasional travel.
        To formally apply to this position click here: You will not be considered an applicant until you complete online application.
        "We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law."

Keywords: Generac Power Systems, Madison , Senior Quality Manager, Executive , Whitewater, Wisconsin

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