The DAKO Group Novi, MI, United States
Apr 18, 2017Full time
170169 Prototype Quality Manager Our customer located in Novi, MI is seeking an experienced Prototype Quality Manager for a direct hire position. The salary range for this position is dependent upon level of experience. This position requires travel to suppliers, plants, and customers to support build and quality activity for pre-production milestones. Summary Perform Quality functional validation requirements to meet engineering, design, and customer requirements. Manages execution of inspection practices for incoming and outgoing products to ensure product meets or exceeds customer expectations. Essential Job Functions Manage daily manufacturing output for all commodities, including Seats, Doors, Carpets, Headliners, FPT (Filter and Powertrain), and Sun Visors. Effectively communicate prototype plan / status in Obeya / Kobeya meetings. Manage Quality and Manufacturing teams to maintain customer requirements for all customer orders and program milestones, and manage statistical reports. Develop Confirmation Vehicle (CV) manpower plans and negotiate with Production Management to establish support plans for CV activity. Train team members on how to read and interpret engineering documentation, including drawings, Engineering Change Instructions (ECI), communication memos, Prototype Parts Requests (PPR), etc. Communicate and negotiate effectively with both supply base and customers regarding quality related issues. Create clear presentation material to communicate status and results of Quality and Manufacturing plans to management. Minimum Qualifications / Requirements Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Engineering, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience. Significant prior experience in Quality Management in an automotive production environment. Minimum of 8 years of functional leadership experience as a manager or supervisor. Experience dealing with customers and supply base to ensure product delivery. Experience with a Tier 1 automotive supplier for interior components, such as seats, door trim, headliners, carpet, or sun visors, is a plus. Experience in multiple OEM systems and terminology (GM, Toyota, Daimler, VW, Honda, Navistar / Paccar) is a plus. Personal / Technical Skills Ability to read, interpret, and understand engineering documents such as automotive drawings (component, assembly, and equipment), technical standards, general tolerances, critical characteristics, GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing), ECI, PPR, and color instructions. Must have effective leadership and people skills. Must have the ability to multi-task, handle diversity, and provide leadership through problem resolution. Must demonstrate commitment, entrepreneurship, innovation, perseverance, professionalism, self-discipline, and teamwork skills. Must be an active listener with effective communication skills. Must have strong organization, analytical, and planning skills. Ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-cultural work environment. Ability to lead team members in a fast-paced, short lead time environment. Ability to manage multiple projects and team members simultaneously. Must have effective problem identification and resolution skills. Ability to create reports, business correspondence, and procedures. Ability to function both independently and in a team environment. Ability to prioritize multiple tasks, work effectively within time constraints and deadlines, and handle stressful situations. Ability to clearly and concisely communicate complex information in written and spoken English. Ability to listen well, ask relevant questions, and give and receive clear and understandable instructions. Ability to communicate and work well with all levels inside and outside of the organization. Must be self-motivated, goal-oriented, quality-driven, and capable of working with minimum supervision. Language Skills Strong verbal and written communication skills in English. Japanese, German, Portuguese, and/or Spanish are a plus. Computer / Software Skills Solid working knowledge and demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access) and other computer-based applications (e.g. Lotus Notes, Internet Web Browsers, etc.). Ability to perform CMM Programming, such as CAM2 and Rapid Form. **** HOW TO APPLY **** Forward your resume in MS-WORD document format via separate email to email@example.com and include “170169 Prototype Quality Manager” in the subject line of your email. Please DO NOT use the “Apply Now” feature. Only those candidates that are eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship will be considered. The selected candidate will be required to pass a Drug Screen, Criminal Background Check, and must provide 2 to 3 Professional References (Manager, Immediate Supervisor, etc.). We appreciate your interest in The DAKO Group. After careful review and consideration of your resume, we will contact you directly if we are interested in pursuing a further assessment. PLEASE, NO PHONE CALLS OR FAXES!