Cosma International Quality Manager in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Company Introduction

Chattanooga Seating Systems is a joint venture between Magna Seating and Hollingsworth Logistics. This plant supplies the seats for the Volkswagen Passat and Atlas at the Chattanooga, Tennessee, plant.

Job Introduction

The Quality Manager is responsible for, but not limited to, ensuring that incoming and outgoing product quality meets and quality requirements as established by CSS with its suppliers and its customer. Responsible by means of inspection, testing and audits, that the processes and procedures are operating as specified by the Quality System and that corrective action is implemented for non-conformances. Managing all QA employees and functions, ensuring the ongoing adherence to the policies and procedures outlined in the ITAF16949:2016 Quality System and encouraging continuous improvement wherever possible in a cost efficient manner exceeding the expectations of the Customer and Chattanooga Seating Systems.

Major Responsibilities
  • Represents CSS with customers, suppliers, corporate and other Magna facilities to evaluate and promote improved processes;

  • Responsible for coordinating and managing the supply base to ensure consistent flow of defect free materials for production requirements within the CSS facility;

  • Plan, coordinate, organize, manage and review internal quality audits of the IATF16949:2016 Quality System to ensure conformance; follow up all quality related non conformances found during audits to ensure corrective action has been taken;

  • Ensure all testing and measuring equipment is maintained, verified and accurate as per the procedures outline in the IATF16949:2016 Quality System;

  • Develops procedures and systems to ensure total Quality performance and complete conformance with all Customer Requirements, supporting efforts aimed at Continuous Improvement of all operations;

  • Work with Engineering to establish effective variability study procedures, part specific data to support process controls and customer needs;

  • Develops formal tracking and response system follow up on internal and external Quality issues. Places priority on customer service and response. Establishes measures, tracks part history to evaluate performance and avoid repeat problems;

  • Responsible for design, development and implementation of quality systems and works directly with CSS engineering department in design, build and approval of new/revised tools and processes affecting the manufacturing operations;

  • Responsible for maintaining Quality Procedures and Instructions within the department;

  • Ensure that processes needed for the quality Procedures and Instructions within the department;

  • Ensure all Quality departmental objectives and activities are aligned to the CSS Bill of Rights;

  • Adheres to Technical System Procedures, Quality instructions and compliance to all CSS policies and procedures;

  • Responsible to ensure that the performance measurable related to the materials department are on track with the departmental Key Operating Indicators (KOI’s);

  • Deliver on commitments made, treat people at all levels fairly and with respect. Responds to employees concerns in a timely manner (general issues, safety concerns, etc.);

  • Responsible for providing clear and specific performance feedback. Develop others and improve employees’ performance through coaching, training, development activities and completing annual performance appraisals for all direct reports;

  • Prepare annual budget and monitor performance of Quality department, providing explanations for variances to budget;

  • Responsible for informing employees of all news (customer related, safety, quality, etc.) by developing proper communication method;

  • Develops plans for efficient use of materials, equipment, supplies and employees. Reviews manufacturing costs and product quality and modifies quality departmental activities to maintain and enhance profitable operation of division.

  • Perform special projects in support of the organizations business objectives;

  • Report to management on the performance of the quality management system and any need for improvement and ensures the promotion of awareness of customer requirements throughout the facility;

  • Ensure that customer requirements are addressed including special characteristics, setting quality objectives and related training, corrective and preventive actions, product design and development;

  • All other duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Education
  • Minimum Completion of a Post Secondary Degree/Diploma in a related field or Business Management related study;

  • P. Eng or A.S.Q.C. designation, preferred;

  • In depth knowledge and understanding of IATF16949:2016 standards.

Work Experience
  • 7 – 10 years quality management in an automotive (JIT) Tier 1 manufacturing environment;
Skills and Competencies
  • Must be able to work in a fully computerized work environment;

  • Extensive computer skills (Microsoft Office);

  • Commitment to continuous improvement and lean manufacturing principles with experience related to complex assemblies;

  • Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to lead people with excellent interpersonal skills;

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;

Group: Magna Seating

Division: Chattanooga Seating Systems

State/Province/County: Tennessee

City: Chattanooga

Job Type: Regular