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Head of Quality Management Europe

Job Type: 
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  Unlimited
Requisition ID:  1521

New trends and expectations are reshaping the automotive industry. Inspired by the exciting new challenges associated with this revolution, Faurecia anticipates the future of mobility developing cutting-edge solutions for smart life on board and sustainable mobility. If you’re willing to contribute and create value for tomorrow’s cleaner and smarter mobility, Faurecia is the place to be.


For our SAS Division, we are currently recruiting for an Head of Quality Management Europe, to be based in Karlsruhe.


Main Responsibilties:


The Head of Quality Management Europe will be responsible for the implementation and compliance of the Corporate Quality Standards and Tools. He/She will be the disciplinary and functional superior of the Team Process Quality & QSE (Quality System Efficiency) and Functional superior of Heads of Quality Plants with respect to focus areas.


Main Mission:


  • Functional leadership and coordination of the QSE coordinators in all plants worldwide in terms of corporate quality standards and tools
  • Ensures the implementation of corporate quality standards and tools in the plants
  • Initiation and implementation of problem-solving methods in the plants
  • Development of proposals to improve, extend and complement the corporate quality standards and tools
  • Defining and establishing new quality standards and tools
  • Preparation of training materials and coordination of training courses and workshops in the plants
  • Monitoring of quality indicators and supporting the plants at improvement programs to increase the operational performance
  • Support the plants in contact with the customers
  • Planning and implementation of Operational Excellence System audits in coordination with relevant departments
  • Support the superior (VP-C-QM) regarding the ongoing development of quality awareness and quality philosophy throughout the company
  • Assisting in the resource and budget planning for the plants


The ideal candidate will have:


  • Degree in Engineering or similar
  • Profound experience in the field of quality, ideally in automotive
  • Know-how in customer requirement management, incl. complaint management
  • Strong experience in quality methods (FMEA, 5-Why, 8D, 7 Q-Tools, Six Sigma, and others)
  • Experience in multi-project management
  • Entrepreneurial mind-set with a can do attitude
  • Strong Leadership experience, modern management- and communication skills, to be able to act and develop team members
  • Agility to understand and adapt to Faurecia Organization
  • Intercultural and open mindset with great social skills
  • Lean & Quality standards experience
  • Fluency in English and German
  • Standard PC Software knowledge (MS Office etc) and SAP
  • Ideally train the trainer certification


What we will offer:


  • Exciting and varied tasks in a company with future-oriented business areas
  • Flexible working time models and home office options
  • Very competitive and performance-oriented salary packages
  • An open and international corporate culture with various company events
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