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Quality Manager

Date: Aug 28, 2021

Location: Sherrill, NY, US

Company: Briggs and Stratton

Position Description

Provides leadership as well as the tools to continuously improve quality. Functions as a change agent in moving quality process & initiatives forward. Establishes, manages and implements quality initiatives, systems & measures by driving the continued development of a quality culture.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Develops effective quality measurements and reports results to leadership team and others across division at multiple locations both domestic and/or international;
  2. Sets direction and measures effectiveness of implemented systems
  3. Coordinates and executes quality duties across the location: quality improvements; leads warranty reduction project teams; system improvements; best practices quality initiatives; and training
  4. Manages quality system policies and procedures by administering and coordinating quality policies and practices designed to improve quality & reduce costs
  5. Coordinates the quality management system certification process
  6. Represents Briggs & Stratton’s quality interests for the location with suppliers and customers; participates in customer feedback gathering and focuses to improve customer satisfaction
  7. Performs full range of managerial responsibilities which may include but not be limited to: interviewing, hiring, coaching and developing employees; planning, assigning and directing work; EEO/AA; performance management; department budget
  8. Performs other duties as assigned

Job Skills Requirements

  • Thorough knowledge of quality practices and procedures including Quality Management System (QMS) and ISO requirements
  • Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal and team oriented communication skills to effectively work with diverse groups of people
  • Demonstrated success implementing large-scale improvements in complex and diverse environments both domestic and/or international
  • Demonstrated project management and effective facilitation skills
  • Comprehensive technical knowledge and background of quality and manufacturing processes
  • Ability to exercise considerable judgment in guiding quality team in solving practical problems with a variety of concrete variables in situations where there may/may not be standardization
  • Excellent planning, organizational, problem solving and decision making skills
  • Fluent in English and primary language used in area of responsibility and/or location

Education

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related field, or equivalent education and experience

Experience Requirements

  • Seven years of quality or related professional experience
  • Prior leadership and management experience

Physical & Environmental Requirements

Domestic and/or International travel as required up to 25%

 

Briggs & Stratton, LLC, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is the world’s largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. Its wholly owned subsidiaries include North America’s number one marketer of pressure washers, and it is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of power generation, lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Briggs & Stratton®, Simplicity®, Snapper®, Snapper Pro® Ferris®, PowerBoss®, Allmand™, Billy Goat®, Murray®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over 100 countries on six continents. 

 

Briggs & Stratton, LLC is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. The Company conducts all employment practices without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran's status, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law. Briggs & Stratton also undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for protected veterans.


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