1+ months

Product Quality Manager

Kelly Services
Palatine, IL 60067
Product Quality Manger (Palatine, IL)

Client in consumer products, a world leader, is hiring a Product Quality Manager to support manufacturing operations and new product development. They are building an additional Quality Division that will be product specific. In this new role, you will report to the Director of Quality and indirectly to the VP of Quality.

This is a fantastic opportunity for Sr. Quality Engineer looking to formally move into a leadership role. You will bring your strong background in New Product Quality as you individually contributor to Product Quality and a manage 2 direct reports.

This person will be responsible for ensuring quality is built into new products by guiding design teams through DFMEAs, identifying critical to quality items, conducting quality risk assessments and design for manufacturability reviews. They will help successfully launch products into production through PPAP, safe launch programs, product validation testing, PFMEAs, and the creation of control plans and receiving inspection plans.

After new products launch, will also lead monitoring and improving the field performance of the products (monitoring and reviewing warranty claim rates, and other consumer feedback to identify top issues and drive continuous product improvement activities to resolve). Also, ensuring high quality products our provided by engineering quality into new product offerings and continuously improving existing products.


Use strong QA process knowledge to work directly with R&D, Design Engineering, Fabrication, Production and Distribution to develop quality standards for new products and continuously improve existing products. Processes used may include: DFMEA, APQP, PPAP; Process controls, control plans, also Histograms, Cpk studies for process & part capability studies.

Lead Inspection procedures, metrology selection and product test plans.

Develop, maintain, and analyze statistical data to determine compliance of present standards for quality of received materials and finished goods.

Create, implement, and maintain inspection criteria for receiving inspection, in-process audits, and finished goods.

Generate reports, internal and external business correspondence, and quality procedures.

Coordinate quality objectives with the production department to maximize product reliability, productivity and to reduce costs.

Develop staff skills and overall capabilities within the department and assist in the development of the skills and capability of the manufacturing department.

Internal inspection and auditing services throughout the manufacturing process.

Work with suppliers, when needed, to ensure the quality of all purchased parts and materials.

Implement quality assurance training programs within the department and assist in the overall training of the quality organization.

Participate in activities with various departments to support quality related objectives.

Meet quality assurance financial objectives by estimating requirements; preparing an annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances and initiating corrective actions.

Support a strong Dock to Stock process with the assistance of Supplier Quality, Purchasing and the Production departments.

Work with other Quality Managers to improve the overall effectiveness and capability of the department.


Problem solving using Lean, A3, 6 Sigma, or 8D.

BS in Engineering or related is a hard requirement. Six Sigma training/certifications is a plus.

Minimum 8 years progressive quality engineering experience, prefer at least 2-3 years in Sr. Quality Engineering or leadership role.

Background leading QA efforts for a new product development, including concept through design release, and working with design teams to define APQP, DFMEA, PPAP, Controls Plan s & Auditing of control plans, product test requirements.

Strong working knowledge of: ISO/QA 9000 quality standards/processes including PPAP (level 2) required, Metrology and measuring techniques.

Understand and drive a risk analysis, able to lead a P/DFMEA, conduct a PPAP.

Product Safety and Reliability experience.

Analytical, strong use of data.

Strong Soft Skills- Confident, solid listener, trustworthy, self-drive, accountable.

Experience with various process: Welding, painting, enameling, metal forming and finishing.


**Why Kelly** **** **?**

Your engineering skills are in demand, but how do you find the right fit? Easy. With Kelly Engineering, our experts connect you with leading organizations where you can learn and grow, collaborate on innovative projects, and keep your skills sharp with top technology. Whether you prefer the variety and flexibility of short-term projects, or are looking for something more long-term, were here every step of the way to find your dream engineering job.

**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce and providing accommodations for people with disabilities in all parts of the hiring process as required under its Employment Accommodation Policy. Kelly will work with applicants to meet accommodation needs that are made known to Kelly in advance.


Posted: 2022-02-09 Expires: 2022-06-11

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