Quality Manager

At allnex, you can go to work knowing you make a lasting impact on the world around you. Our work helps to protect and improve more than 1,000 products; from interior coatings for airplanes and scratch-resistant coatings for smartphones, to corrosion protection for cars, and even printing inks for glossy magazines. We are present in 4 regions, with more than 4,000 employees globally, and serve customers in over 100 countries, which makes allnex the world's leading industrial coatings resins company.

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Position overview

Are you interested in being the lead for new paint formulas with resins? We are looking for someone who wants to be a valued contributor and member of a talented and dynamic team. The Quality Manager will provide engaging leadership and guidance to all quality lab employees ensuring that all lab operations and administrative activities are efficient and in line with business rules. Responsible for QC, sustained product quality, product and process consistency, continuous improvement, governance, quality related operator trainings at the site.

Responsibilities

  • Coordination and accountability for Product Quality and Quality Control, supervising technical staff in carrying out tests and checks.
  • Ensuring that tests and procedures are properly understood, carried out and evaluated (round robin in the lab, calibration).
  • Ensuring and supporting continuous improvement in analytical techniques.
  • Collecting and analyzing performance data against defined parameters and monthly reporting quality key performance indicators.
  • Owns the site process for managing complaints.
  • Partnering with site management in managing site quality operations and recommending relevant Quality KPIs.
  • Ensuring compliance with legal regulatory and corporate requirements within quality organization.
  • Leading efforts in achieving, maintaining, externally certified business processes like ISO-Certifications and other specific business/ industry standards and acting as site management representative for the ISO Quality Management System.
  • Supervising the program of site internal auditing.
  • Acting as primary contact for customer audits at site.
  • Developing the site Quality Improvement Plan with site management and BQM and follow-up of the QIP.
  • Identifying relevant site quality related training needs.
  • Using statistical tools (SPC/SQC) to support Manufacturing in defining the capabilities of the process and predict deviations
  • Using quality tools like Process Reviews, Value Stream Mapping, Quality risk assessment (FMEA or other), Six sigma, Lean Manufacturing Techniques, Kaizen, Root Cause/ Corrective Action techniques and 5S to enhance problem solving and improvement activities and drives employee involvement

Required skills and experience

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in the chemical industry, preferably in similar positions or technical support function.
  • Good communications and listening skills.
  • Leadership, management & development of personnel.
  • Strong knowledge of product lines.
  • Good knowledge of project and reliability tools, Six Sigma, SPC, TPM, LEAN.
  • Structured acting and thinking, an aptitude for analysis with decision making based on facts and data.
  • Influencing and motivating disposition.
  • Able to take a position on issue of importance and necessity of adherence to quality principles or standards.
  • Ability to transition from technical task to strategic based on daily operational needs
  • Establish relationships across all levels of the organization, both internal and external to the site.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment, but willing to take a hands-on approach with daily issues
  • Language: Local and English is required

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or other technical field required
  • (Master’s Degree in Chemistry or in Chemical Engineering preferred)
  • Quality manager and auditor certificates preferred

We offer
We are proud to offer an international working experience with a tight-knit network of employees, making it easy to connect and learn from people all across our different functions. On top of that we are a truly innovative company with a strong team spirit, openness to new ideas, and great opportunities to grow and develop your career.

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