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Selma, AL, US, 36701

Quality Manager


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Lear Corporation is the leading Tier 1 automotive supplier serving all of the world's major automotive manufacturers with our world-class automotive seating and automotive electrical products. Our products are developed and produced by a diverse, talented team of more than 165,000 people. With operations in 39 countries, Lear operates in every major automotive manufacturing region in the world. For our globally positioned and successful teams, we are looking for dedicated talents with zest for action and enthusiasm. If you love challenges, want to experience development opportunities unrestrained, and want recognition that pays off, then you've come to the right place with Lear.




As a member of the Selma Plant leadership team, the Quality Manager will be responsible for leading the execution and deployment of the organizations Strategic Quality Plan in conjunction with the cross functional plant leadership team, serving as the representative for the Quality Management System.


The Role:

Your work will include, but not be limited to:

  • Manages the Quality / customer interface to proactively assure requirements are understood and satisfied
  • Responsible for the problem resolution process, whether internal or customer identified issue, which includes ensuring timing deadlines are met and using standard reporting tool (8D or customer specified report variant).
  • Responsible for Customer Scorecard performance and engaging the applicable department or area in root cause/corrective action activity if not meeting requirements
  • Manages the Plant Quality Department which includes budget oversight; employee recruitment, assessment, and development; resource allocation; and supplier management
  • Leads and support in the development and launch of new products and processes including leading Plant APQP activity and Customer and Supplier PPAP.
  • Leads the auditing of internal Quality Systems and industry quality system requirements (i.e. TS16949, VDA, ISO 9001, etc.)
  • Performs managerial reviews of department metrics to evaluate results and recommend action plans to close gaps at an operational level.
  • Ownership of pre-production and production related quality documentation which includes the Control Plan, Standard Work Instructions, Permit for Deviation, and validation of Quality Lab evaluation requirements
  • Responsible for stopping any process or product delivery in case of a non-conformance of customer expectations, safety, or environmental risks.


Your Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Engineering, related technical field or 3+ years’ relevant managerial experience
  • 3-5 years of experience in JIT manufacturing environment or automotive seating
  • Prior experience managing a team of direct reports
  • Experienced with IATF or similar Audit requirements
  • Ability to read and interpret drawings to ensure the understanding of the agreed quality parameters and product specific requirements
  • Competent in quality tools and process/production control methods such as: APQP, Control Plans, FMEA, GD&T, MSA, PPAP, SPC
  • Expert in 8D methodology
  • Ownership of quality documentations as it relates to preproduction and production processes
  • Exudes confidence in stopping product delivery due to non-conformance of any kind and drive resolution


Bonus If You Have:

  •  Foam pouring or foam process experience

Lear Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workplace.


Applicants must submit their resume for consideration using our applicant tracking system. Due to the high volume of applications received, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship. Unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies, or similar, will not be paid a fee and will become the property of Lear Corporation.


Nearest Major Market: Selma