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Southfield, MI, US

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 Global Surface Materials team, the Divisional Foam Quality Manager will report operationally to the Director of Foam Operations and functionally to the Global Director of Quality for Surface Materials and will be responsible for: 

  • Supervising quality managers globally (Selma, Sunderland, Hebron, Tangier and Farwell)
  • Executing on quality performance by having YOY improvements on Key Process Indicators (KPIs)
  • Interfacing with customers to resolve issues affecting performance and quality expectations


The Role:

Your work will include, but not be limited to:

  • Maintaining a focus on reducing Cost of Poor Quality by engaging Quality Managers in areas that are of high impact to this metric
  • Implementing Industry 4.0 concepts, projects and strategies to improve quality defect detection and provide real time data analytics
  • Sharing and implementing Best Practices across all GSM foam facilities
  • Travelling to the GSM plants to implement operational best practices and review customer issues
  • Communicating corporative directives and procedural changes to the GSM foam plants.
  • Understanding customer needs and requirements and develop effective quality control processes
  • Devising and reviewing specifications for new products or processes
  • Monitoring supplier compliance to specifications and quality expectations
  • Ensuring adherence to health and safety guidelines per our new protocols as well as any legal obligations
  • Mentoring managers, supervisors, technicians and other staff by providing guidance and feedback
  • Identifying procedures that may deviate from quality standards
  • Providing operational and practical input on new program quotes
  • Keeping accurate documentation on quality performance
  • Soliciting feedback from customers to assess whether their requirements are met
  • Submitting detailed reports to appropriate executives
  • Promoting a lookout for opportunities for improvement and developing new efficient procedures


Your Qualifications:

  • Degree in Engineering Field
  • Knowledge of Foam process or injection process
  • Quality Manager or Management experience
  • Excellent people skills; leadership ability to direct the department
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving ability
  • Project management skills


Bonus If You Have:

  • Ability to speak Spanish
  • Knowledge of Automotive Quality Standards
  • Knowledge of PPAP submissions, APQP process, IATF audits, PFMEA/Control Plan training
  • Statistical Background
  • Chemical Engineering Degree


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.