ANZ Quality Manager content expired com.au- 3 months ago
The position is responsible for leading all quality improvement activities in Australia and New Zealand and for engaging the senior leadership to actively drive and participate in all required activities related to achieve the necessary improvement in Quality. The ambition is to enable all individuals in the company to contribute to improve Quality as experienced by our consumers.
This position is responsible to ensure and harmonize disciplined process application across the ANZ Cluster, and quality governance and competence in all Product Development projects, using the "red flags" tool if necessary. It is also responsible to ensure constant review of validation of test protocols (robustness, consumer expectations), aiming to promote and facilitate introduction of New Products with lower SCR and better performances from a Consumer perspective.
The activity will require a strict coordination between the Cluster Quality Improvement requirements and the Sector and Global Functions of R&D, Industrial Operations, Purchasing, Product Lines, Sales / After Sales. Coordination will also be required with the Global and Sector Quality improvement programs.
The location for this position is Adelaide Australia and you should expect to travel with medium to high intensity to APAC and occasionally to Global locations.
Key Operational Responsibilities
Responsibilities include but not limited to the following;
Implement the Quality Continuous Improvement program ensuring achievement of defined product quality, product safety, sustainability and related cost structure objectives in Major Appliances Asia Pacific.
Implement the strategic direction and continuous improvement program from the Global and Sector Quality teams.
Set tactical goals and objectives to drive continuous improvement and attain the defined product quality objectives (SCRlq, SCR Distractor reduction and elimination, Consumer rating improvement, % Warranty Costs/ Net Sales, NRFT).
Drive continuous Quality improvement across the Cluster, tracking status and implementation plans.
In relation to New Product Introduction, ensure constant review of lessons from the validation of test protocols, through the Check Point process. Ensure test protocols related to Product reliability and as well as feedback from Consumers Institutes ratings, are used to set project targets for SCR and Consumer ratings.
When necessary, support Sector team members requiring "veto" right for significant non-compliance Quality requirements, ensuring application of a defined escalation process.
You will be expected to have a strong drive, ambition to deliver, great learning ability to encompass daily and strategic challenges and very strong leadership and influencing skills.
Demonstrated leadership capability in communicating and influencing others, stakeholder management, being a change leader and driving project success individually and through teams.
Experienced people leader, with proven track of attracting and developing talents and managing cross cultural teams
Significant experience as site / multi-site leader, at least 10 years minimum experience in cross-functional activities related to products and their manufacturing processes, where continuous improvement is the key focus.
A proven record of success leading product projects and activities, along with long-term continuous improvement.
Experience in Quality and Continuous Improvement will be a strong advantage
Experience with and commitment to Quality concepts and processes.
Strong knowledge of Lean Tools / Six Sigma preferred.
About the company
Electrolux is a global leader in home appliances, based on deep consumer insight and developed in close collaboration with professional users. We offer thoughtfully designed, innovative and sustainable solutions for households and businesses, with products such as refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines, cookers, vacuum cleaners, air conditioners and small domestic appliances.
Under esteemed brands including Electrolux, AEG, Zanussi, Frigidaire and Electrolux Grand Cuisine, the Group sells more than 50 million products to customers in more than 150 countries every year. In 2014, Electrolux had sales of SEK 112 billion and about 60,000 employees.
Electrolux has been doing business since 1919. The headquarters are located in Stockholm, Sweden, and the Electrolux share ELUXb is listed on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm.
If you believe you have the necessary skill set and experience to satisfy the requirements of this role, we would like receive your resume at [email protected]