Avery Dennison Quality Manager in Peachtree City, Georgia

Company Description

Avery Dennison (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science and manufacturing company specializing in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of labeling and functional materials. The company’s products, which are used in nearly every major industry, include pressure-sensitive materials for labels and graphic applications; tapes and other bonding solutions for industrial, medical and retail applications; tags, labels and embellishments for apparel; and radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions serving retail apparel and other markets. Headquartered in Glendale, California, the company employs approximately 30,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2017 were $6.6 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.

Job Description

The Quality Manager is a member of the Plant Leadership Team reporting directly to the Plant Manager. She/he is responsible for planning and directing the activities of the Quality Team and key initiatives for the facility. This role often calls for the derivation and application of new or unique approaches. The Quality Manager will partner with the technical teams to formulate, recommend and direct research and development programs to meet organization needs for the quality improvement and cost reduction of both existing and new products and processes. The incumbent will facilitate the transfer of technologies throughout various areas of the organization, evaluate new products, review and analyze technical literature and stay current on related issues and technical data.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead, coach and develop quality team members to achieve peak performance.

  • With dotted line responsibility for the Process Engineers, develop and implement plant projects to improve process control & quality and reduce defects. Work includes data collection and analysis, development of processes, training, best practice translation, monitoring/audits, and the development of new test methods.

  • Lead cross-functional project teams & collaborate with all functions, levels of the organization, customers and suppliers.

  • Develop, maintain, and ensure compliance with quality assurance programs, policies, processes, and procedures under ISO 9001:2015.

  • Interact regularly with engineering, manufacturing and commercial functions to establish quality standards for raw material, work in process and finished products and ensure sufficient process capability to consistently meet those standards.

  • Develop control methods for sustaining process improvement..

  • Lead the quality team to improve customer complaint satisfaction through more effective and efficient solutions to claims. Lead “complex claim” resolution and develop quality team’s skill-set.

  • Collaborate with all levels and functions of the organization from Procurement, to Operations, to Sales to resolve customer related issues.

  • Provide ongoing process evaluation, including trials and capability studies and approve site specification changes.

  • Deliver short-term and-long term results in order to develop and maintain the organization's credibility with the business and creating opportunities for the function to add greater value to the business.

  • Use business trends and customer needs to develop and manage a plant quality strategy and create a team operating plan with actionable goals to create competitive advantage.

Other Responsibilities

  • Lead and facilitate problem solving activities, including customer, supplier, and Avery personnel as participants.

  • Participate and/or lead Enterprise Lean Sigma and Six Sigma activities.

  • Identify and analyze problems using DMAIC and other structured methodology.

Qualifications

  • B.S. in chemical, mechanical, industrial engineering or material sciences required.

  • 4-6 years experience in a people leadership role and within a quality or operations function.

  • Demonstrated experience managing policies, procedures, process, programs, and practices under ISO 9001 (or a similar quality system) to ensure continuous improvement, conformance and effectiveness of Quality System. Statistical analysis and problem solving skills (Six Sigma).

  • Demonstrated experience with effective Corrective and Preventative Action processes to ensure process improvement and auditing results.

  • Able to to quickly acclimate to complex organization: build and develop functional relationships, gain knowledge of products, develop analytical and reporting skills, learn multiple computer-based quality, inventory, and internet/ intranet applications.

  • Experience with automotive industry certifications preferred.

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Additional Information

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. EEOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. EEOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled