Corporate Quality Management Systems Manager


Nashville, TN

Industry: Automotive.


5 - 7 years

Posted 276 days ago

  by    Andy Dechira

This job is no longer available.

The Quality Management Systems Manager will be responsible for leading and managing applicable Quality Systems at all Carlex fabrication plants, assembly centers, and Corporate operations (including the Program Management and Sales Group in Troy, MI) in North America and Europe. Reporting to the Director, Quality, this position will also be responsible for setting standards for all company quality management system documents prior to Executive Leadership review as well as leading and managing IATF-16949/ISO9001 certification program. This position requires a high energy change agent who possesses the ability to capture and envision "World Class" and develop a path to success with Executive Leadership buy-in.


·        Continue to build, implement, maintain and improve the Corporate QMSunder the direction of the Corporate leadership team

·        Provide support, when necessary, regarding corrective and preventive actions at Carlex facilities

·        Support the implementation of one Corporate quality manual for each facility to use for continuity and consistency

·        Control the set-up, application, maintenance, document control and improvement of quality management systems database through the IT shared portal

·        Organize and schedule IATF compliant Corporate internal audits and monitor corrective and preventive actions to assure true root cause is addressed in a timely manor

·        Draft and/or distribute external documents related to QMS as necessary

·        Maintain a companywide quality calendar for critical events

·        Work with Carlex’s 3rd party registrar to assure all facilities are continuously improving and maturing their QMS

·        Drive the “process approach” to auditing across the company, both internal and external

·        Act as a change agent at Carlex to move the company from a reactive culture to a more preventative quality culture

·        Mentor and nurture plant quality managers as part of the company’s succession planning process

·        Advanced/Intermediate skill level with Microsoft Office Suite; Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

·        Advanced/Intermediate skill level with minitab

·        Hands-on approach to problem solving and analysis

·        Excellent Analytical Skills

·        Ability to lead using the Servant Leadership model and willingness to uphold the Carlex Values of Safety, Accountability, Results Oriented, Team Approach, Customer Focused, and strong Integrity and Ethics

·        Ability to create and effectively articulate a 3-5year plan and vision for QMS growth

·        Ability to work and communicate within all business functions at all levels



·        Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Business required

·        IATF Auditor certification is required

·        IATF Lead Auditor certification is preferred

Years of Experience:

·        5-7years of experience in a manufacturing environment – Tier 1 Automotive required

·        2-3years in a divisional or corporate quality role with multi-plant responsibility preferred

Other Requirements:

·        Robust understanding of ISO9001 & IATF 16949 standards including CSRs & Core tools and their application in an automotive Tier 1 and Tier 2 facility

·        Valid driver’s license required for travel up to 50%

·        Off-schedule hours may be required as work load or projects dictate, including weekends and holidays