This position has the responsibility of esuring the Quality Management System functions and provides both Assurance and Control of Quality to ensure Customer Satisfaction and Cost Of Poor Quality are measured, reported and maintained at competitive levels.
Manage all customer satisfaction measurements and act as the voice of the customer on matters of quality and customer satisfaction.
Ensure that issues are addressed through effective ongoing audits, corrective action and improvement procedures. This may include installing and achieving ISO 9000 series status to underwrite the effectiveness of such procedures.
Provide senior management with ongoing status and suggestions and encouragement to meet and exceed any customer satisfaction goals.
Install and maintain in coordination with the manufacturing operating management an effective quality control system that ensures all materials are purchased and received to specification and that production and testing processes are undertaken with quality controls integrated into these methods and practices.
This will include defining inspection screens and how QC will support batch first off procedures and stage inspections and final product release procedures etc.
This will include managing a system to report and measure discrepancies and communicate and encourage corrective action and improvement. This must be performed in concert with the Operational Evolution Plan efforts
The individual selected must already be a successful Quality management professional with experience at undertaking and managing such quality systems mentioned.
An engineering formal qualification and background in a similar operating process will be preferred, and affiliation and accreditation with ASQ and other controlling bodies will be an Advantage.
Preferred Personality and interpersonal skills:
Personal confidence and stability (organizational maturity) to enforce policy and procedures.
Strong energy level and affiliation with people that is well transmitted
Demonstrated strong commitment to the team approach to managing.
Ability to maintain organizational confidence and positive attitude and attract commitment at all levels.
The individual must be able to generate mutual respect and trust of management and the general workforce and be able to act as a communication conduit between all factions in the company.
A champion and believer in Continuous Improvement
Good communication and presentation skills, both written and oral
Good planning skills (both formal and informal)
Ability to hold group attention
Good interpersonal skills (when to listen/ask questions, etc.)
Ability to motivate people (even if they don't report directly to this person)
All the above skills are preferred requirements/considerations and are not in order of priority.
Foremost designs and manufactures high quality and competitively priced Vehicle Mounted Vacuum Equipment for use in the Oil & Gas, Municipal, Industrial and Utility market segments across North America. With manufacturing capacity in three of our Alberta-based production facilities and US distribution through our relationship with Transwest Trucks in Denver, Foremost is well positioned to meet the needs of this growing industry across North America.
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