Project Manger, & Category Leader, Quality Food Preservation
Within the Food Preservation product line – Quality, in APAC + MEA
Implementation of the PMO and Quality Continuous Improvement program ensuring achievement of defined product projects, product quality, product safety, sustainability and related cost structure objectives in Major Appliances Asia Pacific and Middle East and South Africa.
Implementation of the strategic direction on prevention of failure, lesson learn and continuous improvement program from the Global and Sector Quality teams.
To Identify and report deviations from Quality standards and consumer expectations by using internal Analysis tools (Instaedge, QES) and by working with the Owner Ship Solution team, Internal factories, the GSO and directly with customers and consumers where required.
To drive continuous improvement and attain the defined product quality objectives (SCRlq, SCR Distractor reduction and elimination, Consumer Star Rating, % Warranty Costs vs Net Sales, NRFT)within APAC + MEA.
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 feedback from Consumers Institute ratings, are used to set project targets for SCR and Consumer Star ratings where appropriate.
When necessary, support Sector team members requiring “veto” right for significant non-compliance Quality requirements, ensuring application of a defined escalation process.
Prepare periodic quality reports to represent the quality situation of each sales company and for the APAC + MEA sector as a whole. Working with Owner ship solution to collect and present Quality data to assist countries, engineering, purchasing, GSO & manufacturing to achieve target improvement and track improvement progress.
Ensure fulfilment of Product Safety requirements and follow up.
Ensure fulfilment of Sustainability targets (RML, ROHS, and REACH).
Partner with other Sector Functions, especially Owner ship solution, R&D, Purchasing, Industrial Operations PL VPs and GSO.
Implement the tools and methodologies to eliminate root causes for product quality using various methods (Pareto top priority issues, 8D, Fish bone diagram, Pokayoke and FMEA) and achieve the Business objectives.
Promote and facilitate best practice for Quality Continuous Improvement activities, contributing to the creation and improvement of internal standards, educational materials, visual evidence, summary materials referring to technically proofed solutions and team working practices.
Create a positive working environment that encourages creative thinking and intelligent risk taking.
Cooperating with both Electrolux manufacturing and product from outside & internal manufacturing for smooth control of product quality.
The incumbent will have a strong drive, ambition to deliver, and great learning ability to encompass daily and strategic challenges and very strong leadership and influencing skills. The following personal specifications are also required:
Demonstrated leadership capability in communicating and influencing others, stakeholder management, being a change leader and driving project success individually and through teams.
Bachelor Degree in Engineering or related field with at least 7 years minimum experience in cross-functional activities related to products and their manufacturing processes, where PMO expertise and continuous improvement is the key focus.
Detail oriented and analytical with a proven record of success leading product projects and activities, achieving long-term continuous improvement.
Experience with and commitment to Quality concepts and processes.
Strong knowledge of Lean Tools / Six Sigma is preferred
Quality tool knowledge 8D, FMEA, SPC, Pokayoke process improvement oriented.
A high sense of urgency with the ability to make and implement tough and timely decisions with a focus on results
Characterized by integrity and high professional standards.
Good oral and written knowledge of English is essential.
Computer skills with a high competence level in Microsoft Office Suite including Excel, Word, Access etc.