R&D Quality & CI Manager
R&D
Full Time
Springfield, Tn
1970-01-01

SUMMARY:

Electrolux want quality to be a defining reason why consumers choose our products over competition.

R&D Food Preparation want to strengthen contribution to long term quality objectives (SCR, Warranty cost, distractors, Consumer Ratings) through global best practice, improved discipline and focus on doing Right First Time - every time.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Objective for this role is to drive R&D Food Preparation North America towards these two intents supporting continuous improvement in Product Quality (internal & OEM products) as well as in the way we work in R&D.
  • Work closely with Food Preparation R&D Director for NA as well as Global R&D Quality Director to deliver Food Preparation quality improvement targets.

Minimum Qualification

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

PROFESSIONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Solid knowledge of FPp products and successful product introductions that give you natural authority in the R&D community
  • Has specialized depth in own discipline and breadth of expertise in R&D, Quality, Management and Continuous Improvement (CI)
  • Solid business and technical understanding
  • Possess in-depth knowledge of CI & Quality management tools like Lean Six Sigma
  • Generates and drive implementation of new solutions to complex problems
  • Can identify best global R&D practices to improve products, processes, people and projects in FPp NA
  • Naturally assume leadership role for improvement initiatives
  • Minimum 10 years of combined experience in R&D, Quality & CI 
  • Academic Degree in Engineering

INTERPERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Self-driven with a kaizen mindset
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to effectively communicate at all levels of an organization and with different cultures that have different languages.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability in a multi-cultural work environment.
  • Strong analytical thinking
  • Structured process thinking
  • Pro-actively take initiatives to improve
  • Resilience and perseverance
  • Positive and likeable
  • Works independently, with guidance in only the most complex situations
  • Experience in working in a corporate matrix structure with  world-wide operations
  • Able to influence stakeholders and drive decisive actions
  • Act as a facilitator and mentor; shares expertise with colleagues
  • Have ambitions to grow beyond this role within 3-5 years

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We encourage you to apply as soon as possible as candidates will be interviewed continuously. The position may be filled prior to the date described as 'Apply by'