United States, Rancho Dominguez, CA, Adhesive Technologies

Quality Manager


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Lead the day-to-day operation of Quality processes (including Quality Assurance, and Quality Control) at the Rancho Dominguez facility.  Define and promote a quality mindset across an entire site.  Managing all quality functions, working with cross-departmental leadership to deliver high quality products on schedule.  Establish and maintain a quality system to ensure the facilities, equipment, personnel, methods, processes, and procedures conform to both internal and regulatory standards.


  • Promote quality culture and behavior throughout the organization.
  • Lead a team of quality professionals in the sites.
  • Ensure high quality and data driven communication with internal (operations, sales, etc.) and external (customers) parties.
  • Assure quality products and processes by establishing and enforcing quality standards for testing products.
  • Execute key Henkel Global and Local Integrated Management Systems (Customer Complaint Management [CCMS], Supplier Complaint Management [SCMS], Non-Conforming Materials Management [NCMR], Internal and External Audits Management [A&R]).
  • Establishes finished goods, intermediate products and raw material quality and reliability standards by understanding and complying with customer specifications/requirements/contracts and ensuring other members of the organization comply as well.
  • Lead a team to ensure in-process product inspection standards.
  • Lead a team to maintain product quality documentation system.
  • Maintains product quality by enforcing quality assurance policies and procedures to international standards (i.e. ISO9100, TS16949, etc.) requirements.
  • Prepare product and process quality KPI’s by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends. 
  • Drive improvement in quality KPIs and review KPI performance with regional team
  • Develop quality assurance and control staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training and coaching employees.
  • Ensures quality by planning, monitoring, and appraising job results.
  • Quality leader for top customer communication.  Expected to take a leadership role in high profile or Critical customer complaints, globally, for products developed or produced at Bay Point.
  • Use technical and management skills to drive problem solving with cross functional teams.
  • Identify and drive quality initiatives, drive year over year improvement in quality KPIs, identify and resolve systemic issues across the Bay Point site
  • Drive culture of continuous improvement toward best-in-class processes.  Lead cross functional teams to achieve new levels of performance in our development and operational processes
  • Align Henkel’s programs and policies with steering unit customer base.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in chemistry or equivalent engineering

     Minimum Requirements
  • 3+ years of demonstrated supervisory and leadership skills
  • 5+ years of quality work experience
  • Experience in the aerospace/automotive/electronics industry
  • Excellent relationship building, communication, and influencing skills
  • Demonstrated strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills using specific methods
  • Ability to write reports and business correspondence

    Preferred Requirements
  • Six-sigma experience (“greenbelt” or higher)
  • Quality certification (i.e. CQE, CMQ/OE, and/or CSSBB)
  • Thorough understanding of quality standards TS16949
  • Foundation in A3 and 8D problem solving, APQP, metrology, SPC, and MSA
  • Demonstrated work experience in the quality function of a specialty chemical material supplier, specific experience in aerospace industry
  • Good working knowledge of probability and statistical models

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JOB ID: 21021094
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
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