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Kongsberg Automotive provides world-class products to the global vehicle industry. Our products enhance the driving experience, making it safer, more comfortable and sustainable. With revenues of approx. EUR 1.1 billion and approximately 11.500 employees in 19 countries, Kongsberg Automotive is truly a global supplier. The company is headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland and has more than 25 production facilities worldwide. The product portfolio includes seat comfort systems, driver and motion control systems, fluid assemblies, and industrial driver interface products developed for global vehicle manufacturers.

Director Quality

Location: 

Willis, US, TX 77378

Country/Region:  US

About the position

Our Off-Highway business segment is a leading supplier in the design and manufacture of mechatronic assemblies, pedals, steering columns, and mechanical cables for the agricultural, construction, powersports and outdoor power equipment markets. This segment has ambitious growth plans and is now seeking a Director of Quality to support that growth.

 

The Director of Quality role will have leadership capability to set the direction of Off Highway to maintain a QA level that meets the requirements set by our customers, external standards (IATF 16949, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 or similar) and is in line with the company's Group systems and requirements. The roll will proactively control the QA performance of the business unit and its plants and secure continuous improvements throughout the entire business unit. Thereby continuously strive to add value by reducing non-quality cost (waste). This position will report directly to the Senior Vice President of Off-Highway.

Responsibilities
  • Set direction for the business units QA (e.g. objectives and actions) in cooperation with Kongsberg Automotive's Quality EVP. Support system and process development implementation.
  • Member of Off Highway Management and Kongsberg Group Quality Management Team
  • Functional responsibility for site Quality Leaders across the enterprise (Coaching, Mentoring, Training, and Development)
  • Concern escalation resolution coming from plant QA Manager
  • Represent the customer in all QA belonging to the Off Highway
  • Track the need for necessary competence with regard to QA in the business unit and suggest improvements or assist training
  • Take ownership of Off Highway QA goals and proactively follow them up
  • Collaboration with the regional SQD organization
  • Ensure the deployment of Kongsberg QA improvement projects within the business unit
Requirements

The ideal candidate must have:

  • Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree in Industrial Engineering or equivalent and preferably MBA
  • A minimum of 5-10 years' experience in the engineering/ quality industry, with a minimum of 5 years' experience in automotive quality
  • Management profile with five or more years' experience of leadership in competitive environment
  • High degree of personal integrity and confidence
  • Good conflict management skills
  • Facilitation skills (e.g. workshops) with a high focus on solutions
  • Confident in oral and written English communication
  • Preferably two or more foreign languages
Application / Contact

If this sounds interesting and likely the right challenge for you, we look forward to receiving your application!

 

Please register your CV/resume and cover letter.

Within your application, please inform us regarding your notice period and salary expectations.

 

The applications will be handled on an ongoing basis and the position may be filled before the application deadline date.


We want your integrity, accountability, creativity and teamwork mindset and skills

In Kongsberg Automotive we embrace diversity within our workforce. We make recruiting decisions based on experience and skills and pride ourselves on having a strong culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness.

We aim to employ the world’s brightest minds, providing a limitless pool of ideas and opportunities, who will incorporate our core values within their work. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles and offer an unlimited contract within a dynamic and international environment with prospects for personal growth.

Welcome to an outstanding career in Kongsberg Automotive!


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