Provide leadership and support at all levels of the manufacturing operations within the Energy and Industrial business units, helping them to achieve operational excellence, superior product quality and customer experience objectives. Drive consistent processes and metrics in support of One Southwire that align supplier and material quality, sales, product engineering, manufacturing, regulatory compliance and customer experience.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Ensure an ISO 9001 compliant quality management system and other required certifications are maintained for each site in accordance with Southwire standard processes
Oversee internal/external quality audits, customer audits and responses
Lead standardization of product inspection and testing methods to ensure compliance with customer, industry and government standards.
Drive implementation of proactive quality improvement projects and problem solving processes, including standard root cause analysis tools, that result in a reduction in customer complaints.
Support deployment of SAP Quality Management module to ensure optimization of quality planning, quality inspection, and quality control, as well as thorough response and management of internal and external quality notifications.
Effectively use quality and operations data to drive change; define improvement metrics and develop key performance indicators (KPI’s).
Build organizational capability by optimizing the organizational structure and standard work as well as lead training, benchmarking and best practice sharing initiatives
Qualifications and Experience Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree (business, engineering) preferred along with 10+ years quality management experience in a manufacturing environment.
Proven leadership skills with the capability to lead change in a matrixed organization
Working knowledge of APQP methodology required, including PPAP, FMEA, GR&R (Gage Repeatability and Reproducibility), Process Validation, and Control Plans
Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing tools
Excellent computer and data management skills. SAP and ERP experience a plus.
Exceptional written and verbal communication abilities with strong interpersonal skills
Must have exhibited excellent organization, problem solving, and decision-making skills
Six Sigma black belt or green belt certification a plus
ASQ certification desired
Ability to travel 25%
Internal Number: 10001
Southwire is one of the world’s leading developers, manufacturers and suppliers of building wire and utility cable, as well as the tools used in their installation. As such, we are continually improving our products, studying how they’re used in the field, and assessing the needs of our customers to find new and better ways to solve the problems facing the industry. We strive to ensure that every product we develop helps increase safety, improve productivity, reduce manpower, save time and save money — both on and off the job site. After all, we don’t just want to produce the most wire products. We want to produce the best wire products.