Plant Quality Manager

<strong>At Behr Paint, we strive to have all employees bring their best selves and their unique perspectives every day. We are a tight-knit family of fun, friendly, integrity focused individuals who work together in exciting and challenging ways to build and maintain our award-winning, industry-leading products and services, and to positively impact our customers and the communities in which we live and work.</strong>

McDonough, Georgia


<strong>Founded in 1947, Behr Paint Company is one of the largest manufacturers of paints, primers, decorative finishes, stains, and surface preparation products&nbsp;for&nbsp;do-it-yourselfers and professionals in&nbsp;the&nbsp;United States,&nbsp;Canada, and&nbsp;Mexico. The Santa Ana, Calif.-based maker of the&nbsp;BEHR&reg;&nbsp;and&nbsp;KILZ&reg;&nbsp;brands is dedicated to meeting the coating and color needs of DIYers, professionals, architects, and designers with an unwavering commitment to quality, innovation, and value.</strong>

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Full time

Competitive Compensation and Benefits Package

Overview: <ul> <li>Plan, establish, and direct plant quality system to promote product, manufacturing, and business system process quality</li> <li>Ensure plant quality is maintained at acceptable levels, appropriate training opportunities are offered and continuous improvement efforts are effective</li> <li>Ensure the professional development of plant quality personnel.</li> </ul>
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Manage plant quality, champion plant quality initiatives, and represent the Quality Department on the Material Review Board.</li> <li>Involve plant and corporate management to develop practices and procedures that promote a product, manufacturing process, and business system process quality.</li> <li>Track, report key plant quality metrics, and establish plans to consistently improve key plant quality metrics.</li> <li>Monitor trends in product and process quality.</li> <li>Manage the Quality Engineering, Plant Training, Quality Auditing, and Quality Technician functions at the plant level.</li> <li>Liaison with Corporate Quality, Research and Development, Purchasing, Operations, and Process Development to resolve corporate-level quality issues.</li> <li>Establish a continuous improvement process within the Quality Department at the plant level.</li> <li>Apply analytical and statistical techniques to problem-solving and continuous improvement opportunities.</li> <li>Organize and schedule laboratory testing.</li> <li>Manage department expense, capital, and personnel budgets and reduce the cost of Quality at the plant.</li> <li>Communicate supplier-related issues to the Corporate Supplier Quality Engineer.</li> </ul>
Requirements: EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION/TRAINING:<br /> <ul> <li>Educational attainment equivalent to a Bachelor&rsquo;s degree in Quality, Engineering, Management, or a related technical or scientific field</li> <li>Thorough quality management experience</li> <li>Certified Quality Manager and/or Certified Quality Engineer ASQ certification is desirable</li> </ul> <br />KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES RECOMMENDED FOR POSITION:<br /> <ul> <li>Thorough knowledge of QC standards, practices, and testing techniques</li> <li>Thorough knowledge of statistical and analytical problem-solving capabilities</li> <li>Considerable knowledge of supervisory principles and leadership techniques</li> <li>Ability to manage departmental functions and programs</li> <li>Ability to communicate effectively, establish and maintain effective relationships with employees, staff, customers, contractors, and other departmental representatives</li> <li>Ability to select, train, supervise, and evaluate the work of staff</li> <li>Ability to control and monitor budgetary expenditures</li> <li>Ability to institute continuous improvement activities</li> <li>Ability to operate a computer and use mainframe software or packaged word processing, database, and spreadsheet programs Ability to exercise judgment, communicate departmental standards, and ensure compliance with industry requirements.</li> </ul>