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Plant Quality Manager

Dekalb, IL · Manufacturing

Full Relocation assistance available!

You will like working for us as we have amazing people and a highly collaborative culture.   Global success hasn’t changed our tight-knit feel – we’ve simply grown into a larger, more diverse family.   We have thousands of jobs around the globe and encourage all of our associates to chase their dreams without having to find them in another company – it truly is a special place.

The Plant Quality Manager is responsible for providing leadership to the plant in the area of maintaining and improving the quality systems as prescribed by the plant’s Division and by the corporate standards. Duties include management of change control, data collection schemes, test methods & equipment, standard instructions, audits, manuals, and other routine quality systems areas. The PQM also must direct the activities of hourly quality staff when applicable. Other duties include training plant personnel in quality processes; facilitating improvement teams; managing compliance to specifications; and acting as product safety team leader, if applicable. In addition Plant Quality Managers must serve as the point of contact with customers for product or service quality.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide hands-on management of the elements of the QMS (Quality Management System.) These include quality action plans, corrective actions, supplier quality management, customer complaints, standard work, audit processes, standard procedures, test methods, and process controls.
  • Ensure Business Unit systems are tied into corporate standards via reviews and audits.
  • Responsible for managing all change control and line validation.
  • Generate scorecards and reports for all aspects of plant quality, not limited to and including VOC, CARs, SCARs, COAs, on-time and in-full deliveries, SPC reporting, losses, product safety, internal, third party & customer audits and change control processes.
  • Act as the lead plant representative for any meetings or interactions with customers as it relates to product or service quality.
  • Participate on teams and lead efforts toward continuous quality improvement initiatives within the plant.
  • Promote awareness of customer requirements for the plant.
  • Some level of travel required.

This position is located in DeKalb, Illinois within the Alloyd business segment.  Alloyd designs and manufactures custom high visibility packaging solutions for retail, medical and food markets. Primary focus is thin gauge thermoforming of blisters, clamshells, and trays along with graphics cards, insert and carton printing, as well as industry leading heat-seal equipment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 4-year degree
  • Analytical skills
  • Statistical analysis proficiency
  • Leadership experience; good verbal & written communications skills;
  • Six Sigma Green Belt a plus
  • Proficiency in Word, Power Point, Excel
  • Quality Management experience food grade packaging preferred

This is a progression position and could be a level I, II or III.  Compensation and progression level will be based on candidate’s experience and education, and current business needs.

We care about the health and wellness of you and your family.  That’s why we offer a comprehensive benefits package that makes it easier to manage your health and provide financial security for you and your family.   In addition, we offer competitive wages and retirement plans. 

Apply today and help us grow stronger.

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