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Platform Quality Manager Job, Auburn Hills, MI

Job Number: 1028473

Location: Auburn Hills, MI

Date Posted: 6-21-2017


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The FCA Quality organization is currently seeking a solutions-oriented Platform Quality Manager to join the Quality team at the FCA Headquarters and Technology Center in Auburn Hills, MI. The Platform Quality Manager will be the primary interface with powertrain platform teams (i.e. product development, supplier, engineering, launch and manufacturing) regarding all aspects of quality. The Manager will ensure completion to an acceptable standard and the delivery of a quality product to the customer at launch. Additionally, she/he serves as the conduit for transparency of high risk issues and provides creative thinking to the analysis of data and the identification of new opportunities. The ideal candidate must have a proven track record for developing and executing the standardization of manufacturing quality enablers. The Platform Quality Manager will have experience in managing cross-functionally and possess a broad knowledge of the entire automotive engineering, manufacturing and quality landscape and present outstanding teamwork, interpersonal and communication skills. The candidate must be a hands-on individual with strength of convictions - a self-confident leader who, in part due to his/her personal presence, style and demeanor, effectively sells ideas and solutions to others. The candidate must display a level of passion and energy and demand success. Moreover, this person must have unquestioned integrity.
Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Partner with platform management to execute new program delivery, manage resources to resolve launch quality issues and manage continuous improvement activities
  • Develop program specific quality strategies using benchmark product information
  • Provide an independent confirmation of the design, test, manufactured and purchased component processes
  • Ensure completion to an acceptable standard to deliver a quality product to the customer at launch and is responsible for ensuring launched products exceed customer expectations as measured in the six types of quality
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities
  • Plan, prioritize, set goals and manage multiple projects in a technical and business environment
  • Support meetings at all levels of the company, including senior leadership
  • Represent the "Voice of the Customer" to the platform teams
  • Teams within the Quality Organization are empowered to improve customer satisfaction for their system or area


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required in a technical field
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience is required
  • Experience in at least one of the three following areas: manufacturing, quality, engineering
  • Proficient in Microsoft Software: Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally
  • Experience working in a lean/flat organization with cross functional skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree or higher in Engineering, Quality Management or an MBA desired
  • Past powertrain and quality experience is strongly desired (particularly transmission and driveline)
  • Manufacturing, design release and or supplier quality experience are also desired
  • Knowledge of engines, transmissions and driveline components strongly desired 

FCA US is proud to extend to its employees a compensation and benefits package that is designed to retain their talent and to motivate and reward job performance. Our present compensation program provides for competitive, market based salaries, and annual vacation and holiday time off. We make available a comprehensive health care benefits plan which, depending upon the employee’s role, includes medical, dental, vision and prescription drug coverage. We also offer a disability absence plan, group and optional life insurance program, savings plan, tuition assistance, and vehicle purchase and lease discounts for certain employees, and for their family and friends.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled.

Note: Some of the benefits listed above may not apply to summer vacation replacement and temporary employees.

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