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Senior Quality Manager
Embark on an exciting journey where your expertise will shape the very foundations of quality excellence. In this pivotal role, you'll actively shape and enhance quality processes and management systems. Your focus will be driving quality improvements to enhance the customer experience. You'll play a key role in supporting the supply chain functions in the development and implementation of effective quality strategies and systems. This position is your gateway to making a significant impact, driving continuous improvement, and leading the charge towards elevated standards of quality excellence. Join us on this journey of redefining and setting new benchmarks in quality management. This position is based in Middleton Wisconsin, United States and reports to the VP QEHS. The role is full-time and is hybrid based.
WHAT YOU’LL DO AT FISKARS GROUP
Drive quality policy and strategy, across the supply chain operation in Fiskars BA.
Lead a team of Quality Engineers, Compliance Engineers and Test Lab Technicians, with focus on empowering, motivating and engaging team members.
Guiding supply chain functions in the execution of good quality process, enabling the supply of compliant and high-quality product to the marketplace.
Responsible for ensuring that effective preventative measures are implemented in response to quality issues raised. Facilitate cross functional collaboration to drive top claim improvements.
Active participation in the internal auditing program, to verify process compliance and drive continuous improvement.
Ensure product compliance requirements are defined for all categories in BA Fiskars. Test plans provided by Compliance team in NPD and product transfers and test plans validated. Pipeline legislation monitored and communicated with known impacts and timeline. Monitor progress to readiness.
Oversee in house functional test lab operations, ensuring quality standards and testing process guidelines are in place and effective.
Manage Quality network for manufacturing units, driving good practice, aligned ways of working, quality strategy and targets.
WHO YOU ARE
Minimum of 5+ years’ experience in managing a team of Quality Professionals in a manufacturing / sourcing environment, preferably with household / tools type product. Experience in metals and plastics beneficial.
In depth understanding of Quality Management Systems (e.g. ISO 9001) and quality tools essential.
Internal auditing experience, preferably to ‘lead audit’ level.
Demonstrate a holistic and systematic approach for improving quality and related ways of working.
Proven ability to manage teams effectively, fostering collaboration, and achieving quality objectives.
Exhibit strong collaboration skills and demonstrate proficiency in problem-solving within a team environment.
Effectively navigate and contribute to a matrix organizational structure, showcasing adaptability and collaboration across functions.
Possess a good understanding of business priorities, aligning quality initiatives with overarching organizational goals.
Experience and proficiency in quality auditing processes, ensuring adherence to established standards and continuous improvement.
START YOUR JOURNEY AT FISKARS GROUP
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At Fiskars Group, we value providing benefits that matter to you and cater to our diverse global workforce, no matter where you are in the world. While benefits may vary based on location, here are some of the incredible offerings you can expect when joining our team:
Competitive Compensation: We ensure that our employees are fairly compensated based on industry standards and local market factors.
Health and Wellness: Your well-being matters to us and we want to help you achieve it. We offer well-being focused programs (funds for wellness activities; gym, yoga classes, etc.) and health insurance plans including medical, dental, and vision so you can take care of yourself and your loved ones.
Work-Life Balance: We understand the need for balance in your life. Our paid time off plans and flexible work arrangements and policies are designed to accommodate local customs and personal commitments, enabling you to thrive in both your professional and personal life. We currently offer hybrid work arrangements where possible.
Professional Development: We believe in nurturing talent and supporting professional growth. Through training programs, skill development initiatives, and learning resources, we empower our employees to reach their full potential.
Future Planning: We care about your future. We offer retirement contribution matching providing you with financial security in your post-work years.
Employee Support: Life happens, and we’re here to support you. We currently offer paid sick leave, paid parental leave (for both birthing and non-birthing parent) and employee assistance programs and resources to address local needs, offering confidential counseling, financial guidance, and other valuable support services.
Inclusive and Diverse Environment: We value diversity and promote inclusivity. Join a workplace where your unique background and perspectives are celebrated, fostering collaboration and respect across all our markets.
Recognition and Rewards: We believe in celebrating and recognizing the contributions of our employees worldwide. Our recognition programs are designed to acknowledge exceptional performance and achievements, ensuring that your efforts are celebrated and valued. We offer bonus incentives, and profit sharing.
Vested Interest: Through our Employee Share Purchase Plan (ESPP), you have the opportunity to invest in Fiskars Group and become a proud co-owner, sharing in the success and growth of the company.
Employee Discounts: We want to ensure our team members make each day extraordinary with use of our products and offer product discounts across our brands.
Please note that specific benefits may vary based on local regulations, market conditions, and other factors. We are committed to providing competitive and meaningful benefits to our employees in every market we operate.
Fiskars Group is the global home of design-driven brands for indoor and outdoor living. Our brands include Fiskars, Gerber, Iittala, Royal Copenhagen, Moomin by Arabia, Waterford, and Wedgwood. Our brands are present in more than 100 countries and we have more than 350 own stores. We have 7,000 employees and our global net sales in 2022 were EUR 1.2 billion.
We are driven by our common purpose: Pioneering design to make the everyday extraordinary. Since 1649, we have designed products of timeless, purposeful, and functional beauty, while driving innovation and sustainable growth.
US Legal Disclaimer: Fiskars Group is an equal opportunity employer. We believe diversity in our workforce is essential to a successful business. We condemn any form of racism and discrimination. We support and stand with those who speak out and seek justice. We strive to be a diverse and collaborative environment.
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