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Quality Manager

Location: 

Loyalist, CA

Business Unit: 

About Umicore

Reducing harmful vehicle emissions. Powering the cars of the future. Giving new life to used metals. We are the leading circular materials technology company fulfilling its mission to create materials for a better life. With ambitions like this, imagine what you could do?

About Rechargeable Battery Materials in Canada

Umicore is preparing to build a battery materials production plant in Loyalist Township, Ontario - the first of its kind in North America. The cutting-edge facility will be a critical part of Canada’s electric vehicle (EV) supply chain. Throughout the design, construction, and operation of the plant, Umicore will be seeking a variety of professionals who share our passion for innovation and sustainability.

What you will be doing

For this new site, we are looking for a Quality Manager, reporting to the Managing Director. In this role you will be taking the lead for enhancing existing Quality organization/system to match Automotive level requirements (IATF/VDA) for the RBM Canada site. Supporting the organization in preparing for relevant Customer audits, Supplier qualifications and management of complaints. 

Responsibilities

  • Maintain/enhance a standardized RBM Quality management systems  
  • Representative of Quality Management System & Product Safety and Conformity  
  • Perform/organize internal audits  
  • Lead site quality related projects 
  • RBM Canada quality KPI management: supporting to set up KPI target, collect site results  
  • Assist site in customer audit preparations, in coordination with RBM Customer Quality representative 
  • Support new supplier qualification applying RBM global procedures, and in coordination with central Supply Quality organization 
  • In coordination with central Supply Quality, define the supplier quality audit plan 
  • Evaluate the supplier performance through RBM supplier management procedure 
  • Coordinate supplier quality related issues and manage consolidated communication. Escalate to central functions issues not manageable at site level 
  • Actively contribute to bridge the gap towards Automotive standards, as a direct OEM supplier, as well as Customer towards the own supply base 
  • Organize the regular site quality meetings & update of Quality topics 
  • Follow up on inter-site quality issues and take the lead when necessary. 

 

As Quality Management process owner, you will be responsible for its effective functioning, analysing the associated risks, and ensuring the achievement of the expected results.

 

Who we are looking for

  • Bachelor or Master degree in Quality Management with minimum 5 years of all-round experiences in quality management systems and quality control
  • Knowledge of the process and risk-based approach 
  • Knowledge of the requirements of ISO9001, IATF16949 and VDA, to the extent necessary to manage the assigned process 
  • Qualifications to be Product Safety and Conformity Representative is a plus 
  • Knowledge of lab analytical systems is a plus
  • Knowledge of variety of systems & tools applied in operational excellence (lean 6 sigma, VSM, TOC, TPM, 5S) and experience in implementing continuous improvement within quality management 
  • Computer skills: maintenance scheduling software, office software (Excel, Access and Word). Knowledge of PowerBi is an asset. 
  • Knowledge of statistical tools (6 sigma) 
  • Ability to phrase concepts in a structured and clear manner  
  • Project management experience  
  • Good communicator, strong interpersonal skills, promoter of cross-department cooperation  
  • Ability to organize and coach his/her team and to organize project teams
  • Ability to identify, analyse and solve problems 
  • Committed to results 
  • Independent, self-initiative 
  • Proven ability to coordinate teams and projects 

What we offer

We aim to lead the way. Not just for our customers, but for our employees too. That is why we strive to create a collaborative environment in which we can all succeed, and a culture through which we can all share ideas, develop our expertise and advance our careers. We engage in building an inclusive work culture that offers equal opportunities for all employees irrespective of their diverse backgrounds. As you would expect from a world-leading organisation, we will also reward your contribution with a competitive salary and benefits. With all this and more, imagine what you could do?

Find out more information about our planned facility in Canada on rbm.umicore.com/en/Canada.

IF OUR BATTERY MATERIALS CAN BOOST THE RANGE OF E-CARS, IMAGINE WHAT YOU COULD DO?

 

Umicore invites applications from all qualified individuals. We are committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcome applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. We provide support in our recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant's accessibility needs. If you are contacted to participate in our recruitment process and require accommodation, please let us know.

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