Head of Product Quality Assurance (m/f/d) wanted

In our more than 85-year company history, we have developed into one of the most important companies in extrusion blow moulding technology.

As a German medium-sized company, we operate from numerous international locations in addition to our main factory in Bonn and another machine production site in China.

Our customers appreciate our know-how and reliability as a partner for innovative solutions.

With a corporate culture characterised by trust, commitment and interdisciplinary cooperation, we develop solutions for a sustainable future under the motto BeOne with Customers and Partners.

We are looking for a

Head of Product Quality Assurance (m/f/d)


Operational Standards:

  • Develop and establish product quality standard for a sustainable business of Kautex Maschinenbau GmbH •
  • Responsible for site Bonn, with regular presence in the shop floor, with focus on SQA, incoming goods inspection, manufacturing quality, and product claim management
  • Agrees on budget plans for the functions assigned to him/her, sets corresponding goals, and monitors their achievement in KPIs and other performance management tools
  • Develop the global product quality partnership with intercompany and external partners

Product Quality Assurance:

  • Development of processes, methods and competencies for sustainable quality improvement and quality assurance in the complete customer to customer process
  • Collaboration in process, methods, and competencies improvement of the sub-process of order management process, to ensure the improvement of the product quality assurance
  • Develop a quality assurance and its documentation
  • Quality cost optimization, by implementing the quality control standard
  • Connecting the supplier product quality standard, Kautex Standard to fulfill the customer quality requirement
  • Collaboration with the Lean management team in the improvement of product quality standard

Optimization & Innovation:

  • Continuous improvement of assembly structures & processes in terms of cost, lead time & quality
  • Analysis of the quality challenge as well as failures on field (customer) and the corresponding initiation of corrective action
  • Root-cause analysis and implementation of preventive action
  • Implementation of lesson learned in all relevant process & follow up of the implementation status
  • Organizing internal & external audit, in collaboration with relevant processes /departments

Product Claim management:

• Investigation of the root cause for customer product claim
• Collaboration with the service (after sales) team to provide ad-hoc solution for the customer
• Root cause analysis for the customer product claim, to allocate and distribute the cost and improvement request to the source of the problem
• Implementation of lesson learned from customer product claim as preventive maintenance

Profile requirement

  • Successful engineering study, preferably in mechanical engineering, production technology or mechatronics with at least 3 years working experience in similar position
  • Experience in Blow Molding technology is big plus
  • Deep knowledge in Quality methods
  • Knowledge in Lean manufacturing system
  • Ideally experience as an internal/external auditor
  • Ability to provide a clear framework for performance to the direct reports
  • Very good knowledge in quality management system
  • Pro-active (engaging & impact-oriented) mindset, ability to think end-to-end with a global mindset
  • Independent und well-structured way of working & strong hands-on mentality
  • Leadership skills including the ability to develop leaders and initiate and stabilize change processes
  • Excellent teamwork and communication skills paired with assertiveness
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with different international cultures
  • Fluent written and spoken German and English

We offer you

  • the opportunity for modern and innovative thinking - be part of the answer and develop solutions for one of the most important raw materials on earth - plastic
  • a diverse work environment - where we meet people of all nationalities on a daily basis and are collegial in our dealings with them
  • the chance to breathe and live innovation with all your colleagues - bring your revolutionary ideas to life with us, focused on our customers and partners
  • modern structures - through an adaptable and changing workplace in a leading international company in the blow moulding industry
  • time for all the important things in life - through flexible working hours and hybrid working
  • room for self-realisation - through the requirement for independent, autonomous work in a motivated team with short decision-making processes
  • personal and professional prospects - by offering sustainable additional benefits such as a company pension scheme, company fitness, bike leasing, etc.
  • self-determination over your future - as we promote individual advancement of potential and expertise through continuous and flexible further development in and with the organisation

Are you interested in this task?

Then we look forward to receiving your meaningful application to:

Kautex Maschinenbau GmbH
Mr. Ralf Nolden - Kautexstr. 54 - 53229 Bonn, Germany

E-Mail: career@kautex-group.com

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mr Nolden on 0228 489- 425.

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