Our client is widely recognized as the global leader in sustainable, renewable, consumer packaging products and goods. Their employees participate in a dynamic culture that always puts the consumer first, and where ownership, accountability and agility are celebrated at every level. To help employees excel, they are offered expansive career growth potential, the opportunity to work alongside and learn from talented colleagues with diverse backgrounds and skill sets, and a range of best-in-class benefits.
This position is responsible for the direction of all QA and QC functions across global manufacturing operations. The Vice President will provide leadership and guidance to the quality management team within the strategic framework of a best-in-class quality organization. The position will have direct reports across all major business groups representing different and unique products.
The successful candidate will be an experienced quality executive with both Quality Assurance and Quality Controls background. He/she must bring a track record of ensuring quality and regulatory compliance in the consumer packaging field or in a closely related industry (food, pharma). The ideal candidate possesses strong technical, leadership and organization skills, including the ability to communicate effectively across a wide range of peers. He/she must bring a high level of enthusiasm, creativity, and passion.
The keys to success in this role include leading the execution at the various regional levels of improved quality systems and strategies, and the demonstrated ability to lead the people and processes required to sustain this best-in-class organization. Quality is a linchpin of the company’s current and future success.
The successful candidate will have been part of a build out and an enhancement of quality systems within a high-paced and fast-moving manufacturing organization. Collaboration is key. This role reports into the Chief Executive Officer and is a key member of the leadership group.
Has ownership of and develops the quality management systems and plans in close collaboration with internal and external customers.
Drives and ensures implementation of manufacturing safety and quality plans. Provides guidance and coaching to the manufacturing team in Quality Assurance and Control.
Provides frontline leadership to Quality Assurance department leaders and their teams.
Represent Quality functions with customer relationships and interactions on a frequent basis.
Provides guidance and analysis to leadership on quality system success and changes needed.
Understands equipment, commissioning procedures, pre-operational preparation requirements, process controls and sanitation requirements and can compel this understanding via the regional quality leadership and manufacturing teams.
Strategically assesses quality issues within the broad manufacturing portfolio and provides decisive feedback on improving the performance of the quality management system.
Act as primary liaison to outside Regulatory agencies, via regional management and/or as direct representative of the company.
Drive a performance management culture within the Quality leadership team and provide development support as needed.
Understand and drive the design and deployments of KPIs as needed to improve manufacturing performance across all products.
Undergraduate in Quality, Chemistry, Biology or Science related field required, Masters preferred.
Minimum of 10 years in the business would be preferred.
Other Skills Training and Knowledge:
Experience preparing and approving SOPs to support the Quality Management systems as defined by international standards, e.g. ISO 9000, etc.
Knowledge of regulatory standards governing the manufacturing of consumer products.
Experience in quality audit program management and audit skills training, ASQ –CQA (certified quality auditor) or other.
It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.