Manage the assurance of continuous improvement toward defect-free processes that meet or exceed customer needs in the supported plant. Responsible for the overall assessment and improvement of the people capabilities, processes, and tools that are critical to the quality assurance programs and processes. Manage the resolution and follow-up of quality issues with internal and external customers and suppliers. Manage, mentor, and develop staff; leads the assessment and establishment of education, training, and skills profiles for quality professionals. Participates in project selection and analysis; advises staff on prioritization of projects. Oversee project budget progress and leads cost control activities for assigned teams. Reinforces customer-led quality focus in the supported organization. Establishes and maintains quality assurance standards, procedures, and controls. Serves as a key quality representative for supplier and customer audits. Manages post-implementation exercises to identify strengths and opportunities for improvement. Follows Six Sigma methodologies in the process of identifying, selecting, tracking, progressing through, and assessing the success of projects and initiatives. Use Advanced Product Quality Planning to lead the technical quality planning and ensures customer satisfaction through structured and measurable processes as defined by industry standard. Understand Quality System Management to guide in the practice and application of quality system standards required by international certification bodies, industry specific regulatory authorities and customer’s contractually specified requirements. Lead all aspects of Supplier Quality Management; help develop strategy and collaborative supplier partnerships; identify supplier innovation capabilities; contribute to supplier audit and certification process; track supplier performance metrics and acts to quickly resolve issues to improve supplier quality performance. Have experience in Risk Management to manage the process to identify, assess and prioritize issues and risks using recommended tools and processes to minimize, monitor, and control the probability and/or impact of negative events or to maximize the realization of positive events.