General Electric Manufacturing Quality Leader in Charleroi, Belgium

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Role Summary:

The manufacturing quality leader reports to the service center leader and is responsible for QMS compliance/Execution Quality, including trending of metrics to identify robust CAPA and CI projects.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Develop and deploy quality priorities across the SC in line with the SC priorities and the GRS Europe quality priorities

  • Develop, deploy and monitor metrics jointly with SC leader to recognize common patterns and drive respective improvements

  • Tie up closely with project execution team and set up risk management plans on high risk projects in upfront phase

  • Drive actively the development and implementation of the local quality culture plan to enhance desired behaviors

  • Lead, develop, coach factory staff on key competencies acc. to the needs

  • Ownership for internal NCA/RCA & CAPA plan development & implementation

  • Maintain Quality modules in use in co-ordination with team members

  • Liaise effectively with operational teams and with partnering functions out of the center for implementation of improvement actions resulting from quality plans and customer feedback through continuous improvement

  • Overall responsibility for Internal Audit execution, for conformance to quality plans, systems, and requirements as per the Internal Audit Plan

  • Calibration gatekeeper for all Measurement Tools & Equipment

Additional Responsibilities

  • Support customer meetings when required

  • Support Q-framework, QMS and ISO audits as required

  • Coordinate all Cell Quality Review meetings

  • Support regulatory compliance and optimization of quality systems procedures

  • Work with CI team to drive sustainable process changes

  • Support RCA's & CAPA plans for external defects

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Engineering Bachelor’s Degree or suitable practical experience

  • Proven expertise in customer resolution & preventive tools, ISO knowledge

  • Change management skills and cross-functional mindset:

• Inclusive leadership & communication skills

• Demonstrated ability to self-direct within defined responsibilities, proactive attitude

• Knowledge of Lean and/or alternative continuous improvement methods

• Must be a team player willing to sacrifice individual goals when needed

  • Has advanced languages skills in both English and French, any other European language is is an advantage

  • Previous experience in manufacturing environment is desirable

Desired Characteristics:

  • Six Sigma Green Belt

  • Experience of dealing with customers

  • Knowledge of RCA and CAPA tools

Locations: Belgium; Charleroi

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