• Director, Supplier Quality

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(3 weeks ago)
    Las Colinas
  • Overview:

    Celanese Corporation is a global technology leader in the production of specialty materials and chemical products which are used in most major industries and consumer applications. Our products, essential to everyday living, are manufactured in North America, Europe and Asia. Known for operational excellence, sustainability and premier safety performance, Celanese delivers value to customers around the globe with best-in-class technologies. Based in Dallas, Texas, the company employs approximately 7,500 employees worldwide and had 2014 net sales of $6.8 billion, with approximately 67% generated outside of North America. For more information about Celanese Corporation and its global product offerings, visit www.celanese.com.


    Purpose and Summary of position:


    • Establish and maintain an environment that relentlessly monitors, assists, and motivates the pursuit of defect-free performance from the supply base, with specific emphasis on advance quality planning during product and manufacturing process development for new and existing product
    • Organize, staff and manage the supply quality organization globally to achieve continuous improvements in systems, processes, and products
    • Resolve interdepartmental issues concerning the quality, and performance of products
    • Provide strategic direction and tactical assistance to company leadership, managers, team leaders, operators and support staff
    • Establish departmental goals to minimize budgetary expenditures while maintaining and improving the overall quality system
    • Collaborate with Procurement in developing a Supplier Quality strategy starting on key suppliers
    • Lead Supplier & Component Development/Corrective Action
    • Address supplier quality issues as required in coordination with plant quality leaders. Represent the company for quality assurance issues related to
    • Complete root cause analysis, containment and drive corrective actions at suppliers and through internal processes utilizing the DMAIC problem solving approach and provide data for any charge backs
    • Identify, implement a Supplier Quality scorecard that takes into account the key metrics (supplier QN, cost of QN’s, CAPA, cycle time etc.)
    • Direct Supplier Quality team to ensure timely and successful completion of projects and new product introductions in accordance with above responsibilities
    • Demonstrate core cultural competencies to subordinates
    • Provide challenging and stretching tasks and assignments
    • Attract, retain and develop the best people from inside or outside
    • Assemble talented teams
    • Broadly shares both responsibility and accountability
    • Create an environment that allows employees opportunities to finish their own work and trust people to perform
    • Improve performance and abilities of subordinates through training, counseling, disciplining and responding to employee ideas and concerns
    • Develop a risk based audit plan with procurement


    Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:


    • Reports directly to the VP of Quality , trains, and assists all quality control personnel
    • Directs quality-related activities in conjunction with Manufacturing, Engineering, Purchasing, Customer Service, and any other department/function that affects the quality of the organization’s goods or services


    Desirable Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:


    • Strong background on Quality tools such as SPC, RCA, FMEA facilitation, Supplier development, audits etc.
    • Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate
    • Broad  and deep knowledge of chemical product application, processes and Quality theories/ tools that can be implemented in a Chemical Industry


    Required Years Experience:


    • 15- 20 years of work experience in Supplier Quality manufacturing environment , with a minimum of 10 years of experience managing a leadership role

    Required Education:


    • A Bachelor’s degree in science, engineering or a related technical discipline
    • Master degree is preferred

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