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Senior Advanced Quality Manager

United States - MI - Novi

Job Description

This position is responsible for leading the Advanced Quality team for the YFAI Customer OEM business unit(s) through Product design/development/launch/current production. 

Lead the Advanced Quality Engineering team for the applicable designated Customer Business Unit(s), including, but not limited to: training, mentoring, establishing goals, performance reviews, collaboration amongst other AQMs (regular meeting cadence), etc.  Successfully manage all resource demands ensuring proper allocation with capable, skilled individuals.  Support quote process (until resources assigned): ...creation of Phase 1 Quality Workbook, including cross functional engagement with the applicable YFAI Manufacturing plant(s)…. target setting, quote process, attending customer reviews/SDT meetings, etc.

Support all Quality quotes, MSA plans, gauge plans/execution, OK to Ship reviews, dimensional evaluations. Control Plan development, etc.  Ensure all internal launch and customer Advanced Quality Planning deliverables are completed on-time, to the required quality expectations. PRP deliverables to be understood and up-to-date (Who/What/When) for Launch/Program Reviews (e.g., Quality deliverables in the Gate Workbook – PSMC, Safe Launch, etc.), ensuring a successful YFAI Manufacturing plant hand off, etc. Thorough program engagement; an active member of all applicable Program Reviews, LRR reviews, Red Flag Meetings and launch support plans, etc.

Drive the Advance Quality Team to achieve the YFAI 0-0-0-90-100 launch metric

Support the preparation and on-time delivery of all PPAP packages for submission and approval by the Customer, ensuring a plan to meet on-time PPAP and Customer invoice timing

Support efforts to improve Quality performance throughout the organization by analysing Advanced Quality metrics, applicable Operational COPQ/non-conformances, applicable Customer score cards (Quality expertise) and associated metrics.  Develop, lead and maintain training initiatives to applicable Customer Specific Requirements (CSR) within the YFAI NA organization. Act as the CSR expert for applicable Customer business unit(s), holding quarterly reviews with applicable YFAI Manufacturing plants/launch teams of any updates/changes.

Ensure the Advanced Quality team is following Quality Management Systems during product/process/launch development (e.g., BOS, YFIMS, IQS, IATF 16949, VDA, etc.)

Provide YFAI plant operational support, as needed, for problem solving (e.g., root cause and robust PCA evaluations), internal/external audit preparation, etc.   Support efforts in optimizing plant Operational Quality performance and associated scorecard metrics. Establish and maintain exceptional customer facing relationships, resulting in excellent customer satisfaction.   Conduct all work activities following company safety policies and procedures.  Perform other duties as assigned by the BU Quality leader

Your Qualifications

· Bachelor’s degree in Quality, Engineering or Science with 10 years of related work experience. 

  • Relevant automotive quality leadership experience (5 years minimum).
  • Experience leading others
  • Experience in Advanced Quality Planning including strong proficiency with AIAG Advanced Quality Planning (e.g., Control Plans, FMEAs, PPAPs, MSA and Statistical Process Control standards, etc.)
  • Experience with VDA/ISO/IATF Quality Systems is required. Lead Auditor certification is highly desirable.
  • Familiarity with the YFAI launch process is highly desirable
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Published: 10/21/2019
Job Field: Quality & Continuous Improv
Location: United States - MI - Novi
REQ. NO.: 19002882
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Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI)

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) is the global leader in automotive interiors. Yanfeng Automotive Interiors is redefining how people relax, work and play in their vehicle interiors – today and decades from now. Headquartered in Shanghai, the company has approximately 110 manufacturing plants and technical centers in 18 countries and more than 33,000 employees globally. They design, develop and manufacture automotive interior components for all automakers. LEARN MORE

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