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Quality Director

Woodward, Inc.
life insurance, vision insurance, parental leave, paid holidays, sick time, short term disability, long term disability, tuition reimbursement, 401(k)
United States, Illinois, Rockford
May 07, 2024

Woodward's Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Commitment

At Woodward, no matter where you are from, your physical appearance, or how you identify, you deserve the opportunity to reach your greatest potential. We are on a journey to achieve this as an organization and want to work closely with our members to set the right path.

We humbly acknowledge this will be an imperfect journey. Yet, we are steadfastly committed to embracing the power of diverse people, perspectives and experiences for our current members, attracting the best talent across our communities, and creating an inclusive and rewarding workplace for all.

Woodward supports our members' wellbeing and regularly benchmarks with other companies in our industry to offer an extensive Total Reward package for this position. Salary will be determined by the applicant's education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data.

  • Estimated annual base pay: $163,000 (minimum) - $204,000 (midpoint) - $245,000 (maximum)
    • Long-term incentive compensation in the form of equity
    • All members included in cash bonus opportunity
    • 401(k) match (4.5%)
    • Annual Woodward stock contribution (5%)
    • Tuition reimbursement and Training/Professional Development opportunities for all members
  • 12 paid holidays, including floating holidays
  • Industry leading medical, dental, and vision Insurance upon date of hire
  • Vacation / Sick Time / Vacation Buy-up / Short Term Disability / Bereavement leave
  • Paid parental leave
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Employee Assistance Program, including mental health benefits
  • Member Life & AD&D / Long Term Disability / Member Optional Life
  • Member referral bonus
  • Spouse / Child Optional Life / Optional AD&D / Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending
  • Voluntary benefits, including:
  • Home / Auto Insurance discounts
  • Whole Life Insurance / Critical Illness Insurance / Legal Assistance / Military Leave

Are you ready to make your mark? If you're a Quality Leader, we have an exciting opportunity for you.

What you will be doing...

  • Accountable for the coordination and integration of quality assurance processes and procedures in the following areas: Government and Regulatory compliance (ISO,AS,TS, FAA, DCMA), Customer Quality Compliance, and internal quality procedural compliance.
  • Establishes and executes site or regional level strategic quality plan to meet business objectives and customer expectations. Supports group level strategic quality plan.
  • Develops and holds staff accountable for quality metrics that enable evaluations of progress to the site strategic plan and goals.
  • Represents Woodward primarily from the site level or regional level to customers, potential customers, regulatory bodies through presentation and communication of the Quality Management System and quality strategies to meet or exceed customer expectations.
  • Develop and maintain an appropriate site quality organization to support the successful adherence to the QMS and the transformation process enterprise wide. Accountable to manage quality resources to meet the financial plan.
  • Accountable for effective Root Cause and Corrective Action within the site for customer escapes and ensures an effective internal and external corrective action process (timely and effective closures of Corrective Action Requests-CAR's).

What We Are Looking For...

  • Bachelor of Science in management or a technical field required.
  • 5+ years quality and/or operations leadership in a manufacturing environment
  • Strong experience with APQP and process capability improvement required
  • Solid fundamental understanding of: QMS; Processes approach; ISO, AS and TS; APQP, LEAN principles, Six Sigma tools and methodologies, other continuous improvement methods to support lean order fulfillment processes.
  • Thorough knowledge of statistical concepts and methods to ensure appropriate application and analysis of data, with strong ability to analyze issues, solve problems and develop others to do the same.
  • Ability to collaborate, develop and integrate site or regional strategies for quality performance and continuous improvement.
  • Solid collaboration and influencing skills with peers and leaders across the site and as needed across the CoE.Supports the improvement of processes across the group and on a per project basis at the One Woodward level.
  • Must be able to travel to customer and other Woodward sites, domestic and international.

This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and/or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). All applicants must be U.S. Persons within the meaning of the ITAR and EAR, or eligible to obtain all required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State and/or the U.S. Department of Commerce. The ITAR defines a U.S. Person as a U.S. citizen or national, lawful permanent resident (i.e., 'Green Card holder'), or a protected person (e.g., asylee, or refugee).

Woodward is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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