Executive Director/VP Quality Leader

  • Minority Executive Search
  • Mar 02, 2020
Full time Executive

Job Description

Salary Range: 350K to 500K Base Plus Bonus and Relocation



Ideal candidate must be Comfortable presenting at a very senior level. Presents at the board several times a year and sits at the corporate meetings several times a year.

Plans, directs, and manages quality, strategy and operations.   

Establishes, implements, and monitors methods and measures to ensure quality and low cost. Responsible for Setting up Quality Analytics Teams, Real Time Data, Continuous

Improvement to Quality Systems.

Responsible to urgently and effectively manage Process Quality Assurance including Quality Systems, Process Quality, and Process Quality Control Sections. To continually insure/optimize quality systems, process control, and outgoing product exceeds customer expectations.

Participate in strategic planning activities to ensure that all quality related requirements are considered when establishing strategic goals and objectives.

Participate in new product/project development to ensure quality requirements are established.

Responsible for helping to grow the business through the appropriate, results-driven application of manufacturing quality


Principles and processes.

Directs the development and implementation of standards and goals, ensuring they support the organization’s business plans. 

Ensures quality customer relations through the development and implementation of processes as well as developing process

improvement methods that will deliver quality and timely products.

Facilitates and coordinates the flow of information necessary to plan and evaluate performance.

Directs all activities relative to Company quality system problems and projects through assigned staff. 

Reviews data on sales, profitability, productivity, quality, finances, staffing, etc. utilizing this data to make business structure and

strategy recommendations.

Assists in the evaluation of current and potential business and/or product trends. 

Develops, implements, and monitors master timetable for achieving total quality initiatives. 

Establishes a detailed and effective quality management infrastructure that meets the needs of the business.

This role has directors reporting to them.  Approximately 9, they are all directors - 2 could be executive directors in the future.

This role has dotted line responsibility across quality for the organization. In addition to the 250+ they lead the leadership team for quality in the segments. The segment leaders are very dependent on this role. 

This role has some of the highest engagement and influence with the leadership team for the organization. That comes with high visibility as well as a huge amount of accountability. 


Additional Qualifications:

Quality Analytics -  standing up new organization (work moving in from other groups) how to design structure of organization.

Value use of data and analytics to guide quality interventions put into place , are they progressive, up to speed on telematics, driving process, improvement in quality

Quality – Customer, product and service quality -

Leadership: 9 direct reports – dotted line is 600 people and solid team 210 – looking to build that team up – growing team

High profile role in company with emission issues and future

Automotive Industry focused

Warranty – changing estimates

Bring analytics together

Industry focused with a understanding of Emissions and bringing Analytics Together.

Coordinates efforts of quality improvement teams.


Must cooperate with the Company ISM professionals in implementing the information security policies within the Company, and ensures that information is handled in compliance with the Global ISM related regulations.


Interprets, enforces and complies with Company policies, procedures, and regulations.

Prepares reports, charts, graphs, and other statistical information.

Will initiate, recommend, or provide solutions through designated channels.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Four-year college degree preferably in business, management, operations, engineering, technology or quality related field required.

Minimum of twelve (12) years related Automotive, Trucking, Engine Manufacturing and Quality experience.

Emission experience and understanding is preferred.

Industry knowledge - consumer automotive has similar quality standards and in some ways is a bit ahead from commercial automotive so that would be OK. Toyota, GM, Eaton, Paccard, Pratt Whitney or Honda types of companies would have the right skills and attributes. 

Background in Lean Manufacturing, Emissions Regulations and Six Sigma required.

Must have extensive leadership experience in Automotive manufacturing and quality approaches.

Familiarity of manufacturing processes found at Company’s suppliers. 

Familiarity with structured problem solving using one or more of the following methods: 8D, 5 Whys, Root Cause Analysis.

Previous work experience in a cross-cultural, international environment preferred.

Proficiency with the computer applications appropriate to the position and assignment.

Ability to perform accountabilities in a competent, professional and customer oriented manner.

Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects under stress.

Ability to assess priorities in a complex and demanding environment.
Ability to lead projects independently and with team members.
Strong hands-on leadership skills, and ability to manage deadlines.

Strong presentation, analytical and problem solving skills.
Demonstrated ability to work in a cross-functional, team oriented environment.

Excellent organizational skills for multi-tasking.
Must be able to use methods appropriate to the position and assignment to solve problems and achieve accurate results.

Must be a capable team player and able to adapt to various project requirements.

Must have the ability to remain organized and self ­directed in a fast-paced environment.

Must have the ability to learn computer applications as necessary for the position.

Must successfully complete any training or certification courses required to support or strengthen position.

Must have ability to analyze, interpret, and communicate related data, including analytical and advanced technical data.

Must have the ability to develop solutions for moderate to complex problems or systems.

Must be able to work with minimal supervision displaying strong self-motivation.

Must have the ability to read, interpret, and follow verbal and written instructions, work procedures and other related materials.

Must possess strong verbal and written communication skills including strong customer service skills.

Must communicate appropriate information accurately and clearly as needed including strong presentation skills.

Must have the ability to effectively and appropriately interface and communicate with a variety of individuals or groups on a frequent basis, to include customers and internal employees.

Ability to build good interpersonal relationship as it pertains to the responsibilities of the position. 

Must be affective in human resource management.  Manages staff including supervision, counseling, mentoring, performance standards and review, discipline, training and employee development.  Maintains and improves employee morale. Responsible for maintaining expenditures and budgets to the extent authorized and may have the responsibility of inventory, capital investments, or head count controls.

Ability to travel 25% Internationally. 


Please answer the questions listed below and email them back to me with your updated resume to Referrals are welcome!


  1. Do you have 12 Plus years of Executive Director/VP Quality Leadership experience within the Automotive, Trucking and Engine Manufacturing Industry? Explain. 


  1. Do you have experience with Quality Analytics and Understanding of Emissions and Bring Analytics Together? Explain.