Woodward QUALITY MANAGER - INDUSTRIAL CONTROLS SYSTEMS in Loveland, Colorado

QUALITY MANAGER - INDUSTRIAL CONTROLS SYSTEMS (1801404)Position PurposeThe Quality Manager, Level 2 is responsible for the development andimplementation of quality improvement strategies as well as the continuousimprovement of quality systems and business processes that support a site ormultiple small sites. The incumbent generally reports to a Group QualityDirector, Quality Director, or General Manager. This position is a strongcontributor to supporting and achieving site level organizational qualityobjectives. The position involves collaboration with Directors and Managers toensure the alignment of quality strategy, philosophy, systems and businesspracEssential FunctionsAccountable for the coordination and integration of quality assuranceprocesses and procedures in the following areas: Government and Regulatorycompliance (ISO, AS, TS, FAA, DCMA), Customer QualityCompliance, and internal quality procedural complianceEstablishes and executes site level strategic quality plan to meet businessobjectives and customer expectations. Supports group level strategic qualityplanDevelops and holds staff accountable for quality metrics that enableevaluation of progress to the site strategic plan and goalsDevelops staff and supports the site regarding implementation of PLC,APQP, Lean, process capability/First Pass Yield and continuousimprovement initiatives while implementing and maintaining an effective SixSigma SystemRepresents Woodward from the site level to customers, potential customers,regulatory bodies through presentation and communication of the QualityManagement System and quality strategies to meet or exceed customerexpectations while providing advocacyAccountable for effective Root Cause and Corrective Action within the site orbusiness area/value streams for escapes (internal or customer) andensures an effective internal and external corrective action process (timelyand effective closures of Corrective Action Requests - CAR's)Report customer and internal quality metrics to management and other businesssegments as needed. Drives with site leadership, corrective action andproblem solving to accelerate improvementsStay abreast of current quality and regulatory trends and methodologies in theapplicable industry and utilize this information for developing proactivestrategies and readinessProvides direction, development and performance management of direct reportsDevelop and maintain an appropriate site quality organization to support thesuccessful adherence to the QMS and the transformation process enterprisewide. Accountable to manage quality resources to meet the financial planLeads and develops in others the behavioral application and adherence to theWoodward Constitution, Codes of Business Conduct and Ethics (Policy1-14) and participates and leads BCOC investigations as needed Other FunctionsSupports Quality Director/Group Director in site transition toward an everimproving One Woodward quality systemCollaborates with functions inside and outside the organization (EnterpriseWide)Leads or influences systematic support of Six Sigma and problem solving forthe site. Leads Black Belt projects for challenging business issuesSets high quality standards and demonstrates a firm commitment to quality andcontinuous improvementMust be able to travel to customer and other Woodward sites, domestic andinternational independentlyQualificationsKnowledge/Skills/AbilitiesStrong understanding of: QMS; Processes approach; ISO, AS and TS;APQP; LEAN principles; Six Sigma tools and methodologies; othercontinuous improvement methods to support lean order fulfillment processesStrong knowledge of statistical concepts and methods to ensure appropriateapplication and analysis of data, with strong ability to analyze issues,solve problems and develop others to do the sameAbility to collaborate, develop and integrate site strategies for qualityperformance and continuous improvement. Supports site strategy developmentwith Directors and managers and can foll