Consultant at Spectrum Consulting
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Head/Manager - Quality Control - Manufacturing Firm (5-15 yrs)
Job Title : QC Head (Reporting to CEO)
Location : Chennai
Job Description :
Position Overview :
- The QC Manager/Head, reporting directly to the CEO, will have end-to-end responsibility for leading and overseeing all quality control activities within our manufacturing shop floor operations. This role requires a seasoned professional with a deep understanding of fabrication processes, a commitment to quality, and the ability to drive continuous improvement initiatives.
Key Responsibilities :
- Collaborate with the CEO and senior leadership to develop and execute the company's quality control strategy, aligning it with organizational goals.
- Lead and manage the quality control department, ensuring adherence to established standards and procedures.
- Continuously assess and improve quality control processes to optimize product quality, reduce defects, and enhance operational efficiency.
- Oversee the inspection and testing of fabricated components and finished products, ensuring they meet or exceed quality standards.
- Ensure that the company's quality control practices and products conform to all relevant industry regulations, certifications, and customer requirements.
- Collaborate with suppliers to enhance the quality of incoming materials and components, and conduct supplier audits when necessary.
- Foster collaboration with other departments, such as engineering, production, and procurement, to drive a culture of quality throughout the organization.
- Lead investigations into quality issues, conducting thorough root cause analyses and implementing corrective actions to prevent recurrence.
- Generate comprehensive reports on quality control metrics, defects, trends, and improvements for presentation to the CEO and board of directors.
- Manage the quality control department's budget, including resource allocation, cost control, and capital expenditure planning.
- Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (e.g., Engineering, Quality Management) preferred.
- 10+ years of progressive experience in fabrication and manufacturing, with at least 5 years in a senior quality control leadership role.
- Extensive knowledge of fabrication processes, industry standards, and quality control methodologies.
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Excellent communication and leadership abilities, with the capacity to influence at all organizational levels.
- Proficiency in quality management systems (e.g., ISO) and quality control tools.
- Relevant certifications in quality control or related fields are highly desirable.