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Regional Quality Manager

Job Number:  44642
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Cosma USA Group Office
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

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Job Number: 44642 
Group: Cosma International  
Division: Cosma USA Group Office 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 


Group Description

Cosma provides a comprehensive range of body, chassis and engineering solutions to global customers. Through our robust product engineering, outstanding tooling capabilities and diverse process expertise, we continue to bring lightweight and innovative products to market.


Role Summary

The Regional Quality Manager (Cosma Canada USA)  is responsible for supporting the development and implementation of strategies to improve performance through the use of data and standardization of key processes in accordance with the Magna Charter and Cosma/Magna policies. The position will focus on every aspect and phase from inception to delivery and all related systems, structure and processes that impact quality of our product, regardless of function. The successful candidate is an experienced Quality Leader who has successfully built high performing teams to deliver excellent products to the market. This role will focus primarily on the US Divisions. 
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability and essential duties required to successfully perform this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the development of quality strategies based on best practices and failure data analysis
  • Assist in implementation and training of new quality initiatives 
  • Support Lessons Learned / Read Across for distribution and closed loop verification for your region
  • Support Quality Director with Quality meetings and Customer meetings and help in preparing the necessary material 
  • Support the Divisional Quality Leads on providing specific quality related training 
  • Ensure customer performance data including warranty is available on time for drill down at the division level
  • Review results from IATF, MAFACT, CQI, VDA etc. to propose training modules to address systemic issues
  • Participate in Mafact audits (Quality section) 
  • Review Corrective Action reports for complete root cause analysis and robust implementation of Permanent Corrective and Preventive Actions, when applicable
  • Support divisions on resolution of Critical Quality issues, if required
  • Collaborate with other employees, managers, & teams to ensure high quality outcomes; provide strong quality support for design & development teams
  • Assist Division QA Managers & supports the customer in resolving issues
  • Monitors key launch CPMP gate reviews & follow up on open quality related items for resolution
  • Conduct audits as required to support successful launches
  • Promotes and initiates continuous improvements and cost reduction opportunities.
  • Knows and understands process documentation and customer specific requirements as they relate to the job function.
  • Follows and complies with all Operational Procedures and Policies as outlined in the Employee Handbook, Quality and Environmental programs (i.e. TS16949, ISO14001)
  • Understands, promotes and lives by Magna’s philosophies and Employee Charter.
  • Adheres to Magna’s core values; integrity, respect, trust, honesty, fairness and loyalty.
  • Performs other duties as required

Key Qualifications/Requirements

  • Experience on Shainin Red X 
  • Minimum 5 years work-related experience in an automotive environment at Leadership level 
  • Excellent organizational, leadership, interpersonal and problem solving skills.
  • Effective verbal and written communication & presentation skills
  • Must possess human relations, leadership skills and maturity of judgment.
  • Must be proficient in computer use, including Statistical Techniques & methodologies
  • Good attention to detail, and able to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to uphold confidentiality.
  • Demonstrates the ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Ability to work overtime to meet customer/division needs.

Additional Information

Work Environment

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
  • Primarily office / manufacturing environment; plant floor characterized by temperature extremes, loud noise and considerable tow motor traffic.
  • Flexible and additional hours as required
  • Frequent travel is required based on needs from division performance.
  • Ability to multi-task and handle tasks with competing priorities effectively.

Physical Demands

  • Normal amount of sitting or standing, average mobility to move around an office / manufacturing environment, able to conduct normal amount of work at a computer, may require travel.
  • Business travel is a requirement of this position, within and outside of core working hours

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At Magna, we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That’s why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.

Nearest Major Market: Birmingham

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