Quality Control Manager Multi-Sites

Job location:
Neuwied, Germany
Created moment:
September 23, 2021
Job reference:
REQ - 04861

The Company

The world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, with over 16,000 employees and over 200 sites worldwide, Imerys delivers high value-added, functional solutions to diversified set of industrial sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its knowledge of applications, technological expertise and its material science know-how to deliver solutions based on beneficiation of its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. These contribute essential properties to customers’ products and performance, including refractoriness, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.

If you want to grow your skills and develop your career, find out more at www.imerys.com

The Position

Quality Control Manager Multi-Sites

Job Summary

Your Mission

You will be responsible for ensuring, developing and maintaining quality control standards for our 7 sites in Germany, France, Netherlands, Sweden and Italy, which serves the core market Refractory solutions.

The role is located in Neuwied (Germany) or Sezanne (France).

In the frame of a challenging and international transformation project implementation aimed at bringing benefits to everyone interacting with the Group, especially for customers with greater focus on Quality processes and customer-driven innovation efforts, as Quality Control (QC) Multi-sites Manager, you will be responsible for managing quality control operations for your scope but also acting on one dedicated site. 

You will report to the EMEA Opex & Quality Director of the Business Area and will coordinate Quality Control activities for each site of the perimeters.

Your Responsibilities 

  • Ensure the manufacturing production lines run smoothly and generate a consistently suitable output of products that set standards of quality, reliability and performance

  • Set and implement internal/external quality requirements to ensure company products/services meet customer expectations

  • Ensure continuous manufacturing process improvement for higher-quality goods

  • Define quality & control procedures, associated documentation and ensure appropriate implementation on each site of the hub 

  • Manage in-process and finished product inspections and ensure they are managing on each site

  • Conceive, improve and review products and processes new specifications

  • Maintain effective collaboration with Quality local teams for quality improvement opportunities identification 

  • Maintain effective cooperation and communication with different markets segments, production, sales and purchasing (global/local) departments

  • Define relevant monitoring indicators to ensure production and QC improvement  

  • Analyze deviations recorded by Production/quality. Deploy an improvement plan at site level to tackle the head of pareto

  • Create and implement Quality Management Documentation (ISO 9001) related to QC processes 

  • Manage Supplier performance by controlling/inspecting raw material delivery and track supplier non conformities compliance

  • Analyse customer complaints (quality) and propose associated corrective actions for repeated failures or unreliability of quality, if necessary in collaboration with S&T

  • Liaise with customers, auditors, and ensuring the execution of corrective action and compliance with customers' specifications

  • Perform internal audits upon management request, after customer complaints or major issues

  • Manage quality team to ensure procedures and standards implementation and data systems  management 


Your Profile

  • Master’s Degree in Engineering, Chemical or equivalent

  • Knowledge of the refractories industry (including raw materials and formulations) and/or our customers’ operations in the different market segments

  • Certified Quality Manager or other advanced quality certification

  • Six Sigma Green Belt - preferred

  • Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA) - preferred

  • Problem Solving Techniques: 8D, A3, Brainstorming, Ishikawa (Cause & Effect), 5 Whys

  • Experience with APQP or DFSS (Design for Six Sigma) procedures and techniques

Position Type

Full time



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