H.B. Fuller is a leading global adhesives provider focusing on perfecting adhesives, sealants and other specialty chemicals across all industries throughout the world. While our products are virtually invisible, they play a vital role in ensuring the quality of modern life and we are committed to connecting what matters to solve some of the world’s biggest adhesion challenges.
You will manage the Quality Control (QC) department with its assigned staff and lead the Quality Management system as well as continuous Improvement process. You will be a strong member of the plant leadership team and will focus on improving its processes to achieve Zero defects and high customer satisfaction and ensure customer requirements are met. Your primary focus is the plant and coordinate also internal audits and quality for the other functions located at site such as R&D. You will report to the Regional Quality Lead and dotted line to site Manager.
Lead Quality Culture at site and ensure all EIMEA and site Quality processes are understood and followed.
Lead activities to improve Quality system so site certifications are maintained or reached and customer requirements are met.
Owns & manage site IMS.
Monitor & support continuous improvement projects that contributes to improve the overall quality output of the plant.
Promote Q lean tools at plants.
Evaluate the product Quality and production performance with statistical tools and propose, coordinate actions with R&D to improve product capability
Troubleshoot quality problems, support production to address issues with timely corrective actions (using RC analysis tool such as 8D).
Manage the unsaleable stock, organize timely decision with R&D support.
Coordinate and prepare site for Customer audits
Lead the customer complaints reduction for the plant.
Lead Supplier Complaint Management for the site, will ask & get support from Sourcing as per criticality, and if required may do supplier audits
Organize Quality training for the site
Support new product introduction / scale-up and raw material change, as well as product transfers from or to other sites
Lead QC, organize together with the site Manager the in process and final controls to ensure RM & products are released according to procedure and on time. Develop the QC team and ensure the QC resources are trained and in line with production need.
Positively participate in EIMEA Quality projects to improve and develop the quality performance
Is internal auditor for the region
Ensure reporting as required
Up to 5 employees, covering Quality System and Quality Control
Budget responsibility for the projects carried out
Chemical engineering or Process engineering degree.
Very good spoken & written English and German language capability.
Good team worker with high communication skills, ability to enthuse others and drive demanding projects.
At least 4 years of experience in a manufacturing environment, ideally in chemical industry, adhesive industry.
Knowledge on the Quality standards ( ISO 9001, 14001, HACCP, 22000) and tools ( 6 sigma certification is a plus)
Good computer skills, MS Office and MS Project
Ability to work independently
Ability to work under pressure in a fast moving environment
Leadership and entrepreneurial skills
Sensitivity towards other cultures
At H.B. Fuller, we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and are committed to providing all applicants and employees with equal employment opportunity. We subscribe to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) policy of employing and promoting individuals based on their merits, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship status, or any other protected classification.