H.B. Fuller

Quality Manager

H.B. Fuller

Dec 12th, 2022
Since 1887, H.B. Fuller has been a leading global adhesives provider focusing on perfecting adhesives, sealants and other specialty chemical products to improve products and lives. With fiscal 2017 net revenue of over $2.3 billion, H.B. Fuller’s commitment to innovation brings together people, products and processes that answer and solve some of the world's biggest challenges. Our reliable, responsive service creates lasting, rewarding connections with customers in electronics, disposable hygiene, medical, transportation, aerospace, clean energy, packaging, construction, woodworking, general industries and other consumer businesses. And, our promise to our people connects them with opportunities to innovate and thrive.

For more information, visit us at www.hbfuller.com.
World Headquarters
1200 Willow Lake Boulevard
P.O. Box 64683
St. Paul, MN 55164-0683

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.

If you require alternative methods of application or screening, you must approach H.B. Fuller directly to request this, as we're not responsible for the employer's application process.

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