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Manager, Plant Quality

Job Location Salt Lake City, Utah


The Plant Quality Manager is responsible for the plant level quality processes including receiving inspection, end of line inspection, and all in-process quality assurance.The manager will be responsible for training team members in a variety of tools including Six Sigma, Lean, capability studies, etc. to develop a team that will be quality champions on the manufacturing floor.  Success will be measured through achieving warranty goals, in-process yield improvement, and contribution to the improvement of the overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) metric.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop an execute a strategic quality transformation plan for the Salt Lake City facilities including a training, metric development, and prioritized areas to attack. 
  • Advance quality in both facilities to utilize industry standard processes including, but not limited to, gage R&R studies, validation processes, SOP's, etc. 
  • Assist in the development of an agreed upon OEE metric to incorporate quality.  Track plans and improvement successes. 
  • Lead a team of technicians and leads in the execution of in-house manufacturing quality continuous improvements.
  • Develop and leverage cross-functional relationships to ensure both process and product improvements needed to achieve the quality goals are implemented.
  • Train and develop a team of technicians to influence change by focusing on continuous improvement of processes and product.
  • Communicate effectively across the company on current metric performance, action plans, milestones and progress.
  • Partner with the lean manufacturing team to implement the operational quality piece of the OEE metric.
  • Prioritization of above to achieve business objectives.

Position Requirements

  • BS in Engineering
  • 8 years experience in engineering, manufacturing, or quality functions.
  • 3 years of progressive leadership roles within the engineering, manufacturing, or quality functions.
  • Experience leading lean programs.
  • Leadership both direct and indirect
  • Ability to build and influence cross functional partners
  • Business acumen to balance and prioritize multiple objectives
  • Technical Analytical and decision making skills

Sleep Number is an equal opportunity employer, committed to recruiting, hiring and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, regardless of sex; race; color; creed; national origin; religion; age; marital status; pregnancy; physical, mental, communicative or sensory disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.

Job ID R1576
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