Quality Assurance Manager
Imerys is a world leader in creating specialty solutions that improve everyday life. Our success is built on our people and creating an environment where our 18,300 employees around the globe can thrive.
High Temperature Solutions (HTS) / Calderys is an Imerys Business Area which serves three core markets Refractory solutions, Foundry & Metal flow, and Absorbents.
We combine unique business expertise to provide customized and innovative solutions from our 35 plants along with end-to-end value-added services to all our customers.
Being an international business, we offer to our more than 2500 employees a world of opportunities in our various locations in 33 countries.
We put to work over 100 years of expertise to foster a positive impact for all our stakeholders. Every day we build a sustainable future through teamwork, customer orientation, and proactive mindset.
We are a company where performance is recognized and learning is promoted; an environment where you can grow and fulfill your potential;
a workplace where every day is a new day and it is NEVER BORING !
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He / she is responsible for managing quality assurance operations. He / she reports to the Quality Director.
He / she will be responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining quality assurance of the perimeter respective sites.
He / she supervise, coordinate and partake in Quality Assurance related to Production, Quality, Environment and Safety Management of the plant.
He is responsible for EHS, Quality and Energy ISO certification. He / she will coordinate activities of each local QA managers.
He / she is responsible for producing standards of compliance on each site and influence completion of agreed actions and recommendations.
He / she manages self-assessment processes and internal audit.
Maintain ISO certifications ;
Monitor and validate all policies, procedures and documentation related to ISO, Quality, Environment, Health & Safety and Energy Assurance Plans
Implement transition plan to migrate from individual entity ISO certification to umbrella ISO certification (umbrella for multiple site by region).
Lead the transition by planning and supporting the strategy in coordination with other QA Managers.
Coordinate and present Quality follow-up plan during monthly reviews.
Provide quality assurance support to all functions with a focus on compliance with ISO 9001 14001 - 45001 - 50001 / SA 8000 / and possible other local certifications
Communicate effectively with all stakeholders informing them regularly of all ISO and certification activities, and making monthly reports outs.
Work closely with Plant Managers and Quality Control Managers to standardize certifications and processes
Provide leadership, guidance, and technical expertise to ensure compliance with ISO
Help management to identify gaps and develop strategy to meet customer quality and regulatory requirements
Raise awareness of Quality, EH&S, and Energy management systems across the plants
Investigate on customer claims with the support of Plant and Quality Control managers
Implement, when necessary, Imerys Group policies and procedures
Update Quality, Environment, Health & Safety and Energy Management Systems; monitor adherence to goals; maintain document control database
Profile / Competencies
Education, background, level of experience
Essential / Mandatory :
Engineering degree (industrial / Quality) with a minimum of 8 years progressive experience in oversight, development and monitoring assurance systems
Working experience with Quality systems management (such as ISO 9001, etc.)
Experience in applying and maintaining ISO certifications
Experience in Health, Environment and Safety certification such as ISO18001 to ISO45001
Ability to communicate and work effectively in an international environment
The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal and communication skills
Analytical, planning and management skills
Ability to lead and motivate a team
Autonomous and self-starter
Demonstrates a strong knowledge of the relevant regulations, standards and operating procedures.
Excellent leadership and project management skills
Proven ability to create improvement in processes and systems
Knowledge of the refractories industry and / or our customers’ operations in the different markets
Travel : 30%
Languages : English and French. A third language (German or Italian..) is a plus
Location : any HTS France or Germany sites