What does a Lead Quality Manager do?

A quality manager is tasked with the obligation to ensure all company products meet consumer expectations and demands. Specific daily duties for this position include overseeing employee performance and inspecting products to ensure conformity throughout the production process. Where products fail to meet quality standards, the quality manager is responsible for discarding and rejecting the product and documenting the reasons why it failed to meet the quality standards set. Typical career advancements for quality managers include progression to a managerial position or directorship.

A bachelor's degree in a related field is often required by most hiring managers for the position of a quality manager. Prior experience in quality management and production processing is preferred with the need for familiarity in company and industry quality standards. Successful candidates are proficient in computer technology and systems with an in-depth knowledge of market trends and conditions. Additional skills include strong leadership, management abilities, analytical and problem-solving abilities.

  • Collaborate with the upper management team to set quality benchmarks
  • Create standards in accordance with industry standards and customer expectations
  • Identify quality control processes to ensure criteria are met at all times
  • Execute tests to check final product adherence to the company standards
  • Record findings and relay this information to the production team
  • Brainstorm ideas to increase productivity and performance of the production line while maintaining accuracy in quality
  • Make crucial decisions in favor of cost-efficiency without compromising on quality
  • Oversee production to ensure conformity in final product processing
  • Prior experience as a quality manager in a production processing environment
  • Familiar with company and industry quality standards and processes
  • Proficient in computer technology and systems
  • Good understanding of Microsoft Office applications
  • In-depth knowledge of market trends and conditions
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Able to positively influence others
  • Great team player with strong interpersonal skills
Work/Life Balance
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Avg. Experience5-7 years

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TFT GlobalTFT Global
Quality Supervisor
3 Oct 2021

“Good and friendly environment to work.”

Cloyes Gear & ProductsCloyes Gear & Products
Quality Manager
14 May 2019

“Management is understanding and good to work with.”

Quality Manager
7 Jan 2021

“Small organisation therefore career progression is limited”

Quality Manager
21 Aug 2020

“Sales background and lesser opportunity to grow your career in quality”

Riverina Oils
Quality Supervisor
13 Apr 2021

“Good work and life balance”

Schneider ElectricSchneider Electric
Quality Manager
7 Apr 2021

“Good company for learning and career development”

The Wright GroupThe Wright Group
Quality Manager
28 Jan 2021

“Flexi Time and nothing else”

Samsung Heavy IndustriesSamsung Heavy Industries
Quality Manager
25 Nov 2019

“Bad work and life balance”

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