184169 - Senior Manager, Quality and Mission Assurance
Chipton-Ross is seeking a Senior Manager, Quality and Mission Assurance for an opening in Camden, AR.

50% - Provide leadership with a focus on execution of the quality management system, and supporting QA systems & processes, infrastructure and workforce that enable production of products that meet requirements on-time.

25% - Define resource requirements and manage departmental operating budget to support program and process needs. Provide direct management coverage for QA owned process elements; Quality Process Support, Receiving Inspection and Calibration, and As-Built Document management.

25% - Implement improvement projects through innovative practices and leadership. Improve organizational culture regarding attention to detail, personal warranty and accountability. Develop, coordinate and implement a set of Quality Metrics to enable early detection of adverse trends and expeditious resolution of issues at the earliest possible point in the product life cycle. Champion root cause and corrective action by setting high expectations and driving improvement results. Work with the Site QA Director and the QA COE to implement proven quality engineering tools (such as Six Sigma, Statistical Process Control, Lean Manufacturing techniques, etc.) to reduce cycle time, improve yield, and reduce QA associated costs.

Previous experience at the executive level.
Proven leadership in successful organizational certifications to ISO 9001 and AS 9100 Quality Standards.
Experience in building effective relations from the assembly operators/inspectors to CEO/Senior VP.
Experience in a managing large (150+) and diverse functional organization.
Experience in implementation of a multi-layered and highly effective Corrective Action Board process.
Experience in developing mature customer relationships and enhancing customer satisfaction with Missile Defense Agency (MDA), DCMA and other Prime Customers (Raytheon Missile Systems, Lockheed Martin).

Solid rocket motor manufacturing experience is a plus.
Proven experience increasing company efficiencies and profitability.
Strategic, financial and business result experiences.
Change management skill set.
Customer savvy and ability to address and drive proactive action when required.
Proven success in establishing improved Quality and Environmental Management Systems, Design & Process FMEAs, Process Improvement Plans and operating cultural dynamics for many organizations.
Experience in establishing annual best-in-class quality goals, implementing deterministic plans to achieve those goals, and publishing quality trend metrics for stake holders update.
Experience in implementing processes that improve inspection competency, effectiveness, efficiency, and overall organizational value Experience in executing recurring Quality Improvement Plan (QIP) meetings to communicate product/process initiatives and improvements to executive stakeholders and customer base.

Accredited Bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline and fourteen (14) years of direct experience in a manufacturing or production support environment or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A minimum of 10 years' experience as a top Quality leader for a Fortune 500 Aerospace & Defense Company.


MISCELLANEOUS: Applicants responding to this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements by currently possessing the ability to view classified government information.

Employment will be contingent on clearing a drug screen and background check. Both must clear prior to start date.

Kristie Hardage
420 Culver Boulevard
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Phone: (310) 414-7800 x251 or (800) 927-9318 x251

Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.

Employment will be contingent on candidate clearing pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Chipton-Ross provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State or local law. This policy governs all areas of employment at Chipton-Ross, including recruiting, hiring, training, assignment, promotions, compensation, benefits, discipline, and terminations.