Country Quality Manager

ABB - São Paulo, SP
Basic Info Location São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil Job type Full-Time Contract Regular/Permanent

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To act as ABB´s Group Function Continuous Improvement & Quality Manager in the oversight country in-charge. To establish and to maintain a Quality Management System (QMS) and ISO certifications in the country coordinated across all local operations. To provide support in related site assessments and internal audits when requested by the businesses. Functioning as local Lean Six Sigma (L6S) subject matter expert supporting belt training and project certification as required.

Your responsibilities
    • AUDIT AND CERTIFYING BODIES COORDINATION: Support country business areas running ISO related audits in their local units.
    • Coordinate internal ISO 9001 audits, manage the hiring of third-party company to carry out internal audits, organize the agenda and logistics.
    • Coordinate external ISO 9001 audits and certification, manage the certification body, organize the agenda, logistics, negotiation and payments. Mediate conflicts resulting from the audit. Coordinate non-conformities from Central Functions (HR, Supply, Legal, TAX, Controlling, etc). Organize follow-up on remarks from ISO Auditors with local teams.
    • Provide train and coach local management in implementation of latest ISO standards.
    • Coordinate and make overall plan for ISO 9001 certification process with all operating units in order to obtain and keep the ISO 9001 country certification.
    • Quality Management System.
    • Initiate and ensure conformance of a local certified Quality Management System (QMS) in line with Country regulations and Group / Business Areas / Division guidance (incl. instructions and directives) across Central Functions (HR, Supply, Legal, TAX, Controlling, etc). Provide support in the preparation and review of local procedures in these areas.
    • Do local country QMS governance, update or replace quality tools and databases when necessary.
    • Responsible for the preparation of the Country Quality Manual, Local Quality Policy and Objectives and goals. Conduct the annual review of the critical analysis with management.
    • Responsible for keeping the Country's Quality Standards and procedures up to date.
    • STANDARDS PLATFORM TOOL: Manage the platform that makes available the Local Standards used by the operational areas. Manage the local Standards Provider (ABNT), contract negotiation (renewal), acquisition of new standards, access management, platform disclosure, provide training for new users.
    • MANAGE QM SEGREGATION ACCESS: Perform the management of quality access to SAP - QM module, observing the segregation of functions as defined in the local rules of internal controls.
    • VOICE OF THE CUSTOMER: Promote the training of CCRP and NPS tools. Promote instruction to the central areas in solving problems that affect ABB's external customers.
    • Mediate problem solving between business areas, placing the customer as the main focus.
    • Ensure that respective RCA reports in these issues have high standards and meet customer´s expectations.
    • CAPABILITY BUILDING SUPPORT: Coordinate Lean Six Sigma training and certification of local central areas and management in general. Act as Lean Six Sigma Black/Green Belt coach when appropriate. Act as mentor to local Quality and Continuous Improvement Managers, support in identifying and assessing
  • potential candidates and their development.
    • BEST PRACTICE SHARING: Promote best practice spreading of standard processes, tools and improvement projects among Business Areas. Use a network and regular meetings with Business/Divisions Quality Managers.
    • Coordinate the annual Quality Week locally based on Business/Divisions guidance, promote local Quality Awards.
    • METROLOGY: Hiring and management of the calibration company, establishment of a process to verify instruments that must be calibrated, calibration validation process, apportionments between areas, purchase orders and payments.
    • General management of the calibration, performance and complaints company.
    • PEOPLE MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT: Deep domain knowledge and proven expertise. Provides leadership through sub-managers for multidimensional, cross functional initiatives. Facilitate common quality management systems within countries.
Your background
  • Solid leadership experience as Quality management System
  • ISO 9001 certification expertise
  • Skills in L6S, Green belt as minimum degree.
  • Experience as a corporate leader (seeking alignment and standards across business units)
  • Strong leadership and people management skills.
  • Strong change and stakeholder management skills.
  • Strong communication skills, including superior English and Portuguese verbal and written.
  • SAP knowledge desired.
  • Fluent Portuguese and English.
More about us

We look forward to receiving your application. If you want to discover more about ABB, take another look at our website www.abb.com.

Reference Number BR78513924_E1 Publication date 2021-04-20
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