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Quality Assurance Manager
Title:Quality Assurance Manager
The Quality Manager will report directly to the VP Operations of Schwan Cosmetics. To thrive in this role, you'll need to manage, implement, and improve the quality management systems (QMS) to consistently ensure quality products are manufactured within established quality standards and identify solutions to improve quality systems to improve quality and reduce costs.

Essential Responsibilities:
  1. Lead the QMS and compliance programs to ensure product quality and on time delivery at the lowest possible cost. Build and maintain client relationships that can be leveraged to address, investigate and establish corrective actions, and ensure accountability of suppliers for incoming product quality. Qualify new suppliers and manage supplier quality program. Facilitate customer audits and provide follow-up actions for any necessary corrective and preventive actions.
  2. Direct, monitor, & lead incoming, in process, and quality lab to maintain costs and improve profitability. Incorporate cross functional team participation to proactively anticipate client needs, solve problems and build teams. Motivate and inspire the quality team and other employees to achieve the highest possible quality standards. Partner with operations team leadership to identify solutions to ensure product quality while providing the lowest possible cost of quality. Provide learning and development opportunities to promote growth and build expertise. Set expectations and provide feedback to effectively evaluate performance.
  3. Ensure all products and processes comply with written specifications. Identify non-conformances for product and processes to contain, correct and prevent future non-conformances. Ensure new product quality standards meet quality standards prior to product release. Determine and quantify process capabilities (Cpk) of manufacturing processes.
  4. Utilize financial data to improve overall financial performance and profitability by effectively managing and controlling Quality capital projects and budgets, implementing appropriate cost saving strategies and improving operational performance and delivery. Lead and participate in continuous improvement efforts to enhance cost savings and improve product quality. Determine process capabilities for critical quality attributes and work with Engineering and Operations to improve process capabilities.
  5. Perform other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:


Bachelor’s degree in business, operations, management or other related field required, Engineering Degree preferred.


5+ years of manufacturing/operations/leadership experience required.

We live beauty. Over 90 years ago, we invented the cosmetics pencil. Since then, our experience and expertise has made us the global market leader in manufacturing cosmetic pencils.
We are the professional partner of the cosmetics industry. In close cooperation with our customers, we develop custom solutions that are perfectly tailored to the respective target groups. Our unique, global network of partners and experts provides valuable impulses that help us create Tomorrow’s Beauty. Now.
We set trends. As designers and manufacturers of modern cosmetic products, we let the future of beauty become reality – every day anew. As visionaries we are constantly thinking ahead, and with the use of digital solutions we create new possibilities for the cosmetics industry.
We are at the forefront of sustainable innovation. It’s important to us that current and future generations can consciously experience beauty. That’s why we create products that combine quality, aesthetics, and responsibility.   

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