Quality & Continuous Improvement Manager

Location: Auburn, Indiana US


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Job Number: 24565

Position Title:

External Description:
Quality & Continuous Improvement Manager

Company: Rieke

Primary Location: 500 W 7th Street, Auburn, IN 46706 USA

Employment Type: Salaried | Full-Time

Function: Quality

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Sharply focus the organization on creating systems, processes and methods for sustainable Quality leadership.
  • Direct and supervise the Quality team, including performance management, development and motivation of direct reports.
  • Cascade the implementation of the Rieke Quality Vision, accelerating improvement and tightly weaving “a blanket of Quality” over the facility and products.
  • Champion the TriMas Operating System (TOS) and Rieke Operational Excellence from a Quality and Continuous Improvement perspective.
  • Identify and incorporate best-in-segment quality and external survey targets for all markets in which Rieke competes into performance targets.
  • Verify the completeness and integrity of New Product Introduction and Launch Readiness deliverables.
  • Lead and coach local resources on Total Quality mindset and execution through feedback and measurement systems.
  • Participate in Rieke’s global quality improvement process and monitor and coach regional implementation.
  • Ensure Rieke product quality meets customer specifications.
  • Maintain the company’s quality systems in line with ISO9001requirements, and other certifications applicable to the markets served by the Auburn operation.
  • With the Auburn Leadership Team, identify, develop and drive continuous improvement activities and change management initiatives through workshops, training, Kaizen events & Productivity Ideation Program
  • Be a change agent leader. Drive the cultural transformation necessary to achieve world class performance by the organization.


  • Bachelor's degree is highly preferred.
  • Minimum of 8-10 years of experience in a manufacturing environment in quality management, with at least five years of experience as a Quality Manager.
  • Lean or Six Sigma experience. Six Sigma Black Belt a plus.
  • Experience with ISO 9001 2015
  • Quality audit experience
  • Project Management experience
  • Proven people management skills and the ability to develop a team
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Willing to travel within the U.S.

City: Auburn

Location_formattedLocationLong: Auburn, Indiana US

State: Indiana

Community / Marketing Title: Quality & Continuous Improvement Manager

Company Profile:

Requisition Number: 1595

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TriMas Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.