Quality Manager

Schmitz Foam Products

Coldwater, MI


About this vacancy


For our client Schmitz Foam Products Inc., we are currently looking for a Quality Manager out of their Coldwater, MI location.

Job description

This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious and hands-on individual with a proven track record in quality management. In the role of Quality Manager you will have the opportunity to be actively involved in the daily operations and become part of our client's expansion in the USA. You will play a key role in our client's further expansion and continuous success by developing and improving the quality management system to meet customer quality requirements and compliance.

This role works closely together, and reports directly to, the General Manager and will have an indirect reporting line to corporate headquartered in the Netherlands.

Key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop and manage Quality Department of new US plant.
  • Develop a quality management system to ISO 9100 and relevant rules and regulations.
  • Develop a quality manual, quality policy, procedures, work instructions, and forms.
  • Develop major quality performance objectives and plans to comply.
  • Implement 5S and Lean Management concepts in co-ordination with Production.
  • Develop organizational structure to meet the above objectives.
  • Setup an internal quality system audit schedule and track/report quality audit findings.
  • Setup, implement, and maintain document control system, corrective action programs and continuous improvement plans.
  • External audits; conduct periodic quality audits at supplier locations.
  • Report monthly and quarterly as to the quality status of the organization.
  • Oversee quality meeting with production- and sales departments.



Schmitz Foam Products Inc. is a subsidiary of Schmitz Holding BV in the Netherlands.  The company is the global market leader in engineered prebuilt shock pads for artificial sports pitches, selling their products to 60 countries. Given the growth in the various regions and in particular in the USA, Schmitz has recently completed building a new state of the art production facility in Coldwater, Michigan.


Schmitz Foam Products Inc. offers a competitive compensation package and excellent working conditions, offering health benefits (medical, vision, dental).

Candidate profile

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, a related technical field or equivalent.
  • 5 years minimum work experience in a quality management position in a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience with international Quality system rules and regulations.
  • Strong understanding of- and experience with ISO regulations
  • Experience with implementation of quality strategies, planning processes, process mapping tools and information management systems.
  • Used to a fast paced operational environment and constant interaction with operations and management with a demonstration of flexibility, persistence and diplomacy.
  • Experience with LEAN manufacturing principles and processes.
  • Thorough knowledge of Six Sigma or similar quality control systems.
  • Detail-oriented, strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to multi task and work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Strive for continuous improvement and interested in professional growth.
  • Strong organizational skills, excel at managing critical deadlines and other project management skills.
  • Pragmatic and ability to work independently.
  • Strong communication skills - both written and oral - internal and external (customer).

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