is looking for a dynamic individual to deploy end-to-end Quality
programs within Microsoft's Manufacturing
and Supply Chain
) group. The Principal Quality Manager
is a key leadership position within the organization with accountability to implement and manage end-to-end quality systems including strategy, processes, infrastructure, measurements/metrics, and continuous improvement imperatives. This is a critical role within the group, as well as across the broader Microsoft
landscape. This leader will be responsible for strategizing, enhancing and leading a Quality
management approach to a collection of hardware products and helping to institutionalize quality as a cultural attribute within the company.
the purpose of this position, Quality
is comprised of:
for components to finished goods from early design (Design
) through late in life processing at Repair
& Refurbishment Centers
of Factory Quality
, defining quality requirements and ensuring suppliers predictably meets these high standards for quality.
deployment and use of Lean/Six Sigma
problem solving techniques.
the Quality Leadership Agenda
and other processes with a focus on quality.
The ideal candidate will be an expert in Manufacturing
systems and programs for large hardware organizations in the consumer electronics industry. A track-record of success in this space is a must, as is a demonstrated excellence at managing/leading people, building teams and driving cross-organizational partnerships to deliver on the results.
This is truly a leadership position. The candidate will be expected to champion Microsoft's
quality vision, contributing to the success of the overall organization. In addition to strong leadership skills, the successful candidate will exhibit strength in the following MS competencies:
Cross Group Collaboration
The candidate should also possess the following qualifications:
as a Senior Leader
, and/or Engineering
in a global manufacturing or consumer electronics organization for at least 5 years.
track record of shaping and implementing organizational policy and procedures.
leadership role in leading and or people management with a proven track record of cross group partnership building.
demonstrate results in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment along with superb written and verbal communication skills.
track record in quality discipline utilizing methodologies including Six Sigma
BS in Engineering
or Quality Engineer
is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.
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