Director of Global Quality

Job Function:
Quality Assurance

US, IL, Bolingbrook

Position Summary:

The Global Director of Quality leads multiple teams to ensure compliance of G&W operations to all ISO and GMP requirements.  This position is based out of Bolingbrook, IL, and will work in concert with G&W’s other facilities worldwide on standardizing best practices and improving overall quality performance from engineering concepts through the customer life cycle.


Primary/Essential Responsibilities: 

  • Develop and execute the roadmap to achieve the G&W long-term quality vision.
  • Develop and execute Quality strategies in support of New Product Introduction (NPI) that satisfy near-term demands of development programs and support the long-term vision of transitioning to full-rate production.
  • Develop an overall culture for continuous improvement in Quality.
  • Evaluate organizational design and recommend improvements to optimize resources.
  • Prepare management reports to review the performance of all production areas and overall organization cost of quality.
  • Drive the use of standardized lean & quality tools, share best practices, and benchmark world-class companies to achieve a higher level of Operational Excellence.
  • Manage Capital, Point of Control, and Expense budgets associated with Quality operations and improvements.
  • Develop and maintain the Enterprise Quality Dashboard and scorecards by Work Cell, Product Family, and Customer.
  • Support and develop a strong Environmental, Health, and Safety culture with the team by following all safety regulations and maintaining clean and orderly work areas.
  • Coordinate the execution of other business initiatives with the G&W cross-functional team.


Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical, Mechanical, or related Engineering field.
  • 15+ years total experience, 6+ years management experience with quality and manufacturing.
  • Problem-solving skills with experience using root cause analysis techniques, with examples.
  • Demonstrated strategic leadership accountability.
  • Experience working cross-functionally with all levels of the organization structure
  • Experience developing operational yield and process control tracking

Preferred Qualifications:  

  • Master’s degree in technical or business.
  • Lean Six Sigma, Red X, or other problem-solving certification.
  • Previous development and execution of global quality initiatives.

Physical Demands / Working Conditions: 

  • General Office Environment, PC use.
  • Light Lifting (occasional 25 lbs or less).                    
  • Standing.         
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