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Quality Manager Resume

Farmington Hills, MI

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

  • Vast background in Quality, Product Design & Development, Manufacturing, and Purchasing areas.
  • Strong organizational, leadership, communication, negotiations & problem solving skills.
  • Proven record of meeting critical timelines and developing company wide processes and procedures which improved organization's efficiency and generated significant cost savings.
  • Excellent record in supplier development, improving underachieving suppliers to become best in class.
  • Multiple recognitions and awards, including Chrysler Purchasing Executive VP Excellence Award.
  • Thorough knowledge of all manufacturing processes and ability to quickly achieve improvements.
  • Completion of Shainin Black Belt training.
  • Wide industry exposure.

SKILLS

  • Expert in Molding, Machining, Stamping, Casting, Assembly, etc.
  • Expert in TS, QS, APQP, PSO, PPAP, SPC & Control Plans
  • Expert in Supplier Development & Error/Mistake Proofing
  • Expert in TPS, 5S, Lean Manufacturing & Kaizen
  • Expert in MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project)
  • Expert in TQM, QFD, FMEA, DFA, DFM & GD & T
  • Knowledgeable in Experimental Design & SPC
  • Used Unigraphics, PROE, Catia & AutoCAD
  • Operated CMM and Perceptron Optical CMM
  • Fluent in Russian and Ukrainian languages

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential, Troy, MI May 09 - Present
Quality Manager / Purchasing Manager

  • Developed standards, processes and procedures for GAZ-US quality organization.
  • Originated and managed supplier development process with GAZ-Russia engine supplier (goal setting, reporting, plant wide audit and detailed improvement plan).
  • Achieved 40% quality / warranty score improvement in 6 months.
  • Reviewed and approved NAFTA supplier processes and documentation.
  • Developed and implemented commodity and aftermarket component selling strategies.
  • Through supplier negotiations achieved significant tooling and piece price reductions.
  • Conducted various types of training and coaching both in Russian and in English.

Confidential, Farmington Hills, MI Dec 08 - May 09
Owner - Quality and Process Improvement Consulting

  • Streamlined manufacturing process; developed detailed step-by-step work instructions; eliminated unnecessary steps; implemented reliable verification process and improved consistency of the products for a major package meal manufacturer for home bound adults in the mid west region.
  • Acieved 27% cost savings per portion and significant complaints reduction over the next several months.

Confidential, Auburn Hills, MI Aug 99 - Dec 08
Senior Supplier Quality Commodity Specialist

Chrysler Technical Center, Powertrain Purchasing

  • Managed all aspects of supplier activities for Powertrain critical commodities (All Plastic Components, Air/Fuel Systems, Throttle Bodies, Transmissions, T-Cases, Axle Diffs, Shifters, etc.) & engine dress sequencing plants.
  • Developed commodity strategies. Analyzed & approved FMEA, DVP & R, Control Plans, Error Proofing, Run-at-Rate, Capability data, etc. Conducted APQP, process sign offs & supplier audits. Led problem solving, root cause & warranty analysis, process & product enhancements.
  • Managed supplier development & continuous improvement.
  • Conducted training.
  • Participated in cost savings initiatives.
  • Prepared a range of upper management presentations.

Confidential, Trenton, MI
Manufacturing Quality Engineer

  • Qualified new equipment & gages. Supported launch and retool.
  • Conducted Gage R & R, process capability studies, SPC & root-cause analysis.
  • Continuously improved machining processes.
  • Addressed and resolved numerous quality issues with various global gage and tooling vendors.
  • Developed gage instructions and dimensional control plans.

Confidential, Allen Park, MI Nov 96 - Aug 99
Product Design Engineer
Mercedes Benz of Brazil (MBB) Light Tuck Cab (LTC) Program

  • Designed Cockpit and Interior Trim components.
  • Traveled to Brazil to review and improve design, tooling and manufacturing processes as well as to procure mold and purchase parts suppliers.
  • Prepared DFMEA, Test Plans, and Timing Charts.
  • Developed assembly sequence and fixturing methods.
  • Facilitated QS-9000 certification.

Ford-Mazda Thailand JV Ranger-Fighter Program

  • Coordinated prototype testing of Cockpit and Interior Trim components.
  • Managed test fixture builds, developed test plans, prepared various reports and analyzed test issues. Participated in gage design, certification and R & R studies.
  • Developed process flow charts for prototype builds.
  • Performed process capability studies.
  • Traveled to Thailand and Japan to support plant launch and coordinate testing.

Confidential, Burr Ridge, IL Feb 96 - Nov 96
Product / Advanced Manufacturing Engineer

  • Improved design of cab frame components for the new large agricultural tractor.
  • Worked with Case plants & suppliers to address and resolve manufacturing & quality concerns with new designs.
  • Supported new tractor cab frame prototype builds and coordinated parts procurement.
  • Assisted with testing and certification of agricultural tractors Roll-Over Protective Structures.

EDUCATION

Master of Science in Engineering Management

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

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