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Textron Manager Quality Assurance - Supplier Quality in Wichita, Kansas

Manager Quality Assurance - Supplier Quality



Manages and coordinates activities of the Supplier Quality organization. Supplier quality organization consists of receiving inspection, functional test, and supplier quality engineering. Provides leadership that is committed to continuous improvement of the quality systems and quality of the product. This position reports to the Vice President, Quality and will interface with all levels of management. This role may interface with customers internally and externally.


  • Assumes a leadership role in quality management by reviewing the current status of Quality, selecting Quality Improvement objectives, setting priorities on specific quality projects, organizing improvement teams, initiating training programs, including quality measures, and allotting personal time for hands-on leadership.

  • Provides a documented organizational structure that is appropriate for its size, goals, and technical requirements. All key functions within the organization shall be filled to support an appropriate cost effective arrangement of appraisal, prevention, and rework reduction programs.

  • The utilization of established company, functional organization and departmental goals and objectives will be incorporated within the communication and will be clearly established.

  • Educates, trains, develops, and assures individual and group functions have been appropriately skilled in the performance of their job responsibilities. Job responsibilities and personnel development should be appraised on a regular basis.

  • Demonstrates continuous concern for health, safety, and work area environment. Individuals working in areas restricted for safety reasons should be in compliance with safety requirements at all times.

  • Understands customer requirements (internal and external), and continuously strives towards customer satisfaction through a clear understanding of the customer needed balanced with process understanding and process capabilities.

  • Assures all FAA and DoD quality requirements are met including approval of Cessna procedure manuals. Directs adherence to approved procedures and specifications.

  • Develops periodic capital, manpower and operating budgets and forecasts for quarterly, annual or five year programs; administers approved budgets.

  • Communicates Quality system requirements, product and process acceptance criteria, and work with functional groups to define any changes for the betterment of all parties. This will be accomplished through procedural and guideline changes, which will be agreed-to and will be reflected in revised documentation.

  • Directs and approves the submission of required reports and documents related to departmental activities.

  • Makes special assignments for Quality studies or recommendations to subordinates and transmits results to interested parties.



  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • Minimum 5 years of relative experience required.

  • Leadership experience preferred


  • Excellent communications skills

  • Problem solving and organization skills

  • Ability to work within team environments

  • Experience in production or a manufacturing role is preferred

EEO Statement

Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job: Quality

Primary Location: US-Kansas-Wichita

Recruiting Company: Textron Aviation

Schedule: Full-time

Job Level: Manager without Direct Reports

Shift: First Shift

Req ID: 316834