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Newell Brands Manager, Quality in Wichita, Kansas

TITLE: Manager, Quality

REPORTS TO: Director of Operations


The Quality Manager leads, directs, coordinates, and performs activities associated with the Quality Management System (QMS) at Wichita, KS and New Braunfels, TX manufacturing facilities. This includes responsibility for developing strategic plan, quality policies, processes, and procedures, as well as process improvements and corrective actions.

Key responsibilities for this position include the following:

  • Lead all quality activities and initiatives

  • Utilize analytics to develop, establish and implement quality improvement initiatives

  • Drive and support product regulatory compliance activities

  • Implement and support quality policies, procedures, and quality system development

  • Drive the Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) and coordination of prototype, pre-launch, and launch part qualification runs with suppliers and manufacturing

  • Review, conduct and approve control plans, process flow diagrams, Process Failure Modes Effects and Analysis (PFMEA), Gage R&R’s

  • Lead, mentor and develop direct report(s)

  • Manage quality customer complaint process and metrics

  • Develop quality metric goals annually and provide KPI reports

  • Conduct audits and determine proper corrective and preventive actions


  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 5+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment (Plastics experience is a plus)

  • 5+ years of leadership experience

  • Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma experience is preferred

  • Thorough knowledge of quality methods and systems (statistics, reliability, sampling, and auditing)

  • ASQ Certified Quality Auditor (CQA), Quality Engineer (CQE) or Quality Manager (CQM) is preferred

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Newell Brands (NASDAQ: NWL) is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Paper Mate, Sharpie, Dymo, EXPO, Parker, Elmers, Coleman, Marmot, Oster, Sunbeam, FoodSaver, Mr. Coffee, Graco, Baby Jogger, NUK, Calphalon, Rubbermaid, Contigo, First Alert, and Yankee Candle. For hundreds of millions of consumers, Newell Brands makes life better every day, where they live, learn, work and play. Newell Brands and its subsidiaries are Equal OpportunityEmployers and comply with applicable employment laws. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled are encouraged to apply.

Newell Brands is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We provide all employees and applicants for employment with equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, immigration status, marital status, military status, any covered veteran status, disability status, genetic information, caregiving responsibilities or any other basis prohibited by law.