Director, Quality Luxtera
The Director of Quality is responsible for establishing an effective and lean Quality Operating System within the company spanning from supplier management back through to product design and all related areas across that supply chain. Building on an existing strong quality culture this role will be focused on embedded best known practices with the specific intent of increasing the effectiveness of the company as it relates to flawless execution to agreed norms and standards. This person will be the customer?s strongest advocate into Luxtera and Luxtera?s strongest advocate into the supply base in all matters relating to quality. Quality is owned by everyone at Luxtera; this role will champion that ownership in terms of the development of the required systems and subsequent deployment of them.
Develop and implement an overall quality strategy that supports & meets organizational strategy, performance objectives & customer expectations.
Establish a quality systems management program targeted at our supply base including audit programs, performance feedback methods and effective closed loop corrective action management as needed.
Using industry best practices complete a gap analysis of current company quality systems (MRB, Change Control, acceptance criteria..); develop with internal stakeholders to prioritize gap closing actions aligned to risk mitigation and positively impacting total product cost( scrap/yield/waste).
Working with Sales and Marketing and Engineering to establish mutual quality expectations with the customer base and thereafter being the champion of meeting those commitments within the company.
Stay current with all regulatory standards for US and International markets and determine applicable standards for Front Row products.
Work to set and achieve product yield goals in collaboration with the suppliers and other Directors.
Ability to drive quality improvement with suppliers.
Extensive relevant experience in the silicon /electronics manufacturing industry with 7+ years experience and a proven track record in the main job attributes.
First hand and hands on experience of developing and implementing quality systems programs and associated sustaining management programs.
Relevant Degree/Masters and formal training in engineering and quality.
Supplier management experience as it relates to quality programs and closed loop systems
??5 years of designing and implementing quality procedures for procurement and supply processes for, or management and oversight of the quality function for an organization.
??Ensure benefits are realized and tracked for organizational capital and operating investments.
?Well versed in Quality principles, processes, tools and methods. Good understanding of industry standard quality control processes, tools, and inspection techniques. Considerable judgment and initiative are required in resolving problems and making recommendations.
Strong experience in understanding and resolving issues with printed circuit boards (PCB), printed circuit assemblies (PCBA), electromechanical assemblies (power supplies, fans, harnesses, cables, etc.), electronic components, RF components, sheet metal, and electronics manufacturing. ??
Proven Ability To:
?Implement controls, methods, procedures and programs through knowledge of modern methodologies and tools.
Take initiative and implement strategies, methods and controls that successfully impact the quality of supply chain effectiveness, while meeting agreed customer commitments.??Communicate effectively to wide a range of internal and external customers with an ability to navigate through sensitive discussions in striking the right balance between all stakeholders.
?The ability to champion Quality while at the same time using business acumen skills to balance that delivery with the needs of the company in terms of growth and profitability
Thorough understanding of problem solving, failure analysis and root cause analysis. Excellent data analysis and reporting capabilities required. ?
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