North Atlantic Consumer Products – Product Supply / Maumelle, AR at Kimberly-Clark
Quality Assurance Manager
Requisition No. 768004
This position is responsible for the Quality Assurance aspect of the Quality Program at Kimberly-Clark’s GMP regulated Baby Wipes manufacturing facility in Maumelle, AR. This leader will play a strong role in the Baby Child Care (BCC) sector to influence and drive improvements while ensuring quality compliance and standardization across the sites. This individual shall provide confidence that the quality requirements for the facility will be fulfilled by ensuring that quality is built into our processes and procedures and that quality is a core value in the workforce culture and behaviors.
Customers / Stakeholders
Quality, Safety, Operations, Engineering, Maintenance, BCC Quality, Global Quality Assurance, Regulatory Affairs, Product Safety, Research & Engineering, Packaging, Planning, Vendors and Suppliers, End Users of products.
This is a leadership role in the Quality Organization at the Maumelle Baby Wipes manufacturing facility. The QA Leader reports to the Maumelle Quality Senior Manager at the site and is responsible for a team of 6 – 10 employees (mix of hourly and salary).
The Quality Assurance leader provides technical leadership, consultation, coordination, and direction for all Quality Assurance aspects within the facility’s quality management system and reports directly to the Site Quality Manager. The Quality Assurance leader sits on the Quality Leadership team for the site, working in conjunction with the Quality Control leader, the Quality Management leader, and Document Control to ensure the manufacture of formulated Wipes products meet required quality specifications and all applicable corporate and regulatory standards.
This leader must be process oriented and ensure that the following compliance elements serve to build quality into our products:
The manufactured product (Baby Wipes) has the highest microbiological and brand equity risk within Kimberly-Clark, due to the wet, formulated nature of the product and the consumer requirement to be clean and safe for baby. This leader must recognize the risks and assure that the processes within the mill protect the product for our end consumer.
The supported infrastructure and systems include: water purification systems, formulation batching/blending systems, eight (8)+ wet converting lines, two (2) raw material lines, air handling systems, and a microbiological laboratory. A number of these systems require substantial upgrades over the next 2-4 years.
The Quality Assurance Leader is responsible for providing direction and building the capability for the assurance team of 6 – 10 employees. The Quality Assurance team includes, but is not limited to, auditor(s), hygienist(s), and validation engineers. He/She must be able to work autonomously with minimal direction, while ensuring alignment and collaboration with the Site Quality team and the Staff quality teams to define and implement new strategies, per business unit objectives. This leader must be an agent for change, comfortable to challenge the way things have been, in order to drive improvements in the Quality space and ensure that our Quality Program becomes best in class.
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Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people - nearly a quarter of the world's population - trust K-C brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene, and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds No.1 or No. 2 share positions in more than 80 countries. With more than 140 years of history of innovation, we believe in recruiting the best people and empowering them do their best work. If fresh thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark.
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