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Energizer Sr Quality Engineer in Dayton, Ohio

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Our colleagues hail from all backgrounds, nationalities and walks of life, but our shared values and passion for winning make us one team. Whatever your specialty, you’ll find that excelling at Energizer Holdings provides opportunities to grow in ways you never expected. We support flexible working arrangements wherever possible.

Position Summary

Achieve assigned objectives within our quality systems and product quality areas to improve value in our products. Provide support to development and implementation teams in translating and integrating new or improved products. Apply knowledge of our products and processes to help resolve manufacturing and design problems. Assess our product quality to ensure quality expectations are being met and that negative trends are addressed. Assess suppliers’ quality systems and products to minimize risk of shipping non-conforming product to Energizer. Recommend and drive changes to sustain and improve our quality competencies and capabilities.

Accountabilities

  • Accountable for quality metrics impacted by their team within a product category team.

  • Adapts and prioritizes own work based on technology work plan (TWP) or functional plans.

  • Comprehensive understanding of Energizer Quality Management System.

  • Apply quality principles and design intent knowledge of products for improvements to current processes, suppliers, and quality systems.

  • Identify trends or concerns from data reviews that relate to underlying systems or process issues.

  • Participate and/or lead teams for projects related to improving products, suppliers and equipment for cost savings, supply assurance or reliability improvement.

  • Participate and/lead risk assessment activities and ensure proper Change Management protocols are followed.

  • Lead and coordinate problem solving efforts encountered by operations or suppliers that impact the quality/reliability of our products.

  • Communicate product, supplier, and performance issues within the category quality team and in applicable cross-functional reviews

  • Support new product development projects to meet identified time/cost/performance objectives.

Specific Accountabilities

  • Lead the audit process and conduct/ follow up on internal and supplier on-site audits, self-audits, technical audits, process audits and launch readiness reviews.

  • Address customer complaints utilizing problem solving methodologies; Drive to true root cause and implement robust corrective actions to prevent reoccurrence of issues

  • Improve quality systems (such as process documentation, change management, calibration, in-process quality control, raw material quality, trace-ability systems, and post-production testing)

  • Follow, implement, and monitor quality policies to verify the results for effectiveness. Assist in driving improvements in the policies and policy compliance.

  • Facilitate the product approval process to verify the product/ material meet the design inputs.

  • Provide training/coaching to internal cross-function team and suppliers as needed to improve current and needed capabilities to meet Energizer needs.

  • Monitor and improve supplier performance; lead supplier improvement plans.

  • May also perform additional duties as assigned.

Required Skills and Experience

  • 4-5 years’ experience in Quality or Supplier Development

  • Bachelor’s degree required – Engineering, Science, Management

  • Ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language to all levels in the organization

  • Quality Management Systems Experience

  • Problem Solving Experience

  • Experience in manufacturing environments addressing internal and/or supplier operations to improve performance, expand capability, increase capacity, and lower costs.

  • Competencies

  • Driving for Results

  • Empowering Others

  • Championing Customer Needs

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Progressive accountabilities and relevant experience with consumer goods and high-speed manufacturing.

  • Internal or external auditor certification

  • Professional Quality Certifications

  • Possess process optimization certifications (Lean, Six Sigma Green Belt, or equivalent)

Working Relationships & Environment

Working Relationships

  • Reports to the Corporate Quality Organization and works with limited guidance in many situations.

  • Works closely with other personnel including R&D, Operations, QC, Marketing, Procurement, Regulatory, Legal, and Sales.

  • External communication with suppliers and customers as required.

Work Environment

  • Travel Requirements up to 25% of time

  • Physical requirements, as needed, include carrying out duties in production and quality lab environment such as auditing and hands on problem solving.

  • Work schedules may vary from typical business hours

  • Exposure to health risks or conditions that may require the use of Personal Protective Equipment.

Come Join Us!

Energizer offers a competitive total rewards package which includes a range of health, wellness and retirement savings coverage, paid time off and holidays, and many opportunities to learn, develop and grow. At Energizer, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute and make an impact every single day.

Energizer is an equal opportunity employer, and we prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

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