Supplier Quality Assurance Manager

Ålesund Stokke AS Apply before: 2023-03-31

The SQA Manager is responsible to assess and drive systematic supplier quality assurance and secure continuous improvements. The role is responsible for activities to resolve any quality issue, minimize quality cost, proactively working to provide guidance on process enhancements and improvements at the suppliers as well as drive improvements to processes and way of working within the Sourcing- and Production function. Sustainability is anchored in the Stokke values and the position is expected to be an active contributor to secure responsible sourcing in our value chain through audit and certification of suppliers and continuous improvement.

These are the main responsibilities:

  • Responsible for defining the Stokke Quality requirements for production and production start-ups
  • Contribute to new business initiatives and projects and review and communicate the impact on Supplier Quality activities
  • Set supplier quality development strategy/roadmaps, designing the metrics for the function and supplier performance
  • Support S&P Managers with the supplier approval process by assessing manufacturing/technology capabilities
  • Initiate and check corrective quality measures at the suppliers related to known/potential quality challenges
  • Define Stokke Quality Requirement and tools in production (e.g., FMEA, PPAP, IQC-level, SPC-level, FQC, etc.)
  • Perform on-site supplier visits for root cause analysis and verification of corrective actions of supplier quality issues
  • Support new product launches to ensure suppliers can deliver to the required quality standards and participate/support project with approval of production and parts
  • Monitor product quality claims from the market and manage the root cause analysis and corrective actions process of supplier quality issues

These are the requirements:

  • 3-5 years of relevant experience within production and/or quality assurance in production.
  • Strong knowledge of quality analysis, planning and improvement tools
  • Leadership experience with multicultural teams
  • Experience from process improvement work and from social compliance work in supply chain is beneficial
  • Proactively contribute to creating a good team atmosphere
  • Set team objectives/KPIs and review and assess ongoing performance of direct reports
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure optimal performance
  • Challenge existing solutions and always strive for improvement
  • Analytical and structured, ​​​​​​​efficient and strong problem-solving skills
  • Monitor the completion of tasks and ensure good performance and record on appropriate systems
  • A situation that allows to travel internationally

Why join Stokke?

  • An international career and learning opportunities in a rapidly growing company that creates smart and sustainable premium products that stimulate children’s development
  • The Stokke Academy takes care of your career development which starts with a global onboarding training introducing you to the Stokke family
  • Stokke is providing a hybrid working model which gives you the opportunity of working up to 3 flexible and 2 days from the office with the freedom to organize your own work
  • Stokke is an advocate for ethical trade practices and ensures that our business connections take part in a joint responsibility
  • Our company values define who we are, what we believe and what we stand for. At Stokke, we are truly better together as ONEStokke. We take pride in our social happenings, celebrating our international and diverse atmosphere with events such as Christmas or a summer party.


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