Share this Job

Business Unit Quality Manager

Apply now »

Date: Mar 4, 2019

Location: Canton, MI, US, 48188

Company: Worthington Industries, Inc


The BU (Business Unit) Quality Manager is responsible for assuring that facilities in the business unit comply with the applicable regulations and customer specifications while contunally improving the quality of products.  The position requires interaction with customers, suppliers, purchasing, sales, operations directors, General Managers and auditors to drive continual improvement throughout the BU while at the same time reducing overall PPM (Parts Per Million defects) and COQ (Cost of Quality).  The BU Quality Manager is a member of the BU staff that develops straegy and demonstrates leadership with regards to all quality and non-quality related tasks.  Mentoring, coaching and driving Worthington Philosophy throughout all levels of the BU is imperative. 


  • Ensures BU facilities are compliant to all Standards and Cutomer Specifications. Leads efforts along with Divisional staff to implement standardized processes.
  • Management of Quality Leaders - Responsible for hiring, training, developing, mentoring and managing the facility quality staff.  Responsible to ensure that facility quality department is adequately staffed in order to drive continual improvement and maintain compliance.
  • Responsible for mentoring the facility Quality Leaders in reducing supplier, internal (scap/rework) and customer PPM and COQ
  • Responsbile for implementing, developing, auditing, maintaining and improving the Quality System (IATF, ISO, etc.)
  • Participate with the Director of Quality and other Leaders to continually refine the Quality strategy.  Participate and represent Quality in developing the BU strategy with the GM's staff
  • Provide leadership and guideance to facility Quality and operations in addressing customer, supplier and internal corrective actions in a timely manner to prevent recurrence.
  • Work with Quality and BU Leaders to assure successful launch of new products, utilizing various APQP tools and processes for new products and engineering changes.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Desired Experience

  • Strong Communication (verbal and written), organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Experience with interacting with suppliers, customers and operations
  • Strong Leadership and Management capabilities
  • Strong Quality System experience:  IATF 16949, ISO 9000
  • Knowledge of Process Improvement Methodology (Lean, Six Sigma, etc)
  • Strong Problem Solving Skills
  • Miminum 15 years experience in manufacturing and quality environments
  • CQM/OE(Certfified Quality Manager / Organizational Excellence) through ASQ
  • CQA (Certified Quality Auditor) certification through ASQ


Bachelors or equivalent in Engineering General or Business


Company Information

Worthington Industries operates under a long-standing corporate philosophy rooted in the Golden Rule, with earning money for its shareholders as the first corporate goal. As a market leader in metals manufacturing for nearly 60 years, we put people first, whether they’re our employees, shareholders, customers or suppliers. We’re looking for individuals who share our people-first philosophy and can help us continually innovate and grow through their insights, leadership and unique talents.

Worthington Industries (NYSE: WOR) is a global metals manufacturer serving growing end markets including automotive, construction, energy, agriculture, alternative fuel and many other markets. Our family of 10,000 employees in over 80 facilities throughout 10 countries has helped us earn the respect of our customers, our communities and our industry. With sales of approximately $ 3 billion annually, our company has been recognized by FORTUNE magazine as a “Most Admired Company” and four times as a “100 Best Companies to Work For.”

Worthington Industries Inc., and its subsidiaries, is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered regardless of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, disability or veteran’s status.


Alternate Locations:  

Nearest Major Market: Canton
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

Job Segment: Engineer, Lean Six Sigma, Sales Operations, Manager, Quality, Engineering, Management, Sales