Employment Opportunity

Job Title: Director of Quality

Job Code: GW-10072314494645

Salary Range: DOE

Job Location: MI--

City: Troy State: MI

Job Description:

Role Summary
The Director of Quality for the Cosma West group is responsible for building high 
performance teams to meet / exceed Customer / Magna / Group / Division goals in accordance 
with the Magna’s Operational Principles and Employee’s Charter Framework. The position 
will focus on every aspect and phase from inception to delivery and all related systems, 
structure and processes that impact quality of our product, regardless of function. The 
successful candidate is an experienced Quality Leader who has successfully built high 
performing teams to deliver excellent products to the market.

Key Responsibilities
Maintain product quality by enforcing quality assurance policies & procedures & government 
requirements; collaborating with other members of management to develop new product & 
engineering designs & manufacturing & training methods

Prepare product & process quality reports by collecting, analyzing, & summarizing 
information & trends.

Achieve financial objectives by preparing the quality assurance budget; scheduling 
expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions

Partner with the Sales & other functional teams to understand customer quality 
requirements & metrics 

Identify the appropriate metrics & KPIs to measure internal & customer quality outcomes & 
processes; present quality metrics to internal & external stakeholders (customers; 

Identify & close all quality gaps

Audit quality systems & processes for deficiencies & implement appropriate corrective 
actions; report results & recommendations to leadership team

Build a quality organization that resolves issues/problems while maintaining & meeting 
business requirements

Collaborate with other employees, managers, & teams to ensure high quality outcomes; 
provide strong quality support for design & development teams

Assist Division QA Managers & supports the customer in resolving issues

Monitors key launch CPMP/LPNP gate reviews & follow up on open quality related items for 

Conduct audits as required to support successful launches

Participate in recruiting for Divisions as required

Share lessons learned & best practices across Divisions & Group

Responsible & accountable for meeting Cosma/Magna objectives such as Quality KPI’s, and 
Cost of Quality

Promote & initiate continuous improvements & cost reduction opportunities 

Key Qualifications/Requirements
Knowledge and Education

Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related field
Experience supporting global products and global launches
Excellent understanding of Product Development Process
Experience speaking and presenting to C-level executives at customers and strategic 
Demonstrated experience working in a fast-paced and entrepreneurial organization; results-
oriented with a sense of urgency or passion
Excellent organizational, leadership, interpersonal and problem solving skills
Effective verbal and written communication
Must possess human relations, leadership skills and maturity of judgment
Must be proficient in computer use
Good attention to detail, and able to work in a team environment
Ability to uphold confidentiality
Demonstrates the ability to work effectively in a team environment
Ability to work overtime to meet customer needs
Work Experience
Work Experience

Minimum 10 years Quality Leadership work-related experience in an automotive environment
Demonstrated success in company-wide quality policies, structure, systems, and procedures 
Possess / Maintain IATF 16949 Lead Auditor certification to meet 2nd party audit 
Strong knowledge of the various OEM quality systems, including Ford, VW, GM, FCA, and