What does a Director of Quality do?

A quality manager is tasked with the obligation to ensure all company products meet consumer expectations and demands. Specific daily duties for this position include overseeing employee performance and inspecting products to ensure conformity throughout the production process. Where products fail to meet quality standards, the quality manager is responsible for discarding and rejecting the product and documenting the reasons why it failed to meet the quality standards set. Typical career advancements for quality managers include progression to a managerial position or directorship.

A bachelor's degree in a related field is often required by most hiring managers for the position of a quality manager. Prior experience in quality management and production processing is preferred with the need for familiarity in company and industry quality standards. Successful candidates are proficient in computer technology and systems with an in-depth knowledge of market trends and conditions. Additional skills include strong leadership, management abilities, analytical and problem-solving abilities.

What responsibilities are common for Director of Quality jobs?
  • Collaborate with the upper management team to set quality benchmarks
  • Create standards in accordance with industry standards and customer expectations
  • Identify quality control processes to ensure criteria are met at all times
  • Execute tests to check final product adherence to the company standards
  • Record findings and relay this information to the production team
  • Brainstorm ideas to increase productivity and performance of the production line while maintaining accuracy in quality
  • Make crucial decisions in favor of cost-efficiency without compromising on quality
  • Oversee production to ensure conformity in final product processing
What are the typical qualifications for Director of Quality jobs?
  • Prior experience as a quality manager in a production processing environment
  • Familiar with company and industry quality standards and processes
  • Proficient in computer technology and systems
  • Good understanding of Microsoft Office applications
  • In-depth knowledge of market trends and conditions
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Able to positively influence others
  • Great team player with strong interpersonal skills
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Avg. Experience5-7 years

How much does a Director of Quality make?

$198,209 /yr
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Director of Quality Career Path

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“It was a quick practical and fun experience where I could use the information I learned.”

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“Quality department at LAT was amazing and a great team to work with.”

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“People are great and nice.”

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“Colleagues are knowledgeable and great to work with.”

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“Great pay and weekly at that.”

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“Team is amazing and fun to work with.”

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“Good and friendly environment to work.”

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