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Quality Superintendent

Do you want to lead the change?

At Volvo Cars, we are always looking for world-class leaders who bring out the best in our people. If you want to be part of leading and inspiring our mission to change the automotive experience and make people’s lives less complicated, then we have the job for you.


Job Summary:    

The Superintendent, Quality Operations will lead and direct supervisors and manage all operations within their area of responsibility. The Superintendent, Quality will be a part of the Plant Quality Management Team and will enforce the Volvo Cars’ culture.


Principal Responsibilities:


  • Lead, direct and manage quality operations within the assigned area of responsibility.
  • Responsible for future model launches in their area of responsibility.
  • Coordinate workshop activities with supervisors to ensure that the quality objectives are accomplished in a timely and cost effective manner.
  • Lead organization in problem solving method and tracking to ensure our customers are protected including validation of containment methods.
  • Drive for execution of control plan and secure updating.
  • Review product and process solutions for running changes ensuring quality characteristics are met.
  • Owner of Stop Shipments and subsequent meetings to ensure local and global alignment on decisions taken and lead execution of plan.
  • Implement cost effective Continuous Improvement tools to improve operating expenditures, manpower, etc.
  • Provide leadership and training to accomplish the company’s goals and objectives.
  • Provides leadership in the implementation of 5S programs.
  • Provide direction, development and leadership to quality engineers.
  • Deliver set objectives in accordance with the department’s Volvo Car Manufacturing System-scorecard.
  • Responsible for performance of activities connected to "Year over Year" efficiencies.
  • Deliver products according to specifications, using continuous improvement tools, such as 6-sigma, and with the authority to implement corrective and preventive actions.
  • Build excellent relationships within the area of responsibility and with other Volvo units worldwide.
  • Work towards a lean organization.
  • Foster standardized work through QPS and daily coaching activities. 
  • Warranty analysis including binning, remediation and prevention
  • Manage incoming material quality including sorts, rework and cost recovery


Job Specifications


  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in automotive Quality environment or equivalent.
  • At least 2 years of Leadership experience 
  • Knowledge of a Quality Operating System and other quality assurance structures/processes in a plant.
  • Understanding of quality engineering principles.
  • Excellent skills in coaching, ability to motivate, teach and encourage people.
  • 6-Sigma Competencies.
  • Knowledge of customer demands and customer perception of product quality.
  • Knowledge of competitors and industry standards in relation to product quality.
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements in relation to Plant build products. 




  • Ability to articulate complex issues
  • Carries out all duties and responsibilities with the utmost integrity and consistent with the highest ethical standards
  • Remains flexible and responsive to changing conditions.
  • Uses both logic and intuition to reach appropriate conclusions.
  • Listens to others; respects their differences.
  • Customer/Client Focus
  • Ability to communicate, persuade and make effective formal presentations.
  • Ability to utilize a PC to communicate, track trends and retrieve relevant information.


Who are we?

Volvo Cars is a company on a mission; to bring traditional car manufacturing into a connected, sustainable and smart future.

Since 1927, we have been a brand known for our commitment to safety, creating innovative cars that make life less complicated for our consumers. In 2010, we decided to transform our business, resulting in a totally new generation of cars and technologies, as well as steady growth and record sales. Today, we’re expanding our global footprint in Europe, China and the US, and we’re on the lookout for new talent.

We are constantly pushing our own skills and abilities to drive change in the automobile industry like never before. We are looking for innovative, committed people to join us in this endeavour and create safe, sustainable and connected cars. We believe in the power of people and will challenge and support you to reach your full potential. Join us and be part of Volvo Cars’ journey into the future.

Charleston, SC, US

Job requisition ID:  39927

Nearest Major Market: Charleston South Carolina
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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