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Safran USA/Canada
Location: Texas, United States
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Quality Control & Assurance
Category: Auditor
General information


Safran is an international high-technology group and tier-1 supplier of systems and equipment in the Aerospace and Defense markets. Operating worldwide, Safran has nearly 58,000 employees and generated sales of 15.8 billion euros in 2016. Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange, and its share is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices

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Safran Helicopter Engines is the leading helicopter engine manufacturer and, since its foundation in 1938, has produced over 72,000 turbines. The company offers the widest range of helicopter engines in the world and has more than 2,500 customers in 155 countries. Safran Helicopter Engines has fifteen sites and operates on each continent, providing its customers with a proximity service through 16 Repair & Overhaul Centers, 44 distributors and certified maintenance centers and 90 Field Representatives and Field Technicians.

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Job details

Main domain/Job field

Support functions - Quality

Job title

Vice President of Quality

Employment type

Regular Full time

Professional category

Professional, Engineer & Manager

Part time / Full time


Job description

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

•Develop and lead strategies and objectives for Quality Systems, Processes, and Export/Import Control
•Ensures compliance with ITAR/EAR/CBP regulations throughout the organization
•Company interface with Export/Import regulatory bodies (DDTC, BIS, CBP) on export/import licensing, voluntary disclosures and outreach/training programs.
•Ensures overall needs for regulatory compliance and interface with regulatory institutions (FAA, European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), etc…); ensure Quality Assurance meets the requirements of the AS 9100 / 9110 standard
•Serves as company Risk and Crisis leader
•Identifies and implements best practice Quality standards and behaviors focusing on preventive actions to underpin the integrity of Quality management within the business
•Drives a robust approach to quality improvement based on a thorough understanding of root-cause analysis. Works with Production, Customer Support, Strategic Sourcing, and Engineering to reduce quality issues through the analysis and solution of recurring quality problems
•Establishes, monitors, and improves consistent Global KPIs –Cost of Failure (COF), First Time Pass (FTP), external PPM (customer rejection) reduction, etc…Reports monthly KPI results and Action Plans (countermeasures) when target objectives are not achieved
•Troubleshoots major quality issues and works with our customers to provide joint solutions that meet business requirements
•Serves as the principal site spokesperson with customers, regulatory agencies, etc., on matters of regulatory compliance
•Ensures that change control and validation protocols are well designed and rigorously applied

Required Competencies; Education / Knowledge / Skills and Abilities:

•Requires bachelor or advanced degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
•10 +years of experience in Quality, Program Management, and Export/Import Control within a manufacturing, production, or component assembly environment
•Must have experience using quality management systems (ISO 9001)
•Experience supporting regulatory filings and leading product-related inspections for regulatory agencies
•Must have effective interpersonal communication skills including ability to negotiate, articulate assumptions, and recommend alternatives
•Ability to work with a diverse team and influence/drive change across functional and business boundaries.
•Collaborative leadership style with a "one company" mindset.
•Excellent communication with interpersonal and analytical skills
•Self-starter with unquestionable integrity

Additional description

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

•While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.
•The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Job location

Job location

North America, United States, Texas

City (-ies)

Grand Prairie

Candidate criteria

Minimum education level achieved

Bachelor's Degree

Minimum experience level required

More than 8 years

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