Deputy General Manager- Quality & QMS


Bangalore, KA, IN

On-site or Remote: 
REQ ID:  44469

About Kennametal

With over 80 years as an industrial technology leader, Kennametal Inc. delivers productivity to customers through materials science, tooling and wear-resistant solutions. Customers across aerospace and defense, earthworks, energy, general engineering and transportation turn to Kennametal to help them manufacture with precision and efficiency. Every day approximately 8,700 employees are helping customers in nearly 100 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated $2.1 billion in revenues in fiscal 2023. Learn more at Follow @Kennametal: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Job Summary

Quality Leader-Bangalore

Establish, implement, and maintain a robust Quality Management System and ensure that products meet or exceed customer expectations and industry standards. This role plays a pivotal role in maintaining and improving the overall quality management system within the manufacturing organization at KIL. The goal is to create a culture of quality throughout the organization, where every team member is aware of their role in delivering high-quality products to customers.


Key Job Responsibilities

  • Hands on experience in shop floor manufacturing concepts and implementation of projects in the shop floor.
  • Conversant with lean concepts like PDCA, Six sigma, FMEA, RCA, 5S, Kaizen etc.,
  • Coordinate with global teams to implement the process changes, localization of products using tools like PPAP.
  • Leading the Quality team to meet the Quality Objectives like Achieve Zero Complaints, Reduce Internal Rejections, Achieving the I -PPM & E- PPM by enhancing the quality culture in the organization.
  • Understand Inspection Standard, Method Implementation In- house, Systems Development Implementation relating to ISO 9001 & lead as MR.
  • Ensuring process quality Audits in the shop floor to ensure process adherence.
  • Vendor process & quality audits.
  • Ability to conduct training sessions to employees on ISO / Quality Systems / QA / QS, RCA, CAPA etc.
  • Reviewing the Plant Quality Performance and drawing up and implementing CAPA.
  • Interacting with cross functional teams to prepare 8D & CAPA and monitoring the same with gate charts.
  • Responsible for the total Quality of the products & services by being the single point for quality to stake holders within the organization as well as to external.

Education/Work Experience & Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree of engineering in Industrial Engineering / Mechanical / Metallurgical Engineering.
  • Should have 20+ years of working experience in Manufacturing Industry at least last 10 years in Quality function and leading the quality function for a minimum of 5 years, preferably from Automobile / Pharma / FMCG Industry.
  • Six sigma black belt with experience in executing projects preferred.
  • Should be a lead assessor for QMS.
  • Actively engaged in working with cross functional teams including internal and external customers.
  • Having good collaboration, communication skills by maintaining strong interpersonal relations with all stake holders.
  • Ability to deal with and establish rapport and trust at all levels.
  • Experience in working in fast moving, technical business environment and global manufacturing locations.
  • Should have a strategic approach in dealing with problem solving.
  • Should have led a team who are directly reporting to him.
  • Should have experience in working in a unionized working environment.

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