Exide Technologies

Director, Manufacturing Quality

Requisition ID
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


Individual will lead operational quality for all of Americas by ensuring control of incoming materials, production capability, in-process product performance, and customer satisfaction.  This includes 6 manufacturing sites, 3 plastics and recycling plants, and our distribution network.  Markets served include transportation original equipment and aftermarket, network and motive power.  This position requires a thorough understanding of quality systems, battery manufacturing and design, and managing in a matrix organization.   


  • Work with manufacturing plants to optimize measurement systems on all new testing procedures.
  • Communicate results and establish priorities for improvement projects.
  • Work across all facilities to standardize approach and methodology globally.
  • Maintaining all standardized in process test methods – writing of test methods and training of plant personnel.
  • Verify testing techniques are complied with – Operators, QA, and Supervisors.
  • Perform layered process audits to ensure compliance to process standards.
  • Lead problems solving and develop corrective actions for overall product and process improvements.
  • Ensure warranty and customer returns are evaluated, documented, and corrective actions are identified, implemented, and verified.
  • Participate in control plan updates and monitor conformance.
  • Participate in APQP activities, including PFMEA development and PPAP for new or existing products and provide leadership to maintain focus on customer quality requirements in a mass production environment.
  • Collaborate with quality management to determine root cause for defects and quality complaints.
  • Lead activities to obtain facts, perform root cause analysis, duplicate defects, and develop corrective actions. This person will interact with engineering, production, and other departments to implement corrective actions.
  • This person will ensure completion of quality verification procedures and documentation per internal/external customer requirements, including sample data sheets, Gage R&R studies, and capability studies.
  • Utilize results from Exide PSR (Process Stability Ratio) tracking to prioritize continuous improvement activities.
  • Work with teams on problem solving initiatives and link actions and outcomes to Control Plans, PFMEA’s, plant inspection points, and customer returns.
  • Coordinate efforts with teams for corrective action resolution on internal KPI’s and external customer issues (assembly plant complaint and warranty initiatives).
  • Work within established policies, procedures, practices, and regulations.


Educations, Experience, Certifications:

  • Minimum of 4 year technical degree in science, engineering or quality. 
  • Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt preferred.
  • Competencies, Skills, Knowledge:
  • Demonstrate leadership skills
  • Proficient in problem solving – root cause analysis, 5 why, etc.
  • Must be quality and customer oriented
  • Knowledgeable in ISO / IATF16949 quality standards and Quality Operating Systems
  • Knowledgeable in APQP methodology; Control Plans, FMEAs, MSAs, and PPAPs
  • Knowledgeable in Six-Sigma and Lean tools
  • Able to work independently as well as in a team-oriented environment on multiple projects
  • Strong skills in statistical methods a plus
  • Strong verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong computer skills –Windows based programs and Minitab


  • 5-8 years related experience in quality in a manufacturing environment, preferably tier I automotive supplier.


  • Travel Expectations: ≤ 40%


EEO Statement

Exide Technologies is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

About Exide

Exide Technologies (www.exide.com) is a global provider of stored electrical energy solutions—batteries and associated equipment and services for transportation and industrial markets. With 128 years of industry experience and operating in more than 80 countries, Exide produces and recycles a broad range of products that keep customers and their businesses powering forward. Leading car, truck and lift truck manufacturers trust Exide as an original equipment supplier, and Exide serves the transportation and industrial aftermarket through a comprehensive portfolio of products and services. The Company’s extensive sales, distribution and service network provides flexibility and quality for an exceptional customer experience.

At Exide Technologies, It All Starts Now. History and scale, combined with a start-up mentality, make Exide the faster, more nimble, more innovative, more digital, and more responsive alternative for customers who want more than simply a battery supplier. Exide is "the 128 Year Old Start-Up," and the Company is moving forward—bringing the energy of the “new Exide” to customers around the world.


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