Sr. Manager/Director NPI Quality Harvesting and Application Job

AGCO,┬ a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural solutions, has an exciting┬ career opportunity for┬ a Sr. Manager/Director NPI Quality Harvesting and Application┬ to join our team.┬  As part of the initiated transformation of the Global Quality organization AGCO introduces a new organizational set up for NPI Quality division.


The role of Sr. Manager is focused to provide the support for the refinement and execution of AGCO NPI process focusing on product quality and reliability improvement. Develop and communicate NPI Quality Guidelines to quality teams. Guide and train NPI quality teams to fulfill AGCO Major Product Introduction Process requirements.┬  Identify key risks related to new product introduction, support project quality countermeasures definition and decision making.


The role directly reports to Director Global NPI Quality.


The role location base is flexible among the following sites:┬ Jackson or Hesston or Breganze, Italy or Canoas, Brazil with travelling requirement up to 50% of working time.

What Will You Do?

  • Provide expertise, training, and coaching to NPI quality managers and leads, regarding quality processes and methods to build and maintain product excellence in a customer-oriented culture

  • Influence new product introduction for a specific family of products from early conceptual designs through the market introduction

  • Drive action and issue resolution during the entire product development and introduction cycle

  • Drive lessons learned from issue resolution and customer feedback into the product development cycle

  • Work closely with technical service teams for resolution of customer issues

  • Work closely with product development and validation teams

  • Provide strategic and direct engagement with business partners on highly escalated issues

  • Work closely with QA teams to improve manufacturing quality and test coverage before shipment

  • Drive product quality initiatives in close partnership with R&D, Technical Services, Purchasing and Manufacturing departments.

  • Communicate Quality and Reliability expectations to the sites & projects and follow up on the development and execution of project quality plans


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in Engineering.

  • 10+ years' experience in new product introduction in Quality assurance, advanced product quality planning (APQP) or product development in a combination leader & team member capacity.

  • 10+ years of experience with product engineering systems



Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS or PhD are a plus

  • Fluent Oral/Written English communication skills

  • Preferable experience in R&D, quality or technical service

  • Experience with virtual builds, simulation, product validation and agriculture background are a plus.

  • Experience in solving complex problems in cross-functional and multi-cultural teams

  • Strong Communication skills in listening, questioning, explaining, influencing.

  • Ability to effectively present information both verbally & written.

  • Strong Interpersonal skills in building relationships, sensitivity, empathy.

  • Flexibility in being responsive, creative, adaptable, manage change.

  • Self-management in managing stress, time and work, self-starting, learning.

  • Ability to analyze data, synthesize and develop strategic recommendations.

  • Ability to solve complex problems

About Jackson:

Nestled in a valley of the Des Moines River, the Jackson plant is a cornerstone of the community. Continually growing, the state-of-the-art plant recently saw a 75,000 square-foot expansion of the manufacturing facility and will continue to expand even more to include a state-of-the-art equipment testing station. With 17 parks within driving distance, the opportunities to enjoy the outdoors are endless.


About Hesston:

Only 35 minutes from Wichita, Hesston is a place where industry, recreation, and family's blossom, offering many amenities found in a larger city but in a small-town atmosphere. Hesston's appeal goes nationwide; more than a third of the residents hail from outside the Kansas state lines.


AGCO offers competitive benefits including options and choices to fit your needs such as medical, dental, prescription drug, life and accident insurance, long and short-term disability, matching 401k plan, employee assistance program, and discounted home and auto insurance.


AGCO works tirelessly to help make today's farms more productive and more profitable. As the world of agriculture changes, so do we. Brazenly. We do it for the farmers. For the people working for them. For ourselves. For the future.┬  At AGCO you have a voice and the opportunity to impact our long-term success, as well as your own.┬  As a Fortune 500 company and one of the global leaders in agricultural equipment manufacturing, we have an extensive network of approximately 3,000 dealers and serve more than 140 countries. ┬ We are celebrating our 26th year in business and pride ourselves on competitive relocation and employee benefit packages.┬  Our collection of brands is a large part of what makes AGCO so unique. Our brands are powerful and modern. They're well-known brands like Challenger, Fendt, GSI, Massey Ferguson and Valtra. They are the ones that the world looks to each and every day.

Join AGCO and become part of a diverse team and grow your career in ways you never imagined. It's time to embrace your infinite possibilities!┬ 

AGCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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