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Massachusetts Quality Lead Associate

Company: New Balance
Location: Lawrence
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

Who We Are: Since 1906, New Balance has empowered people through sport and craftsmanship to create positive change in communities around the world. We innovate fearlessly, guided by our core values and driven by the belief that conventions were meant to be challenged. We foster a culture in which every associate feels welcomed and respected, where leaders and creatives are inspired to shape the world of tomorrow by taking bold action today. At New Balance, We Got Now.JOB MISSION: The Massachusetts Quality Lead Associate will be responsible for executing initiatives and tasks focused on driving improvements in quality performance throughout the organization. You will be part of a team of quality inspectors focused on reducing the amount of defective product generated and ensuring that when defective product is produced, it does not escape to the customer. You will perform quality audits, inspections, and tests, collecting and inputting the data to be used for reporting, decision making, and to drive continuous improvement on current and future styles. You will work with cross-functional teams to ensure that you are aligned to New Balance's Quality standards and properly representing the voice of the customer, from a quality perspective.MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES:---Conduct product and process audits to ensure conformance to standards.---Perform lab testing on incoming materials and finished product.---Deliver constructive feedback to key stakeholders around quality results.---Provide training on quality audit and inspection processes as well as the associated standards.---Participate in quality improvement teams, providing problem solving or prevention guidance using quality tools such as 8D, DOE, and FMEA.---Act as primary contact for non-conforming incoming materials.---Work with quality leaders within the organization to coordinate efforts between sites and ensure consistency of product and process standards.---Seek out and implement opportunities for continuous improvement within the organization.---Perform other duties as assigned.REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCCESS:---Background in footwear with familiarity with quality requirements a plus.---Excellent time management and multi-tasking skills.---Bilingual (English and Spanish) preferred but not required.---Ability to work in basic MS Office Programs (Excel, Outlook, Word).---Must demonstrate initiative and problem-solving skills.---Position will be required to travel between both Lawrence and Methuen Manufacturing facilities.---Some travel to Maine and other NB locations, as needed.Regular Associate Benefits: Our products are only as good as the people we hire, so we make sure to hire the best and treat them accordingly. New Balance offers a comprehensive traditional benefits package including three options for medical insurance as well as dental, vision, life insurance and 401K. We also proudly offer a slate of more nontraditional perks - opportunities like online learning and development courses, tuition reimbursement, $100 monthly student loan support and various mentorship programs - that encourage our associates to grow personally as they develop professionally. You'll also enjoy a yearly $1,000 lifestyle reimbursement, 4 weeks of vacations, 12 holidays and generous parental leave, because work-life balance is more than just a buzzword - it's part of our culture.Temporary associates are provided three options for medical insurance as well as dental and vision insurance and an associate discount.Part time associates are provided 401k, short term disability, a yearly $300 lifestyle reimbursement and an associate discount.Equal Opportunity Employer:New Balance provides equal opportunities for all current and prospective associates and takes affirmative action to ensure that employment, training, compensation, transfer, promotion and other terms, conditions and privileges of employment are provided without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, handicap, genetic information and/or status as an Armed Forces service medal veteran, recently separated veteran, qualified disabled veteran or other protected veteran.

Keywords: New Balance, Lawrence , Massachusetts Quality Lead Associate, Other , Lawrence, Massachusetts

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