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Become A Director Of Quality

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Working As A Director Of Quality

  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
  • Getting Information
  • Deal with People

  • Make Decisions

  • Repetitive

  • Stressful

  • $125,910

    Average Salary

What Does A Director Of Quality Do

A Director Of Quality initiates and implements quality improvement activities, as appropriate. They are focused on raising the performance of the company’s product lines.

How To Become A Director Of Quality

Industrial production managers typically need a bachelor’s degree and several years of related work experience.


Employers prefer managers have at least a bachelor’s degree. While the degree may be in any field, many industrial production managers have a bachelor’s degree in business administration or industrial engineering. Sometimes, production workers with many years of experience take management classes and become a production manager. At large plants, where managers have more oversight responsibilities, employers may look for managers who have a Master's of Business Administration (MBA) or a graduate degree in industrial management.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Many industrial production managers begin as production workers and move up through the ranks. They usually advance to a first-line supervisory position before eventually being selected for management. Most earn a college degree in business management or take company-sponsored classes to increase their chances of a promotion.

Production managers who join a firm immediately after graduating from college sometimes work as first-line supervisors before beginning their jobs as production managers.

Some managers begin working at a company directly after college or graduate school. They may spend their first few months in training programs, becoming familiar with the production process, company policies, and safety regulations. In large companies, many also spend short periods of time working in other departments, such as purchasing or accounting, to learn more about the company.

Important Qualities

Interpersonal skills. Industrial production managers must have excellent communication skills so they can work with managers from other departments, as well as with the company’s senior-level management.

Leadership skills. To keep the production process running smoothly, industrial production managers must motivate and direct the employees they manage.

Problem-solving skills. Production managers must be able to identify problems immediately and solve them. For example, if a product has a defect, the manager determines whether it is a onetime problem or the result of the production process.

Time-management skills. To meet production deadlines, managers must carefully manage their employees’ time as well as their own.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

While not required, industrial production managers can earn certifications that show a higher level of competency in quality or management systems. The Association for Operations Management offers a Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) credential. The American Society for Quality offers credentials in quality control. Both certifications require specific amounts of work experience before applying for the credential, so they are generally not earned before entering the occupation.

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Real Director Of Quality Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Director, Quality Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated Boston, MA Dec 09, 2016 $207,000 -
Senior Director of Quality Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc. Tempe, AZ Jul 01, 2015 $201,761
Senior Director, Quality DR. Reddy's Laboratories New York, Inc. Middleburgh, NY Mar 24, 2014 $200,000
Senior Director, Quality DR. Reddy’S Laboratories New York, Inc. Middleburgh, NY Jan 26, 2016 $200,000
Director, Quality Systems Fresenius USA Manufacturing, Inc. A Fresenius Medical Care N.A. Compa Waltham, MA Aug 30, 2016 $180,003
Director, Quality and Safety Research Medstar Health Research Institute Columbia, MD Jan 02, 2013 $180,000
Director, Quality and Regulatory Affairs Managemen Carefusion Corporation Palm Springs, CA Jun 07, 2014 $176,458
Director of Quality and Methodology Doctor Evidence Santa Monica, CA Sep 10, 2015 $175,000
Associate Director, Quality Operations Purdue Pharma Manufacturing L.P. Durham, NC Sep 24, 2015 $173,780
Associate Director, Quality Operations Purdue Pharma Manufacturing L.P. Wilson, NC Mar 23, 2015 $168,715
Associate Director, Quality Operations Purdue Pharma L.P. Wilson, NC Mar 23, 2015 $168,715
Director of Global Quality Viskase Companies, Inc. Darien, IL Sep 01, 2015 $168,482
Deputy Director Quality Bayer Healthcare LLC Pittsburgh, PA Jan 11, 2016 $155,000
Director of Technology and Quality Systems All American Chemical Company Rosemont, IL Feb 06, 2015 $155,000
Director, Product Quality NCR Corporation Duluth, GA Jun 15, 2015 $155,000
Director of Global Quality Viskase Companies, Inc. Darien, IL Jun 07, 2016 $155,000
Director of Global Quality Viskase Companies, Inc. Darien, IL Sep 09, 2015 $155,000
Director, Operations and Quality Unilife Medical Solutions, Inc. York, PA Sep 14, 2015 $154,400
Director, Quality Globalfoundries U.S. Inc. Malta, NY Sep 09, 2014 $150,072 -
Director of Evidence and Quality Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Reston, VA May 13, 2016 $137,613
Director of Quality and Compliance for Pharmacy Services Western Maryland Health System Corporation Cumberland, MD May 23, 2016 $134,077 -
Data Quality Director Santander Bank, N.A. MA Sep 04, 2015 $134,000
Director-Restaurant Quality & Food Safety McDonald's Corporation Oak Brook, IL Mar 20, 2013 $132,000
Director of Quality Rev Group, Inc. Riverside, CA Nov 23, 2015 $130,000
Director of Quality Rev Group, Inc. Riverside, CA May 01, 2016 $130,000
Director of Quality Chicago Brdige & Iron Company (Delaware) The Woodlands, TX Mar 06, 2015 $129,672 -
SR. Director Quality Everyone Counts, Inc. San Diego, CA Jun 20, 2016 $127,000

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Top Director Of Quality Skills

  1. ISO
  2. Quality Management System
  3. Procedures
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Implemented ISO 9001 and obtained certification on first pass.
  • Designed and implemented entire Quality Management System from scratch resulting in 2011 Florida Manufacturer of the Year award for FARO.
  • Integrated, developed and updated corporate Standard Operating Procedures, Quality Goals and strategic initiatives.
  • Developed internal audit tool to maintain compliance with state and federal regulatory compliance and maintain survey readiness.
  • Implemented Supplier Quality Management program.

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