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Working As A Vice-President 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

  • $144,759

    Average Salary

What Does A Vice-President Of Quality Do

Industrial production managers oversee the daily operations of manufacturing and related plants. They coordinate, plan, and direct the activities used to create a wide range of goods, such as cars, computer equipment, or paper products.

Duties

Industrial production managers typically do the following:

  • Decide how best to use a plant’s workers and equipment to meet production goals
  • Ensure that production stays on schedule and within budget
  • Hire, train, and evaluate workers
  • Analyze production data
  • Write production reports
  • Monitor a plant’s workers to ensure they meet performance and safety requirements
  • Streamline the production process
  • Determine whether new machines are needed or whether overtime work is necessary
  • Fix any production problems

Industrial production managers, also called plant managers, may oversee an entire manufacturing plant or a specific area of production.

Industrial production managers are responsible for carrying out quality control programs to make sure the finished product meets a specific level of quality. Often called quality control systems managers, these managers use programs to help identify defects in products, identify the cause of the defect, and solve the problem creating it. For example, a manager may determine that a defect is being caused by parts from an outside supplier. The manager can then work with the supplier to improve the quality of the parts.

Industrial production managers work closely with managers from other departments as well. For example, the procurement (buying) department orders the supplies that the production department uses. A breakdown in communication between these two departments can cause production slowdowns. Industrial production managers also communicate with other managers and departments, such as sales, warehousing, and research and design.

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How To Become A Vice-President Of Quality

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

Education

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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Average Length of Employment
Quality Manager 4.0 years
Quality Lead 3.1 years
Top Employers Before
Director 5.2%
Manager 4.4%
Consultant 4.4%
Top Employers After
Consultant 8.6%
Director 3.9%
President 3.2%

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Vice-President Of Quality Demographics

Gender

Male

67.2%

Female

30.5%

Unknown

2.3%
Ethnicity

White

62.2%

Hispanic or Latino

13.5%

Black or African American

11.1%

Asian

9.2%

Unknown

3.9%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

38.9%

French

16.7%

German

11.1%

Japanese

8.3%

Italian

5.6%

Portuguese

2.8%

Chinese

2.8%

Romanian

2.8%

Hebrew

2.8%

Carrier

2.8%

Russian

2.8%

Arabic

2.8%
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Vice-President Of Quality Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

14.6%

Regis University

5.8%

New York University

5.1%

George Washington University

5.1%

Pennsylvania State University

5.1%

Rochester Institute of Technology

5.1%

Villanova University

5.1%

Northeastern University

5.1%

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

4.4%

Temple University

4.4%

University of Texas at Austin

4.4%

University of Washington

4.4%

Marquette University

4.4%

San Jose State University

4.4%

University of Pittsburgh -

4.4%

University of Florida

3.6%

University of South Florida

3.6%

Michigan State University

3.6%

Pace University - New York

3.6%

Texas A&M University

3.6%
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Majors

Business

35.4%

Management

7.8%

Nursing

5.1%

Chemistry

5.0%

Computer Science

4.8%

Electrical Engineering

4.6%

Finance

4.6%

Mechanical Engineering

4.1%

Accounting

3.5%

Industrial Engineering

2.8%

Biology

2.6%

Engineering

2.5%

Psychology

2.3%

Engineering And Industrial Management

2.3%

Marketing

2.3%

Health Care Administration

2.1%

Law

2.1%

Industrial Technology

2.0%

Economics

2.0%

Chemical Engineering

2.0%
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Degrees

Masters

39.2%

Bachelors

35.6%

Other

12.2%

Doctorate

7.7%

Certificate

2.7%

Associate

2.1%

License

0.3%

Diploma

0.2%
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Real Vice-President Of Quality Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Vice President of Quality Metro Health Hospital Wyoming, MI Jan 08, 2016 $325,000
Vice President, Global Quality Mead Johnson & Company, LLC Evansville, IN Oct 01, 2014 $301,478
Vice President Regulatory Affairs & Quality Immunogen, Inc. Waltham, MA Nov 30, 2009 $280,000
Vice President Regulatory Affairs & Quality Immunogen, Inc. Waltham, MA Nov 23, 2009 $280,000
Vice President, Global Quality Mead Johnson & Company, LLC Evansville, IN Oct 01, 2011 $280,000
Vice President, Quality Ww-Diagnostics Systems Becton, Dickinson and Company MD Dec 12, 2011 $270,000
VP, Global Quality Assurance Newell Rubbermaid Distribution, LLC Atlanta, GA Sep 21, 2016 $250,000
Vice President Global Quality Assurance & Regulato Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. Center, PA Sep 15, 2013 $235,246
Vice President-U.S. Quality Operations Eli Lilly and Company Indianapolis, IN Sep 28, 2009 $230,000
Vice President Global Quality Assurance Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. Center, PA Sep 15, 2010 $225,000
Vice President, Better Brands Quality Assurance & Control Brown Shoe Company, Inc. Saint Louis, MO Aug 10, 2015 $217,000
Vice President, Better Brands Quality Assurance & Brown Shoe Company, Inc. New York, NY Aug 10, 2014 $217,000
Vice President-Natioanal Quality Systems Taylor Fresh Foods, Inc. Salinas, CA May 15, 2014 $205,000
VP, Environmental Health Safety Sustainability & Quality Dematic Corp. Grand Rapids, MI Dec 09, 2014 $200,000
Vice President, Quality Assurance Manager Merrill Lynch New York, NY May 10, 2012 $160,000 -
$180,000
Vice President, Quality Assurance Numerix LLC New York, NY Sep 01, 2013 $160,000
Vice President, Quality Assurance Manager Merrill Lynch New York, NY May 11, 2011 $155,000 -
$175,000
VP-Quality Assurance Manager JP Morgan Chase & Co Westerville, OH Aug 18, 2016 $153,878
Vice President, Quality Management Cardno, Inc. Portland, OR Jul 01, 2015 $150,000
Vice President, Global Quality Assurance The Chamberlain Group, Inc. Elmhurst, IL Jul 01, 2013 $150,000 -
$200,000
Vp-Solutions & Quality DMI Big Data Insights LLC Mason, OH Feb 01, 2016 $149,556
Vp-Solutions & Quality DMI Big Data Insights LLC Mason, OH Jan 02, 2016 $149,556
Vice President, Applications Quality Assurance, Capital Markets Bank of America Jersey City, NJ Oct 15, 2014 $125,000
Vice President, Data Quality and Analysis Reportin Merrill Lynch Pennington, NJ Feb 01, 2013 $125,000 -
$145,000
GTS-Vice President, Quality Analysis Engineer AQR Capital Management, LLC Greenwich, CT Mar 25, 2013 $125,000 -
$175,000
Vice President, Quality Assurance Lead Markitserv, LLC New York, NY Mar 31, 2014 $122,179 -
$125,000
Vice President, Quality Assurance JP Morgan Chase & Co New York, NY Oct 27, 2016 $120,224
Vice President, Quality Assurance Analyst Jpmorgan Chase & Co. New York, NY Jan 06, 2015 $119,000
Vice President, QA Lead Markit North America, Inc. New York, NY May 28, 2015 $116,813 -
$120,000
Vice President, Applications Quality Assurance Bank of America N.A. New York, NY Feb 27, 2013 $115,000 -
$135,000

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  1. Product Quality
  2. Compliance
  3. Process Improvement
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  • Improved consumer experience by driving an out-of-the-box quality improvement that included realigning product quality to match end user expectations.
  • Participated in tracer activity, gap analysis and proactive risk assessments to ensure continual compliance with accreditation standards and survey readiness.
  • Implemented Collaborative Performance Improvement Model to increase physician, nursing and allied services engagement in process improvement, i.e.
  • Develop and execute quality design and quality assurance strategy for new product development and sustaining business activities.
  • Developed new quality standards utilizing manual and automated test procedures to support the overall company and product strategy.

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