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Valutek is Hiring!

Think you got what it takes to be a part of the Valutek team? Right now, Valutek is hiring for a Quality Assurance Manager.

Overview 

The Quality Assurance Manager is responsible for oversight and management of Valutek’s contract manufacturing partners in Asia. The Quality Assurance Manager’s primary tasks are: (1) managing relationships with current contract manufacturing partners to insure that product quality and delivery timelines meet Valutek specifications, (2) identifying and selecting new contract manufacturing partners to establish primary, secondary and alternative manufacturers for all core products, (3) managing contract manufacturers partner’s pricing to meet established profit margins goals, and (4) providing technical expertise, information and product knowledge to Valutek team and its customers. The position oversees two Quality Auditors who work directly with the contractor manufacturers in implementing Valutek’s quality assurance programs. The Quality Assurance Manager reports to the VP of Finance/Operations in the US. The Quality Assurance Manager will work closely with the VP of Finance/Operations overseeing Valutek’s two consolidation centers in Asia.

Develop and Implement Quality Control Systems

  • Implementing and maintaining quality systems and programs to ensure compliance with company and customer defined quality standards
  • Establishing processes to ensure that all products shipped from contract manufacturers meet Valutek Product Specifications prior to shipment
  • Reviewing and maintaining Product Specification sheets to ensure that they are accurate, up-to-date and meet or exceed current product standards
  • Break product costing into component costing (i.e. raw materials, labor, packaging, energy, etc.)
  • Tracking and reporting any QC Issues and corrective actions

 Identify, Select and Manage Contractor Manufacturing Partners

  • Identifying, selecting and managing contract manufactures throughout Asia
  • Ensuring that vendors meet or exceed Valutek standards with respect to quality, price and delivery.
  • Negotiating contracts with contract manufacturers
  • Establishing Primary, Secondary and Alternative vendors for all key products
  • Develop and implement a system to evaluate vendor performance in meeting company goals to include Quarterly Business Reviews that you will conduct.

Manage Product Delivery and Cost of Goods

  • Establishing and managing consolidated shipments from Asian contract manufacturers
  • Review and maintain vendor pricing levels and meet company gross margin goals
  • Consistently looking for ways to lower product costs with existing vendors or by recruiting new vendors
  • Working with contract manufacturers to ensure timely production and delivery of products
  • Developing systems and reports to track performance of supply chain against established standards.

Disseminate Technical Expertise and Knowledge

  • Providing product training to the Valutek team
  • Moderating the Cleanroom Forum website
  • Writing monthly technical articles for the Cleanroom WIKI, GSFCC.org
  • Contributing articles and technical insights to Valutek blog and other social media channels

 Minimum Requirements:

  • 7 years experience in quality management with a least 4 in a leadership position
  • Bachelor’s Degree required preferably in Quality Control, Supply Chain Management or related field.
  • Knowledge and experience using ERP/MRP programs required, NetSuite experience is a plus.
  • Fluent in reading, comprehending and writing both English and Mandarin.
  • 3 years working with Asian-based contract manufacturers  

 Qualifications / Additional Skills / Aptitude:

  • Ability to develop, train and mentor direct reports
  • Drive and ambition to solve problems effectively, creatively and in a timely manner
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet customer deadlines
  • Strong negotiating skills when dealing with vendors
  • Ability to work well with other departments and members of the management team to achieve company goals
  • Excellent grammar, verbal, and written skills.
  • Strong Excel skills and the ability to construct complex spreadsheets as needed to manage Valutek’s supply chain  
  • High energy level, comfortable performing multifaceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day activities.
  • Resourceful, well organized, highly dependable, efficient and detailed oriented.
  • Ability to establish credibility and be decisive but be able to recognize and support the organization’s values and priorities.
  • Be a productive and supportive team player who gets results
  • Ability to work in an entrepreneurial environment with minimal supervision.

 Travel:

  • Frequent travel will be required to identify, select, and manage contract manufacturing partners in Asia as well as occasional travel to the US for management meetings

Send resumes and inquiries to

Kirk Mathers
VP of Finance
kmathers@valutek.com

About Valutek

Valutek is a high-growth firm that provides cleanroom products to leading high-technology companies located primarily in the North America. Valutek is the first company to offer all critical environment supplies from one source, and the only company to offer independent testing. More at www.valutek.com.

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