Volvo Group Project Quality Manager Operations-PQMO in Macungie, Pennsylvania


The mission of the Project Quality Manager is to assure that the quality processes (including tools and methods) in product & process projects are performed according to the existing procedures, assuring that the project objectives and customer satisfaction are reached. The Project Quality Manager ensures that the quality activities are started at the right time in the project and driven until a successful launch, taking corrective actions when necessary.


Project Quality:

  • Securing the creation, communication, update and follow-up of the Project Assurance Plan

  • Define and follow-up activities concerning project risks and issues (product risks to be coordinated with PMQ)

  • Identify hard points and elevate to GTO PM / CPM and line organization

  • Ensures that the appropriate project management processes are used

  • Define with the Project Management Team the project targets and KPI, PI

  • Support the project management in driving the project with the right quality

  • Creating risk analysis on project level

  • Present the project target status at each gate that is audited (both to gate auditor and main project PAM)

  • Initiate and update the white book

Product & Process Quality:

  • Develop and follow-up the quality assurance plan and quality tool plan including manufacturing validation plan (PFMEA, PHR, DFA)

  • Identify hard points and elevate to GTO PM / CPM and line organization

  • Proactively support project teams and give training in quality tools and methods

  • Be the GTO representative in PROTUS management fora

  • Support with target setting for project/product (process) audit and fault frequency

  • Ensure that lessons learned (warranty, QJ, recall, internal campaigns, etc.) is added to the risk analysis and actions are robust

  • Report product (process) quality status at each gate and regularly in the Project Management Team

  • Track and drive the enhanced control plan activities (Shokiryudo, MCQP, SLI, etc.)

  • Follow product (process) quality KPI

  • Interface with GTT PMQ, internal PMQ:s coordination within GTO and coordination with the PMQ:s in the plants

Fulfilment of project quality KPI’s for Project Quality Manager such as:



  • Project audit

  • Risk management

  • Quality Tool Plan

  • FF1

  • Gate Audit


Technical Competencies:

  • Experience within Project in Technologies or Operations

  • Experience of Quality tools and GDP& IS-GDP knowledge

  • Experience in working with Technologies is appreciated

  • Strong problem solver/decision maker, ability to take a well-ordered approach to solving problems and acting despite obstacles, resistance or ambiguity

  • Strong understanding of best practice quality tools

  • Able to demonstrated knowledge of quality standards and the manufacturing business

  • Organization and ability to utilize policies, practices, trends, and tactics to accomplish business objectives

  • Knowledge of engineering concepts, manufacturing, the product, production standards and efficiency optimization tools; process oriented

  • Proven ability to review and apply technical specifications and requirements to the assembly operation

  • Possesses strong analytical skills and demonstrated focus on process and Lean Manufacturing concepts

  • Blueprint reading

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Visio

Soft Skills

  • Ability to lead activities & projects in a multi-cultural environment

  • Driving pace with reliable and convincing approach in communication & presentation

  • Holistic & open mindset and positive attitude to people & problems

  • You have teaching skills and you like to share your knowledge with others

  • Able to work in teams: ability to develop strong working relationships with team members, peers, and management at all levels

  • Proven ability to manage multiple conflicting projects to successful conclusion

  • Strong data management and organizational skills

  • Proven ability to react to issues impacting production with a sense of urgency, promptly assessing the issue and developing a feasible action plan and following it through to successful completion

  • Effective communicator, able to speak to all audiences throughout the organization, understanding the various needs of audience members, and tailoring the message to address their concerns. Strong written communication skills


  • Degree in Engineering or Project Management Professional recognized by PMI

  • 3-5 years of experience in Quality Management in Automotive Industry

  • Six Sigma Green/Black Belt, ASQ or equivalent

About us

Volvo Group Trucks Operations encompasses all production of the Group’s engines and transmissions, as well as all production of Volvo, Renault and Mack trucks. The organization is responsible for spare parts supplies to the Group's customers as well as for designing, operating and optimizing logistics and supply chain for all brands, production facilities and distribution centers where the Volvo Group operates.

In Volvo Group Trucks Operations you will be part of a diverse team of highly skilled professionals who work with passion, trust and embrace change to stay ahead. We make our customers win.

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Volvo Group North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer E.O.E/M/F/Disability/Veteran