Quality Manager

Auto req ID: 21505 
Title: Quality Manager 
Job Function: Manufacturing 
Location: KAPHAEM 
Company: Harley-Davidson Motor Company 
Full or Part-Time: Full Time 
Shift: SHIFT1 


At Harley-Davidson, we are building more than machines. It’s our passion and commitment to continue the evolution of this storied brand, and heighten the desirability of the Harley-Davidson experience. To keep building our legend and leading our industry through innovation, evolution, and emotion we need the best and brightest talent. We stand for the timeless pursuit of adventure. Freedom for the soul. Are you ready to join us?


Our plant in Tomahawk, WI manufactures, finishes and ships composite and plastic parts to our final assembly plants. Join us as a Quality Manager.

Job Summary

Provides quality/business leadership recommendations based on the overall benefit to the organization. Develops and integrates quality initiatives and measurements that align with business strategy. Leads the organization in the successful achievement of the Quality Strategy through the ability to: influence others, collaborate with key stakeholders, enable change, communicate Quality to all levels of the organization, support and empower others in the use of Quality methods, and assure the continual improvement of quality systems.  Leads the organization in the execution of the Continuous Improvement System.  

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead the organization utilizing Quality/Business tools, techniques, and methodologies to achieve Harley-Davidson's Quality Strategy.
  • Organize, plan, and execute the site's Quality Planning & Execution activities to meet or exceed business goals for the organization as a whole.
  • Enable the development, planning, and implementing of necessary quality competencies throughout the organization.
  • Lead the Continuous Improvement System execution across the organization
  • Develop and manage current and future departmental budgets.
  • Be responsible for safety (Near misses) metrics, Quality, and Cost Delivery.
  • Leads drive towards systems and strategies that enhance process predictability and output performance.
  • Allocate resources in support of supplier selection and development.
  • Provides leadership and support in executing Concurrent Product and Process Development Methodology tools and techniques to ensure successful quality, cost, and timing of new product launches and current production processes.

Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Required

Experience Requirements


  • Typically requires a minimum of 8 years of related experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in process measurement and management.
  • Subject matter expert in continuous improvement tools (i.e. Value Stream Mapping, 5s, Kazan, Waste Elimination, Process Problem Solving, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of measurement and testing equipment selection and appropriate use.
  • Hands-on experience in the application of advanced product quality planning tools and techniques.
  • Understands application-specific PC programs and metrology techniques (i.e., CMM- CoordinateMeasurement Machine, Engage, etc.)
  • Substantial experience leading teams and ability to foster key stakeholder relationships. 


  • Professional Certification (i.e. ASQ- American Society for Quality, APICS - American Production & InventoryControl Society, etc) 


Harley-Davidson is an equal opportunity employer that continues to build a culture of inclusion, belonging and equity through our commitment to attracting and retaining diverse talent from all backgrounds, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. We believe in fairness and providing a level playing field for all. We foster a culture that thrives on diverse perspectives and contributions to ignite the creativity and innovation to fuel our business and enhance the employee and customer experience.


The pay range shown represents the national average pay range for this role. Your pay may be more or less than the stated range and is dependent on your geographic location and level of experience.


We offer an inclusive compensation package for all full-time salaried employees including, but not limited to, annual bonus programs, health insurance benefits, a 401k program, onsite fitness centers and employee stores, employee discounts on products and accessories, and more. We welcome everybody to join our family and be united no matter who you are or where you come from. Learn more about Harley-Davidson here.


Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.


Direct Reports: Yes  
Travel Required: 0 - 10%  
Pay Range: 107,000-161,000
Visa Sponsorship: This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship  
Relocation: This position is not eligible for relocation assistance  





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