Director, Supplier Quality - Hybrid

Auto req ID: 23369 
Title: Director, Supplier Quality - Hybrid 
Job Function: Manufacturing 
Location: PDC 
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?


The Harley-Davidson Motor Company Product Development Center (PDC) located in Wauwatosa, WI is home to the mantra – You dream it. We build it. Join our team as a  Director, Supplier Quality - Hybrid.

Job Summary


This role is responsible for specific functional areas of the Corporate Quality strategy and leads the center-led activities related to quality performance management, quality strategy development, problem prevention, detection and elimination activities related to vehicle and part quality, across one or more of the key functions (Engineering Quality, Supplier Quality & Development, Manufacturing Quality, Logistics & Packaging Quality, Digital Quality, Quality Management System, Lean & Continuous Improvement, etc.)  This individual will act as the voice of the customer as it relates to quality and will be the subject matter expert and change agent to ensure delivery of premium quality to our customers. This individual will sit on a variety of forums and be an influential leader of continuous improvement.

Job Responsibilities


  • Develop and implement the assigned quality functional area(s) enterprise-wide quality strategy and facilitating cross-functional resources in support of the Quality Senior Leadership Group (QSLG) forum and initiatives.
  • Demonstrate the ability to engage, motivate and energize employees at all levels through trust, credibility and collaboration that leads to cultural transformation including the ability to seek and develop alliances and partnerships across the organization to achieve business goals and improve overall performance.
  • Leads cross-functional support and participation in product development process improvements related to assigned quality functional area(s).
  • Drives quality throughout the organization by integrating quality standards and common measures that strengthen/improve processes for business performance.

Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Required

Experience Requirements


  • Typically requires a minimum of 12 years related experience. Minimum of 5 years of management experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading a team/organization in successfully achieving business results.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead change, influence others, and postulate a vision of the future.
  • Proven experience in technical capability in the areas of Quality and Product Development including knowledge management and best practice implementation.
  • Knowledge of key systems and processes within Manufacturing, Engineering, Purchasing, Quality, and Product Development.


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. Learn more about Harley-Davidson here


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


Direct Reports: Yes  
Travel Required: 50  - 75%  
Pay Range: 162,900 - 260,600
Visa Sponsorship: This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship  
Relocation: This position is not eligible for relocation assistance  





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