Plant Quality Manager


Chicago, IL, US, 60609

Job ID:  55283
Estimated Travel:  0 - 25%
Contract Type:  Employee
Talent Area:  Quality

Role Description:

Under the direction of the Plant Manager, is accountable for overseeing and improving overall plant quality through the implementation of process quality systems, while ensuring all quality related issues are addressed to achieve maximum efficiency.  Works in collaboration with Metal North America Quality Systems, Operating strategy and Personnel.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for maintenance of plant quality systems including but not limited to inspection and test method, work instructions, procedures, product specs, GMP’s, Food Safety Compliance and Best Practices.
  • Develop and drive continuous improvement initiatives in plant quality.
  • Support continuous improvement initiatives in supplier quality.
  • Responsible for ensuring quality system adherence and all aspects of product integrity is maintained.
  • Responsible for appropriate disposition of finished product through data driven analysis, while assuring compliance to all specifications.
  • Maintain established and new customer contact to maintain strong relationships, resolving quality issues, and ensuring technical and quality support.
  • Responsible for leading plant root cause and corrective action investigations for customer complaints and internal quality nonconformance’s. 
  • Audit implementation of corrective actions implementation for customer complaints and internal quality nonconformance’s. 
  • Coordinate with Metal North America Commercial, Product Development, Quality and Engineering regarding new business and product trials.
  • Responsible for accurate and timely resolution of all supplier defective material claims.
  • Responsible for tracking the HFI system including balance, disposition, re-work and inventory levels.
  • Ensure that plant quality procedures are up to date, in alignment with Metal North America Quality requirements and followed.
  • Ensure quality objectives (KPIs) are communicated with floor personnel and develop processes to promote compliance.
  • Responsible for educating and instructing plant departmental leads and supervisors in HACCP, internal auditing and other food safety quality (BRC) programs.
  • Prepare quality reviews and submit them to management.
  • Assist in development of special plant projects and work in conjunction with Metal North America Personnel.
  • Maintain continuous communication and interaction with all Ardagh Metal Packaging plants.
  • Works closely with human resources to address and resolve personnel issues.
  • Direct supervision of plant personnel; may vary by location
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.




  • Must possess strong analytical, computer, and communication skills
  • Driven and Energetic
  • Able to solve complex problems outside of normal processes
  • Ability to work with all levels of personnel
  • Bachelor’s degree in technical or relevant discipline
  • Minimum 8 years experience in manufacturing
  • 4 years quality experience
  • Excellent management/leadership aptitude
  • Black or Green Belt Certification (preferred)
  • Food Safety (BRC/SQF) and HACCP certification (preferred)
  • Experience with can manufacturing improvement methods implementation (preferred)

About Ardagh Metal Packaging


Ardagh Metal Packaging (AMP) is a leading supplier of sustainable and infinitely recyclable beverage cans to brand owners globally. A subsidiary of sustainable packaging business Ardagh Group, AMP is an industry player across Europe and the Americas with innovative production capabilities. AMP operates 24 production facilities in nine countries, employing more than 6,300 employees with sales of approximately $4.7 billion.


AMP is 75%-owned by Ardagh Group and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker AMBP.


About Ardagh Group


Ardagh Group operates 65 metal and glass production facilities in 16 countries, employing more than 21,000 people with sales of approximately $10 billion. Ardagh Group produces:


· many of the cans and bottles that contain your favourite beverages.

· packaging made from metal and glass – permanent materials that can be infinitely recycled without any loss of quality.

· more than 160 million containers per day.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago