Bozeman, MT US
Regular Full Time

The job of the Quality Manager will directly supervise and coordinate the activities of the Quality Department including Final Inspectors and Quality Specialists.


Essential Functions

  • Direct and coordinate the activities of employees engaged in the production or processing of goods, such as inspectors, machine setters, and fabricators
  • Formulating and maintaining quality control objectives, and coordinating objectives with production procedures in cooperation with other managers to maximize quality and reliability and to minimize costs
  • Managing, planning, coordinating, and directing quality control programs designed to ensure continuous production/service consistent with established standards
  • Collaborating with R&D to determine product specifications and use to review finished products
  • Insuring all team leaders are following standard work and engaging their teams on a daily basis
  • Report daily key performance indicators (KPI) for separate areas. KPI’s to correspond with the production system requirements
  • Hold and participate in daily KPI meetings on the floor with staff
  • Confer with other supervisors to coordinate operations and activities within or between departments
  • Plan and establish work schedules, assignments, and production sequences to meet quality goals
  • Inspect materials, products, or equipment to detect defects or malfunctions
  • Observe work and monitor gauges, dials, and other indicators to ensure that operators conform to production or processing standards
  • Enforce safety and sanitation regulations
  • Conduct employee training in equipment operations or work and safety procedures, or assign employee training to experienced workers
  • Interpret specifications, blueprints, job orders, and company policies and procedures for workers
  • Review employees' attendance and hours worked
  • Read and analyze charts, work orders, production schedules, and other records and reports to determine production requirements and to evaluate current production estimates and outputs


Other duties

  • Employee can be asked to perform other duties that are reasonable within the area of expertise


Required Skills/Abilities

  • Solid proficiency in Excel
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Solutions oriented approach to challenges/issues
  • Solid interpersonal skills with proven ability to develop and maintain effective business partner relationships at all levels of the organization
  • Strong teamwork and project management skills combined with ability to work as part of a team
  • Must be able to work independently, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and organize workload to meet organizational timelines in a fast paced, very high-growth environment
  • Results oriented and driven, with a track record for delivering to plan
  • Flexibility to adapt quickly to changing circumstances. Able to proactively question and challenge to prioritize and identify solutions in timely manner
  • Clear and logical thinker with outstanding numeric ability supported by a rounded commercial awareness
  • Curious in nature and always looking to question, learn, and look for better ways to do things
  • Relish working in a company with a diverse and fast paced environment
  • Personable, fun, team oriented



  • Six Sigma and 5s knowledge


Education and Experience 

  • BA/BS degree required. Black Belt certification a plus
  • 3-5 years of supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment
  • 5+ years of Quality Experience 
  • Woodworking and guitar experience is a plus


Work Environment 


  • Manufacturing locations
  • Office locations
  • Showroom


  • Sales office locations
  • Supplier manufacturing locations


Travel Requirements 

  • Periodic travel to and between the company’s manufacturing and sales locations will be required (5-10%). 


Physical Demands 

  • Basic physical stances and actions (sitting, standing, walking)


Nota Bene:

The company’s Job Descriptions are not intended to be a complete detailed account of all expected/anticipated activities. We operate in a fast-moving and competitive global environment and therefore need employees to be flexible. 

We celebrate diversity and Gibson Brands, Inc is an Equal Opportunity employer.

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