What does a Quality Manager do?

A quality manager is tasked with the obligation to ensure all company products meet consumer expectations and demands. Specific daily duties for this position include overseeing employee performance and inspecting products to ensure conformity throughout the production process. Where products fail to meet quality standards, the quality manager is responsible for discarding and rejecting the product and documenting the reasons why it failed to meet the quality standards set. Typical career advancements for quality managers include progression to a managerial position or directorship.

A bachelor's degree in a related field is often required by most hiring managers for the position of a quality manager. Prior experience in quality management and production processing is preferred with the need for familiarity in company and industry quality standards. Successful candidates are proficient in computer technology and systems with an in-depth knowledge of market trends and conditions. Additional skills include strong leadership, management abilities, analytical and problem-solving abilities.

What responsibilities are common for Quality Manager jobs?
  • Collaborate with the upper management team to set quality benchmarks
  • Create standards in accordance with industry standards and customer expectations
  • Identify quality control processes to ensure criteria are met at all times
  • Execute tests to check final product adherence to the company standards
  • Record findings and relay this information to the production team
  • Brainstorm ideas to increase productivity and performance of the production line while maintaining accuracy in quality
  • Make crucial decisions in favor of cost-efficiency without compromising on quality
  • Oversee production to ensure conformity in final product processing
What are the typical qualifications for Quality Manager jobs?
  • Prior experience as a quality manager in a production processing environment
  • Familiar with company and industry quality standards and processes
  • Proficient in computer technology and systems
  • Good understanding of Microsoft Office applications
  • In-depth knowledge of market trends and conditions
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Able to positively influence others
  • Great team player with strong interpersonal skills
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.6 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.7 ★
Avg. Experience5-7 years

Quality Manager Salaries

Average Base Pay

$93,185 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$67K
Median: $93K
$129K
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Quality Manager Career Path

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L2
Quality Manager
$93,185/yr
L3
L2

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
2%
2 - 4
36%
5 - 7
36%
8+
26%
Not including years spent in education and/or training
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Read what Quality Manager professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Siemens EnergySiemens Energy
Quality Manager
Feb 21, 2022

“Local leader have better understanding our Local working culture and really appreciate the employee performance.”

MS CompaniesMS Companies
Quality Supervisor
Jan 24, 2022

“Great pay and weekly at that.”

TFT GlobalTFT Global
Quality Supervisor
Oct 3, 2021

“Good and friendly environment to work.”

Fever-TreeFever-Tree
Quality Manager
Jan 7, 2021

“Small organisation therefore career progression is limited”

HDFC BankHDFC Bank
Quality Manager
Aug 21, 2020

“Sales background and lesser opportunity to grow your career in quality”

ThoughtFocusThoughtFocus
Quality Lead
Mar 31, 2022

“Awesome pay package and appraisal is really good”

ALSTOMALSTOM
Supplier Quality Manager
Oct 6, 2021

“Good company to work and for personal life balance”

British AirwaysBritish Airways
Quality Manager
Feb 4, 2022

“Great place to work and career development opportunities”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a Quality Manager

When working as a Quality Manager, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Excellent Communication, HEDIS, Microsoft Office Suite, Team Leadership and Audit.

The most similar professions to Quality Manager are:
  • Quality Engineer
  • QA Engineer
  • QA Manager
  • Supplier Quality Engineer

The most common qualifications to become a Quality Manager is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.

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