What does a Senior 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 Senior 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 Senior 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

Senior Quality Manager Salaries

Average Base Pay

$107,511 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$74K
Median: $108K
$156K
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Senior Quality Manager Career Path

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Senior Quality Manager
$107,511/yr
Lead Quality Manager
$83,286/yr
Senior Quality Manager

Years of Experience Distribution

0 - 1
3%
2 - 4
34%
5 - 7
39%
8+
24%
Not including years spent in education and/or training

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Siemens EnergySiemens Energy
Quality Manager
Feb 21, 2022

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

PrepladderPrepladder
Training and Quality Manager
Jul 8, 2022

“Rishabh Jain is my Associate Director and he is an amazing person to work with.”

NutriGoldNutriGold
Quality Manager
Aug 13, 2022

“Colleagues are knowledgeable and great to work with.”

Illusion DentalIllusion Dental
Assistant Manager - Quality
Jul 12, 2022

“Team is amazing and fun to work with.”

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”

Dotdash MeredithDotdash Meredith
Quality Team Editor
Sept 23, 2022

“Interesting work and helpful editorial/tech support”

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

When working as a Senior Quality Manager, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are SAP QM, HANA, Development Methodology, Configuration and Consulting.

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

The most common qualifications to become a Senior 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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