VP of Quality for Established Automotive Tier 1 Manufacturer in Ohio
A German-headquartered automotive tier 1 supplier required support with identifying and selecting the future VP of Quality for their existing and well-established operations in Ohio. The spec called for an individual with previous exposure to European business culture and significant experience in quality management, within the automotive manufacturing space as well as a track record establishing quality teams for newly launched product lines. TH Bender identified and approached a total of 150 suitable candidates across North America and presented a slate of 6 finalists, all of whom were a close match to the job profile and either locally based or willing to relocate. The search was closed in under 80 days and resulted in the placement of an experienced leader with a strong track record of establishing and managing high-performance quality teams. Furthermore, the chosen candidate had previously worked for a German company in the United States and was intimately familiar with German quality management expectations and methodologies. As a result of our placement, the company was able to drive forward the establishment of new product lines as part of their North American expansion plan while guaranteeing top-notch manufacturing quality throughout.