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IATF Specialist

Date: Jan 13, 2022

Location: Nashville, TN, US

Company: AkzoNobel

We’ve been pioneering a world of possibilities to bring surfaces to life for well over 200 years. As experts in making coatings, there’s a good chance you’re only ever a few meters away from one of our products. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from the most sustainable paints company, which has been inventing the future for more than two centuries.

Job Purpose

Coordinates the maintenance and supports the Process Owners in the deployment the manufacturing site Quality Management System to meet IATF 16949 applicable requirements, assesses its adequacy and proactively improves it. Coordinates, maintains, conducts internal audits to the automotive standard and develop internal auditors. Manages customer and internal complaints responses, investigations and interactions with commercial quality.

Key Accountabilities

  • Interacts with Commercial Quality to ensure automotive industry requirements are complied with and maintains the site abreast of changes in requirements developing plans to comply with those.
  • Coordinates the Manufacturing Site process owners’ efforts to meet the automotive standard requirements (ISO + IATF)
  • Promotes, develops and implements quality assurance procedures supporting process owners and systems to improve and maintain quality under the IATF 16949 automotive standards.
  • Ensures that all site employees are thoroughly familiar with the philosophy, quality statement, quality manual, and are trained in the appropriate procedures under IATF 16949.
  • Maintains quality equipment by monitoring performance, calibration and conducting preventive maintenance and applicable automotive requirements.
  • Supports in customer and internal quality audits. (ISO, IATF).
  • Coordinates and represents the site to maintain quality certifications (ISO, IATF).
  • Generates quality information by preparing required reports and maintaining relevant records.
  • Provides assistance, gives advice and distributes information to customers, suppliers, sales and internal departments related to product quality.
  • Actively supports deployment of ALPS Quality Management processes integrating them into the Quality Management System.  ALPS deployment  
  • Is familiar and complies with all the applicable corporate as well as site and laboratory policies/procedures with regard to Quality, personal conduct, HSE and Product Safety & Regulatory Affairs (PSRA) standards.
  • Network within the AkzoNobel CI community and share insights, problems and opportunities to promote improved performance and problem-solving across the company as well as encourage others to do the same


Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
  • IATF 16949/ISO 9001: 2015 Certified Auditor.  Lead Auditor is a plus
  • Familiar with PFMEAs, Process Control Plans, Process Flow Diagrams, APQP, SPC and other quality documents
  • Quality RCA tools (8D, 5Y, etc.)
  • 3 years minimum Quality Management systems experience in automotive industry.  Preferably experience with Automotive OEM or suppliers
  • Ability to build goo work relationships amongst all teams, international and domestic
  • Proven successful track record in leading management system applications
  • Expert level knowledge of IATF 16949





AkzoNobel is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable laws, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally-recognized basis, including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, lactation, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), veteran status, uniformed servicemember status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

Requisition ID: 18602

Nearest Major Market: Nashville