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Quality Manager

Date: Apr 7, 2021

Location: Hesperia, CA, US, 92345

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Grace is built on talent, technology, and trust, Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts and engineered materials. The company’s two industry-leading business segments—Catalysts Technologies and Materials Technologies—provide innovative products, technologies, and services that enhance the products and processes of our customers around the world. Grace employs approximately 3,900 people in more than 30 countries.

Job Description

The California plant of W. R. Grace & Co. manufactures paramagnetic silica and Vydac media for a broad range of biotech customers. We are currently seeking a Quality Manager to enhance our dynamic team.


Position Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the quality control and assurance organization. 
  • Lead the development, implementation, and continual improvement of the site’s management systems to meet ISO 9001 and cGMP IPEC requirements. 
  • Lead the overall improvement of our quality programs to improve product quality, customer complaints, supplier management, and the effective deployment of our management systems into the organization.
  • Lead the internal audit, supplier management and training process as well as playing a lead role in engaging the plant technical and supervisory team in proper use of nonconformance review, corrective and preventative action, and root cause analyses. 
  • Be part of the site’s Six Sigma initiatives to improve productivity, product quality, on time shipment, customer complaints, and costs.
  • Provide necessary coaching and training for the site in quality management systems.
  • Be active in building and improving the various management systems and infrastructure to grow the Separations business.

Required Skills

  • Results oriented
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Great communicator, Great people management skills
  • Demonstrates a sense of urgency and can affect change
  • Able to act decisively, fact-based approach in problem solving
  • Able to bring concepts to implementation
  • Excellent production mentality
  • Working knowledge of HPLC, cGMP, ISO 9001, SPC/SQC, and Six Sigma

Required Experience

  • BS Degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or equivalent; Master's Degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years' experience in quality assurance, quality control or equivalent ; at least 5 years' experience in pharmaceutical or chemical areas. 
  • Prior experience in ISO & cGMP management systems required. 
  • Prior experience in Six Sigma, HPLC and/or manufacturing/operations preferred.


Grace is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Grace via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Grace. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Grace as a result of the referral or through other means.


EOE Statement:  W. R. Grace & Co. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other legally protected status.


If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles