Sumitomo Rubber USA manufactures and sells a wide range of automotive tires in the US and internationally. Located in Tonawanda, NY (a suburb of Buffalo) our growing workforce produces over 4 Million tires annually for a variety of applications such as passenger cars, trucks, buses and motorcycles.

The transition to Sumitomo Rubber USA brings exciting new opportunities for the Company's existing and prospective employees in Western New York. Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd., whose Global Headquarters is located in Kobe, Japan, has a rich and successful history dating back to 1909. This trend is set to continue with the Company's formal entrance into North America through the former Goodyear Dunlop Tires North America, Ltd. facility, and through planned investments into the Company's infrastructure, manufacturing processes, and work force.

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Quality Assurance Manager
Title:Quality Assurance Manager
Job Grade:E08
Location :Tonawanda, NY

Quality Assurance Manager


Position Summary: As a key member of the SRUSA Leadership Team, the Quality Assurance Manager is responsible to lead, direct and control the company’s activities pertaining to product and process quality. 

Reports to: Director, Quality Assurance

Essential Functions/Duties:

  • Lead and develop the Quality Assurance team
  • Enforce quality, legal compliance, and technical standards of products, processes and materials throughout the company, ensuring product quality meets or exceeds customer and regulatory requirements.
  • Develop and maintain tracking systems of existing performance and provide direction to company leadership to improve product quality and overall company performance.  Serve as Voice of the Customer.
  • Ensure compliance with global and local company policies and procedures, as well as salary administration, safety regulations, labor contracts and housekeeping practices.
  • Develops organization and associates’ leadership and technical competencies.
  • Ensure that all employees are properly trained in their respective areas of responsibility.
  • Responsible for setting and maintaining budget for the Quality Assurance Department.
  • Is committed to and promotes "Excellence through Teamwork" throughout the organization.


Required Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  


  • BS degree in Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or other technical field; graduate degree preferred
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of technical/quality leadership experience within a manufacturing environment (preferably the automotive industry).
  • Requires the ability to manage a variety of concurrent projects.
  • Strong leadership, communication, business, analytical, problem solving and planning skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems and make educated decisions.
  • Knowledge of customer requirements related to product quality – specifically IATF 16949 or other OE customer standards
  • Auditing experience preferred
  • Knowledge and experience with Minitab or other statistical analysis tools.
  • Solid PC skills utilizing Microsoft Excel & Word software applications.
  • Some travel including international may be required.


Sumitomo Rubber, USA offers competitive compensation and benefits packages. If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply at
EOE M/F/Disabled/Veterans, Sumitomo Rubber, USA is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity.

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