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Director, Global Quality & Product Integrity - Footwear and Handbags

DATE:  Aug 3, 2022
CITY:  Columbus
BRAND:  Camuto Group
REQ #:  135371
LOCATION NAME:  Home Office, Columbus
DEPARTMENT:  Production


General Summary:
The Global Quality / Product Integrity Director will be responsible for supporting, managing, developing, and implementing 
quality systems globally. Additionally, the role will keep abreast of best practices and promote these 
changes across the organization. The Global Quality Director will be expected to lead investigations on 
global products, raw materials, equipment complaints and perform root cause and corrective action 
analysis on global quality issues around the world. 

This role lead regions to resolve global issues, root out solutions to global problems seen at regional 
levels, and aim to improve regional quality systems and organizations to develop DBI into a world-class 
quality operation. The Global Quality Director will oversee & guide the global QA management teams 
and suppliers to ensure that they are meeting/exceeding our needs as well as are appropriately 
qualified.


Reports to: SVP, Global Sourcing 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Responsible for global quality assurance. This includes prevention, investigation, CAPA's (Corrective 
Action Preventive Action), root cause determination, corrective action implementation, and follow-up 
to ensure successful mitigation. 
• Responsible for the ongoing improvement, best practice sharing, and global quality system 
implementations 
• Partner with Technical Director on creation and maintenance of proper technical standers and 
minimum construction reequipments 
• Full technical audit approval responsibility for suppliers 
• Develop, improve, ensure adherence, and continuous improvement to the company quality policies 
• Aid, train, and ensure regional quality leaders are applying best practices, continually improving 
quality systems, and adhering to global requirements 
• Manage, engage and develop the Global Quality Team 

Required Skills:
• Excellent communication skills both verbal and written - Should be able to communicate with peers, 
customers, and vendors 
• Possess strong quality systems and business acumen and in-depth knowledge of ISO procedures and 
system 
• Collaborative team player - Should be able to establish solid working relationships with stakeholders 
across all regions and functions within the organization 
• Ability to work with regional managers and Suppliers in driving improvement projects 
• Fluent in English (preferably a native speaker). Mandarin, Portuguese and Spanish are plus. 
• Ability to travel both domestically and internationally 


Qualifications

Experience:
• 10+ years of experience working within the quality management industry in a global organization 
• 5+ years of experience leading and managing a team of global QA professionals 


Education:
• Bachelor's degree (preferably in Engineering) 

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Why Choose A Career with Designer Brands?

Empowering associates and building strong teams poised to disrupt the retail and footwear landscape through positive change is at the core of who we are at Designer Brands.

  • Invested in helping our associates learn, develop, achieve and grow into strong leaders
  • Shared commitment to creating a culture fueled by engagement, excitement, optimism and fun
  • Dedicated to giving back and community involvement 

About Designer Brands:

Designer Brands Inc. is one of North America’s largest designers, producers and retailers of footwear and accessories. 

  • Designer Brands Inc. operates a portfolio of retail concepts in nearly 1,000 locations under the DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse, The Shoe Company, and Shoe Warehouse brands and operates leased locations in the U.S through its Affiliated Business Group. 
  • Designer Brands designs and produces footwear and accessories through Camuto Group, a leading manufacturer selling in more than 5,400 doors worldwide. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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