Manager, Quality, Windsor Locks


Are you passionate about working within a fast-paced manufacturing environment? Are you driven by a strong safety and quality culture?  Do you have good people management and communication skills and enjoy working within a diverse team? Then you may be our new

Manager, Quality, Windsor Locks

Maintain existing and manage the development and implementation of the plant’s quality standards, processes, and initiatives. Drive continuous improvement within the site’s quality team and function by providing leadership to a staff of quality control and assurance professionals.

While your primary focus will be on maintaining our quality standards and processes and ensuring our customer quality expectations are met and exceeded, you will also be driving a high-performance culture within our quality team. As a member of the Operations leadership team, you will have an excellent opportunity to contribute to the success of the manufacturing site and company in multiple ways.

The position will be based in Windsor Locks, US.

Your key tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Manages the work of quality control and quality assurance staff within a plant to ensure full compliance to all Safety and Quality related policies, procedures and practices
  • Promotes a strong safety and quality culture where both safety and quality are core values of everyone at Suominen
  • Develops, implements and evaluates quality policies, procedures, and projects and develops resources to assist the operations and manufacturing function to be able to reach quality standards
  • Responsible for processes related to production quality and ISO implementation at local level
  • Defines the appropriate and adequate procedures and measures of control for production processes and conducts risk assessments of these processes
  • Leads implementation of new regulations, all audits and regulatory inspections and facilitates gaps closings from the audit findings
  • Coordinates quality training for employees to ensure all individuals have the required level of knowledge

This position reports to Donald Rakevicius, Plant Director. 

We offer an interesting role in a multicultural environment, support of a motivated and professional team and possibility to grow and develop skills.


To be successful in this role, the ideal candidate will have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business, Operations, Quality or related field, manufacturing and or nonwoven experience a plus
  • Five or more years of experience in quality assurance or quality control
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills
  • ASQ certification a plus (add certifications if you want them)
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • SAP or similar experience a plus

For more information, please contact Shannon Milliard by email at 

Please send your application, including your salary request and CV, by October 29, 2021 through application link: Manager, Quality, Windsor Locks (

Why choose Suominen?

Being a good employer is a strategic priority for Suominen. This means creating positive energy in the workplace, having committed staff, everyone doing as they promise, and providing a fair environment in which everyone is treated equally and fairly.

A safe workplace and employee wellbeing are our top priorities. We encourage everyone to create a positive atmosphere and discuss matters openly. Our working culture is flexible.


Suominen manufactures nonwovens as roll goods for wipes as well as for medical and hygiene products. The end products made of Suominen’s nonwovens bring added value to the daily life of consumers worldwide. Suominen is the global market leader in nonwovens for wipes and employs nearly 700 people in Europe and in the Americas. Suominen’s net sales in 2020 amounted to EUR 459 million. Suominen's shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Stock Exchange.