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Quality managers: improving products and processes

Quality managers enjoy a high reputation and perform an important function. They play a significant role in ensuring the compliance with defined quality standards within companies. Quality managers are responsible for the quality assurance of products, processes and numerous other corporate aspects.

Which opportunities do quality managers have on the labour market?

More and more companies rely on quality managers when it comes to the optimisation of their processes, products and services. Thus, quality managers have great job prospects. University graduates with specialisation in quality management have very good career perspectives. Furthermore, there are many further training opportunities which also enable newcomers to start a career in this field. Quality managers who are experienced in project management, (mechanical) engineering, IT or healthcare are particularly sought-after. Learn more about the different specialist areas!

What are the tasks and responsibilities of quality managers?

Quality managers analyse and assess technical products regarding practicality and functionality. In this context, the identification of potentials for optimisation is especially important. When new products are launched, quality managers are responsible for training the staff on the products’ functions and on how to use them. Moreover, their daily tasks include the introduction, maintenance and optimisation of quality management systems.

  • Implementation of quality assurance measures
  • Monitoring of the quality assurance process and other processes
  • Conduct of internal and external audits
  • Staff training
  • Preparation of analyses and reports

Which hard skills and soft skills should quality managers have?

Quality managers should be very familiar with their company's products. In addition, they should be experienced in applying process models and evaluation methods. A sound knowledge of the relevant regulations and standards and excellent IT skills are essential as well.

Furthermore, quality managers should possess certain soft skills:

  • Analytical skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good communication skills and team spirit
  • Assertiveness
  • Foreign language skills

What is the average salary of quality managers?

The average gross annual salary of quality managers is about EUR 45,000. Depending on additional qualifications, completed further training, previous professional experience, region, industry and company size, the salary may be up to 30 per cent higher.

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As a quality manager, you have a respected profession and can work in numerous industries. You ensure the compliance with defined quality standards, train employees and identify potentials for optimisation within companies.

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