Rain Bird Corporation

SBU Quality and Operations Manager

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Experience (Years)
Engineering - All
United States


This person will be responsible for leading the Quality and Operational efforts of the Consumer Products Strategic Business Unit.  The successful candidate will be required to think and plan strategically and serve as a business partner to SBU management.


  • As leader of the Quality Council, lead efforts to drive improvement throughout the organization.
  • Coordinate the development and implementation of all strategic quality plans and be responsible for ensuring that our products and our services exceed the expectations of our customers.
  • Working with all of Rain Bird’s manufacturing facilities, ensure the SBU driven quality and operational expectations are clearly communicated and managed.
  • Serving as a “Voice of the Customer”, the Quality and Operations Manager will ensure that quality and service levels are a differentiator for Rain Bird.
  • Develop processes, systems and measurements by which customer quality and service requirements are identified and improved.
  • Working closely with Engineering and Marketing, coordinate and recommend product performance and quality specifications for those products serving the residential market.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Broad management experience and strong career progression with leadership responsibility.
  • Bachelors’ degree and knowledge of quality standards, practices, procedures, processes as well as technical and/or high volume manufacturing experience.
  • Six Sigma and/or other related quality disciplines including Kaizen, Lean Manufacturing, FMEA, DOE, and Supplier Quality Assurance.
  • 6-8 years experience working in or managing a business with a strong quality orientation.
  • A strong strategic perspective, an analytical approach to decision making, a process orientation and good coaching skills.
  • Demonstrated success in utilizing influencing skills to promote results from people who have no direct reporting relationship to this position.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, build and motivate teams in the context of a business environment.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.



  • MBA degree.
  • Strong analytical skills, including practical experience in applying probability and statistics to business decisions.
  • Knowledge of database design and management.



The ideal candidate will embrace aggressive goal setting, be enthusiastic and hard-working. 


Rain Bird is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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