Vice President - Quality Systems

Universal Packaging Inc. - Vernon, BC (30+ days ago)

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Position Title Vice President – Quality Systems

TypeFull Time Permanent / Salaried

Working LanguageEnglish

Reports toPresident/CEO

Annual Compensation$105,000 to $125,000 CAD depending on skills and experience


  • Extended Health plan including medical, dental and HCSA
  • Company sponsored RRSP program
  • Opportunity for profit sharing
  • Reasonable relocation costs

Work Location

  • Vernon, British Columbia, Canada

Contact Information

  • David Arndt / Tel: 250-549-1323 / Fax: 250-545-9896


  • To be a senior leader in the organization.
  • Oversee Universal Packaging’s overall Quality Control program.
  • Oversee Universal Packaging’s Continuous Improvement initiatives.
  • Oversee Universal Packaging’s Asian glass production and quality control – re: working directly with key glass manufacturing partners and UPI’s Sales team.
  • Train other UPI personnel in the field of professional glass and decoration inspection and QC processes.
  • Generate and share ideas as to how and improve Quality Control/CI in our plant/warehouses.
  • Speak freely and openly about any QC issues while offering solutions for improvement.
  • Timely completion of reports and analysis as requested.
  • Participate in developing and executing against the company’s corporate strategy and mission statement.
  • Support the outside Sales Team and travel to customer locations as required to represent UPI from a Quality perspective; deal directly with both the Sales Team and Universal’s large customer base.
  • Focus on Universal’s customers to enhance their experience and improve the company’s reputation within the industry.


  • University degree in Business
  • Formal accreditation in the areas of Quality Control / Continuous Improvement. (Six Sigma certification at the Blackbelt level for example.)
  • A minimum of ten years’ experience in a management-level Quality Systems position in a manufacturing environment, preferably in the glass manufacturing and/or glass decoration industries
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in a glass plant or other glass manufacturing environment
  • A minimum of two years’ experience working for a glass manufacturer in a Quality role supporting the Sales function
  • Experience in a glass decoration plant with a strong background in Applied Ceramic Labelling an asset.
  • Proficient with using computers and related software, including but not limited to the Microsoft Office Suite and a full ERP system
  • Fluent in English both verbally and in written form
  • Valid driver’s license and passport.
  • Ability to accommodate significant, spontaneous travel without restriction to the USA, Europe and Asia as required.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends regularly and as required.
  • Strong, pro-active communication skills. Will speak and work professionally with inside customers (Universal Teammates), outside customers and outside vendors/glass plant partners. Ability to multi-task, deal with stress and adjust to changing priorities in a positive way.
  • Friendly, cooperative, assertive and adaptable personality.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $105,000.00 to $125,000.00 /year


  • Glass plant/manufacturing: 5 years (Required)
  • Quality Systems Management in manufacturing: 10 years (Required)


  • Bachelor's Degree (Required)


  • Vernon, BC (Required)


  • Driver's license (Preferred)
  • Six Sigma Black Belt or equivalent (Required)


  • English (Required)