Quality Systems Leader, Americas

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States of America
Job classification
Full Time
Posting date
Posting ID

Be an essential element to a brighter future. 

We work together to transform essential resources into critical ingredients for mobility, energy, connectivity and health. Join our values-led organization committed to building a more resilient world with people and planet in mind. Our core values are the foundation that make us successful for ourselves, our customers and the planet. 

Job Description

Job/Position Description:

Albemarle Corporation is seeking a Quality Systems Leader (QSL) to lead the establishment of IATF 16949-compliant quality management systems (QMS) at existing and new plant sites in North and South America.  The QSL will work with site quality, operations, and other personnel to identify and implement all QMS elements necessary for IATF 16949 compliance.  The QSL will also focus on QMS harmonization between Asia Pacific (APAC) sites, and North and South America sites (APAC region has a QSL counterpart).

Albemarle is the world’s largest lithium producer. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a rapidly growing industry and a company that is impacting the global future of energy.

The QSL will report to the Global Quality Center of Excellence Sr. Manager.


  • Support the development of strategy and approach for implementation of IATF compliance at global sites for their QMS.
  • Provide project management tracking and monitoring of the progress of IATF rollout projects.
  • Support QMS improvement initiatives including IATF gap analysis at existing sites.
  • Coordinate with QMS leaders to ensure standardized implementation of QMS across all global sites.
  • Update existing and create new QMS policies and procedures, as necessary.
  • Develop training material related to QMS including IATF, and lead training implementation within the organization, contributing to a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Oversee adherence to ISO standards, automotive standards, pharma standards and ALB quality service standards.
  • Apply deep understanding of quality best practices with business acumen and customer focus.
  • Demonstrate strong communication, influencing, and change management skills while consistently making timely decisions even in the face of complexity.
  • Maintain safety and quality mindset while demonstrating Albemarle Core Values.


  • In-depth knowledge of ISO 9001:2015, IATF 16949:2016, and familiarity with ISO 17025. 
  • Accreditation as auditor / lead auditor in each standard preferred.
  • Project management experience.
  • Proficiency in APQP, MSA, FMEA, SPC and PPAP.
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, Chemistry or Quality Management Systems.
  • 5+ years of relevant experience in chemical or product manufacturing and Quality Management Systems.
  • Data-based decision-making ability, problem solving, prioritization, and risk-based management skills.
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and uncertainty while operating in a global environment.
  • Strong cultural sensitivity to manage relationships with people from all cultures.
  • Ability to travel both domestically and internationally (approximately 25%).

At Albemarle you will find a world of learning and development opportunities where inventiveness is at the heart of what we do in an open, collaborative, and respectful environment.

We are partners to one another in pioneering new ways to be better for ourselves, our teams, and our communities. When you join Albemarle, you become our most essential element and you can anticipate competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits package, and resources that foster your well-being and fuel your personal growth. Help us shape the future, build with purpose and grow together.

Select one:

For Australia, you have the option to apply using Seek.