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Quality Assurance Specialist

Leading Activewear Brand located in North County San Diego is looking for a Quality Assurance Specialist to join their team!

Overview of the Position: 
The Quality Assurance Specialist is responsible for developing strategies and techniques to ensure quality-assurance standards and procedures are met. He/she will be conducting audits and vendor evaluations and will provide feedback to the rest of the product creation team from Design through Production. In addition, this position will develop and implement training to change from a Quality Control (QC) to a Quality Assurance (QA) mindset. The position must be highly self-directed and work under minimal supervision. 

The QA Specialist will collaborate with the factories and team in headquarters to identify tools and create a system that will let us move closer to “First time Right” approach. In addition, the position is responsible for providing input in creating department goals to meet company strategies. This is a pivotal role as there is an ownership of the product from the beginning through to when it reaches our customers. 

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities 
1. Collect and compile information to provide reporting on all inspection results, vendor scorecard data, factory evaluations and communicate to organization members 
2. Support the development and implementation of improved quality reporting measures 
3. Perform training in all aspects of Quality Management Systems 
4. Support quality related customer complaint investigations and trending activities 
5. Measure, inspect, and provide feedback to organization members on PP and TOP results 
6. Perform, report, and communicate feedback on vendor evaluations 
7. Collaborate with Design, Product Development, and Tech Design in assuring fit and quality integrity from Product Development to final stage of product creation 
8. Provide input in creating department goals to meet company strategy 
9. Participate in identifying tools and training to change from a QC to QA mindset 
10. Travel International/Domestically 

Education and Experience 
• Professional certificate or degree in relevant field (e.g. textiles, apparel) required 
• Minimum of 5-8 year experience in garment construction, QA/QC, Spec Technician, or Technical Design 
• High school diploma, GED or equivalent required 
• Bachelor’s degree in business or relevant field highly preferred 

Technical Skills 
• Comprehensive understanding in flat garment measuring, garment construction, quality control/assurance 
• Strong knowledge of woven and knit apparel construction, fabric construction and properties 
• Proficient at preparing and writing product specification sheets 
• Proficiency in computer software such as: Word, Excel, Outlook, PDM systems 
• Effective communication skills, verbally and in writing; Must be able to understand, read and write in English at proficient level 

Key Competencies 
• Exceptional organizational, efficiency and follow through skills 
• Must have verbal and written communication skills sufficient to communicate in a timely and appropriate manner to all levels 
• Ability to work positively and accurately at a fast paced, or under time constraints 
• High attention to detail 
• Team-oriented; ability to excel in a team-based structure 
• Initiative, self-directed, take charge and maintain ownership of assigned area 
• Ability to work independently as well as with guidance