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Senior Quality Assurance Manager


Pasadena, TX, US, 77507

Job Description

Stepan Co. is currently seeking a Quality Manager to join our Leadership team in our Manufacturing facility in Pasadena, TX, reporting to the Regional QA Manager. This position will be responsible for quality of products and services by driving quality assurance and control, operational and compliance excellence, and continuous improvement philosophies throughout the line organization. The candidate will integrate key practices into the manufacturing foundation to meet internal and external customer expectations and represent the “Voice of the Customer”.  The candidate will have the opportunity to be part of a new plant build and start-up.

Key Responsibilities:
• EHS&S: Responsible for ensuring the safe operation of the quality department.
• QA & QC: Responsible for Quality Assurance and Quality Control on site and the monitoring and maintenance of the ISO 9001 and HOQ (House of Quality) system.
• People: Accomplishes objectives through high quality recruiting, selecting, orienting, training, assigning, scheduling, and performance management of employees.
• Financial: Ensure delivery on budget fixed cost performance and identify and drive cost reduction opportunities for plant
• Regulatory and Policy Compliance: Understand all applicable regulations and policies and assures compliance.
• Strategy development and customer focus
• Laboratory management
• Quality risk identification and management


• 5+ years experience in manufacturing in chemical industry (surfactants and person care product manufacturing preferred)
• 5+ years of supervisory experience
• Knowledge and experience with implementation, maintenance, and audit of Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001 or similar)
• Experience leading teams and working with customers
• Experience in troubleshooting difficult problems in a plant environment
• Excellent project management and organization skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to communicate effectively across all levels of the organization, and to manage cross functional teams
• SQC, SPC, Six Sigma, and Continuous Improvement


Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry required (Master’s Degree preferred)



Stepan Company does not accept or retain unsolicited resumes or phone calls and/or respond to them or to any third party representing job seekers.

Established in 1932, Stepan Company is a major manufacturer of basic and intermediate chemicals including surfactants, polymers, as well as specialty ingredients that go into consumer, household, and institutional products such as laundry detergents, shampoos, and surface cleaners. Stepan Company currently has 20 global manufacturing locations and over 2,000 employees. We have a strong record of growth. Our growth allows us to provide meaningful career opportunities and stability to our team members. We have big goals at Stepan and know every team member will be crucial to achieving our objectives. Regardless of function, we are looking for team members who bring with them a growth mindset, an entrepreneurial spirit, and the ability to thrive in an evolving environment.


We celebrate diversity at Stepan and are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive environment. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, disability, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.





Stepan is a global specialty and intermediate chemical manufacturer that has been serving a broad range of industries for 88 years. Today, Stepan is a $2 billion revenue company. Our continued success is driven by the passion and commitment of our 2,200 employees around the world.

Why Work At Stepan?

  1. Stable & Growing
  2. Collaborative Environment
  3. Make a Difference & Be Recognized
  4. Committed to Safety & Sustainability
  5. Value Driven Culture

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