Head of Quality Management Product Line Crane (w/m/d)

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PALFINGER stands for sophisticated innovation, reliability, and cost-effectiveness. As an international lifting solution provider and market leader, our lifting solutions are used on the commercial vehicles of today and tomorrow as well as in the maritime sector. To strengthen the management team of the GLOBAL product line LOADER CRANES based in Köstendorf, we are looking for a Head of QUALITY MANAGEMENT Product Line Crane (w/m/d).

Head of QUALITY MANAGEMENT Product Line Crane (w/m/d)

In your role as Head of QUALITY MANAGEMENT Product Line Crane you will be an essential member of the Global Product Line LOADER CRANE management team. Reporting directly to the Head of Global Product Line Quality Management of the Corporate Function Process and Quality Management, you will be responsible for the management and progressive development of a highly qualified international team of quality management specialists. If you are looking for a challenging position that involves not only managing an international team, but also actively shaping and improving our quality standards, we would like to welcome you to our team!

Your skills and passion are the key to our joint success.


Lead the PLQM team at an international level for the entire crane product line segment, shaping strategic initiatives for quality management.

  • As the PLQM team leader, pioneer the establishment and evolution of your international team, driving a culture of continuous improvement in both products and processes.
  • Play a pivotal role as a member of the management team in the Global Product Line Crane, actively contributing to release decisions in the development process.
  • Define, optimize, and implement quality and environmental management processes. Align global strategy and objectives with the QM+/Lifting Quality strategy in the international product line Crane.
  • Manage the Q-Circle in the Global Product Line Crane, applying the 8D method to track and involve all departments in a collaborative improvement process.
  • Take charge of quality and compliance activities in R&D projects within the Crane segment throughout development phases and the transfer of products from R&D to the value chain.
  • Provide expert support to product development, applying advanced quality-related development tools and methods to enhance efficiency and outcomes.
  • Ensure the continual maintenance and enhancement of quality and safety standards throughout the product development process (PDP) and the entire product life cycle.
  • Manage internal interfaces, offering technical support for the ongoing development and expansion of existing claim management procedures.
  • Conduct training sessions to elevate awareness of quality and environmental considerations and guarantee the effective implementation of improvement measures


Degree from a university or successfully completed engineering studies or comparable training.

  • Several years of professional experience in QM and training in integrated management systems {ISO 9001, 14001, 45001, etc.).
  • Several years of professional experience in project management, leading projects, leading interdisciplinary project teams.
  • Experience and application knowledge of common quality methods {FMEA, APQP, PPAP, Ishikawa, SWhy, etc.).
  • Confident handling of MS Office programs {PowerPoint, Word and Excel) and ERP programs {SAP).
  • High level of service and customer orientation, as well as experience and handling of complaints/ customer problems.
  • Good communication and teamwork skills as well as high discretion and loyalty.
  • Flexibility, ability to work under pressure and organisational skills.
  • Independent, self-reliant and problem-solving approach to work.
  • Willingness to travel {min. 40%)
  • Very good knowledge of English is a prerequisite, further foreign language skills are an advantage.


Interesting job with a wide range of activities and challenging tasks.

  • Career planning and development opportunities.
  • Ongoing professional development.
  • Valued integration in a professional team.
  • Work-life balance thanks to flexible working hours and freedom to organize your work.
  • Regular home office opportunity.
  • Voluntary additional benefits from our company health management system PALfit.

Minimum gross salary according to Austrian metal industry collective agreement is EUR 57.578,92 per year. We are willing to overpay according to training and qualification.

We are looking forward to your informative application documents!



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