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Severin Household Electric Appliances (ShenZhen) co., Ltd., Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

About Company:

SEVERIN – a traditional German brand. For more than 60 years, we have been manufacturing and selling high-quality electrical appliances that make your life easier – for a modern lifestyle in every home. Uncomplicated and reliable, SEVERIN stands for service. For people who want quality and design within their own four walls.

For over 128 years, SEVERIN has been a byword for reliability and innovation. This means German quality from top to bottom: whether product design or material selection and processing.

Friends for Life
SEVERIN is your loyal everyday companion. Whether dealing with our customers or our dealers: we are always reliable, honest and obliging. Like a good friend, we surprise people with new products and ideas. In everything we do, one thing has top priority: our employees, partners and customers are as valuable as good friends.

SEVERIN Household Electric Appliances (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd is a wholly German owned enterprise and was set up in July, 1995 in Shenzhen.

We are a manufacture of household appliances such as coffee machines, milk frother, electric BBQs etc. The products are sold worldwide.
The company is located in Shenzhen Bao’an and is covering more than 20,000 square meters. Currently there are five hundred employees.

About this job:


The Head of Asia Quality is responsible for managing defined Quality departments and increase the communication level between the different Quality and Sourcing department. He has to develop and support of existing and new suppliers for electrical household appliances within the SEVERIN group and achieve the defined quality targets. He represent the SEVERIN company to supplier and must create a close cooperation with suppliers and different departments. A test-driven culture resulting in high quality products delivered to market on time that drive the highest levels of customer satisfaction and internal productivity. Lead and manage the quality function from new product conception through to warranty analysis to ensure a proactive culture so that customers receive the product to the highest standard of quality possible.



  • Lead of departments Outgoing & Line Quality Control (OQC & LQC) and Laboratory located in China
  • Manage the inspection activities including inspection arrangement, inspection spec. creation & review of inspection reports, training of inspector etc.
  • Responsible for inspection on all outbound products
  • Manage inspection force as well as 3rd party Inspection and Test Services
  • Sustainable reduction of the rejection rate of goods shipped out from China and received in German HQ or customer all over the world
  • Support supplier selection from quality development perspective
  • Work with suppliers to strengthen and improve quality and manufacturing processes with a goal of zero defects on all outbound shipments.
  • Supplier Support trading goods from China – Continuous coordination / maintenance of quality requirements throughout the supply chain (Supplier specification -> Supplier Inspection Plan (Supplier OQC -> Inspection Plan Severin China (OQC / Quality book each product) -> Inspection Plan Severin Germany -> Compliance with legal requirements, Severin specifications and customer expectations
  • Ensuring the necessary measures for quality interruptions (evaluation, corrective actions, if necessary product recall from the market, …)
  • Expansion of the laboratory Shenzhen under consideration of economic aspect
  • Supplier Support Trading Goods – closing gaps in the supply chain in terms of quality requirements
  • Ensuring compliance with the laws and standards of all products develop and supplied by Severin
  • Creation / addition / review of the process description to improve the internal and external processes
  • Preparation of all quality-relevant information and reports for the Global Quality Director
  • Responsible for ensuring all Quality related processes are followed and for continuous improvement of processes related to inspection and the training on those processes.
  • Responsible Quality Manager and Support of Severin / Sandora departments for sale Severin products on China market and possible different other Asia markets; including fulfill all laws, regulations and standards
  • Create a positive working atmosphere among the depts, maintain a barrier free between China and Germany quality teams
  • Continuous improvement of processes and guideline in the departments
  • Other tasks which assigned by Global Quality Director


  • Quality Manager (Sc. or M.Sc.) At least 3 years experiences at Quality Management
  • Strategic and tactical leadership with a track record of customer focused delivery. Must be a 'change agent' in terms of shifting engineering culture toward quality first
  • Considerable and diverse demonstrable experience of leading a quality function with a proven track record in strategic quality leadership delivering effective quality strategies, policies, processes and systems
  • Knowledge in the field of safety standards acc. to IEC & EN 60335-1 and part 2, regulations and directives like REACH, RoHS, LFGB, PAH,…
  • Experience with quality management tools such as 8D, FMEA, APQP, PPAP
  • Experiences in Finish goods inspections. Familiar with inspection standards, including sampling plan, AQL criterion etc.
  • Proven leadership and management skills with the ability to optimise team performance and development
  • Excellent relationship management skills with the ability to engage, negotiate and manage key stakeholders and suppliers
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving abilities
  • Results orientated with ability to plan and deliver against project deadlines
  • Appropriate qualification in quality management
  • Able to work under pressure with tight timeline
  • Familar with quality statistic and analyse tools and ad hoc reportings
  • Global/Multi-culture, electrical home applicance experiense and working at EU brand are preferrable
  • Fluent English and Madarin is a must (read, write, listing and talking), German an advantage
  • Team player, strong leadership, can motive people in varies way
Native Language: Chinese
Working Experience: above 5 years
How to apply:

In case of interest, please send your CV to Ms. Akilina Chen by Akilina.Chen@severin.com.

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