Quality Manager

Full Time
West Chester, OH 45069
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Quality Manager US, OH, West Chester
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    Job ID: R65941-EN Posted: January 18, 2023 Regular FullTime Frontgate
    Supply Chain, Quality & Logistics
Thank you for your interest in joining our team! Qurate Retail Group comprises seven leading retail brands – QVC®, HSN®, Zulily®, Ballard Designs®, Frontgate®, Garnet Hill® and Grandin Road® – all dedicated to providing a more human way to shop. Qurate Retail Group is the largest player in video commerce (“vCommerce”), which includes video-driven shopping across linear TV, ecommerce sites, digital streaming and social platforms.

The Opportunity

The Manager, Quality – Frontgate ensures the highest customer experience by establishing standards and protocols for product quality, product testing, packaging, and vendor compliance with our global vendor partners.

You are located in West Chester, Ohio

Who We Are

Since 1991, omni-channel retailer Frontgate has inspired its customers to enhance everyday living throughout the entire home with an assortment of stylish, high-quality and purposeful outdoor, interior, entertaining, and seasonal and holiday décor items. Frontgate is part of the Cornerstone brands – four interactive, aspirational home and apparel lifestyle brands that deliver inspirations that help customers enjoy, enhance and celebrate life.

  • Ensure all items, both direct and indirect sourced are safe and compliant while maintaining easily accessible test records. Increase quality, standards, and margin. Decrease returns and destroys while maintaining business shipping. Foster vendor and agent partnership through communication, transparency, and accuracy. Create an environment and team that others rely on to problem solve through heightened for quick and positive resolutions to all issues. Lead Quality team through teaching, training, and maintaining construction standards consistent with brand value equation.
  • You will report to the Senior Director of Sourcing.

Your Impact

Quality Management:

  • Manage all needed product reviews, testing, packaging, and possible repacks to meet important timelines and improve customer order fulfillment.
  • Ensure all items, both direct and indirect sourced, are safe and compliant while maintaining and easily accessible test records
  • Import/regulations compliance – classify items in development, maintain required item records, ensure import and US regulations followed for each item
  • Vendor chargebacks – agreement on Sr. Director for final approval
  • Partner with important CBI, Vendor and cross-functional team members for insight into the packaging, transportation, and quality
  • Review inline products for quality and packaging improvements. Implement Corrective Action Plans (CAPs)
  • Negotiate the best costing with 3rd party testing partners
  • Ensure accurate Assembly Instruction guidelines and manuals which are to be available online

Project Management & Planning

  • Identify opportunities to improve overall product and team efficiency
  • Manage high functioning team with concurrent cycles in prioritizing competing projects and deadlines
  • Manage timelines to meet all important corporate calendar milestones
  • Review data for weekly reporting

Agent and Vendor Management

  • Train and maintain established culture and expectations with each agent/vendor to achieve Frontgate standards
  • Proficiently manage vendors and agents for performance improvement
  • Communicate standards and protocols to Agents, Vendors, Sourcing, and Merchant Teams and ensure factories are following those practices.

Team Development

  • Build partnerships with internal and external teams, remove obstacles, and work across teams to ensure projects meet established deadlines

Process Definition and Implementation

  • Ensure import compliance and documentation for importing goods and oversee the execution of QA guidelines and procedures
  • Implement Corrective Action Plans. Define AQL and process for remedy in cases of failure.
  • Keep updated on all regulatory compliance needs and execution
  • Keep Call Center updated on products, policies, and resources needed by the Brand
  • Make sure all customer escalations and legal issues are managed properly
  • Analyze all avenues of customer feedback for product and process improvement opportunities to include returns data, NPS, BV Reviews, Customer Feedback Surveys, Stores' Feedback, and Escalations
  • Help execute special projects, strategic projects, and the use of 3rd parties

Product Quality Management

  • Partner with CBI & Vendors to ensure new items are profiled and packaged in the safest and most cost-efficient manner
  • Partner with the Transportation/Home Delivery team on strategy, and ship method options and solicit feedback on packaging, hardware, and instructions

What You Bring

  • Experience with a high volume of projects and project management
  • Outlook and Excel (can maintain complex spreadsheets) – proficiency required


Minimum Education: College Degree

Minimum Experience: 5 years in a Quality Assurance and Compliance role experience across all home décor categories (furniture, decorative accessories, soft goods) working with import and domestic vendor partners.

Remote work is not permitted in NYC at this time.



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Inspired Design for Life Well Lived

Qurate Retail Group is a family of seven leading retail brands – QVC®, HSN®, Zulily®, Ballard Designs®, Frontgate®, Garnet Hill® and Grandin Road® – all dedicated to providing a more human way to shop. We’re an inspired and diverse team that comes together to combine shopping and entertainment to curate products, experiences, conversations and communities for millions of highly discerning shoppers. It’s a fun, fast-paced world, and what really sets us apart is our culture and talent experience.

When you’re part of Qurate Retail Group, you’ll be working for one or with many of our consumer brands and joining a global team (U.S., UK, Germany, Japan, Italy, Poland & China), committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, where you can be authentic, bring fun and energy to your workday, and make an impact. Join us as we embrace the future, drive progress, and work together to enrich life’s everyday moments – it’s our path forward!

For Qurate Retail Group, our focus on diversity, equity and inclusion is deeply rooted in Our Principles. They call on us to Drive Progress, Act With Empathy, Be Brave, Embrace the Future, and Do What’s Right so that everyone can thrive. We are committed to ensuring that our workplace provides equal employment opportunities for all team members and candidates and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. As an equal opportunity employer, Qurate Retail Group is committed to a barrier-free employment process. If you need reasonable accommodations/support throughout, please contact us at [email protected] for assistance.

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