Director – Bodyshop Quality

Scout Motors

Scout Motors

201-500 employees

Manufactures next-generation all-electric trucks and SUVs

Consumer Goods

$200,000 - $230,000


Senior, Expert

Columbia, SC, USA

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in in mechanical\/vehicle engineering, industrial engineering, or related field with a core competency in the Bodyshop
  • 10 years of experience in automotive engineering\/product quality, with at least 5 years in a leadership role in an OEM\/ Tier 1
  • Very good technical understanding and sound specialist knowledge of vehicle development and vehicle production
  • Excellent knowledge of vehicle body shop technologies
  • Very good operations experience  and a very good understanding of the vehicle assembly\/ functionality as a whole
  • Very good shop floor experience and hands on approach to trouble shooting skills
  • Sound knowledge of quality management
  • Strong teamwork and communication skills, a high level of assertiveness as well as entrepreneurial thinking and goal- and result-oriented decision-making skills
  • Leadership and team management abilities, with a track record of building and leading high-performing teams
  • Knowledge of AIAG, IATF, ISO, and VDA experience
  • Ability to travel if required
  • Develop and implement strategies to improve product quality from the customer's perspective in bodyshop quality
  • Ensure quality performance standards and functional quality in all vehicle activities are met to ensure customer satisfaction
  • Manage all Bodyshop Quality functions, including audit processes
  • Oversee the definition of Customer Quality to support direct run rate and first time Quality in all aspects of bodyshop quality
  • Drive Quality improvements with Engineering, Supplier Quality and Operations to ensure Quality KPI’s are met and drive to exceed expectations
  • Responsible for all Bodyshop Quality inspection areas including dynamic inspections and final inspection areas for welding, surface quality, adhesive, etc.
  • Oversee the planning, execution and evaluation of root cause analysis to ensure high quality of Scout production vehicles
  • Participate and drive Scout’s Quality expectations as required to ensure KPI’s are met
  • Development and execution of quality processes and technical standards in cooperation with Engineering, Purchasing and Operations teams and provide leadership to the technical quality teams and oversee daily operations
  • Work cross functionally with all Operations departments to robust corrective actions are in place
  • Build a team of Bodyshop Quality professionals to support Scout’s lean Quality system
  • Mentor team members, foster a culture of learning, and facilitate skill development to enhance the capabilities of the team
  • Work cross functionally with other departments within Scout
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Scout Motors Inc. is a company that not only values its rich heritage but also embraces the future, as evidenced by its commitment to developing the next generation of all-electric trucks and rugged SUVs. The company's culture is deeply rooted in exploration, hard work, and community, fostering an environment where employees are encouraged to be visionaries and leaders. With a competitive edge in the electric vehicle industry, Scout Motors is leading the charge by reimagining an American icon and creating jobs, making it an exciting and rewarding place to work.

Company Stage


Total Funding



Detroit, Michigan



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth