St. Louis Supply Chain/Quality Networking Event

Kick off the holidays with great beer, great food and great conversation at the St. Louis Supply Chain/Quality Networking Event co-hosted by four premier professional organizations. Here’s a great opportunity to reach beyond your current professional circle and make new connections. Bring your colleagues, your boss and your significant other for a festive night out in good company.

The program will include three “Table Talk” mini-seminars. Hot and cold appetizers and a Cash bar.  

Tuesday, Dec 03, 2013 from 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM Central

Schlafly Bottleworks
7260 Southwest Avenue, Maplewood, MO 63143

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Job Notice – VP of Quality & Regulatory: Gallus Biopharmaceuticals

JOB SUMMARY VP of Quality & Regulatory:
Leads and manages the Quality & Regulatory organization and all Quality related programs and activities to support site operations. Functions and activities include Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Validation, GMP Training, Compliance and Regulatory. Ensures business, quality and compliance goals are met in full compliance with all Gallus and relevant government issued quality and regulatory policies/guidelines.

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Workshops for Job Seekers

Reserve your spot for Bounce Back’s Nitty Gritty Workshop or forward to friend so they can attend.

Nitty Gritty Workshop

Thursday, November 14, 2013 Whether you are just starting your job search or looking to inject new energy into your efforts the Nitty Gritty workshop is for you. This all day workshop will help you prepare or revise your marketing plan, learn to network and prepare to interview like never before.

Join the Bounce Back team that will help you….. Identify your skills that you will use to market yourself Learn to write accomplishment stories to use during interviews and networking meetings Learn to write your Personal Marketing Message that will make you memorable Construct your resume that will pass the 30 second thumb tests Learn to use LinkedIn – the #1 on line job search tool Learn how to network to uncover the hidden job market Learn how to interview to stand out from the other candidates Next steps for support after the workshop This workshop is free, but reservations are required. To reserve your seat please respond to:

  • Date: Thursday, November 14 Time: 8:00 am till 5:00 pm Location: Webster Groves Christian Church, 1320 West Lockwood, 63122

Invite a friend to join you at this weeks meeting.

LinkedIn! LinkedIn can be one of the most valuable tools in your search. Come learn how to be more effective with LinkedIn.

  • Date: November 01 Time: 8:30 – 11:30 am Webster Groves Christian Church 1320 West Lockwood Webster Groves, MO 63122

Best Practices! Come share your and learn others’ best practices of job search. One great idea could be the difference in your search.

  • Date: November 08 Time: 8:30 – 11:30 am Webster Groves Christian Church 1320 West Lockwood Webster Groves, MO 63122

Section Maintenance

Are you curious about how our section runs? Take a look at the Section Maintenance Policy. This is one of the governing documents published by the society to ensure sections fulfill their obligations to members.


Section Maintenance

ASQ Innovation Conference Saturday, October 26, 2013

Keynote: John Timmerman, ASQ Chair
Saturday, October 26, 2013 • Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel Sacramento, CA


Innovation is today where quality management was 25 years ago.
It is often confined to a small group  of people in your organization—these
great ideas and useful approaches are not always well publicized and do
not always engage all of your people. Innovation can also mean different
things to different people.


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Chris Anderson: How to Get Buy-In for Change

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013 Orlando Gardens

Have you ever had a great idea for a process change or improvement that you tried to explain to management or other employees, but you couldn’t get anyone to listen? You know it’s a great idea and you know it will work, so why can’t anyone else see it too?

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September Job Links

Quality Manufacturing Engineer Lincoln Industrial | St Louis, MO


Quality Systems Manager A Personified Client Company | St Louis, MO


Validation/quality Manager Irwin International Staffing | St Louis, MO


Quality Manager Plz Aeroscience | Pacific, MO


Quality Engineer Rose International | St Louis, MO


Test Analyst/ Qa Engineer Modis | Earth City, MO


Hot Job Interview Tip: ‘Cut To The Chase’

By Jimmy Sweeney, President of CareerJimmy and Author of the new, Job Interview “Secret”

Wouldn’t it be simpler and easier if you could count on a hiring manager to get right down to business and ask the one question that is probably uppermost on his or her mind? “What can you do for our company that no one else can do as well?”
What a powerful query that is. However, most interviewers start with questions that fall into three areas: employment experience, workplace communication, and your personality style. In other words, he or she wants to get a feel for who you are as you relate to these categories. Your answers will help determine if you are someone to interview again and/or hire. These questions appear to be a less confrontational way of asking the one thing they really want to know.

So what should you do? Be prepared for any and all potential questions. Then when they come up you’ll have your responses ready. Also, depending on the interviewer you may be asked questions that require a direct answer such as, “How long were you at your previous employment?” or “What were your daily tasks in your former job?”
OR an individual with a more casual style may put her query this way. “Tell me about a day on the job at your previous employment,” or “What did like best about your job and the duties you had?” See the difference? You may provide the same basic answers to both but you’ll phrase them according to the way the employer presents the questions.

However, regardless of the approach the interviewer takes, keep in mind that what he or she is really asking is the question in the first paragraph above. “What can you do for our company that no one else can do as well?” By checking you out in various ways, he or she is looking for the answer to that question because it is the one that ‘cuts to the chase’. It gets to the bottom line. It brings the interview into focus. It may determine whether or not you get the job.
Whatever the question, approach it in a relaxed and easy manner. Think ahead about the categories involved–your experience, your communication, and your personality because they will be the ones that will grab the hiring manager’s attention and convince him or her that you’re the one who can offer the company exactly what it needs–and you can do so better than anyone else.

In a way it’s up to you to ‘cut to the chase’ too. Don’t wander around, spouting words that take up time and confuse the interviewer. Avoid getting side-tracked. Stick to the point of why you want this job and why you believe that you can be an asset to the company and its mission.
Interviewers are busy people, seeing one person after another for hours at a time. In order to stand out in this line of individuals, you’ll need to stay focused and clear-minded. Keep thinking ‘cut to the chase’, to help you offer only those details that will advance the interview to a place where you can tell the employer is favorably impressed with you.

Most company managers are looking for several key traits: passion, attention to detail, problem solving, leadership, commitment, communication skills, and intellectual curiosity.
Before you walk into the interview room pull together some specific examples from your work life that illustrates a few of these characteristics. At just the right time bring them up and share them as a story, including details, dialogue, conflict, and resolution. In other words, what happened, who was involved, and how did you resolve the problem so the outcome was successful? Whether or not you are asked for examples directly doesn’t matter. Just have them ready to insert into your answers as they seem suitable.
If you enter an interview with a ‘cut to the chase’ attitude for yourself then you’ll likely find the interviewer will do the same–and offer you the job.
Good luck!

Jimmy Sweeney is the president of CareerJimmy and author of the brand new “Secret Career Document” job landing system. Jimmy is also the author of several career related books and writes a monthly article titled, “Tough Times Job Tips.”

Fred E. Miller: No Sweat Public Speaking


“No Sweat Public Speaking!”




Tuesday, September 17, 2013

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August Job Links

Click on the links below to see the job details. New jobs added monthly.


Qa Manager Ferguson Consulting | St Louis, MO

Qa Automation Engineer Stonecreek Staffing | Chesterfield, MO

Quality Engineer Lab Support, A Division of On Assignment | St Louis, MO

Quality Engineer Iii DRS Technologies | St Louis, MO

Vp, Total Quality Management Panera Bread| St Louis, MO

Qa Test Automation Engineer Envision | St Louis, MO

Clinical Quality Database Administrator – Engineering & Systems Design Job Mercy | St Louis, MO

Quality Engineer Iii Drs- Corporate Talent Acquisition | St Louis, MO

Quality Engineer & Program Manager M Boeing | St Louis, MO

Regulatory Quality Management Associate Monsanto | St Louis, MO

Section 1304 Leadership Committee 2013 – 2014


Name Position Email
Chris Anderson Program Chair
Cindy DuHigg Secretary
Denise Arthur Section Chair
Don Cooley Certification Chair
Ed Vallorani Voice of the Customer Chair
Eddie Davis Education Chair
Ian Meggarrey Newsletter Editor
Jim Ebone Placement Chair
John O’Reilly Examining Chair
Katarina Gowins Treasurer
Kunita Gear Recertification Chair
Pam Hustedde Membership Chair
Randy Thompson Audit Chair
Tony Indihar Nominating Chair
Tony Indihar Arrangements Chair

Everyone on the Leadership team is here to serve our members.  Please feel free to contact anyone of us.

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