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Manager - Quality, Portfolio & PMO

Requisition ID:  19573
Job Category:  Projects & Consulting
Career level:  Manager
Contract type:  Permanent

Bengaluru, IN

About SKF

SKF started its operations in India in 1923. Today, SKF provides industry leading automotive and industrial engineered solutions through its five technology-centric platforms: bearings and units, seals, mechatronics, lubrication solutions and services. Over the years the company has evolved from being a pioneer ball bearing manufacturing company to a knowledge-driven engineering company helping customers achieve sustainable and competitive business excellence.

SKF's solutions provide sustainable ways for companies across the automotive and industrial sectors to achieve breakthroughs in friction reduction, energy efficiency, and equipment longevity and reliability. With a strong commitment to research-based innovation, SKF India offers customized value-added solutions that integrate all its five technology platforms.

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SKF India has been recognized as a "Top Employer 2024" by the Top Employers Institute, acknowledging excellence in People Practices

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About Technology Development

The TD team for ISEA is focused on Customer Product development & Engineering, Innovation for the region, rollout of new technologies for the region, testing, Failure Investigation, scaleup from POC to series production, Portfolio Management etc.


TD Competencies:

  • Engineering & Research Centre
  • Product Development & Engineering – This division brings out conceptual/detailed designs to support BOH/ETO activities based on customer specifications. Technology trends like digitization of workflows, e- Aviation, Sensorization, Product localization, Design automation, Agile, DFX and Model based designs, (MBDs) have increased the operational efficiency and application productivity. What our customer gain from this is efficient digital data exchange, traceability and flexibility in design changes, reduced carbon footprint and higher performance products.
  • Testing: Group Testing Services is a trusted partner in design, process and supplier validation. The testing team ensures greater focus on customer requirements, quality and operational efficiency. This entails greater support for SKF’s processes in a faster manner by applying global test standards, adapted to local customer specific requirements.
  • Global Metallurgy & Chemistry Laboratory (GMC)
  • Future Factory (Manufacturing 4.0) – Working on World class manufacturing – Lean, Green, Digital.
  • Manufacturing Process & Development - We support factories in the areas of process development (Heat treatment), machine building, Advanced Manufacturing – HT simulations, Additive Manufacturing, Vision Inspection etc. We are working on building innovative solutions on machines (measurement/ assembly/ clean manufacturing) and focusing on Scaling technologies like 3D printing and Camera based Inspection system with automation.
  • Connected Technologies- develop new products for connectivity and sustain it. We work on sensor technology and data integration. This help customer for predictive maintenance of their assets.


SKF Purpose Statement

Together, we re-imagine rotation for a better tomorrow.

By creating intelligent and clean solutions for people and the planet






Job title:           PMO & Quality Manager

Role Type:         Individual Contributor

Reporting:         Director, Technology Development – ISEA

Location:             Bengaluru


Purpose of the Role:

To manage projects (and/or programmes) with high complexity and high importance for SKF ensuring that our products/services meet and exceed quality standards throughout the development lifecycle. The project manager has a clear and recognized role in the development of the organization and development of Project Management culture in SKF.

This role involves implementing and managing quality assurance processes, identifying areas for improvement, and fostering a culture of continuous quality enhancement in SKF.




  • Contribute strongly to the development of bests practices and project management culture in SKF.
  • Coaching of other senior project managers
  • To actively support development of best practices, tools, and processes for Project Management within SKF B&PD


  • Align with Group quality assurance processes across the technology development lifecycle ensuring regional (ISEA) needs are catered for.
  • Plan and facilitate regular Internal audits to ensure compliance with established quality standards. Plan and coordinate external audits with external agencies and internal team.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define and document quality requirements.
  • Continuously assess development processes and identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Implement process enhancements to optimize efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Work closely with stakeholders to understand customer requirements and expectations.
  • Ensure that the product meets or exceeds customer satisfaction metrics.
  • Ensure that technology development processes comply with industry standards, certifications, and regulatory requirements.
  • Stay updated relevant quality and compliance standards in the technology sector.
  • Facilitate effective communication and collaboration among development teams, testers, project managers, and other stakeholders.
  • Communicate quality objectives and requirements to ensure a shared understanding.






  • Excellent leader with significant leadership experience (formal and informal)
  • Strong influencer at all levels and across organizations
  • Able to manage matters of internal politics, and individual emotions and motivations.
  • Able to manage the challenges that transformational change brings for people.
  • Certified in GPM2 according to the recommendation in the Training plan for project managers various stages would be an added advantage.
  • Manage multiple related projects simultaneously.


  • Understanding of quality management principles, methodologies, and best practices.
  • Knowledge of industry standards, certifications, and regulatory requirements relevant to technology development
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to convey quality objectives, requirements, and findings to diverse stakeholders.
  • Ability to facilitate effective communication and collaboration within cross-functional teams.
  • Leadership skills to guide and inspire teams toward achieving high-quality standards.
  • Proven experience in implementing process improvement initiatives.
  • Strong customer-centric approach, understanding customer needs, and ensuring that products meet or exceed customer expectations.
  • Gathering and customer feedback into quality improvement processes.




Candidate Profile:

  • Graduate or above from a premium institute.
  • 10-15 years Industry experience in a reputed firm.
  • Participation in national or international seminars would be an added advantage.
  • PMP certified would be preferred.
  • experience as a Quality Manager in a technology development environment.
  • Strong knowledge of quality assurance methodologies, tools, and best practices.
  • Certifications in quality management (e.g., ISO 9001-2015, ISO17025) are a plus.



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About SKF

SKF has been around for more than a century and today we are one of the world’s largest global suppliers of bearings and supporting solutions for rotating equipment. With more than 40,000 employees in around 130 countries, we are truly global. Our products are found everywhere in society. In fact, wherever there is movement, SKF’s solutions might be at work. This means that we are an important part of the everyday lives of people and companies around the world. See more, at

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