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Marina Kachurina

Quality & Lean Manager


  • Launch of new products at the start up furniture factory: successful implementation of PAX and METOD family;
  • Set up of quality control process at the start up furniture factory: achieved lowest COPQ Code 20 level in the Industry Group;
  • Introduced supplier quality development function (improved outsort level for main RM supplier by 90%);
  • Project Leader for the launch of new vehicles at General Motors factory in Saint Petersburg (2012-2015);
  • Financial control of Plant Expansion project at General Motors factory in Saint Petersburg (2012-2015);
  • Financial control of the launch of new vehicle in Nizhny Novgorod (2011-2012);
  • Financial control and execution of the project on introduction of 3d shift at the plant in Saint Petersburg (2011).

Work experience

Aug 2015Present

Quality and Lean Manager

IKEA Industry Novgorod
  • Developed highly professional team (several team members went for internal promotions, high score in 360 degree survey and VOICE, nominated  for High Potential Program in division);
  • Initiated development of QMS in all processes acc. to ISO 9001, customer demands and IKEA quality requirements;
  • Developed strategy and KPI system for the factory;
  • Overall coordination of new product launch between different functions;
  • Control of production quality;
  • Set up laboratory for internal quality tests;
  • Responsible for quality compliance to IKEA requirements and Russian legislation;
  • Implemented basic lean tools in the factory (5S, Keizen, SPS etc.);
  • Manage claims from the customer: (achieved lowest COPQ Code 20 level in the Industry group);
  • Set up supplier quality development function (improved outsort level for main RM supplier by 90%);
  • Project owner of two IPS (IKEA Production System) transformations in the factory.
Feb 2015Apr 2015

Supplier Quality Engineer

 General Motors 
  • Work with Suppliers in terms of all aspects of product quality;
  • Coordination of all discrepancies to the product quality and work on its elimination with the supplier.
Jul 2012Mar 2015

Project Engineer

General Motors 
  • Execute implementation and launches of carline programs, coordinate all manufacturing engineering functions responsible for the project execution; 
  • Ensure completion and integration of all manufacturing deliverables on the project;
  • Develop and drive adherence to the program master timing plan;
  • Responsible for creation of cost estimates, manufacturing planning studies;
  • Responsible for planning and control of project investments: WBS allocation, operational and capital expences analysis, monthly investment forecast, budget transfers management, analysis of expenses: commitment vs actuals etc.;
  • Responsible for contract change management.
May 2010Jul 2012

Strategy & Planning Engineer

 General Motors
  • Develop concept layouts for implementation of new projects, modification of existing equipment and facilities within shops and on site;
  • Responsible for planning and control of capital investments: monthly investment forecast, accrueling, budget transfers management, overall project finance control(analysis of expenses: forecast vs. commitment vs actuals etc.);
  • Responsible for planning and control of department cost center: accruals, forecast.
Sep 2008May 2010

Business Manager

General Motors 
  • Responsible for planning and control of department budget: planning, accrueling, forecasting, invoice processing;
  • Responsible for the department Business Plan Deployment (BPD);
  • Responsible for development and coordination of employees training requirements;
  • Responsible for Internal Control Procedures;
  • Responsible for time-keeping and pre-payroll process.


Jan 2012Jan 2013


St.Petersburg Politechnical University

Project Management



St.Petersburg Politechnical University

Computer-aided design (CAD) and drawing in 2D and 3D formats

Sep 2003Jul 2008

Degree in Liguistics and Intercultural Communication

Barnaul State Pedagogical University

Diploma with Distiction (GPA 4.9)


  • Russian: native;
  • English: Fluent;
  • German: Basic.

Personal Qualities:

Initiative, communicative, aimed at mastering professional skills and qualifications, team player, work under pressure, good at prioritizing tasks. 

Desired Position:

  • Project Manager;
  • Quality Manager
  • Lean (Production System) Manager