Marina Kachurina

  • Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Marina Kachurina

Quality Manager/Project Manager


  • Lead for the launch of new products at the start up furniture factory (2015)
  • Setting up quality management processes at the start up furniture factory (2015)
  • Lead for the manufacturing intergration team of the launch of new vehicle platforms at the plant in Saint Petersburg (2012-2015),
  • Lead for the financial control of Plant Expansion project in Saint Petersburg (2012-2015),
  • Lead for the financial control of the launch of Chevrolet Aveo in Nizhny Novgorod (2011-2012),
  • Financial control and execution team member of the project on introduction of 3d shift at the plant in Saint Petersburg (2011),
  • Lead for the financial control and initiation process of engineering projects for modernization of existing equipment (2010-2012).

Work experience

Work experience
Aug 2015 - Present

Quality Assuarance Engineer

IKEA Industry Novgorod 
Sep 2015 - Present

Acting Quality and Lean Manager

IKEA Industry Novgorod
  • Initiated development of QMS in all processes acc. to ISO 9001, customers' demands and IKEA quality requirements;
  • Successful  passing of 2 product launch audits;
  • Overall coordination of the product launch between different functions;
  • Setting up the laboratory;
  • Coordination of implementing lean tools (5S, keizen etc.);
  • Control of Incoming goods and operational quality;
  • Manage claims to the suppliers;
  • Process customer claims;
  • Setting up KPI and roadmap for the department.
Feb 2015 - Apr 2015

Supplier Quality Engineer

 General Motors 
  • Work with Suppliers in terms of all aspects of product quality;
  • Develop supplier base in quality, production effectiveness: decrease of material consumption and production cost;
  • Timely responsiveness to any discrepancies to the product quality and work on its elimination if there are any.
Jul 2012 - Mar 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 2010 - Jul 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 2008 - May 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 2012 - Jan 2013


St.Petersburg Politechnical University

Project Management

2010 - 2011


St.Petersburg Politechnical University

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

Sep 2003 - Jul 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