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Supplier Quality Engineer

COUNTRYUnited States
CONTRACT TYPELong Term-At will
DIVISION Intelligent Exterior Systems


  • Lead the quality management of external suppliers
  • Manage all quality and logistic issues through Non conformity with suppliers
  • Manage inspections process defines AQP and non AQP products, manages firewall and Escalation process based on

            suppliers performance and PO rules.

  • Follow the improvements of the supplier by auditing the action plans
  • Support launch of new products,
  • Contribute to continuous improvement.



  • Respect and follow safety rules.

1.0 New Project Launch

  • For the new products in the plant, participate with the Program SE in the supplier process qualification, participatesin the run @ rates, in the definition of the incoming instructions for the related suppliers, the definition of the packaging, and in the acceptation of Initial samples.
  • Review the PPAP files from the program teams before SOP.
  • Maintain approved initial reference samples and Boundary or limit samples in archive.
  • When a change is done in Serial Life, managesand approve the PPAP using PPAP on line.

2.0 Serial Supply

  • Perform or organizes the incoming inspection on supplied parts, including the creation of incoming

            inspection instructions.

  • Identify segregates and quarantines NC (non conformities) goods.
  • Update and re-validate the incoming inspections instructions depending on supplier quality performance.
  • Using SAP QM and supplier portal, manage NCN (non conformities) with suppliers: creation of the NCN

            with a good problem description, control and approval of the supplier’s 8D.

  • Sign the deviations (derogations) for external suppliers with engineering approval.
  • Inform immediately plant management when supplier ships defective parts.
  • Manage the supplier noncompliance through installing 100% inspections.
  • Manage the supplier’ NCN and takes all necessary actions to ensure they are closed in the targeted

           timing: validate the containment actions and the supplier root cause analysis, follow up and assesses

            corrective actions and progress plan, cost recovery.

  • For each NCN the Plant SQE calculate the associated costs, according to set rules. Negotiate the

            cost recovery with supplier, and when needed ask support to Central Buyers and/or SDL. Together with

            Plant controlling control that a credit note was sent by Supplier or a debit note issued by company.

  • Where necessary, manage escalation process level 0 with suppliers.
  • Maintain SCOOP QM module for supplier claim management.

3.0 Measurement and Improvement

  • Update the indicators to measure the supplier performance –ppm, cost recovery, demerit rating,

             number of NCN, number of NCN@100 points, NCN closing time.

  • Train the operators in incoming goods defaults identification.
  • Lead or participate in plant progress working groups.
  • Take part in supplier selection audits and escalation meetings level 1-2-3, organized through the

           regional SDLs as required.

  • Perform supplier’s re-qualification audits – support supplier audits under the direction of the SDL and

            ensure requalification process towards supplier according to PO rules and/or Customer Specific


  • Manage actions of development and continuous improvement with suppliers, following the Key

           Supplier management process.

  • Participate in networks meetings organized by regional SDL.

4.0 Requalification of high risk parts

  • Where required according to OEM and AE requirements, organize and evaluate requalification

             approvals and maintain records.

5.0 People Management

  • Manage the day to day activities of the incoming inspection.
  • Ensure that incoming inspectors are trained according to the training path as part of AE University.
  • Strive to keep good relationships with suppliers
  • Maintain the Quality Mindset.



  • High School diploma or GED
  • BS or MS degree in a business, technical, or related field or a efforts to obtain a ASQ certification must be maintained
  • Good working knowledge of quality tools, concepts and tools (APQP process, VDA 2 and VDA 6.3., FMEA, PPAP, SAP QM Module, supplier portal)
  • Excellent communication, writing, and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Able to coordinate more than one project at a time
  • Able to interact with all levels of the organization
  • Previous experience in the Automotive Manufacturing Industry
  • Problem Resolution techniques/methods
  • Understanding of Geometry and measurement of plastic parts



We are an equal opportunity employer. M/F/D/V

Except where prohibited by state law all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

We participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.

Must be authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship now or in the future.

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