Supplier Quality China-E/E

Objectives of the Position
•Conduct Quality Planning and problem resolution activities with the local supply base. Specialist will conduct source evaluations, manage and control supplier development (whether performed by him, 3rd party or Joint Venture partner), guide suppliers in quality activities and perform process audits. Provide technical guidance, training and coaching for local staff and partners.
•Coordinate and perform first sampling with suppliers,
if necessary with 3rd party testing laboratories for new and/or changed parts according defined requirements.
•Perform activities according Supplier and Parts Readiness Program (SPRP) and Cooperation Model with the JV partner. Further, conduct special tasks and maintain IT-Systems. Plan, develop and implement new methods and procedures, considering the JV environment and related interfaces/ systems.
•Coordinate with Engineering, Purchasing, Logistics, Manufacturing and Mercedes-Benz Cars (MBC).Objectives of the Position
•Conduct Quality Planning and problem resolution activities with the local supply base. Specialist will conduct source evaluations, manage and control supplier development (whether performed by him, 3rd party or Joint Venture partner), guide suppliers in quality activities and perform process audits. Provide technical guidance, training and coaching for local staff and partners.
•Coordinate and perform first sampling with suppliers, if necessary with 3rd party testing laboratories for new and/or changed parts according defined requirements.
•Perform activities according Supplier and Parts Readiness Program (SPRP) and Cooperation Model with the JV partner. Further, conduct special tasks and maintain IT-Systems. Plan, develop and implement new methods and procedures, considering the JV environment and related interfaces/ systems.
•Coordinate with Engineering, Purchasing, Logistics, Manufacturing and Mercedes-Benz Cars (MBC).

Task description
•General
-Coaching, guiding and training peers. Working within the group as a mentor and group leader who is the expert on core methods/ systems and commodity processes.
-Prepare necessary documentation and contribute to continuous improvement process (CIP). Provide concepts, methods to optimize localization projects in China with JV.
-Represent Quality and work within Commodity Groups/ support SPRP reporting, serve as an interface to MBC plants and support problem resolving, serve as Deputy for Senior Manager.
-Develop new methods and procedures within the project.
•Supplier Evaluation and Release/ ABC Classification of Parts
-Prepare supplier release before supplier awarding according to the definitions of Quality.
-Estimation of development measures together with audit leader and, if necessary with 3rd parties.
-Evaluate parts considering changed supply conditions, applying technical-/ supplier-/ production and project timing, based risk classification.
•Supplier Development/ Tier-n Management
-Evaluate and develop suppliers, using preventive methods for early identification and minimization, which are high risk and take on projects that are difficult due to part complexity, safety parts, short timing, etc. Work with suppliers, and if necessary with Tier-n suppliers, on advanced quality planning for selected projects; support problem resolution activity at the supplier when quality issues arise, if required by setting up a interdisciplinary team.
•Preventive Supplier and Maturity Management/ FMEAs
-Ensure that maturity levels are efficiently maintained with suppliers, focusing on components with an enhanced maturity level risk. Plan, organize and conduct “Round Tables” with cross-functional team for early identification of maturity level problems through mandatory and active involvement of suppliers.
Assessment of quality-related parameters along the product creation process and result communication.
-Review and release of supplier’s PFMEAs with support from Engineering. Control implementation of defined corrective measures and monitor their effectiveness together with suppliers.
•Production Process and Product Release
-Planning, co-ordination and execution of audits as a responsible lead auditor. Issuance of the audit report. Based on audit findings, controlling of necessary
improvement measures and appropriate implementation, as well as the effectiveness measuring of corrective actions. If necessary, re-auditing of supplier’s processes.
-Set up sampling schedule and get supplier’s commitment for defined milestones. Define sampling features. Monitor first out of series tooling produced parts where necessary. Perform or coordinate external sampling for dimensions and material properties according MBST 13. Coordinate with Engineering functional and performance tests and compile all relevant documents.
•Q3.0 Series Production / MQI / Recovery
-According to Q3.0 concept
-Report part readiness for launch to management team
-Identify critical supplier capacity/capability issues and drive resolution with suppliers
-During the development phase coordinate the product quality requirements
-Act as MQI (Module Quality Engineer) role for RD China designed parts
-Support recovery process with technical expertise for JV
-Part release for relevant aftersales parts
-Part release for relevant export business

Qualification required
•Education
-Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering required, Master’s Degree preferred
-Quality (auditor) accreditation/certification preferred
•Experience
-Minimum of 5 years automotive industry (or comparable) experience, quality and manufacturing experience preferred
-Highly trained in more than one commodity area – expert in engineering/manufacturing processes for either powertrain/chassis, exterior/interior, Body-In-White or electrical
-Significant experience in PPAP requirements (i.e. Control Plan, PFMEA, DFMEA, etc.)
-Proven capabilities in problem solving – prefer Green Belt/ Black Belt certification
•Specific Knowledge
-Excellent written and spoken command of English; German preferable.
-Interpersonal and problem solving skills, team orientation are necessary along with computer competency, e.g. MS Office applications and Lotus Notes.
-ISO/TS16949, VDA 6.3

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