Supplier Quality Engineer (SQA TtM)
HELLA is a global, family-owned company listed on the stock exchange that employs some 38,000 members of staff at over 125 locations in some 35 countries. The HELLA Group develops and manufactures lighting and electronic components and systems for the automotive industry, and also has one of the largest trade organizations for automotive parts, accessories, diagnosis and services within Europe. In the Special Applications segment, HELLA also develops products for specialist vehicles. Complete vehicle modules, air-conditioning systems and vehicle electrical systems are produced in joint venture companies. With almost 7,000 people working in research and development, HELLA is one of the most important innovation drivers on the market. HELLA has achieved sales of around 6.6 billion Euros in fiscal year 2016/2017; in addition, the HELLA Group is one of the top 40 automotive parts suppliers in the world and one of the 100 largest German industrial companies.
Strong skills both written and verbal in English;
Good knowledge of Microsoft Office package;
Minimum 3 years of experience in Automotive Industry and 1 year experience in a similar position;
University degree in the Technical field;
Knowledge of German would be an advantage;
Good knowledge in Core Tools;
Proactive and willing to communicate and collaborate well with your colleagues from all levels of organization;
Confident in making decisions and problem solving oriented;
Flexible to work with changes and to handle multiple disciplines;
Willing to travel to suppliers for audits;
SAP knowledge is a plus.
Ensuring the quality of complex purchased parts by applying Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) methods along the Product Development Process;
Monitoring the activities of suppliers in the Product Development Process with the help of APQP methodology; Accomplishing the APQP activities together with the supplier. Evaluation of above mentioned activities relative to completeness, content and compliance with deadlines; In case of deviations the SQA-TtM is responsible to initiate and monitor measures; Reporting the status of the purchased parts;
Coordinating the collaboration for APQP-relevant issues in the project team and at the suppliers;
Involvement and use of the Hella SQA- and Specialist Network to support the supplier in the project (. critical parts, critical processes) in case of critical deviations;
Escalation to management level in case of relevant quality risks which cannot be resolved by the supplier or by the project team;
Agreement and definition of reference samples with the suppliers in consultation with internal customers;
Evaluating and releasing the initial sample inspection report (ISIR, EMPB, PSW) from the supplier;
Preparing of the incoming inspection plan;
Conducting the necessary audits, process acceptances and Full Run Tests;
Coordinating all quality-relevant activities . Risk Assessment to prepare the sourcing. Checking whether the manufacturing feasibility study is available and whether supplier locations and processes are released;
Estimating costs, booking the APQP expenditure to the development projects.