Supplier Quality China EVA
Objective of job
Conduct Advanced Quality Planning and problem resolution activities with the local supply base for New Electric Vehicles Components (Cells, Batteries, eDrive etc.). Specialist will conduct source evaluations, manage and control supplier development (whether performed by him, 3rd party or Joint Venture partner), guide suppliers in advanced 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).
- Bachelors Degree in Engineering required, Masters Degree preferred
- quality (auditor) accreditation/certification preferred
- Minimum of 5 years automotive industry (or comparable) experience, quality and manufacturing experience preferred
- Highly trained in more than 1 commodity area – expert in engineering/manufacturing process’s for either Electric/Electronic/eDrive/New Electric Vehicle
- Significant experience in PPAP requirements (i.e. Control Plan, PFMEA, DFMEA, etc.)
- Proven capabilities in problem solving – prefer Green Belt/ Black Belt certification
- 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
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 optimise localisation projects inChinawith JV.
Represent QAC 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 MCG/Q. 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 minimisation, 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.
•Hand Shake/ Recovery
Serve as contact partner, resource of knowledge and experience for QM-Plant throughout the whole project for designated parts. Coordinate and oversee hand over meeting to the Q-Engineer of the plant with explanation, if necessary, of defined measures for part, process or supplier.
Support recovery process with technical expertise for JV.