Objective of the position Manage all supplier related activities with the product group and the technology expertise in Injection Molding Lead the development of the supplier base regarding process, quality and resource management with regards to the zero defect strategy from the beginning of the project phase to the end of the vehicle project.
Act as internal external contact within own area of expertise cooperate in internal working groups
Support determining and optimizing internal standards and processes within own area of expertise
Observeidentify trends to develop concepts suggest recommendations for action
Development of specific experiences and knowledge within a commodity in regards to processes.
Support strategic supplier selection processes by initial supplier visits and supplier evaluations from a process specialist standpoint as a basis for sourcing processes and cooperate in the sourcing process
Manage supplier audits, process inspections, action definitions, action followups
Expert management of supplier process development programs, define target systems and multistep plans with the suppliers, and observe supplier development based on the agreed goals
Support design activities, taking into account internal and external requirements.
Manage suppliers PPAP, process approvals and all matters relevant for the department in quality initiatives and customer audits internal and external
Create and evaluate supplier process achievement create trend analyses and develop actions
Professional career bachelors degree
Frequent travel within Mexico and USA
Relevant experience 35 Years
Interior Automotive Parts knowledge MIC, Grained, Appearance, Overmolding, 2K.
Injection Molding Process Process setup, optimization, troubleshooting, etc.
Injection Mold development skills 2D, 3D understanding, DFM, moldflow analysis.
Quality and Project Management experience in the automotive industry.
Quality automotive standards VDA6.3, IATF, Core tools CP, FMEA, APQP, PPAP, SPC, MSA.