Senior Supplier Quality Engineer

This is no longer a conventional commercial vehicle company. An increasing global population, booming e-commerce, and a growing, connected middle class all contribute to rising demand for construction and transportation. Climate change, congested cities, and hazardous road and working conditions call for future transportation technology and systems solutions that are safer, cleaner, and more efficient.

This transformation journey needs to be sustainable for the success of Volvo Group and for the survival of our planet.

Here is where you come into the picture.

Our Offer To You

Volvo Group offers the opportunity to work in a dynamic and team-focused environment in a company that is well known for its state-of-the-art company culture and benefits. Our culture is about how we interact with each other, our customers, and with society as a whole. It helps us to achieve our business objectives, is firmly rooted in our history, and is critical to our company’s long-term success. It is the foundation on which everything else is built.

Volvo Group is defined by a set of five carefully chosen values, which include Customer Success, Trust, Passion, Change, and Performance. These values are a major force in guiding our day-to-day behavior and drive our decision making at all levels of the organization. Our values are easy to understand, and yet fundamentally important. They express our shared beliefs across countries and entities to form the basis for a high-performing culture that can help maximize the full potential of the organization.

To work with us is to work with some of the world’s most iconic brands, and to be part of a reputation that has been earned for over a century. It is our responsibility to honor that heritage and build an even stronger future for our company moving forward. Each of our individual actions collectively define who we are as a company and how the world sees us.

Would you like to be a part of our team and join us on our journey?

What You Will Be Doing

We at Volvo Group are continuously on the lookout for strong talent as we continue to grow and develop as an organization. You are the building blocks of what makes our company successful in today’s marketplace! Because of this we are currently searching for Senior Supplier Quality Engineers to join our team bench for new and upcoming positions coming available throughout the balance of this year!

The Senior Supplier Quality Engineer is responsible for driving the global supplier base towards premium automotive quality standards, and you will be responsible for the continuous improvement of the supplier base and quality of purchased parts. This role is many times challenging and often rewarding. As a Quality ambassador during the project phase you will be involved in everything from product development to quality assurance of the production lines on-site at your suppliers. You will also take part in sourcing activities such as evaluating the supplier’s development capability, and because of your successful Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) work and preventive supplier quality activities, you will sign off on supplier Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) allowing production to start at the supplier.
  • Perform quality assurance activities of purchased items within projects for your particular product scope, with the objective of monitoring and guiding suppliers to define and establish processes that can deliver parts according to the agreed specifications
  • Be responsible for the industrialization of products from sourcing phase through PPAP approval, tracking and monitoring the entire APQP process along the way
  • Manage a portfolio of suppliers, including travel approximately 50-75%
  • Participate and contribute during design and technical specification and manufacturing feasibility reviews with suppliers and Volvo stakeholders
  • Review tool design practices with suppliers, providing input as needed
  • Lead review of Control Plan, securing product and process characteristics are included
  • Promote best practices for automated process control, mistake proof, automatic inspection, and segregation of defective parts in production process
What We Are Looking For
  • 5 -10 years of supplier quality assurance experience from the automotive or aerospace industries
  • Experience in APQP/PPAP is an advantage
  • Continuous improvement and zero-defect mentality
  • Ability to create networks, collaborate, and lead cross-functional activities within multi-cultural teams
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Supply Chain, Business, or related field is an advantage
  • Competitive base salary
  • Solid group health benefits package (medical, dental, vision, disability, life, etc.)
  • 401(K) with company match
  • Strong vacation benefits
  • Volvo Group University for professional development
  • Workplace Health and Wellness program
  • Reimbursement programs
  • Etc.

The Volvo Group drives prosperity through transport solutions, offering trucks, buses, construction equipment, power solutions for marine and industrial applications, financing and services that increase our customers’ uptime and productivity. Founded in 1927, the Volvo Group is committed to shaping the future landscape of sustainable transport and infrastructure solutions. Countless career opportunities are offered across the group’s leading brands and entities that share a culture of Trust, Passion, High Performance, Change and Customer Success. 

Volvo Group Trucks Purchasing has 125 BSEK in purchasing annual spend and 2,550 supply chain partners in serial production. We deliver the best possible products and service that bring value to our customers through scouting and working with high performing supply chain partners.

We support Volvo Group’s mission ‘Driving prosperity through transport solutions’ through sustainability, business ethics and innovation. When you join Volvo Group Trucks Purchasing, you will become part of a global network with more than 1,400 professionals in 50 different sites across 25 countries. Joining us means working in a global context with people from diverse backgrounds and different nationalities while contributing to the core business and results of Volvo Group.

Diversity is important for us, we therefore put a lot of time and effort into creating an open and inclusive environment for all. We are extremely proud to say that we are almost as many females as men in our team. We are goal oriented and business focused people who believe that the best results are achieved while having fun and when we challenge each other. We offer unique opportunities where you can accelerate your career through competence development and connect with people who are truly passionate for purchasing. Join us and work where the action is!

Volvo Group North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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