Supplier Quality Engineer for Camera Monitoring System

Interested to join a team who works hand and in hand with our suppliers to secure the best product quality for our end-customer? Driven by a strong quality mindset? Convinced that building solid relationship with supplier is key to continuously improve? These are already good reasons to look at this job posting!

This is us, your new colleagues
The Supplier Network Quality organization, belonging to Volvo Group Purchasing, is driving the global supplier base towards premium automotive quality standards and world-class performance. We are responsible for continuously improving the supplier base and the quality of purchased parts. The three main internal customers/brands for the Supplier Network Quality in Europe are Volvo Trucks, Renault Trucks and Volvo Bus.
There is now an opportunity to join the SNQ e-Mobility, Autonomous and Electronics department as an SQE in Electronics area. We have team members located in Gothenburg (Sweden) and Lyon (France).
Our main purpose is to foster quality culture in everything we do and to sustainably develop our suppliers to world-class performance.
By joining our organization, you can expect to be warmly welcomed, respected and appreciated for who you are. We value difference convinced that it is key for a team to better perform in our work when everyone can express themselves freely.

Role description
As an SQE, you have a full end-to-end ownership of your portfolio. Your input is key to select the best suitable supplier for a sourcing award for a product. Your work continues throughout the project to secure a quality assured project launch. After serial production start, you continue to follow and challenge our suppliers through continuous improvement work and zero default mindset. Risk management skills are core in all three steps: sourcing, project and running production.
Example of topics you will come across is RTS (review of technical specification), APQP, PPAP, or again different kind of audits at supplier. This required you to build and develop a large network made of partners from Suppliers, Buyers, Engineering, Production Plants, Project Stakeholders, Warranty Department, etc.
In this position, you will be in charge of the Camera Monitoring System. This is a complete system including multiple elements (electronics, optical device, plastic part, embedded SW …) that supplier shall quality assure. In development phase, you shall be fully engaged to work with the supplier, but also cross-functionally within Volvo, to get a robust time-plan where risks are managed and mitigated.
Some of these activities will take place at the supplier locations or in our production plants and at the Volvo offices. This will require that you can take a leading position, driving for results according to Volvo Groups expectations.
If you like variety in your day-to-day business with a high autonomy and with a wide global cross-functional network, this is the place to be!

Who are you?
In this recruitment, we will have a high focus on the mindset and personality. We are looking for someone that embraces problems and seeing it as learnings and opportunities. You have the right cross-functional mindset and willingness to share ideas.
You show great interest in the quality area with a good knowledge of automotive quality standards. You are targeting customer satisfaction in your daily work while remaining structured and organized.
You have an eye for details, thanks to your technical knowledge in the field of electronics manufacturing, optical device manufacturing. But you can also get a good general understanding of the situation, being able to make risk assessments and focus on the right areas, thanks to your relevant critical mindset. You are an excellent communicator and a multicultural team player, both internally Volvo but also towards supplier management teams, able to create networks and to lead cross-functional activities. You have the ability to monitor efficiently big system and development suppliers in a project mode, with very short time to market.
On top of a positive team-player attitude, precision, rigor, autonomy and proactivity are part of your behaviours as well as being able to capitalize experience and learn from the fly. You demonstrate a high “welcome to the problem” attitude and like the challenges.
As individual, you believe that people diversity brings to your team a competitive advantage and you put effort into creating an inclusive environment. Trust between each other is an important value for you. You share freely your view with a constructive mindset, adding value to the team.

Required knowledge/experience
  • The job needs frequent travels (up to 2-3 times per month during certain periods)
  • Preferred MSc or BSc in Engineering, and >5 years of technical experience needed (extensive experience and strong performance can substitute for academic degree)
  • Good knowledge and practice of automotive quality standards and tools, such as ISO/TS 16949, APQP & PPAP
  • Knowledge of specific standards and tools used in Electronics and SW areas is a plus
  • Experience from supplier quality work within automotive business is beneficial
  • Good English communication skills, both orally and in writing, plus local language
  • Car driving licence.
The Camera Monitoring System being still in a project phase, we are looking for an individual with good project management skills and risk management in project phase.

Location: Sweden, Gothenburg or France, Lyon

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!

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