Supplier Quality Engineer for electrical power management
Interested in joining 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 power management 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.
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.
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 and electrical manufacturing, but also you have a good general understanding of the situation, being able to make risk assessments and focus on the right areas. 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 a complex supplier network spread on multiple sites.
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.
- 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 Electrical, Electronics and SW areas is a plus
- Knowledge on areas such as wiring harnesses, batteries, starters or alternators would be 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.
Location: Sweden, Gothenburg or France, Lyon