Supplier Quality Assurance (SQA) Manager

LMB Recruitment Ltd
09 May 2017
08 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Purpose:

To deal with the Supplier Quality Development for the Group

Job Description

  • Planning and realization of supplier audits in line with central strategy and according to the VDA 6.3 and PSA rules
  • Escalation and solution of issues related to the supply chain (suppliers) with target to assure the serial deliveries for final customers
  • Management of new components release process (component PPAPs management)
  • Cooperation on supplier evaluation process in cooperation with central PUR organization and CoC PUR organization
  • Manage evidence of capabilities study results for SC/CC suppliers characteristic
  • Manage quality supplier related internal procedures according to comapny rules and ISO TS (IATF) rules
  • Manage keeping comapny KPI targets - supported with monthly reporting of fulfillment - if KPI’s not fulfilled set-up the correct countermeasures
  • Defines semi-product quality specifications and requirements, and qualifies and approves potential suppliers, in cooperation with purchasing department
  • Defines quality planning of semi-products, and conducts inspection and approval
  • Conducts workshops at suppliers
  • Constantly monitors quality performance and liaises with defined suppliers to keep quality standards on a high level
  • Initiates escalation process for qualification, if appropriate
  • May provide advice for suppliers on design of semi-products
  • Supports complaint management regarding supplier problems
  • Performs regular reporting of audit, project and workshop results as well as local quality reports
  • Manages concessions for suppliers for whom we have not received products within the exact specification


  • Must have a quality management or technical qualification or equivalent
  • Must have 5 years’ previous experience in a similar role
  • Must have knowledge of automotive industry norms such as ISO TS (IATF) rules
  • Must have knowledge of the following quality standards/methods: FMEA, 8D and PPAP
  • Will ideally have knowledge of audit management VDA 6.3 rules
  • Must have excellent English language skills and be computer literate


  • Must be willing to travel worldwide to visit suppliers for about 40% of the time (for which expenses will be paid)
  • Must be able to return to site with the problem description and be confident enough to explain/ follow up the solution to that problem
  • Must be am ambitious self-starter with the ability to work alone or as part of a team
  • Must have an analytical approach to their daily work
  • Must have excellent interpersonal and Intercultural skills to enable him/her to work all over the world
  • Must be reliable and trustworthy