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Work at the forefront of automotive innovation with ZF,
one of the world’s leading automotive suppliers.

Supplier Development Engineer

Location: 

Gray Court, SC, US, 29645

Req ID 20855 | Gray Court, United States

  

Position Summary: The Supplier Development Engineer is responsible for performing supplier related activities surrounding supplier assessment, APQP, problem solving, and quality launches for new or modified products, in order to support and fulfill the requirements of internal and external customers, all while ensuring local adherence to global quality objectives and corporate standards. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Support in the activity for supplier management through the achievement of all ZF specified deliverables related to product quality.
  • Assist in the management and maintenance of external supplier KPI's relevant to product quality and durability.
  • Ensure conformance to all ZF specifications and standards applying proper APQP and PPAP methodologies according to ZF, ZF BU, AIAG, VDA, and IATF standards to Direct Suppliers and Sub Suppliers.
  • Effectively develop suppliers using core quality tools as it relates to Process Flow Diagrams, PFMEA development, Control Plan Development, MSA, SPC, and Control Charts.
  • Effectively lead and participate in all activities related to customer and internal complaints utilizing all problem-solving tools as it relates to 8D methodologies.
  • Conduct and Lead Supplier Audits as it relates to pre sourcing, IATF, VDA, AIAG, and ZF specific audits
  • Effectively interpret and communicate manufacturing and technical specifications

*Requires 50 – 80% travel.

 

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering
  • 3 years minimum of professional experience in Quality, Production, Logistics, Cost/Process Planning
  • Broad knowledge of Supplier Quality principles.
  • Experience with Automotive Quality requirements and working knowledge of specialized methods and techniques.
  • Proven ability to make recommendations to effectively resolve problems or issues, by using judgment that is in consistent with standards, practices, policies, procedures
  • Proven creativity and analytical methods with a high-level of attention to detail
  • Ability to interface with cross-functional teams and all levels of personnel and management

 

Be part of our ZF team as Supplier Development Engineer and apply now!

 

DIVERSITY COMMITMENTTo harness the power of innovation, we invest in the development of diverse employees. We aspire to leverage the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies that each person brings to our company.Our company is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with us and are in need of accommodation or special assistance to navigate our website or to complete your application, please contact us. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis.ZF is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran

Our Commitment to Diversity

ZF is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.


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Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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