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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: 

Marysville, MI, US, 48040

Req ID 18937 | Marysville, United States

  

We are looking for a Supplier Development Engineer to join our Purchasing and Supplier Development Department in Marysville, MI.


Position Summary:

Works with supplier(s) in developing, maintaining, and improving quality and logistic performance.  Supports ZF to investigate and resolve all issues which may be related to the supply base.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Monitor and coach suppliers using tools such as APQP and problem-solving techniques to ensure on-time and problem free delivery of parts.
  • Perform audits at potential suppliers to determine current status, and determine potential for the supplier to be a strategic supplier to ZF.
  • Development of existing and new suppliers in general.
  • Coach, teach, and support potential and current suppliers in all areas as needed. 
  • Perform benchmark studies, including performance, technology, quality, etc.
  • Implement ZF systems and tools internally and at the supply base.
  • Lead and implement cost savings and process improvements at suppliers and ZF.
  • Proficient in all quality tools, i.e. 8D, APQP, PPAP, FMEA, GD&T, Control Plan, etc.
  • Must demonstrate strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects at the same time.
  • Must demonstrate professional and thorough communication, internally and externally.
  • Able to collect, summarize, and analyze data at all levels, enabling effective strategies and actions.
  • Maintain technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, formal training, reviewing professional publications, establishing and expanding professional networks, and participating in professional societies.
  • Comply with all TS16949 policies and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, or equivalent experience
  • 3-6+ years of related experience.
  • Strong computer skills; must be proficient in MS-Office.
  • Knowledge of APQP, PPAP, SPC, MSA, FMEA and Control Plans according to ISO TS 16949 according to SQE qualifying matrix.  
  • Knowledge of 8Ds and other problem solving methods.
  • Good understanding of production and operations systems, purchasing, and project management and technical engineering skills.
  • Ability to speak and write in English.
  • Must have the ability to learn quickly and the ability to teach others/suppliers.
     

Physical demands and work environment:

  • This position is required to do extensive walking through factory-environment production areas.
  • Must be able to travel abroad.
  • Required to lift/carry up to 35 lbs., sit, bend, stoop, and use fine motor skills to handle physical parts.
  • Required to visually inspect blueprints, physical parts and computer files.
  • Must be able to communicate verbally and in writing with others.
     

 

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

 

 

DIVERSITY COMMITMENT

To 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.


Nearest Major Market: Port Huron
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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