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

Assistant Manager - Supplier Development


Pune, MH, IN, 410501

Req ID 23969

Your Tasks:

  • The Supplier Readiness process under CSM-India, supports Risk Assessment and conducts Technical Reviews to evaluate manufacturing feasibility.  The Supplier Readiness process in the regions either lead or support APQP and PPAP activities to ensure development of robust and capable process to provide the business with the right quality of parts at the right time and at the right capacity, in alignment with Supplier Readiness Tools & Process of ZF. Primarily this process is for parts exported out of India to global locations. However, as a case to case basis, this support may be extended to supplies to ZF plants within India as well.


  • Provide support/inputs Global Purchasing team with Risk Assessment based on supplier capability. Conduct Technical Reviews to assess feasibility to manufacture and measure parts.  Lead / support in executing APQP to ensure compliance of Process & Product to ZF requirements (e.g. QD83….) and meeting Division / BU project goals for India Export Projects + Local projects.


  • Lead / support PPAP runs at Supplier end to ensure processes are ready for serial condition. Conduct Run @ Rate as part of APQP to evaluate the availability of serial capacity.


  • Lead / Support in trouble shooting technical issues during APQP / PPAP, Safe launch phase. Network with cross functional teams to resolve bottleneck issues for on-time delivery of parts.


  • Coach Suppliers on ZF requirements, to facilitate submission of flawless APQP / PPAPs. Lead Product / Process, Process maturity audits, conduct short supplier assessments, lead short Supplier Development / improvement projects.


Your Profile:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical /Production Engineering & Possess technical expertise / fair exposure in multiple manufacturing processes such as Forging, Die Casting, Iron casting, Rubber and Plastic, Machining etc.


  • 7 - 10 years of experience in supplier development / supplier quality / Manufacturing in Automotive Industries. Extensively practiced automotive APQP / PAPP/MSA/SPC /FMEA requirements. Conversant with Problem solving techniques and Quality tools. Strong analytical ability / inquisitiveness to learn and adapt to new manufacturing processes.


  • Possess strong abilities in planning, coordinating, executing, coaching, decision-making, trouble shooting and reporting.


  • Certification for IATF Internal auditor, VDA Auditor …or similar will be an added advantage.


Be part of our ZF team as Assistant Manager - Supplier Development and apply now!


Karthick Subramaniam

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