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ZF is a global technology company supplying systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industrial technology, enabling the next generation of mobility.

ZF allows vehicles to see, think and act. In the four technology domains of Vehicle Motion Control, Integrated Safety, Automated Driving, and Electric Mobility, ZF offers comprehensive product and software solutions for established vehicle manufacturers and newly emerging transport and mobility service providers. ZF electrifies a wide range of vehicle types. With its products, the company contributes to reducing emissions, protecting the climate and enhancing safe mobility.

Supplier Development Engineer

Country/Region:  CN

Shanghai, SH, CN, 201814

Req ID 46944 Shanghai, China

We're looking for a new colleague to join ZF Aftermarket at our location in Xuhui, Shanghai.


Your tasks:

  • New supplier audit: Execute on-site process audit for new potential supplier by working closely with cross-functional team, such as: Purchasing, PE, quality and etc., according to company purchasing strategy and project plan;
  • Annual supplier audit: Assist in department leader to compile annual supplier audit plan by taking comprehensively consideration into supplier’s performance and company’s purchasing strategy, Execute on-site process audit accordingly;
  • Supplier performance management: Closely working with the relevant Domain-SDEs. Following up supplier’s performance monthly, pushing top 5 problematic suppliers take corrective actions and follow up its effectiveness;
  • Supplier development: According to supplier’s performance and audit findings, providing some trainings if it is necessary, for example: 8D and PPAP etc., actively develop those suppliers to our expected level;
  • Launch Readiness audit: Carrying out on-site LRA audit to ensure smooth delivers during serial production for some critical parts, for example: Braking pads, braking disc, shocks and etc.;
  • Supplier escalation management: If it is necessary, leading escalation management L2 according to ZF escalation management procedure;
  • Audit document management: Upload relevant audit documents into ZMAS in timely manner to ensure it is completion;
  • Others: Other tasks assigned by leader;


Your profile:

  • Certified VDA6.3 QMC auditor is a mandatory, Certified PMP & Certified blue belt of 6 sigma is a plus;
  • Good knowledge of ISO/IATF 16949quality system, Familiar with AIAG core tools, such as: APQP, PFMEA, CP, MSA, SPC, 8D and etc.,
  • Good knowledge of manufacturing processes, especially for heat treatment, welding, machining, assembly, Certified CQI-9/15 is a plus;
  • Min 3-5 years supplier management experiences in Auto. Industry,
  • Good team work;
  • English: English can be a working language;
  • Education: Bachelor;
  • Flexible for extensive travels;


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


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