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one of the world’s leading automotive suppliers.

Senior Principal Supplier Development Engineer

Req ID 3343 Yokohama, Japan


Position Description:


Senior/Principal Supplier Development Professional responsible for "cradle to grave" quality management of Semiconductor devices and suppliers.


Position Requirements:


  • Perform structured risk assessments to support Sourcing of Best in class semiconductor components for new product developments; Conduct regular APQPs to minimize quality and reliability risks with new component introductions.  Utilize ZF qualification standards to qualify new components and devise safe launch plans to ensure quality in production ramp-up.
  • Drive structured problem solving to identify root cause of quality concerns and ensure effective corrective/preventive actions are utilized at supplier manufacturing/testing processes to avoid reoccurrence of quality incidents.Conduct audits, technical assessments, and process reviews on-site at Semiconductor and subcon locations.
  • Develop and maintain ZF standards for supplier manufacturing/testing/design processes based on lessons learned and best practices.  Deploy read-across of established standards throughout the supply chain and with internal procedures.Drive and monitor continuous improvement projects with key semiconductor suppliers to improve quality performance key performance indicators.
  • Support internal Knowledge Management program by developing and teaching courses in your area of process/technology expertise. Work with Core Development, Purchasing, and Advanced Technology teams to ensure challenges for future component technologies and roadmaps are met in our Supplier Development programs.
  • Support our change management process to properly risk-assess and qualify any changes proposed by our semiconductor suppliers


Essential Skills and Experience:


  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Sciences or Engineering.  Advanced degrees preferred.
  • Minimum 7 to 15 years of Direct work Experience in semiconductor manufacturing/testing/Quality.High proficiency in use of Quality tools/methods (Six Sigma DMAIC/DFSS).
  • Excellent communication skills both in verbal/written with high proficiency in English.
  • Excellent Analytical skills required.  Excellent leadership skills in leading Globally distributed team of internal and external partners.
  • Position requires approximately 50% Regional/international travel to ZF and Supplier locations.




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


Min Zhang

(86) 021 37815145

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