Interface with all Bendix CVS suppliers in the following areas : quality performance and expectations, interpretation of requirements per engineering drawings and specifications, and supplier improvement, development and audits.
Essential Functions :
Lead improvement & development activities with Bendix North America Suppliers (United States, Mexico, Canada).
Bendix manufacturing plant responsibility for supplier APQP on new product / transitions (measurement standardization, quality requirements, and on-sight PPAP validation)
Acting as liaison between suppliers, group, and plant buyers, plant quality and engineering. Acting as mediator between suppliers and plant quality when problems arise (Dispute process).
Conduct audits related to approving new suppliers, supplier development, and product safety.
Approving Supplier PPAP’s
Approval of supplier 8D’s
Strong analytical skills and problem solving utilizing six-sigma tools and 8D principles.
Highly motivated, self starter.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, including process documentation.
Project management, follow-up and team skills essential.
Strong training, coaching and mentoring skills.
Proficient in Microsoft Office suites including Excel, MS World, PowerPoint Etc.
Ability to adapt to priority changes.
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering / Science / Industrial Management. (Will consider other types of Bachelor’s degrees only with significant quality management experience +10 years)
ASQ certification (CQE, CQA, CQM) preferred
Automotive / Truck industry experience
Working knowledge of IS9000 : 2000 and TS16949 standards required.
Sound knowledge of Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) modules including PPAP, Statistical Process Control (SPC), Measurement System Analysis (MSA), Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (FMEA), Advanced Quality Planning & Control Plan (APQP).
Possesses working knowledge of audit methodologies i.e. process audits, walk the control plan, product audits, etc.
Minimum of 5 years experience in the field of automotive tier 1 quality required.
Experience in several AIAG modules required. Prefer experience in all modules.
Experience in auditing to IS9000 : 2000 and TS16949 standards preferred