Responsible for Quality of purchased parts of certain commodities, with supplier locations mainly in Mexico as well as potentially whole NAFTA and some Latin America countries.
Evaluate new potential suppliers (Potential Analysis according VDA6.3). Perform preventive Quality activities to guarantee the maturity level of supplied parts, such as VDA RGA, Process Audits according VDA, PPAR sampling, technical audits (TRL), parts and process maturity level validation reviews / visits etc.
Monitor supplier performance during series production to ensure requested parts and process quality, conduct reactive or trouble-
shooting activities as required, as well as follow- up of requalification.
In general ensure ramp up and series stabilization on supplier side, regarding Quality topics of purchased parts.
Plan and perform supplier visits and audits
a) Potential Analysis per VDA6.3
b) Supplier set evaluations
c) Process audits per VDA
e) PFMEA review
f) Trouble-shooting, i.e. Dritteingriffe / 3rd level escalations
g) Maturity level verification visits
h) Technical supplier audits (TRL)
i) Support Logistics audits
j) Follow up visits
Parts release, supplier management and follow-up activities
a) PPAR and sampling activities
b) Follow up action plan and completion
c) Monitor supplier fulfillment to MDS and MB requirements
Keep VUs / parts on track in timely manner regarding Daimler internal documentation and reporting requirements : Q-activities and results in relevant IT-
systems, e.g. Husky, dates in START, sampling process in SQMS etc., establish IB4Qs, keep OneNote updated weekly, supplier visit summaries, and establish supporting presentations / provide input.
Cross functional collaboration within DaiCom / COMPAS / MBUSI / DAG requirements,
Have close alignment with Capacity Engineers.
Support other Daimler Quality departments regarding exported purchased parts Quality from Mexican supplier locations. General supplier management from Quality point of view.
Perform necessary activities within the organization to contribute to obtaining or maintaining quality, environmental, fiscal, IT, or any other certifications.
Must respect the information confidentiality and contribute to good performance of the company and its employees. Must respect current local and international laws and regulations including Sarbanes-
Oxley Act (SOA), Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), Antitrust, as well as all Daimler regulations.
1. Education : Bachelor Degree in Engineering or Industrial Engineering or related technical area, Master Degree preferred
2. Language(s) : Bilingual Spanish + English (Native or business fluent); German (desired)
3. Work Experience : Minimum of 3 years in quality / engineering activities in the automotive industry (or comparable) out of which at least 2 years were spent with supplier management / development activities, performing supplier audits, or process quality / engineering.
International experience preferred
4. Technical knowledge : In depth automotive product and production process knowledge in one or several commodities. VDA Lead Auditor preferred
Willingness to travel frequently, mostly national in Mexico, occasionally US and overseas
Intercultural competence with Germany and US.
Social and networking skills. Teamwork oriented.
Acts with ethics, assumes responsibility. Team oriented, good networking with existing and necessary new contacts, information and knowledge sharing, aligns vision, strategies, objectives, and peers.
Attends the market's necessities and be customer oriented. Promotes collaboration and learning within the team and cross functionally, executes decisions, challenges and develops high performance peers.
Innovates and strives for continuous improvement, pursues success as well as any other competency related with the company's Corporate Values in order to perform based on the job's expectations.
NOTE : Applicants must be legally authorized to work in Mexico (Resident Status) at the time of application.
Relocation assistance will not be provided for this position.