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Supplier Quality Development Manager

Date: Jan 4, 2019

Location: Shanghai, Shanghai, China

Company: Voith Group



For more than 150 years, Voith’s technologies have been inspiring customers, business partners and employees around the world. Sustainable management is an important part of our history and is always reflected in our thoughts and actions.


For the Voith Turbo, department Strategic Purchasing, we are looking for you as a Supplier Quality Development Manager.

Supplier Quality Development Manager 
Supplier Quality Development Manager 

SQD responsible for Process approval (Quality of  the supplier)

  • Lead the regional SQD team to meet business needs
  • Work with Global SQD network where & when necessary to define & achieve KPI’s
  • Qualify, release and develop suppliers for optimal delivery performance to VT; Ensure qualification of supplier as required by industry (e.g. Automotive VDA, IRIS, ISO/TS(IATF) 16949, ...)
  • Ensure that preventive actions for quality and delivery are in place
  • Ensure supplier qualification in terms of product, amount of parts, necessary processes, technologies and application of Q-methods (APQP, e.g. including quality planning, content of quality testing, part inspection, First Article Inspection etc.) by performing of assessments and process audits.
  • Release or block supplier according defined criteria (e.g. safety, welding) and initiate blocked supplier process
  • Follow up defined measures and pursue continual supplier improvement
  • Provide expertise and consult  in sourcing related issues (e.g. supplier selection)
  • Manage and monitor supplier performance by supplier evaluation based on quality and delivery KPIs (OTIF, Q-Rate) and implementation of suitable measures
  • Monitoring of required supplier certifications
  • Support/drive cost optimization projects
  • Escalation level for operative supplier quality issues and tracking of quality improvement plans
  • Support negotiations of quality agreements (QSV, QRL)
  • Support MGM in regularly risk evaluation and special occasion

  • Bachelor degree or above.
  • At least 7 years of experience with supplier quality related function in a multinational corporation. Minimum 2 years working at a Managerial level with direct reports.
  • Demonstrated ability to build networks and work in cross functional environment with different teams.
  • Solid ability to use and demonstrate statistical and problem solving tools.
  • Automotive industry background
  • Good skill in excel. Good skill in ERP tools.
  • Strong English oral & written communications skills
  • Experience on IATF16949


Why join Voith?

Qualified, motivated and loyal employees are the engine for our innovative capability and competitiveness. The willingness to think ahead and an enthusiasm for technology is what all Voithians have in common. For our Group Division Voith Digital Solutions we search for employees that are respectful team players and as diverse as our markets. Use your chance – at Voith.


Sounds like you? Apply now and become a Voithian! If you are interested in this position, please send us your application using the link at the bottom of this page. For further questions please contact: