Supplier Quality Manager




Continental Professional Staffing & Recruiting



Plymouth, MI | Pay is $83k-$105k | Direct Hire| MUST BE ELIGIBLE TO WORK IN THE UNITED STATES


Continental, Inc.—a Professional Staffing and Recruitment Company—. has an opportunity for a Supplier Quality Manager in the Plymouth, MI area. This position is a Direct Hire opportunity with excellent benefits, please apply and forward a copy of your resume.  




RESPONSIBILITIES for the Supplier Quality Manager:

  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point;
  • Strong planning/ organizational skills;
  • Strong presentation skills;
  • Self-starter with the ability to prioritize many different tasks and meet deadlines;
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills of the English Language;
  • Strong analytical/ problem-solving skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent time-management skills;
  • Ability to gather and analyze information;
  • Ability to work independently and also as part of a team;
  • Ability to adapt to different situations;
  • Aptitude for working with numbers with a high degree of accuracy;
  • Knowledge of design output, metrology and instrumentation concepts;
  • Possess a strong understanding of core tools (APQP, SPC, MSA, FMEA, PPAP);
  • Proficient in Business Operating Systems (TS16949, IMDS, QSI, Supply Web, Trans4M;
  • Strong leadership skills to coordinate cost inputs from various sources and drive continual improvement within the department;
  • Strong leadership skill to lead and hold accountable a team of Supplier Quality Engineers on site, and remotely in offsite divisions



QUALIFICATIONS of the Supplier Quality Manager:

  • Degree/ Diploma in a technical field required;
  • Minimum of 5 years quality experience required preferably in an automotive manufacturing environment;
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a Manager/ Leader role is preferred.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTESof the Supplier Quality Manager:

  • Responsible for managing and leading the Supplier Quality Team
  • Own and lead the Supplier Quality performance metrics for Client;
  • Drive quarterly goals to meet objectives. Create and maintain Performance KPI’s;
  • Ensure Supplier process controls meet reliability and capability levels;
  • Manage Supplier PPAP process, including yearly re-certification and record retention;
  • Manage all Supplier related containment activities, through Supplier Quality Engineers;
  • Ensure adherence to Policies and Procedures (Job Element Sheets, TS requirements, etc.);
  • Effective, timely communication with Suppliers on issues regarding their product quality;
  • Own and lead monthly Supplier Performance Reviews for poor performing Suppliers and monitor corrective actions assigned;
  • Conduct Supplier audits as required, following Manga Supplier Audit Process;
  • Participate in continuous improvement activities for Production related to Supplier components;
  • Participate in pre-launch program reviews with regards to design and specifications required;
  • Monitor and drive timely closure of Supplier generated Engineering Change Requests;
  • Hold accountable Supplier Quality Engineers to lead effective, timely closure of Supplier DMN's through to disposition and financial recovery;
  • Participate and lead root cause analysis as required in warranty returns caused by purchased part, follow up communication with Suppliers and provide analysis of data as required;
  • Manage Supplier performance records in Supply Web;
  • Hold accountable Supplier Quality Engineers to manage internal line rejections caused by purchased components through to DMN closure driving corrective actions and analyzing trends;
  • Drive product improvement based on internal line rejects and returns from OEM and Warranty;
  • Meet all Commitments – confront and escalate issues in a timely manner;
  • Coordinate with divisional Quality Managers in solidifying Supplier Quality Engineers activities related to Quality of purchased components;
  • Hold Supplier Quality Engineers accountable to divisional Quality Managers;
  • Assist site Program Managers during Program Launch on Purchased Components Quality resolution, conducting run @ rate and ensuring Supplier on time PPAP through site Supplier Quality Engineers



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