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VIE Supplier Quality Engineer, New Energies (W/M) - Troy (US)

Main missions

  • Ensure the validation of all components purchased (BOM) for the projects in his/her responsibility from the Innovation phase until PPAP full approval.
  • Support project team and Operations during the transfer from development phase to serial production and make sure all relevant information for a smooth transition is communicated to the plant.
  • Manage continuously the Quality status of components delivered during Serial Production life.



Supplier pre-selection, development and re-certification:

  • Participate to suppliers mapping for new commodities
  • Join suppliers audits for new potential suppliers to be added in the supply base
  • Qualify new suppliers through suppliers evaluation audits
  • Train and develop suppliers to keep or bring them to expected PO quality level
  • Participate actively to the construction of the supply base for New Energies and to the Commodities strategies
  • Arrange audits for periodic re-certification of suppliers according to the regulation of the field delivered by the supplier


Sourcing phase:

  • Contribute to supplier selection for new business award (including POC – Proof of Concept - and innovation phase) and

ensures that all essential documentation is available (deviation list signed, planning, Supplier Quality Manual approved,

  • Define and explain the Quality requirement to the supplier: management of prototypes, PPAP requirement, audits requirement…
  • Participate actively to the technical reviews with suppliers (CTS review, 2D approval…)


Quality tracking of components validation during innovation & development phase for his/her projects:

  • Attend kick-off meeting with PLASTIC OMNIUM team and suppliers
  • Present and establish APQP to new suppliers.
  • Report periodically the progress of components validations
  • Report risks linked to non-respect of Quality, Cost & Timing of the project
  • Issue Development SNCRs and track the corresponding action plans


Components validations:

  • Track with suppliers the advancement of the parts PPAP.
  • Work together with Quality & Engineering teams to ensure all specifications (standards, CTS, etc…) are considered in PPAP requirements.
  • Participate to components drawings reviews.
  • Alert Purchasing team and Project Manager in case of significant gap related to implementation of quality tools at supplier site vs commitment in supplier’s planning at award.
  • Arrange the process audits and measure, during the audit, the gaps versus documents provided for PPAP and ensure corrective action plans are implemented and measure their efficiency
  • Approve, share and store the Quality and PPAP files according to PLASTIC OMNIUM policy
  • Receive, approve, and share the Initial Samples


Ensure a tracking on PPAP process for the components of his/her projects:

  • Share a convergence plan for Quality documentation and PPAP together with the Program Buyer
  • Report and escalate any risk of timing on his/her project


Production tracking:

  • Ensure smooth transfer from development phase to serial phase with the plant team.
  • Defining the requirement for the incoming inspection instructions (frequency, method, sampling size) together with the
  • incoming inspection / plant Quality team.
  • Monitor components quality after SOP (claims, suppliers audit)
  • Report supplier performance monthly with at least basic KPIs (PPM, SNCR, 8D, SMQR)
  • Alert Purchasing & Quality management in case of significant quality issue


Contribute to the improvement of supplier’s quality and PO purchasing processes:

  • Starting continuous improvement workshops at suppliers
  • Providing Suppliers’ trainings about PO New Energies process and requirements
  • Tracking the “worst scored suppliers” improvement action plan
  • Be source of proposal for internal purchasing procedures improvement



Knowledge / Qualification

  • Master’s degree (Quality/ Mechanical/ Electronics)
  • Certified process auditor (example: VDA 6.3) is a plus
  • Driving license


Key Competencies

  • Knowledge of Quality tools (APQP, Problem solving, FMEA, Control plan, continuous improvement…) and quality standards (VDA 6.3, ISO 9001, IATF 16949)
  • Understanding of automotive requirements (understanding of railway/ aviation industries requirements is a +)
  • Ability to read drawings, knowledge of GD&T principles.
  • Fluency in english is a must.
  • Strong organizational skills and prioritize tasks to meet department objectives with timely manner.
  • Master pack office and SAP
  • Have to understand the impact of his/her activities on the quality objectives (services & products) and understand the potential risks of a non-compliance on the products designed and delivered by Plastic Omnium New Energies Services to its customer.
Date:  21 Jul 2024

Troy-Michigan, US

Job Requisition ID:  377093

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