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Supplier Quality Manager (Automotive)

Req ID: J2264991

  • Location
    Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
  • Category Quality Group
  • Posted Tuesday, July 13, 2021
  • Time Type Full time

Job Description


The Supplier Quality Manager is responsible for leading a team of Supplier Quality Engineers in driving continuous improvement in resource efficiency and effectiveness within their team and respective assigned sites. Leads the identification and execution of team activities / resources required to support Jabil, workcell, GCM / RCM strategies / initiatives. Drives commodity focus on continuous improvement in supplier performance in areas of Cost, Quality, Delivery and Service.


·         Recruitment, selection, deployment, leadership, coaching, mentoring and development of Supplier Quality Engineers, driving continuous improvement in resource efficiency and effectiveness within their team.
·         Determines the objectives, targets and goals for the Supplier Quality Team and its individual team members. Measures progress and identifies / takes the necessary actions when objectives, targets and / or goals are not met.
·         Leads the coordination and synchronization of activities within their respective commodities with those of the other commodity teams. Focuses on driving a “One Jabil” approach.
·         Monthly communication of team activities, initiatives, progress and trends focused on continuous improvement of supplier performance / capabilities.
·         Provides leadership to their team and respective assigned sites in the areas of systems, processes and tools.
·         Drives the compilation and maintenance of a list of site / workcell / market sector / industry requirements for their respective region. Drives the incorporation of these requirements into global systems and processes wherever possible. Drives enhancements to global systems, processes and tools to support changing / evolving global needs / requirements.
·         Assist and support escalation of supplier performance issues.
·         Perform the same functional activities as a Supplier Quality Engineer as needed and/or assigned.
·         Identifies resources required to support existing and future requirements within their respective commodities
·         Recruits, selects, develops, leads, coaches and mentors Global Supplier Quality Engineering resources, focusing on continuous improvement in efficiency and effectiveness
·         Participates in development of global systems, processes and tools ensuring that market sector and site requirements / needs have been considered and incorporated wherever possible.
·         Drives deployment of global systems, processes and tools within their assigned sites
·         Provide input into GCM / RCM sourcing strategies utilizing supplier performance data and GSDE feedback.
·         Driving continuous improvement in supplier performance within the commodities assigned. Ensuring that supplier development activities are identified, initiated utilizing the corrective action process, and progress is monitored / measured through monthly / quarterly scorecard reviews.
·         Ensure that necessary activities are identified and executed for new suppliers / new products / new technologies that result in performance objectives being met prior to start of production, in support of JTS, Jabil site / workcell, etc… requirements and needs
·         Provide systems assessment support as needed
·         Provide support to other commodity teams, as able, for supplier selection, development, issue investigation / resolution, etc… of suppliers within proximity of their home location.


·         Proven problem solving skills and abilities required
·         Experience in Electronics Manufacturing Services industry preferred
·         Experienced in working in Design area, with Design Teams, especially DFX reviews
·         Additional certification such as ASQ CQE, CQM, CQA; or ISO Lead Auditor is highly desirable.
·         Familiarity with and experience in applying Six Sigma methodologies required (Black Belt certification preferred)
·         Prior business /commercial (i.e. purchasing, commodity management) experience desired.
·         Demonstrated skills must include strong written and oral communication, resource management, problem solving, process improvement, conflict resolution, leadership, motivation, systems and process development / deployment, administration and change management.
·         Fluent in written and spoken English


  • Familiar with car electronic PCBA and box build assembly process and expertise on electronic component or mechanical part characteristics and problem solving.
  • Minimum 3 years working experience on car tier1, tier2 SQM, QM role with direct report 5 and above.
  • Familiar with IATF16949, VDA6.3 clause or car maker specific quality management requirement like Formel-Q, BIQS,Q1 with extensive audit skill.
  • Expertise on people management and strong leadership to influence others with proved success experience to form excellent quality culture.
  • Demonstrated success in working with cross functional teams in a multi-culture environment.
  • Project management skill & experience (the ability to initiate, plan and drive projects to completion) is a plus
  • Frequent English skill in both writing and oral. Zero defect mindset, aggressive to drive result and passion under high pressure

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