The SQM (Supplier Quality Management) department’s main goal is to ensure that suppliers fulfill Continental standards in terms of quality.
The SQM department is responsible to ensure that new projects that are being introduced into Continental will be awarded to the best suppliers, matching the requirements of each particular project.
It is the department where extensive improvement projects are carried out in order to bring suppliers to state-of-the-art standards in terms of quality and communication.
The SQM is often times required to get involved in topics more or less outside of his area of expertise, i.e. logistics, development, purchasing and thus has to have a much broader view on the business, than just quality assurance and acquire more varied knowledge.
Do you want to be a SQM Audit Manager? These should spark your interest :
Responsible to plan and to maintain the global Audit Management strategy worldwide.
Perform worldwide planning, tracking and coordination of supplier maintenance audits (co-ordinate the global activities with SQM Plant and SQM Category organization).
Track auditor qualification status and support auditor training specific items (new auditor qualification, auditor license renewals, auditor harmonization issues etc.).
Advise SQM auditors on AIB (audit info box) and auditor procedure items.
Establish and maintain a regional audit management community (e.g. Connext community, regular auditor conference calls etc.)
Support supplier certificate tracking activities within AIB (audit Info box).
Identify and drive continuous improvements of systematic weaknesses by using the structured problem-solving process and method.
Support SQM executive management on all audit related activities from within the SQM Center of Excellence department.
Qualifications You can be a perfect match to our team if you have :
10+ years’ experience in automotive industry thereof 5+ years in quality management;
Certified VDA 6.3 lead auditor is a bonus;
Fluency in English and German (would be a plus);
Ability to work effectively in a team, share knowledge and best practices with others and promote overall skill development of the auditor group;
Strong motivation, ability to work independently and actively
Organizational skills with demonstrated ability to complete tasks within specified timelines.
Strong attention to the details and ability to decision-making.