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Supplier Quality Engineer Electronics Gothenburg

Volvo Group

Volvo Group Gothenburg Sweden

1 week ago

Interested to join a team who works hand and in hand with our suppliers to secure the best product quality for our end-customer? Driven by a strong quality mindset? Convinced that building solid relationship with supplier is key to continuously improve? Or just curious about the title? These are already good reasons to look at this job posting

This is us, your new colleagues
The Supplier Network Quality organization, belonging to Volvo Group Purchasing, is driving the global supplier base towards premium automotive quality standards and world-class performance. We are responsible for continuously improving the supplier base and the quality of purchased parts. The three main internal customers/brands for Supplier Quality & Development in Europe are Volvo Trucks, Renault Trucks and Volvo Bus.

There is now an opportunity to join the SNQ e-Mobility, Autonomous and Electronics department as a Supplier Quality Engineer in Electronics. We have team members located in Gothenburg (Sweden... and Lyon (France).

Our main purpose is to foster quality culture in everything we do and to sustainably develop our suppliers to world-class performance.

By joining our organization, you can expect to be warmly welcomed, respected and appreciated for who you are. We value difference convinced that it is key for a team to better perform in our work when everyone can express themselves freely. Your personal development is our priority making you, we hope, happy and motivated to come every day to work

Role description
As a SQE, you have a full end-to-end ownership of your portfolio. Your input is key to select the best suitable supplier for a sourcing award for a product. Your work continues throughout the project to secure a quality assured project launch. After serial production start, you continue to follow and challenge our suppliers through continuous improvement work and zero default mindset. Risk management skills are core in all three steps: sourcing, project and running production.

Example of topics you will come across is RTS (review of technical specification), APQP, PPAP, or again different kind of audits at supplier. This requires you to build and develop a large network made of partners from Suppliers, Buyers, Engineering, Production Plants, Project Stakeholders, Warranty Department, etc.

Some of these activities will take place at the supplier locations or in our production plants and at the Volvo offices. This will require that you can take a leading position, driving for results according to Volvo Groups expectations.

If you like a huge variety in your day-to-day business with a high autonomy and with a wide global cross-functional network, this is the place to be

Who are you?
In this recruitment, we are looking for a well-qualified individual in the field of electronics manufacturing (SMT line and final assembly) and if possible, in software quality assurance, with a strong desire to develop both skills.

You have an eye for details, thanks to your technical knowledge in the field of electronics manufacturing, but also you have a good general understanding of the situation, being able to make risk assessments and focus on the right areas. You are an excellent communicator and a multicultural team player, both internally at Volvo but also towards supplier management teams, able to create networks and to lead cross-functional activities.

You show great interest in the quality area with a good knowledge of automotive quality standards. You are targeting customer satisfaction in your daily work while remaining structured and organized.

In terms of mindset and personality, we are looking for someone that embraces problems and seeing it as learnings and opportunities. You have the right cross-functional mindset and willingness to share ideas.

On top of a positive team-player attitude, precision, rigor, autonomy and proactivity are part of your behaviours as well as being able to capitalize experience and learn on the fly. You demonstrate a high “welcome to the problem” attitude and like the challenges.

As individual, you believe that people diversity brings to your team a competitive advantage and you put effort into creating an inclusive environment. Trust between each other is an important value for you. You share freely your view with a constructive mindset, adding value to the team.

If in addition to adhere to these values, you like to have fun at work, then you have an excellent profile for this position

Required knowledge/experience
• The job needs frequent travels (up to 2-3 times per month during certain periods)
• Preferred MSc or BSc in Engineering, and >5 years of technical experience needed (extensive experience and strong performance can substitute for academic degree)
• Good knowledge in electronics engineering and manufacturing (SMT line) standards such UN ECE R10, (Electromagnetic compatibility), IPC certification (ex: A-610), ESD.
• Good knowledge and practice of automotive quality standards and tools, such as ISO/TS 16949, APQP & PPAP
• Knowledge of specific standards and tools used in Software areas is an advantage such as ISO 26262 (Safety), ISO/CEI 15504 (A-Spice), ISO/SAE 21434 (Cybersecurity),
• Experience from supplier quality work within automotive business is beneficial
• Good English communication skills, both orally and in writing, plus local language
• Car driving licence.
Are we a perfect match?
Still hesitating? You believe you have the right profile, but you don’t have the required experience? Or you have the right experience, but you don’t feel fully convinced? Let’s have a virtual coffee and talk together.

At least, one point you can be sure, you will join an engaged team with key values based on respect and trust. We want you to prosper and be happy, because when you succeed, we all succeed together

We look forward to receive your application.

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