• Title

  • Senior Supplier Development Engineer

    ZF North America, Inc
    Job Description
    Position Responsibilities:
    • Develop supplier quality systems to world class ZF standards in terms of cost, quality and delivery
    • Strong negotiation skills, strong math based computer skills, ability to thrive in a team environment, strong leadership presence, organizational and communication skill
    • Lead supplier quality improvement activities and where applicable use both industry standard (5Why, 8D) and ZF specific improvement tools (SQIP, Top Focus)
    • Audit and review new supplier capabilities
    • Lead supplier program launches for new suppliers or new components using established ZF APQP process
    • Support division operating plan by supporting and pursuing cost reduction opportunities
    • Participate in Continuous Improvement projects within the ZF TE Supplier Management group and the supply base.
    Required Education, Skills, and Experience:
    • Bachelor's degree in a STEM related field, preferable engineering or engineering technology
    • A minimum of six (6) years experience in aerospace or automotive quality environment is required.
    • Ability to travel domestic and internationally up to 40% of the time.
    • Must be able to work independently as well as prioritize program responsibilities to meet project timelines
    • Proficiency with MS Office suite, Minitab experience a plus
    • Proficiency with industry quality standards (TS16949/ISO9001), PPAP, APQP, Statistics, Six Sigma and VDA 6.3)
    • Proficiency with Engineering : GDT, technical drawing interpretation, familiarity with basic materials strength and properties
    • Must be able to work with and provide verbal direction
    • Must possess a high level of independent judgment, professionalism, integrity and honesty.
    • Solid time management skills, strategically global in thinking and planning, goal oriented results time and project management ability is critical

    Preferred Skills and Experience:
    • Purchasing experience preferred
    • Experience working with Machined Iron, Castings, or Forgings is preferred
    • Bilingual applicants will be given priority
    • Experience with global cultures and practices is a plus

    Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran
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