Senior Supplier Development Engineer

The role can be based in Hodkovice (Czech Republic)/Gliwice (Poland)/Romania.

Tenneco is one of the world's leading designers, manufacturers, and marketers of automotive products for original equipment and aftermarket customers, with full-year 2020 revenues of $15.4 billion and approximately 73,000 team members working at more than 270 sites worldwide. Through our four business groups, Motorparts, Performance Solutions, Clean Air, and Powertrain, Tenneco is driving advancements in global mobility by delivering technology solutions for diversified global markets, including light vehicles, commercial trucks, off-highway, industrial, motorsport and the aftermarket.

Your scope of duties:

  • Support the implementation of supplier development strategies to significantly improve Tenneco’s global supply base, including SBU support in case of critical supplier quality and delivery issues,
  • On-site supplier development, helping with identification and development of suppliers, implementing quality and productivity improvement initiatives at existing suppliers using tools such as VA/VE, Six Sigma, Lean management practices, Best Practice technology, Risk assessment, Feasibility / Manufacturability analysis, Coordination of supply readiness for new projects via APQP till SOP,
  • Support Tenneco manufacturing plants and businesses on major critical quality and supplier issues,
  • On-site supplier problem-solving (8D) support, containment set-up, or production monitoring on a need-to-support basis,
  • Conduct assessments and evaluations of potential and benchmarked suppliers,
  • Actively participate in sourcing decision-making reviews with commodity teams; Stay abreast with new and emerging technologies and apply knowledge of international business climate to help source suppliers in global markets,
  • Drive supplier quality and productivity improvements. Conduct supplier quality audits as required,
  • Support establishing policies/procedures and initiatives to help improve the global supply base requirements and Tenneco supplier manual.

What will make you successful:

  • Masters' degree,
  • 3-5 years of experience with a minimum of 3 years experience in quality, preferably in automotive manufacturing,
  • Experience with assessment and audits IATF, and VDA audit certification desired. APQP, PFMEA, Quality statistics, Control Plan & Error proofing process training, and practical experience required.
  • Very good command of English,
  • Related Business or Technical discipline experience (e.g., steel, stamping, forging, machining, casting, cold heading, rubber, plastic, heat treating)
  • Able to understand technical drawings and specifications. Understand the GD&T rules.
  • Familiar with methodologies like 6sigma & Lean manufacturing.
  • Ability to work independently,
  • Strong team player,
  • Excellent communication skills; verbal and written.
  • Prepared to travel up to 80 % of your time

What do we offer?

We want to make you feel welcomed, challenged, and inspired and so we’ve made sure to carefully put together a blend of benefits meant to share our drive for better technologies and cleaner air, to ensure your personal and professional growth and also your integration in a pleasant day to day working environment.

Who are we?

We are a global manufacturer of shock absorbers operating under the Tenneco, Monroe Intelligent Suspension and Ohlins brands. We specialize in the design of passive single and double-tube dampers, Shock & McPherson Strut suspension modules, semi-active electronic dampers, and whole Kinetic driving dynamics control systems.
Through our four business groups - DRIV, Performance Solutions, Clean Air and Powertrain - Tenneco is driving progress in global mobility. We provide technology solutions for diverse global markets including passenger cars, light trucks, heavy trucks, off-road vehicles, industrial vehicles, motorsports, and the aftermarket.

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ID: 4533682  Datum zveřejnění: 7.3.2023