Associate Team Lead – Supplier Quality

Pollachi, Tamilnadu, India
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Job Description

  • A relevant manufacturing /engineering degree is preferred
  • Must have 5+ years of relevant experiences in the automotive field
  • Experience of working in the Quality Assurance
  • Must have strong Experience in any CAD Tools such as CREO / CATIA / other Reverse engineering software
  • Experience in direct dealing with suppliers
  • Speaking Additional Indian languages will be added as an advantage

Roles & Responsibilities

    General and Task Management:

    • Drive supplier selection through robust qualification processes (Supplier Evaluations)
    • Assess new and existing supplier capabilities to meet product, cost, quality, capacity, and fulfillment ensuring suppliers can meet requirements for performance and Caresoft business requirements
    • Drive improvements utilizing Lean methodologies, supplier scorecards, and own supplier audit, ensuring supplier compliance, whilst driving systematic problem solving and process improvement plans to deliver value
    • Track the supplier’s performance indicators, based on their scorecards and rankings, to facilitate and develop the supply base’s ability to consistently meet or exceed defined expectations
    • Deliver results as measured by key metrics, such as supplier yield, field cost, field defect rate, supplier quality plan engagement/effectiveness, and corrective & preventative action closure
    • Specify, develop, and validate advanced technology, quality information
    • Specify and develop product acceptance/test procedures that relate to a complex process (state-of-the-art) or highly complex product
    • Provide technical expertise and leadership to sourcing and development of suppliers with respect to technology, performance, quality, cost, logistics, and delivery
    • Provide leadership during investigations of major problems and or special projects focusing on developing working relationships with suppliers
    • Responsible for leading the solution for supplier component concerns, driving Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP)
    • Work with Execution (System Leads / Managers) team to define process parameters and criteria to ensure supplier process capability is effective to meet product and process requirements
    • Perform on-site supplier visits for root cause analysis and verification of corrective actions of supplier quality issues
    • Contribute to continuous improvement activities
    • Write reports and present progress at project meetings
    • Stay current and up to date on any changes that may affect the supply and demand of needed products and materials and advise others of any impact

    Relationship Management:

    • Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure optimal performance
    • Communicate efficiently throughout the procurement and directly with customer’s/supplier’s management
    • A diplomatic approach to relationships

     People Management

    • Support Internal team / Suppliers
    • Interact with Support functions for coordination and arrangements

     Business Confidential:

    • Marinating and Monitoring the confidential subjects across the suppliers
    • Review and Take Actions for Supplier Audit results (Conformance / Non-Conformance to QMS)
    • Maintain the Risk and Safety / Security assessment book and Mitigation plans


    • Experience in Sourcing, Engineering, Quality, Manufacturing, and program management
    • Experience in developing and implementing Supplier qualification
    • Knowledge of quality and business systems
    • Vast experience with cross-functional management
    • Report and Procedure writing with excellent presentation skills
    • Understanding and interpretation of engineering drawings / Technical analysis skill
    • Understanding manufacturing processes
    • Ability to work in a diverse and dynamic environment
    • Planning and prioritizing activities
    • Good communication and interpersonal skills
    • Strong negotiation and influential skills
    • Ability to present data effectively
    • Numerically astute with strong problem-solving skills and expertise to develop and execute objectives for self and others and the ability to effect short-term and some long-term business goals
    • Negotiation skills
    • Ability to present data effectively
    • Problem-solving skills
    • Understanding of Health and Safety practices
    • Team working skills
    • Analytical skills
    • Understanding of cost and financial impacts

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