Supplier Quality Engineer


Auburn Hills, MI, US

Division: BENTELER Automotive 
Functional Area: Quality Management 
Career Level: Professional 
Contract Type: Permanent/Full-time 
Weekly Working Hours: 40,00 
Required Languages: English 
Requisition ID: 11194 

Benefits: 401(k) Match || United States : 401(k) Match || United States : Dental || United States : Development || United States : Educational Assistance || United States : Flexible Work Schedules || United States : Health Savings Accounts || United States : Holidays || United States : Life & Disability || United States : Medical || United States : Training || United States : Vacation || United States : Vision || United States : Wealth Management Support 


At BENTELER, we make it possible. From promoting individual talents to international career prospects, or from generous opportunities for designing your career to personal development opportunities—at BENTELER, we always have answers to your questions about the future, based entirely on your personal needs. Diverse options that makes sure you can be anything and everything. Or, as we like to put it: BENTELER makes it happen!


Your Chance

  • Assess and Qualify new suppliers
  • Work with Purchasing to manage Commodity Strategies and Supplier Selection
  • Ensure all technical aspects of the supplier agreement are closed prior to the award of new business
  • Ensure the supplier follows the K2 supplier development and advanced quality planning process through periodic detailed reviews with supplier program and plant management.
  • Solve process and design problems with suppliers during development / pre-launch using effective problem-solving techniques.
  • Report supplier program / APQP status.
  • Manage supplier part approval (PPAP) to completion – initially and with every engineering change.
  • Establish quality targets with suppliers; monitoring their performance in comparison to these targets; coordinate supplier quality performance evaluation and workshops.
  • Conducting audits (Traceability, Process or Product) in support of Benteler’s Targeted Objective.
  • Work with given Problem/Focus Suppliers to improve quality performance and verify the effectiveness of the actions.
  • “Crisis” Supplier Management through on-site involvement, effective communication & collaborative and method-based problem solving.


Your Personality

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related field
  • 7+ years technical automotive work experience in supplier quality, program/project management, manufacturing, or engineering
  • Must have an understanding of AIAG requirements including APQP, FMEAs, Control Plans, MSA, etc.
  • Must have demonstrated experience and ability to lead with method-based problem solving
  • Six Sigma Green Belt or equivalent preferred
  • Experience with the implementation of lean principles
  • Understanding of IATF 16949 10/1/16 and ISO 2015 Quality Standards
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications
  • SAP experience desired
  • Travel frequency up to 70%; may include weekends and/or short notice


Your contact

Casondra Meerschaert 

BENTELER Human Resources

Phone: +1 248 364-7274 


Your new employer

The BENTELER Group always has the answer. That’s because in each of our divisions and at every one of our sites, you can benefit from the size and diversity of an international corporation with around 30,000 colleagues in nearly 30 countries.

The same is true in our BENTELER Automotive division. This is where intelligent solutions for the automotive world are born—and where we, as a partner, provide answers on central topics like safety, the environment, and efficiency to nearly every major automotive manufacturer. Whether it's the body, the chassis, or the engine, we’re constantly setting new standards with the products, materials, and technologies we develop and produce. Inventiveness that makes sure you can be and become anything. Or, as we like to put it: BENTELER makes it happen!


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