Supplier Quality and Process/Methods Engineer (SQE)


Shreveport, LA, US

Division: BENTELER Steel/Tube 
Functional Area: Quality Management 
Career Level: Professional 
Contract Type: Permanent/Full-time 
Weekly Working Hours: 40,00 
Required Languages: English 
Requisition ID: 40784 

Benefits: 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!



Primary Responsibilities


  • Contributes to the execution of the quality strategy and tactics and works on implementation regarding supplier quality.
  • Assesses and qualifies new suppliers and requests approval at SQM/PMTA manager.
  • Manages “Crisis” Supplier through on-site involvement, effective communication and collaborative, method-based problem solving.
  • Coordination/ Organization of the Supplier Quality teams.
  • Evaluates Feasibility Commitments and performs Technical Reviews.
  • Manages the Supplier Nomination process.
  • Assists on and eventually conducts process and product audits at suppliers for Shreveport and Houston.
  • Supports plant quality staff and buyers on escalations and complex supplier complaints.
  • Looks after quality targets with suppliers, monitors their performance.
  • Works with dedicated Suppliers to improve Quality Performance and verifies the effectiveness of the actions.
  • Looks after and guarantees the supplier quality requirements in supplier contracts.


  • Looks after the Continuous Improvement activities in Procurement area.
  • Looks after and assists on the implementation of processes, methods and tools.
  • Supports on implementation and monitoring of enhancements for IT-Systems for procurement (SAP, SRM, eSourcing, Digitalization etc.).
  • Monitors KPIs for strategic initiatives.
  • Assists on training programs for the global Purchasing organization
  • Conducts and monitors Risk Assessment of supplier panel
  • Supports and follows up on quality audits (API, IATF, internal audit)


Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Mechanical Engineering or related field, advanced education preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in similar position; travel required (approx. 20%).
  • Experience in manufacturing industry, preferably steel, tooling or metal components.
  • Experience with quality management systems and audits.
  • SAP & general computer knowledge required.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel/PowerPoint/Word.
  • Good planning, organizational and communication skills; self-driven and must have the ability to plan tasks pro-actively and present and explain the quality matters in a clear manner to both suppliers and internal stakeholders.
  • Detail oriented with proven analytical, problem identification and resolution skills.
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented atmosphere with team building experience; ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with supervisors, coworkers and management.


Your contact

Samantha Ann Metoyer 

BENTELER Human Resources

Phone: +1 318 216-4187 


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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 23,000 colleagues in nearly 26 countries.

The same is true in our BENTELER Steel/Tube division. Here, we develop and produce custom, precision pipes for customers from energy production, automotive engineering, and other industrial sectors. In this division, we enable the unerring application of our products, from the concept up to process integration and thus to integration into our customers’ value chains. Along with that, our diverse fields of application make sure you can be and become anything. Or, as we like to put it: BENTELER makes it happen!


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Nearest Major Market: Shreveport