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Kongsberg Automotive provides world-class products to the global vehicle industry. Our products enhance the driving experience, making it safer, more comfortable and sustainable. With revenues of approx. EUR 1.1 billion and approximately 11.500 employees in 19 countries, Kongsberg Automotive is truly a global supplier. The company is headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland and has more than 25 production facilities worldwide. The product portfolio includes seat comfort systems, driver and motion control systems, fluid assemblies, and industrial driver interface products developed for global vehicle manufacturers.

Category Supplier Quality Development Engineer


Epila, ES, 50290

Country/Region:  ES

Category Supplier Quality Development Engineer

To complete pro-active and escalated re-active quality assurance activities as dictated by the needs of the business:

• Pro Active :
o Evaluation and validation of potential new suppliers according to the Commodity strategies and Group procedures.
o Improvement of the Supply Base by performing annual process and / or system audits, including follow-up of the corresponding action plans.
o To monitor the performance of the supplier base to ensure that the quality goals for purchased material are understood externally and internally, and that the suppliers continuously improve their processes to meet these quality targets.
o On a monthly basis, to report activities and performance of the supplier base to allow the creation of the monthly reports.
o To update Global Vendor Portal together with the commodity buyers regarding Quality data (Q certifications, Q contacts, performance, audit results, …)
o Support buyers and RD in choice of supplier (early stages of project)

• Reactive :
o To support the plants and plant SQ Engineers in level 2 escalation cases if requested and to take lead for approved level 3 escalation cases
o To support the projects on escalated issues from project SQ Engineers.

  • To carry out system and/or process audits at the suppliers with reference to VDA 6.3 and additional requirements specific to the customer and the company and also with reference to latest version of ISO 9001, IATF 16949 and ISO 14001.
  • Continual working to improve the Global Vendor Portal (Approved, On-Hold, To be Resourced) including all related Quality information (certifications, audit results, Quality contacts, etc…) for the assigned commodities
  • To propose level 3 supplier escalations to Director Supplier Quality Corporate or the Manager Supplier Quality Development Regional with all relevant information allowing a decision to be taken.
  • To solve problems and to monitor corrective measures on quality cases escalated from level 2 to level 3. All information regarding the concern shall be handed over from the responsible plant Supplier Quality Engineer.
  • To report the status of level 3 supplier escalation issues to the functional and direct management frequently.
  • To participate and support in Purchasing Sourcing Committee meetings
  • To assure that the Supplier Quality Manual are approved and implemented by all suppliers. When needed negotiations with the Suppliers to be performed together with the Commodity Buyer.
  • When necessary to perform other assignments in his/her sphere of qualifications and work.
  • Any other tasks according to the Supplier Quality Department needs
  • Education: Automotive Engineering Technician. Continuous improvement trainings in quality assurance, further training in measuring engineering, print interpretation, tolerances of form and position, GD&T
  • Practical experience: Experience in automotive technologies, vehicle engineering or quality.
  • Languages: Have a good command of written and spoken English. Further linguistic skills in German are considered a plus
  • Special requirements:

-Reporting and presentation capabilities

-Excellent Excel skills (VBA, pivot tables, data analytics, supplier scoreboard, KPI reporting, Vendor Portal reports, etc…)

-Certified VDA 6.3 auditor with valid license of min 2 years

Audit, supplier development skills, automotive standards/regulations and main quality issues’ knowledge

-Experience in minimum one of the technologies as follows: Mechatronics, Injection Molding, Casting, Electronics & Electrical, Mechanical, Plating, Rubber, Machining

-Relevant quality tool and techniques (APQP, PPAP, Root Cause Analysis, 8D, PDCA-FTA, MSA, SPC, FMEA, PCP…etc...)

-Computer skills including MS Office, PLM

-High degree of personal integrity

-Good conflict management skills

-Facilitation skills with a high focus on solutions
-Frequent travel as required

-Certified auditor for IATF 16949, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001
-Excellent SAP knowledge (QM02/03/11 modules and so on, vendor claim management, cost tracking per claim, etc…)

What we offer

We offer a great opportunity to develop in a great international company. 

A fixed contract.

Good working environment

Application / Contact

If this sounds interesting and likely the right challenge for you, we look forward to receiving your application!


Please register your CV/resume and cover letter.

Within your application, please inform us regarding your notice period and salary expectations.


The applications will be handled on an ongoing basis and the position may be filled before the application deadline date.

We want your integrity, accountability, creativity and teamwork mindset and skills

In Kongsberg Automotive we embrace diversity within our workforce. We make recruiting decisions based on experience and skills and pride ourselves on having a strong culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness.

We aim to employ the world’s brightest minds, providing a limitless pool of ideas and opportunities, who will incorporate our core values within their work. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles and offer an unlimited contract within a dynamic and international environment with prospects for personal growth.

Welcome to an outstanding career in Kongsberg Automotive!

Application Id:  931
Posting date::  Apr 30, 2021