Continental Corporation Supplier Development Expert (m/f) Fillers and Chemicals in Hanover, Germany

About Continental With sales of €39.2 billion in 2015, Continental is among the leading automotive suppliers worldwid As a supplier of brake systems, systems and components for powertrains and chassis, instrumentation, infotainment solutions, vehicle electronics, tires and technical elastomers, Continental contributes to enhanced driving safety and global climate protection. Continental is also an expert partner in networked automobile communication. Continental currently has approximately 215,000 employees in 55 countries.

Auto req ID 47738BR

Job Title Supplier Development Expert (m/f) Fillers and Chemicals

Country Germany

Posting Location Hanover

Job Description

  • Plan and conduct supplier site assessments, initiate and follow up improvement actions until release of site

  • Develop suppliers to achieve required quality level for Continental (e.g. at supplier approval phase or after severe complaints)

  • Secure continuous improvement of supplier performance and support in case of escalated quality claims

  • Provide support to raw material purchasing and R&D teams with cost models, feedstock information and general consulting

  • Maintain and further develop market intelligence for Chemicals and Fillers

  • Be actively involved in joint material development projects with suppliers

  • Consult selected suppliers in new/improved raw material manufacturing processes

Job Requirements

  • University degree in chemistry or engineering, preferably PhD

  • Several years of working experience in production of chemicals or volume materials

  • Practical experience in cost or quality improvement programs

  • Six Sigma experience desirable

  • Fluent in spoken and written English

  • High ability to think analytically and to work autonomously

  • Excellent communication skills and high level of assertiveness

  • High level of intercultural sensitivity and willingness to travel frequently

Contact Name Maike Rosema

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