ZF TRW Supplier Development Engineer in Radolfzell, Germany

Req ID 23916BR

Job Title Supplier Development Engineer

Business Unit Europe & Emerging Markets Body Control Systems

Job Description

We offer the following challenging and responsible tasks:


  • Build relationship to suppliers in existing and new markets with objective to ensure co-development of products, processes and proactive improvement in cost, delivery, productivity and quality within the supplier and its sub-supplier organization.

  • Assure that for new components / products the Supplier Product Launch Process has been successfully completed to ensure flawless launch

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Drive continuous improvements activities for supplied components to meet TRW quality performance targets

  • Accountable for supplied components quality performance of the assigned supply base during component launch phase and SOP + 90 days.

  • Define needs, develop training programs and conduct training with the supply base according to TRW GSQM. Verify the success.

  • Coordinate component APQP with supplier in close relation to TRW engineering, purchasing operations & OEM.

  • Conduct, control and verify suppliers APQP activities.

  • Verify the success by approving PPAP, Run @ Rate, Launch Readiness and Part & Process Audits (incl. design review, component priority risk assessment, PCM/ SLP development, etc.).

  • Launch concern and cost recovery management.

  • Quality issue resolution at supplier.

  • Manage and conduct worst suppliers’ improvement programs (Top Focus).

  • Develop, verify and approve new suppliers in existing and new markets in line with TRW procedures incl. new supplier audit based on project needs.

  • Coordinate and support TRW local plant Supplier Quality Assurance activities

  • Support TRW purchasing commodity & product line management for new and existing suppliers

  • Support TRW engineering with regard to new products sourced from external suppliers

Education Requirements • Master degree from a technical university

Experience and Skill Requirements

• 3 years industrial experience in the automotive industry preferably in quality, manufacturing, engineering/technical environment with an emphasis on supplier interaction

• Certified auditor in accordance with ISO 9001 or alternative.

• Knowledge and interpretation of the quality standards AIAG, VDA and ISO/TS 16949 and knowledge of quality techniques (Statistic, APQP, PPAP, Problem Solving, etc.)

• English knowledge (verbal and written)

• Project management skills as well as good communication and presentation skills

• Car driving licence

Position Status Salaried Full-Time

City Radolfzell

State Baden Württemberg

Country Germany