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Senior Site SQM

We aim high. So do you.

At Volvo Cars, we have bold targets when it comes to innovation, sales and customer experience, and we’re developing new technologies to lead in safety, autonomous driving and electrification. If you want to grow together with talented people creating a new automotive future, we have a job for you.


Site SQM (Supplier Quality Management) – Electric Driveline & Combustion Engine 
What´s in it for you
In this role, you will be a key player in managing supplier site readiness, performance and development activities within the Electric Driveline & Combustion engine area. You will be involved in all phases of the Volvo supplier business, from project phase to running production and aftermarket. Your main responsibility, in collaboration with the Global Category Team and Procurement Plant Team, is to secure supplier readiness in projects and challenge suppliers to continuously improve their Q&D performance to Volvo plants in running production.
In this role you will contribute to the company´s growth but as well to your own personal and professional development.

What you will do 


You will be responsible for supplier site performance for your suppliers including all phases in supplier´s Volvo business. It is your task to lead and guide suppliers to take ownership of their Q&D performance deliveries; supplier site readiness and quality assurance in projects using APQP and PPAP principles and challenge your suppliers to continuous improve their Q&D performance status. You are responsible for supplier´s performance in running production and will support Procurement Plant Team with supplier process knowledge for evaluation of supplier analyses if needed as well as supporting urgent plant activities and escalations linked to supplier Q&D performance. 
As input for strategic and sourcing decisions you will perform supplier site evaluations (SEMAT for sourcing) to support your Global Category team.

Do you fit the profile?
We are looking for a person with experience from quality assurance of supplier manufacturing processes. You have high self-drive and enjoy and promote pro-active work and mind-set as well as understanding the importance of sense of urgency for solving disturbances caused by our suppliers. 
- have very good experience from working with Volvo supplier quality assurance tools and processes (SEMAT, APQP, PPAP, FMEA, 8D etc)
- are used to and feel confident to challenge suppliers and not afraid to face demanding situations
- are confident in representing Volvo during supplier meetings and visits
- are prestige less, courageous and curious
- always take ownership for your area of responsibility
- are focused on setting and reaching goals
- can handle parallel activities and are able to prioritize
- are excellent in building relations both internally and externally
- are a strong team player who are honest, open and supportive
- work actively with self-development.
To succeed in this role, you have a Business or Technical University degree (or equivalent).
You have experience from Quality and/or Engineering work (4+ year) including Supplier Quality performance assurance and at least 3 years of purchasing experience. Experience within Electronic component manufacturing processes is seen as an advantage.
You also have high integrity and can prioritize your own work and you always deliver on time.
You will work in a global environment so excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English is a requirement and additional languages are advantageous.
Frequent travelling to supplier sites can be required and is a part of the job.
The mobility industry is changing rapidly, and the competitive environment and our company’s strategy might change fast. Therefore, we are not only valuing your previous experience and competencies but also your personality and your passion to develop and embrace unknown future challenges and business set up.
Most important is that you share our values, truly believe in and are motivated by our purpose and have an honest ambition to join a dynamic team that is deeply committed to transform and progress the consumer experience in the mobility industry at global scale.


How to learn more and apply
For questions about the position please contact SQM Team Manager, Micki Vesovic, micki.vesovic@volvocars.com 
For questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Senior recruiter Maria Westermark, maria.westermark@volvocars.com 
We’d like to receive Your application at latest June 4:th, 2021.
Please note due to GDPR we only accept application via our Recruitment Tool


Who are we?

Everything we do starts with people. Our purpose is to provide freedom to move, in a personal, sustainable and safe way. We are committed to simplifying our customers’ lives by offering better technology solutions that improve their impact on the world and bringing the most advanced mobility innovations to protect them, their loved ones and the people around them. 

Volvo Cars’ continued success is the result of a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive working environment. The people of Volvo Cars are committed to making a difference in our world. Today, we are one of the most well-known and respected car brands, with over 40,000 employees across the globe. We believe in bringing out the best in each other and harnessing the true power of people. At Volvo Cars your career is designed around your talents and aspirations so you can reach your full potential. Join us on a journey of a lifetime as we create safety, autonomous driving and electrification technologies of tomorrow.

Ghent, BE

Job requisition ID:  51362

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