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Supplier Quality Specialist

Company: Toyoda Gosei Americas
Location: Troy
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Job Description:

SummaryThe Supplier Quality Specialist functions with a high degree of autonomy and is responsible for providing professional level supplier quality and performance assurance for Toyoda Gosei (TG) North America Corporation (TGNA), and TGNA Manufacturing Companies (NAMCs).
Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct critical parts/process audits at supplier (TG Internal and External suppliers) according to TG criteria.
  • Summarize supplier performance against internal TG criteria.
  • Participate in problem solving activity resulting from critical parts/process audits.
  • Work closely with AMC, Quality and Purchasing to determine and communicate supplier feasibility or readiness.
  • Work closely with suppliers to coach and improve performance.
  • Drive optimization by being actively engaged in continuous improvement efforts
  • Function in a highly collaborative environment where flexibility and teamwork is crucial to individual success
    Qualifications and Competencies
    • Bachelor degree in Engineering, Supply Chain Management or Business is required
    • Minimum four years of experience in automotive manufacturing or SQE is required
    • IATF Certification is required
    • Familiarity with the Toyota Manufacturing Process and the Toyota Way
    • Extensive knowledge of the quality core tools that include APQP, FMEA, MSA, PPAP, and SPC
    • Audit experience including quality management systems and manufacturing processes
    • Demonstrable knowledge of control plans, process flow, and PFMEA
    • Able to clearly articulate supplier status to delivery quality and purchasing teams
    • Ability to coach and work with suppliers to improve performance is required
    • Familiarity with Quality Management Systems including TS 16949 requirements is required
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
    • Experience with safety critical parts or process a plus.
    • Experience working with or for Japanese OEM's is preferred
    • Demonstrable experience in auditing automotive suppliers in Mexico, US and Canada is preferred
    • Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suites 2007 or newer is required
    • Ability to consistently meet deadlines is required
    • Effective verbal, non-verbal, negotiation and written communication skills are required
    • Ability to sustain a high degree of professionalism in interacting with internal and external customers is required
    • Effective attention to detail, problem solving, analytical and organizational skills is required
      Toyoda Gosei North America Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering a competitive compensation and benefits package.

Keywords: Toyoda Gosei Americas, Troy , Supplier Quality Specialist, Other , Troy, Michigan

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