Global LEAN/ Supplier Continuous Improvement Expert

At TE, you will unleash your potential working with people from diverse backgrounds and industries to create a safer, sustainable and more connected world. 

Job Overview

  • Define and Execute Supplier Integration Program at selected suppliers.
  • Perform Potential Analysis at new suppliers (VDA6.3 Potential Analysis)
  • Perform Supplier Integration Assessments to selected suppliers.
  • Perform regular visits to Suppliers under the Integration Program till QCDTS Target completion.
  • Verifies CQI certifications – Perform CQI audits when applicable. 
  • Support suppliers for System Development according to IATF when applicable (i.e., ISO 9000 to IATF).
  • Monitors Supplier’s performance during the Supplier Development (Integration) Program and escalates to Procurement if required.
  • Training Experts within SQ Function for IATF / Core Tools / 5S / Poka-Yoke / Problem-Solving & PDCA / QRM / Lean Tools.
  • Owner of Supplier Academy and Onboarding Process for Quality.
  • Tooling / Technical Skill Capability according to the required commodity / manufacturing process.
  • Experts on Lean Manufacturing. Leads Value Stream Mapping (Flow Analysis) workshops at Suppliers identifying potential cost improvements.
  • Leads Supplier Improvement Workshops (i.e., reduction of CoPQ / Scrap Reduction / Lean Manufacturing) in collaboration with Procurement SDE / CoE

What your background should look like:

  • At least 5 years of experience within Automotive Quality Management  (Procurement is a plus)
  • Fluent English is a must, German is an advantage
  • Minimum 5 years of Lean Manufacturing Working Experience
  • Expert Knowledge on VDA 6.3., IATF16949, ISO 14000, ISO 9001, Lean Manufacturing Tools, Automotive Core Tools, Poka-Yoke, and other Automotive Standards
  • Certified VDA 6.3 (version 2023) / IATF 16949 2nd party auditor. 
  • Problem Solving Tools (8D / PDCA / A3 / DMAIC / SPS, etc)
  • Tooling / Technical Skill Capability according to the required commodity / manufacturing process
  • 6 Sigma Green Belt experience at minimum.
  • Technical knowledge on specific product and process as required (e.g. Molding, Stamping, Plating, Die casting, Mechanical Assembly, PAB/PCBA…)
  • Expert level with the tools related to supplier APQP process, include but not limited to PPAP, FMEA, CP, MSA, SPC, R@R, Poka-Yoke, 5S and 8D methodology.
  • Ability to work across cultures and geographies effectively.
  • Thorough knowledge of Problem-Solving tools (5-Why, Ishikawa/Fishbone diagrams, Fault Tree Analysis, A3, SPS, etc) 
  •  Auditor Skills (ISO 19011 / Automotive Process Approach / Risk Thinking)
  • SAP basic knowledge (Minimum Quality Module)
  • Basic knowledge of GD&T
  • Strong presentation and communication and negotiation skills
  • Strong Coaching & Training skills
  • Business acumen regarding part cost structure / breakdown 
  • Job requires regular travels (including abroad)
  • Independent and able to collaborate with other functions/countries/regions.
  • Continuous improvement mindset


Values: Integrity, Accountability, Inclusion, Innovation, Teamwork


State:  KE
Country/Region:  HU
Travel:  50% to 75%
Requisition ID:  120051
Alternative Locations: 
Function:  Engineering & Technology

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