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Supplier Project Manager

Location: Drancy France
Job ID: R0017617
Date Posted: Jan 22, 2024
Segment: Astemo
Business Unit: Hitachi Astemo
Profession (Job Category): Customer Service & Contact Center Operations
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Ready to contribute to the future of the automotive industry?

We are part of Hitachi Astemo, focusing on world-leading advanced mobility solutions within the fields of electrification, autonomous driving, and connectivity to help reduce environmental damage, decrease traffic accidents, and improve comfort. Together, we contribute to a sustainable society and improved quality of life by providing mobility solutions that satisfy our customers and form the future core of automotive and motorcycle systems. Our people are at the heart of achieving these goals, and we are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. 

Own the Future, become a part of the team and join our organization now as: Supplier Project Manager

Being part of Brake Business unit engineering team, which is developing different products & technologies related to advance braking systems & automatic parking brakes. The SW Model based implementation engineer who is in charge of defining and developing the control software part of electromechanical brakes and electromechanic parking brakes.

Job Family : Purchasing

During Acquisition phase:

  • Participates to KOM with CLOs and CTG
  • Secures inputs to Purchasing organization (Cat Buyers)
  • Secures timing to ensure quotation process happens in good conditions

During project phase:

  • Act as Project Leader within the BU Purchasing as part of Customer Project Core team member until project closure
  • Manage the APQP readiness of all the BOM (Bill of Material) for projects with external and internal suppliers - Ensure the delivery of components on time, on quality and on cost until PPAP validation to meet customer expectations
  • In serial life:
  • In charge of alignment for cost assessment, procurement schedule and overall strategy between Business Units, Product Units and procurement, acting as a bridge between these functions
  • Coordinates activities related to Purchasing Department in Changes (CHM process BRBU) if evaluation of the CHM requires it
  • Takes the Change Representative role for CHM upon request

Key Activities and tasks:

  • Ensure Suppliers Project Risk Assessment is done for full BOM, according to internal procedures to evaluate APQP complexity and define APQP resources
  • Lead according to APQP risk level defined all resources involved in the organization
  • Coordinate all the functions involved in APQP supplier management
  • Manage supplier concessions before PPAP validation and related recovery plans
  • Manage changes within the projects or in serial life in his/her assigned perimeter (VEC…)
  • Follow-up Capital Approval Template (CAT / CE), BOM costs and supplier tooling costs, upon Project Manager request
  • Synthetize and explain material costs evolutions for CAT / CE Updates
  • Prepare and launch process for Supplier Tooling approval Ensure project driven deliverables according to standards
  • Ensure deliveries of parts (off tools - off tools/off process – PPAP parts) until PPAP validation (support prototype phase)
  • Ensure the completeness of the internal and supplier documentation of the project according APQP standard Ensure communication between supplier and the organization
  • Together with the Project Manager, communicate to the customer the status of components readiness when required
  • Participate to customer visits at the suppliers with Customer Line resources
  • Alert in case of deviation according to internal rules
  • Represent the project at supplier and supplier internally for the project Ensure link with Purchasing team for managing projects and serial life changes
  • Coordinate activities between the teams
  • Monitor product/project profitability, align cost reduction targets and measures per product/project with Category management, lead cost reduction project implementation

Profile Key Professional Competencies:

Hard technical skills directly related to the job function

  • Knowledge of internal process and procedures
  • APQP and quality knowledge
  • Purchasing knowledge and understanding
  • Knowledge in Project Management methodology and tools
  • Knowledge in financials
  • Fluent English level Key Personal Competencies

Soft behaviour or personal skills related to the individual capacity to execute a job task or responsibility

  • Rigor & Organization
  • Implementation & Result Orientation
  • Learning Agility & Adaptation
  • Communication & Presentation
  • Collaboration & Teamwork Qualification & Experience
  • Bachelor/Master degree in Engineering
  • Experience in automotive industry

About Hitachi Astemo Brake Business Unit

Our Brake Business Unit is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of automotive braking solutions. Our products – disc brakes, drum brakes, electro-mechanical parking brakes and rotors – are dedicated to passenger cars, light commercial and two-wheeler vehicles through original equipment manufacturers and aftermarket distribution channels. We have a global footprint with operations in Europe, Asia, South Africa, North and South America.

At Hitachi Astemo, Harmony, Sincerity and Pioneering Spirit are practiced values – we respect each other, never pass the buck and work creatively to accomplish our mission. Our people are given exciting opportunities to develop and grow in a truly international business, where they are proud to be part of a collaborative and innovative team. Diversity & Inclusion is valued to build and leverage an inclusive work environment and embrace diversity to unlock our full potential. We believe that this will give us the strength to drive great innovations to create new values for people, vehicles and the society, and to unlock our full potential to become a global leader in everything we do. 


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