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Supplier Quality Management Lead Engineer

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Location: Schwaig-Oberding, Bayern, Deutschland
Job ID: R0028221
Date Posted: Nov 27, 2023
Segment: Astemo
Business Unit: Hitachi Astemo
Profession (Job Category): Quality Management
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Ready to contribute to the future of 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 in our headquarters in Schwaig-Oberding (near Munich Airport) as

Supplier Quality Management Lead Engineer (m/f/d)

In this position, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the quality and reliability of our products by establishing and maintaining strong relationships with our suppliers. You will lead efforts to assess, develop, and monitor our supplier base, ensuring they meet and exceed our quality standards.  

Key Accountabilities & Activities

  • Oversee and monitor the quality performance of our suppliers within the region
  • Develop and implement new supplier quality management processes and procedures in the region
  • Collaborate with global teams to facilitate the roll-out of global supplier quality activities/initiatives in the region
  • Oversee regular supplier audit/requalification program
  • Evaluate and assess the quality of suppliers in the region
  • Oversee APQP progress in development process towards the supply chain
  • Support the sourcing committee decision in terms of SQM judgement
  • Promote / implement new supplier quality initiatives
  • Lead training sessions for suppliers in the region
  • Execute quality supplier audits

Your Profile

  • Degree in automotive engineering or comparable 
  • Strong track record of conducting supplier audits 
  • Hold qualification to Quality Auditor VDA 6.3 and good knowledge of Automotive Core Tools 
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills in both English and German, with the ability to convey technical information to a non-technical audience
  • Meticulous working style, assertiveness and excellent communication skills, along with a confident appearance and strong organizational, management, analytical and problem-solving abilities 
  • Willingness to travel frequently both domestically and internationally to support Astemo’s global operations 


  • 30 days of annual leave
  • Corporate company benefits (pension scheme, accident insurance…)
  • Flat hierarchy
  • Hybrid working options
  • Company business bike leasing
  • Working in an international team

Why Hitachi Astemo?

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. 

Sounds Interesting? Then we would like to get to know you. Apply online via our career site - we look forward to receiving your application!

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