Supplier Development Engineer

Murten, Switzerland

Posted: 22-Nov-2017

Ref#: S276/EU1708-58B


Johnson Electric Group is the definite leader in micromotors, motion subsystems and actuators for automotive and industrial applications. Our motion solutions adjust car seats and headlamps, run vacuum cleaners and power drills as well as 300 other applications worldwide. We are the safe choice for our clients.

For our Supply Chain Services Unit based in Murten, we are looking for a:


Supplier Development Engineer (m/w) 


Your responsibilities

  • Implement the APQP process between Johnson Electric and the suppliers for projects
  • Execute assessment of new potential suppliers in form of on-site audits
  • Recommend suppliers for new parts in accordance with European HQ
  • Evaluate PPAP’s coming up from projects and assist with new release according to automotive standards
  • Implement supplier development program; e.g. lead-time reduction, process improvement, cost reduction or quality improvement
  • Project management for Supply Chain
  • Ensure setup and follow-up of actions depending on results of Supplier Performance Rating (SPR) for all suppliers within the dedicated commodities

Your profile

  • Bachelor degree or adequate professional experience in engineering ideally combined with advanced training in quality
  • Min. 3 years of experience in similar position, preferably in automotive or plastics industry
  • Experience as auditor in process audits is a must
  • Practice in working with standards ISO 9001, ISO/TS 16949 and/or QS 9000. Knowledge about further standards as e.g. VDA 6.3 will be an additional plus
  • Fluent English is necessary, and the expertise of German or Italian or Spanish is an advantage.
  • Professional curiosity, problem solving and initiative; good understanding of production and easiness in dealing with technical environment
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Dynamic and positive personality with passion to challenge the status quo and drive tasks to completion with minimum supervision
  • Willingness to travel up to 30% of the time

What we offer

  • Opportunity to grow professionally in a truly international environment
  • Possibility to be a part of the biggest motor production company with a strong focus on further development
  • An exciting and very dynamic work atmosphere and out-of-the-box thinking
  • If you are interested in this challenging position we are looking forward to receiving your CV in English.


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