Supplier Quality Engineer

Kragujevac, Serbia

We are currently seeking a Supplier Quality Engineer for a role based in Serbia.


Supplier Assessment and Selection:

  • Evaluate potential suppliers based on quality, capability, capacity, and reliability to ensure they meet automotive industry standards and customer requirements.
  • Conduct supplier audits and assessments to verify compliance with quality management systems and identify areas for improvement.

Supplier Development and Improvement:

  • Collaborate with suppliers to develop and implement quality improvement plans, including corrective and preventive actions (CAPA), to address non-conformances and quality issues.
  • Provide guidance and support to suppliers in implementing quality management systems and best practices to enhance product quality and reliability.

Quality Assurance:

  • Establish and maintain quality requirements, specifications, and standards for purchased components and materials in accordance with automotive industry regulations (e.g., IATF 16949) and customer-specific requirements.
  • Conduct incoming inspection and testing of components to verify conformance to specifications and identify opportunities for process optimization.

Supplier Performance Monitoring:

  • Monitor supplier performance metrics, including quality, delivery, and cost, to ensure continuous improvement and adherence to performance targets.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to address performance issues and drive resolution of supplier-related quality concerns.

Risk Management:

  • Identify and assess risks associated with suppliers, components, and materials, and develop risk mitigation plans to prevent quality issues and supply chain disruptions.
  • Implement supplier qualification and validation processes to ensure the selection of reliable and capable suppliers.

Cross-functional Collaboration:

  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including procurement, engineering, and manufacturing, to align supplier quality requirements with overall business objectives and product requirements.
  • Serve as a quality representative in supplier meetings and communicate quality-related requirements and expectations to suppliers.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field; advanced degree preferred.
  • Proven experience in supplier quality engineering roles within the automotive industry, with a strong understanding of supplier quality management processes and methodologies.
  • In-depth knowledge of automotive quality standards and regulations, including IATF 16949, ISO 9001, and customer-specific requirements.
  • Experience in conducting supplier audits, performing root cause analysis, and implementing corrective and preventive actions.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to analyze data, identify trends, and drive continuous improvement.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with suppliers and cross-functional teams.
  • Certification in quality management (e.g., ASQ Certified Quality Engineer) and familiarity with automotive industry trends and technologies are preferred

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    Frankie Black
    Senior Consultant - Industrials

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