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Supplier Quality Manager in Saline, MI at JAC Products, Inc.

Date Posted: 2/15/2018

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Job Description


The primary responsibilities of the Supplier Quality Manager are to oversee and lead the overall supplier quality assurance functions for all supplier manufacturers, including quality, regulatory, safety, and compliance. In addition, the Supplier Quality Manger will track supplier performance according to established metrics.


To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

ü  Shall adhere to all safety, health and environmental procedures, policies and practices, and ensures that all equipment is in safe operating condition and meets or exceeds OSHA Standards.

ü  Comply with all QMS / EMS procedures and work instructions as it pertains to the position description.


  1. Selection, development, and management of the suppliers and outside processors.  Ensures that selected suppliers have clearly established objectives and performance expectations. 
  2. Develop quality policies, procedures, and quality system development.
  3. Work closely with the respective functional areas to develop product specification quality requirements critical to quality metrics. Collaborates to resolve deviations from established specifications and quality standards.
  4. Benchmark world-class suppliers to assist the present supply base and identify future suppliers.
  5. Develop metric goals annually and drive adherence.
  6. Plans, executes, and follows up on supplier assessments.  
  7. Manages supplier launch readiness and PPAP approvals for assigned suppliers.
  8. Facilitates approval of boundary samples for appearance items not documented within the appearance specification.
  9. Primary contact for organization regarding performance of supplier on new program launches (does not include commercial issues).
  10. Manages continuous improvement initiatives with supplier organizations.
  11. Onsite representative with scheduled visitation.  This may require full time visitation.
  12. Provide assessments and insight to the Purchasing department regarding the approved alternative suppliers within specific commodities. 
  13. Perform regular supplier quality system audits.
  14. Performs all other functions as required; included are any work assignments relating to the efficient flow of work within JAC Products Inc.


  • Maintain a team-oriented working environment that allows for individual differences and provides for individual growth.
  • Self –Starting
  • Organized and Disciplined
  • Exceptionally productive, even in the absence of daily, direct supervision
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal relationship skills
  • Actively builds partnerships with suppliers
  • Above average coaching, mentoring and teaching skills
  • Knowledge of Statistical Process Control (SPC)
  • Exterior Automotive Visual Appearance requirements
  • Understanding of Control Plan Methodology
  • Full understanding of AIAG guidelines for automotive
  • Full understanding of PPAP requirements
  • Full understanding of GD&T
  • Ability to perform and analyze quality data 

Job Requirements


Note:       Possession of a High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED) is required for all new hires in all positions. 

  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering
  • ASQ, CQA or CQE Preferred
  • Six Sigma Green or Black belt


  • Minimum 5 years’ experience dealing with product quality / supplier quality management
  • Operations / Manufacturing Experience
  • Automotive Industry

Physical Requirements / work environment:

The physical demands/work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.               

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to bend, stoop, crouch and stand, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms and keep balance. 
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to perform repetitive work and is frequently exposed to vibration. 
  • Ability to travel (air and ground) for extended periods of time
  • Ability to walk and/or sit for extended periods of time.
  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to ten (10) pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to twenty-five (25) pounds, and occasionally lift up to thirty (30) pounds.
  • Ability to endure heat.
  • While performing the job functions of this position, the employee frequently works near powered motor vehicles, power tools, and automated assembly fixtures.