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Caivano, IT

Quality Management System and APQP

Quality Management System and APQP

Company Overview

Lear Corporation is ranked #151 on the Fortune 500 with world-class products designed, engineered and manufactured by a diverse team of talented employees. As a leading supplier of automotive seating and electrical, Lear serves its customers with global capabilities while maintaining individual commitment. With headquarters in Southfield, Michigan, Lear maintains 257 locations in 38 countries around the globe and employs approximately 156,000 employees. Lear is traded under the symbol [LEA] on the New York Stock Exchange.

Purpose of the position

  • Ensure the full and timely completion of the whole APQP process during launches of new products, driving carefully and smartly teams with the needed core tools (PDCA, PFMEA, QA Matrix, SPC, MSA, PPAP)
  • Ensure Procedures and Policies are applied in the plant, and that new ones are implemented and respected.
  • Ensure that internal Quality Systems audits are executed, in line with IATF requirements.

Areas of Responsibilities

With direct report to the plant Quality Manger, he/she:

  • Coordinates plant quality activities during development and launch of a new product
  • Is responsible for the timely completion of all main quality documents and data collection to be regularly

reported to management

  • Prepares and checks all launch quality documents for the plant/s, respecting the APQP quality gates
  • Trains / Updates plant staff and management on quarterly basis on Main Quality Systems up-to-date
  • Reviews regularly with plant and corporate Quality and Operations Management the Quality status of the plant
  • Supports internal process audits, detects non-conformities and manages action plans according to PDCA


  • Ensures all Customers’ requests are included in the product SPC, PFMEA and Control Plan
  • Attends all regular meetings with the rest of the organization as representative and responsible for the plants

tasks and needs

  • Attends Customers meetings and official product and process audits, collects data and prepares 2nd level

analyses to solve product issues

  • Ensures Lessons Learned are tracked, known and implemented on the product
  • Prepares 8D, Kaizen and all needed data for the Quality reviews with middle and top management


Competences / Required experience

  • Job Location: Caivano, Italy, but availability to frequently move within Italy is required
  • Education: Bachelor-degree, preferably in engineering
  • Working experience: at least 5 years spent in quality roles within the automotive sector
  • Qualified IATF 16949 and/or VDA 6.3 2nd party auditor
  • Professional level of English (at least B2 CEFR level)
  • Good knowledge of Quality Management Systems and Quality core tools (PDCA, PFMEA, Control Plan, Kaizen,


  • Very good knowledge of the Office package, with special focus on Advanced Excel and Power Point



If you desire a challenging work environment and want an opportunity to grow, please submit your CV in English, accompanied by a motivation letter explaining why you match the position at best.

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