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Central Supplier Quality Engineer

Lear, a global automotive technology leader in Seating and E-Systems, enables superior in-vehicle experiences for consumers around the world. Our diverse team of talented employees in 39 countries is driven by a commitment to innovation, operational excellence, and sustainability. Lear is Making every drive better™ by providing the technology for safer, smarter, and more comfortable journeys. Lear, headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, serves every major automaker in the world and ranks #179 on the Fortune 500. Further information about Lear is available at or follow us on Twitter @LearCorporation.


Due to the development of our team, we have an exciting opportunity for experienced SQE who is willing to work in international environment within central structure. Engineer will report to central Supplier Quality Manager and work for our Seating division in Europe.


Supplier Quality Engineer – central team






  • Work with suppliers to create and maintain APQP documentation
  • Attend Lear program launch & management gateway review meetings, communicate timing and quality needs to the supplier and manage adherence to deliverables
  • Complete supplier quality planning review and audits representing Lear and our customers
  • Ensure process achieves customer craftsmanship expectations, functional needs and safety requirements
  • Root cause supplier quality concerns on major emerging issues
  • Monitor quality issues through to resolution for both emerging issues, continuous improvement, and launch
  • Complete quality planning audits and process walks with the suppliers, identify concerns, make improvements with supplier management, and track ongoing compliance to improvement achievements
  • Identify and prioritize risk for Operations from suppliers, and work to develop system checks, inspections at both Lear Plants, and the supply base
  • Review supplier and quality planning buy offs, and work with engineering for supplier requested concerns
  • Monitor run at rates for capacity/quality risks / craftsmanship / customer dis-satisfiers
  • Work with plant to develop launch containment planning, PFMEA risk reduction, solving issues




  • University degree
  • Proven experience performing SQE role in the automotive industry
  • Advanced level of English; knowledge of German language would be a strong advantage
  • Nice to have experience with trim or leather manufacturing
  • Experience in performing suppliers audits according to VDA 6.3 or IATF 16949
  • Experience in cooperation with suppliers during launch phase
  • Very good knowledge of quality tools and process/production control methods such as APQP, Control Plans, FMEA, GD&T, MSA, PPAP, SPC
  • Expert knowledge in problem solving methodologies and analytical skills using 8D methodology
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Readiness for business trips up to 50%
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Driving License cat. B