LOCATION: Acuna / Coahuila (MX-COA),  Mexico | BRAND: Bendix | REQUISITION ID: 4058 | JOB GRADE: 15 


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Position Summary:

This position is responsible for actively and continuously improving performance of suppliers in the responsible region in terms of quality, delivery and technology.

It requires be the subject matter expert of rubber, which means can provides the knowledge and expertise in plastic subject, technical support for a problem.

Support the SQD Plastic group on conducting various supplier related audits on potential, new and current suppliers to Bendix CVS: Supplier Capability Assessments, Run-at-Rates, Manufacturing Capability Audits, Control Plan Audits, etc., and take necessary actions as required.


Essential Functions:

Improvement action plan for non-conformances and opportunity for improvement.

Support with problematic suppliers defining action plans from process point of view with focus on prevention and apply quality and problem-solving methodologies

Monitor supplier performance (Incidents, PPM's, PAVE, COPQ) and develop / implement effective action plans to improve poor performing suppliers.

Ability to identify supplier improvements from manufacturing point of view and ensure effective actions are taken to improve KPIs.

Support Supplier Change Requests and provide feedback to the GPE AC Group.

Support manufacturing locations on supplier related performance issues (conduct 8D verification, review containment process).

Support and lead as required new program launches, supplier localization, resourcing projects, etc.

Resolve medium impact/complex issues at plant and supplier locations.

Manage suppliers through PAVE

Support and coordinate the APQP projects for suppliers (DMI+) sessions (C-phase minimum)

Define and agree on actions with suppliers to meet PPM targets

Develop supplier’s systems in all aspects of quality and safety

Assure agreement for obtainable design / process controls

Approve new suppliers (QMS)

Technology auditing and benchmarking



Strong knowledge of APQP, VDA 6.3, PSA, IS9000:2000, IATF 16949 and QMPP

Strong knowledge of statistics

Strong knowledge of SAP

Strong knowledge of quality core tools

Proper application of GD&T

Problem-solving tools

CQI-27 certified is a plus.



3-5 years’ experience in Quality and Supplier Quality Engineering:

Leading teams

Managing projects

Working with manager level at suppliers

Dealing with confrontation

Applying problem-solving methods and tools



Strong negotiation skills

Effective communication skills

Strong statistical and analytical skill

Strong auditing skills

Strong problem-solving skills

Strong organizational skills

Proficient in Microsoft Office

Ability to read GD&T

Multi-tasking skills

Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment



Bachelor of Engineering or Industrial Engineering / Mechanical engineering

Master's degree a plus

Green Belt certification preferred


Travel requirements:

Willingness to travel, (approximately 40-60% domestic and international).

Valid USA Visa and Passport.

Being flexible with the working time such as joining the international calls.

What does Bendix have to offer you?
- Work-life balance that includes Paid Vacation & Holiday Paid Time Off
- Vacation Premium
- Major medical expenses
- Christmas Bonus
- Life insurance
- Educational assistance program
- Wellness program
- Saving Fund
- Pantry Vouchers
- Personal Days Paid
- Permits paid for: Marriage or Death of a direct relative
- Attendance Bonuses
- Cafeteria Subsidy
- Subsidy for prescription glasses
- Medical service in plant
- Recognition Programs
- Gym