LOCATION: Apodaca / Nuevo León (MX-NLE), Mexico | BRAND: Bendix | REQUISITION ID: 3011 | JOB GRADE: 15 


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Job Description: Supplier Development Engineer - Plastic - SDE


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.

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:

  • Review plastic supplier's CQI-23 assessment and 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
- Saving Fund
- Pantry Vouchers
- Personal Days Paid
- Permits paid for: Marriage or Death of a direct relative
- Cafeteria Bonus