Senior Site Supplier Quality Management (SQM) Job at Volvo in Göteborg

Job Description

Be part of the change.

Nothing beats being part of positive change. We’re on a truly exciting journey, working together in a fast-paced global environment to break new ground in almost every aspect of our operations. Right now, we have an exciting job opening for you in Procurement .

What we offer

If you are the right person for this job, you will have the opportunity to play a key role for the company´s performance in this area. You will be the one who lead the development of our supplier´s towards a positive change throughout the company. You will together with your suppliers challenge status quo to continuously improve the result and quality to achieve customer satisfaction. It´s a position where you can contribute to the company´s growth and to your own professional and personal development at the same time.


Supplier Quality Management´s (SQM) overall activities are focused on product and process performance at external suppliers, supporting both new programs and running production.

Your role will be focused on having a coordinating responsibility for the regional quality assurance work at supplier sites within the Battery Systems and Components area. Here you will be aligning & ensuring execution of regional supplier strategies together with other Site SQM´s but also work closely with the responsible Global Expert SQM in the team.

In this capacity, you will interact closely with other internal stakeholders such as the Engineering department, production plants IMQ and Resident SQM.

Belonging to the procurement organisation, you will also be an important member of the category team together with buyers, Cost Engineers and other Site SQMs.

What you will do

More specifically, you are to lead or support within the areas of:

Regional Category SQM – Battery systems and components:
In addition to some dedicated supplier production site responsibilities, you will be the main internal contact for regional supplier quality related topics within the procurement team of Battery systems and components, aligning supplier strategies & execution with the other Site SQM´s working in the region.

Sourcing for Quality:
You will support Category Business Plan, assess potential of suppliers prior sourcing and support sourcing with Quality data analysis

Quality assurance of new vehicle launch

Your tasks will be to drive quality execution of manufacturing related issues at suppliers, quality assurance of supplier processes with suppliers APQP and establishing action plans and analysing capacity of supplier manufacturing lines. In addition, you will guide other Site SQM´s in execution of these and similar tasks.

Supplier site Improvement:
You will lead & occasionally guide your colleagues in performing SEMAT (Supplier Evaluation and Assessment Manufacturing Tool) assessments at supplier production sites (incl. resolution of open actions).

You will drive continuous improvement and resolution of systemic site concerns, develop work plan to reduce number of quality incidents and schedule and conduct reviews with supplier management as required.

Do you fit the profile?

You have a Bachelor’s degree within electro chemistry (battery) or equivalent experience within the field.

You have knowledge and experience in area of high voltage battery systems, components and power electronics and knowledge of quality methods used in automotive industry (e.g. APQP, PPAP, FMEA, 8D etc.).

Furthermore, being fluent in English (written and verbal), having driver´s licence and ability to travel on frequent basis (incl. long-term international travels) are required.

On a personal level

This position is for you who enjoy building and maintaining relationships. You like to take initiatives, ownership and work both independently but also coordinating a team. You enjoy using your communication skills to coach and drive the suppliers forward. You are not afraid to face demanding situations and take action.

How to learn more and apply

For questions about the position, please contact hiring manager Ghader Heravi at [email protected] or by phone +46 72 88 520 45.

For questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Pedram Yousefi at [email protected]

Kindly register your application as soon as possible but not later than 2020-03-30

Please note that applications via email will not be accepted.

Who are we?

Everything we do starts with people. Our purpose is to provide freedom to move, in a personal, sustainable and safe way. We are committed to simplifying our customers’ lives by offering better technology solutions that improve their impact on the world and bringing the most advanced mobility innovations to protect them, their loved ones and the people around them.

Volvo Cars’ continued success is the result of a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive working environment. The people of Volvo Cars are committed to making a difference in our world. Today, we are one of the most well-known and respected car brands, with over 40,000 employees across the globe. We believe in bringing out the best in each other and harnessing the true power of people. At Volvo Cars your career is designed around your talents and aspirations so you can reach your full potential. Join us on a journey of a lifetime as we create safety, autonomous driving and electrification technologies of tomorrow.

About Company

Company: Volvo

Company Location:  Göteborg

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