Senior Supplier Development Engineer

Date: Sep 20, 2023

Location: Hodkovice n.M., CZ

Company: Tenneco

Tenneco is one of the world's leading designers, manufacturers, and marketers serving the light vehicle, commercial truck, off-highway, industrial and aftermarket industries. Our colleagues throughout 25 countries around the world work as one team, driving advancements that help our customers get the most from every vehicle, every ride, every race, and every journey. With our product portfolio, dedication to quality, global reach, entrepreneurial setting, and competitive strength, we're at a great place to build a lasting career.

Senior Supplier Development Engineer


The role can be based in Hodkovice (Czech Republic)/Gliwice (Poland)/Romania.



Your scope of duties:



  • Support the implementation of supplier development strategies to significantly improve Tenneco’s global supply base, including SBU support in case of critical supplier quality and delivery issues,
  • On-site supplier development, helping with identification and development of suppliers, implementing quality and productivity improvement initiatives at existing suppliers using tools such as VA/VE, Six Sigma, Lean management practices, Best Practice technology, Risk assessment, Feasibility / Manufacturability analysis, Coordination of supply readiness for new projects via APQP till SOP,
  • Support Tenneco manufacturing plants and businesses on major critical quality and supplier issues,
  • On-site supplier problem-solving (8D) support, containment set-up, or production monitoring on a need-to-support basis,
  • Conduct assessments and evaluations of potential and benchmarked suppliers,
  • Actively participate in sourcing decision-making reviews with commodity teams; Stay abreast with new and emerging technologies and apply knowledge of international business climate to help source suppliers in global markets,
  • Drive supplier quality and productivity improvements. Conduct supplier quality audits as required,
  • Support establishing policies/procedures and initiatives to help improve the global supply base requirements and Tenneco supplier manual.



What will make you successful:



  • Masters' degree,
  • 3-5 years of experience with a minimum of 3 years experience in quality, preferably in automotive manufacturing,
  • Experience with assessment and audits IATF, and VDA audit certification desired. APQP, PFMEA, Quality statistics, Control Plan & Error proofing process training, and practical experience required.
  • Very good command of English,
  • Related Business or Technical discipline experience (e.g., steel, stamping, forging, machining, casting, cold heading, rubber, plastic, heat treating)
  • Able to understand technical drawings and specifications. Understand the GD&T rules.
  • Familiar with methodologies like 6sigma & Lean manufacturing.
  • Ability to work independently,
  • Strong team player,
  • Excellent communication skills; verbal and written.
  • Prepared to travel approx. 40-50% of your time