What To ExpectTesla’s Supplier Industrialization and Supplier Quality team are responsible for critical component development, quality management, continuous improvement, and qualification activities at suppliers. The job requires effective communication at all levels both with internal and external teams, conducting failure analysis, leading statistical process control activities for critical components, limited travel to in-region suppliers, and on-the-spot critical decision making. The goal: developing suppliers by teaching best practices for manufacturing, quality, and engineering, delivering on time quantities of high-quality component parts into Tesla’s production processes to enable extremely rapid development cycles and product launches, driving lean manufacturing principals to reduce waste and improve quality.What You'll DoDrive improvements utilizing Lean methodologies, Statistical Process Control, supplier scorecards, ensuring supplier compliance, whilst driving systematic problem solving and process improvement plans to deliver valueBased on performance and business needs, set priorities for suppliersDevelop positive relationships and work closely with Supply Chain Team to manage, implement and track supplier/engineering, design changes, capacity studies and New Product Introductions, and transfersDeliver results as measured by key metrics, such as supplier OEE, OTD, PPM and VA/VE (Value Added / Value Engineered) improvementsProvide leadership during investigations of major problems and or special projects focusing on developing working relationships with suppliers and the supply chain with regard to product development and procurement of partsPlan, organize, direct and report all activities and matters relating to supplier performance. Assess supplier qualifications including training and certificationsKeep up with current and developing manufacturing and engineering trends that concern product qualityPerform root cause analysis, coordinate and conduct specialized testing and measurement, and resolve problemsSelf-starter, seeks opportunities to improve processes, part quality, and overall efficiencyIdentify trends and priorities by organizing and graphing/charting dataApply project management and/or systems engineering tools to complete complex tasksWhat You'll BringMinimum 3 years’ experience in Engineering (Design, Quality, Manufacturing) or Program managementProven experience in developing suppliers or launching products Knowledge of quality and business systemsUnderstanding and interpretation of engineering drawingsUnderstanding manufacturing, material flow, process change, and quality processesAbility to work in an international culturally diverse, fast paced, and dynamic environmentStrong problem-solving and data analytics skillsAbility to develop and execute objectives for self and others and the ability to effect short-term and some long-term business goalsStrong sense for customer service and high attention to detailDirect experience collaborating with engineering and/or manufacturing operationsDirect experience participating and leading Lean Manufacturing events, and continuous improvement activitiesEngages interest and participation of others and has a collaborative approach to working togetherAbility to work on own initiative and knows when to seek guidanceDegree in engineering, physics, chemistry, mathematics, or economicsAbility to travel up to 30%, possibly on short notice.Successsful completion of probationary period at TeslaFluent in English. German language skill is a plus.