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Quality Manager - Automotive Sensor Electronics

Job Title
Quality Manager - Automotive Sensor Electronics
Job ID
Stuttgart Area,  BW
Other Location

Our German client, a leading worldwide supplier of high performance optical sensor solutions is in search of a:

Quality Manager - Automotive Electronics  (cross organizational role)


Tasks and responsibilities

  • Ownership for Quality Management Strategy, System and Execution

  • Ownership for Environmental Management Strategy, System and Execution

  • Leadership of the Quality and Environmental Management Organization


  • Define and manage all relevant Quality processes and procedures including implementation, tracking, regular internal and external audit & review management across all businesses, departments and sites
  • Define, deploy and monitor continuous improvement policies and projects including implementation support and regular progress tracking
  • Manage all external FA and Reliability labs
  • Analyse and manage product returns within the applicable quality standards and contract terms agreed with customers
  • Build and coach a strong global Quality team including succession planning
  • Has the authority to stop production, if necessary to correct quality problems and the final authority for product recalls
  • Handles all activities with the “Certifying Authority” for obtaining and maintaining official quality system certifications
  • Define quality standards and manage all quality aspects at suppliers, subcons and external foundries


Education and experiences

  • Several years of Quality Management Leadership Experience in automotive electronics area
  • Engineering Degree / Master in technical discipline like Material Sciences, Physics, Chemistry or Electronics
  • Excellent Know-how of quality management systems and tools (IATF 16949 and QS9000 Quality Standards, VDA6.3, FMEA's and 8-D reporting, ...), and auditor certification/experience
  • Strong leadership and communication skills (self-driven, proactive, taking initiative, team player)
  • Excellent analytical problem solving skills, high self-organizing skills
  • Fluent English (spoken and written), good customer interface skills
  • Ability to succeed in a fast paced environment, stays cool and works efficiently under pressure
  • Willingness to travel and to work in international teams
Required Skills

- experience in Quality Management Leadership in automotive electronics
- Engineering Degree / Master in a technical discipline
- IATF 16949
- QS9000 Quality Standards
- VDA6.3
- auditor certification/experience
- English fluency

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