SQA Teamleader (Ref: 21712117)

It is the role of the Supplier Quality Team Leader to direct, coach and manage a team of Supplier Quality Engineers in mass production.

Key responsibilities:

  • Daily management of SQA Engineering and Incoming Quality Control functions.
  • Manage department performance by reviewing Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), while checking work, tracking progress, enforcing company policy, training and motivating employees.
  • Build and communicate action plans, manage them actively and establishes a routine reporting structure within the organization at all levels.
  • Implementation of supplier audits and visits as well as process approvals, taking actions and controlling.
  • Ensure permanent supplier efficiency analysis through monthly Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) reviews.
  • Support, develop, implement and close loop on supplier improvement plans.
  • Initiate supplier-related problem solving by 8D’s, to address non-conformance, delivery problems, warranty cases and/or other performance issues as necessary; drive containment activities, communicate with the relevant internal/external contacts and ensure timely closure and effectiveness.
  • Preparation of quality evaluations, trainings, and statistics in combination with different tools.
  • Support for customer audits, visits and evaluations.
  • To accurately complete relevant documentation associated with Supplier Quality activities.
  • Develop and implement test and inspection methods for incoming materials.
  • Lead the change management process for suppliers.

Essential Criteria:

Bachelor Degree in Engineering (mechanical or electrical).

  • 3-5 years of experience in manufacturing (process / project / quality area).
  • High technical expertise and understanding.
  • Able to work under pressure, tight time-lines and still deliver good results.
  • Must have 3+ years of experience in handling non-conforming parts and analysing corrective actions: 8D; 5 Why; Look Across.
  • Desire someone with 3+ years of experience in auditing (VDA 6.3 and/or ISO 9001/ IATF 16949).
  • Extensive knowledge of the Core Quality Tools, 8D- 5 Why´s, LEAN manufacturing, Pareto data analysis, etc.
  • Valid car driving licence
  • Flexibility and ability to travel WORLDWIDE (up to 20% of work time).

Desirable Criteria:

  • Excellent in verbal and written communication. Clearly conveying and receiving messages to meet the needs of all, incl. supplier interfacing. Fluent in English.
  • Great technical knowledge (example: Electronics, Machining, Injection Moulding, etc.), also in Manufacturing, Maintenance and Logistic.
  • Capable to perform/ build professional audits (VDA 6.3 or similar) and reports.
  • Working knowledge of the core quality tools.
  • Able to collect and analyze data. Familiar with SPC.
  • Result oriented. Positive thinking behavior, team player
  • Good problem solving skills. Able to break down a big problem into small pieces and helping to fix it.
  • Prepared to discuss- and to present in front of the customer.


We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. As an Investor in People, Schrader is committed to the provision of training, development and promotion opportunities. A comprehensive Induction programme is also available to all our new employees.

Please note that all successful candidates must undergo a medical examination which includes a drugs test.

Schrader Electronics is an equal opportunities employer