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Supplier Development Leader

Job Number:  64879
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Bowling Green Metalforming
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Bowling Green, KENTUCKY, US, 42103

Work Style: 



Job Number: 64879 
Group: Cosma International  
Division: Bowling Green Metalforming 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Work Style:  


About us

We see a future where everyone can live and move without limitations. That’s why we are developing technologies, systems and concepts that make vehicles safer and cleaner, while serving our communities, the planet and, above all, people.


Forward. For all.


Group Summary

Cosma provides a comprehensive range of body, chassis and engineering solutions to global customers. Through our robust product engineering, outstanding tooling capabilities and diverse process expertise, we continue to bring lightweight and innovative products to market.

About the Role

Build strength in the supply base. Monitor supplier’s performance, develop and maintain quality systems, deliver and cost improvements relative to the supply base, compliance reporting, inspection methods and instructions, and acceptance criteria for evidence of continuous improvement and product compliance to customer requirements. Drive the resolution of supplier issues (quality, operational and logistics).

Your Responsibilities

  • Manage complex and potential high-risk supplier situations related to part/process development.
  • Evaluate new suppliers.
  • Develop existing suppliers in performance or new process issues.
  • Perform current supplier process assessments through Launch Phase and SOP assessments as needed.
  • Established goals and developed procedures to allow for product availability as needed, while minimizing raw material work in process and finished goods inventories and supply base.
  • Perform high risk supplier capacity analysis, control plan, work instruction, packaging and delivery audits.
  • Review and optimize batch sizes at supply base level in conjunction with releases.
  • Perform launch supplier readiness assessment and drive the required action plans through the APQP template.
  • Perform PPAP activity and conduct Run at Rate activity at Suppliers. 
  • Report Supplier Status with regards to PPAP documentation and submittals to Plant Management.
  • Improve, monitor, and report supplier’s performance (cost, quality and timing).
  • Train and develop suppliers in Magna’s QPF portal.
  • Manage and improve suppliers QPF score.
  • Review and compile “TOP FOCUS” supplier agenda and work plans.
  • Assist and approve supplier corrective action processes and verify closure.
  • Coordinate and review supplier initiatives with Business unit Quality and Manufacturing teams.
  • Support and approve supplier annual lay outs.
  • Support and approve supplier (BGM) ECN process as required to support business unit.
  • Support and assist supplier costs reduction activities.
  • Review supplier manufacturing processes and quality systems.
  • Implement error proofing as required for supplier manufacturing processes.
  • Drive closure of issues related to manufacturing feasibility, target costs and timing.
  • Determine part critical characteristics and require process controls.
  • Monitor part qualifications and Supplier certification processes.
  • Determine cause of supplier quality problems and coordinate/implement effective and timely resolution.
  • Administer and coordinate supply web for PPM Reporting.
  • Actively participate with program development teams.
  • Support BGM Plant Operations as needed for critical supplier process issues.
  • Complete special projects as required.
  • Perform all functions in legal, ethical, and professional manner.
  • Supports efforts to achieve department and plant goals on Employee Opinion Survey.
  • Follow and support BGM’s and Magna’s operating principles.
  • Perform other duties as required.

(This job description in no way implies that these are the only duties to be performed in this position. Assembly Team Leaders will be required to follow any other job-related instructions or to perform other job duties requested by their leader)

Who we are looking for

Education and/or Experience:

  • (5) years minimum experience in the automotive industry with experience in quality and/or materials areas.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Production capacity analysis background
  • Tooling knowledge – design and costing
  • Production and Raw Materials scheduling experience
  • Lean Manufacturing concepts acknowledgement
  • Inventory Management and Reconciliation (Scrap Reconciliation Analysis)
  • Container / Packaging studies and definition
  • Proficient in MS office software and the use of statistical software packages.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral.
  • Facilitation skills and training skills and abilities.
  • Organizational skills and abilities.
  • Ability to travel on short notice.
  • Knowledge of AIAG, automotive customer, or similar quality requirements. 

These qualifications represent the minimum requirements of the position. Team members will be required to possess the ability and aptitudes to perform the duties proficiently.

Your preferred qualifications

What we offer

At Magna, you can expect an engaging and dynamic environment where you can help to develop industry-leading automotive technologies. We invest in our employees, providing them with the support and resources they need to succeed. As a member of our global team, you can expect exciting, varied responsibilities as well as a wide range of development prospects. Because we believe that your career path should be as unique as you are.

Site Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • 401K - matching
  • Paid vacation
  • Paid holidays
  • Employee profit sharing
  • Employee appreciation events
  • On-site cafeterias

Awareness. Unity. Empowerment.

At Magna, we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That’s why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.

Nearest Major Market: Bowling Green

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