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Senior Engineer, Supplier Quality

Date: Nov 10, 2018

Location: Novi, MI, US

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 113246 

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A Career at HARMAN

We are ONE HARMAN. We are greater than the sum of our divisions or brands. We proudly talk about our many iconic brands and describe how our technologies are transforming the car, the workplace and everywhere in between.  We work hard. We create useful, playful, beautiful things. We strive for excellence and we aim to win as a team. No matter the position, every employee at HARMAN is expected to demonstrate our core competencies:  leadership, change-orientation, collaboration, judgment and a results-driven mindset.  At HARMAN, we expect brilliance.  You can expect a career full of brilliant possibilities. 

Position Summary:

Coordinate and manage Supplier Quality on a global basis. Drive or assist in supplier selection, approval, and development processes. Support component selection, supplier changes (PCNs), risk analysis and mitigation, supplier audits, problem solving and corrective actions processes.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Drive supplier improvements in quality systems and performance through the utilization of clear and effective data-driven measurements and statistical methods
  • Perform supplier site visits to assess supplier’s quality management systems, processes, and technical abilities
  • Work with Harman manufacturing plants, engineering, and sourcing to resolve supplier problems.
  • Provide support in the analysis of supplied part warranty and 0KM returns
  • Review supplier problem-solving activities and failure analysis reports, drive improvements in responsiveness and effectiveness
  • Work within Harman cross-functional project teams to ensure that purchased parts comply with specifications throughout the production life cycle
  • Administer quality improvement activities, controlled shipping, and complaint handling
  • Tracking and reporting data to stakeholders to drive for resolution of issues


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Industrial or Equivalent)
  • Knowledge of the principles and procedures related to Supplier Quality Engineering, statistical process control (SPC), automotive production part approval process (PPAP), and quality management systems
  • 5+ years experience in manufacturing and/or quality control of mechanical or electrical modules (Plastics, Metals) and/or electromechanical components (Displays, HDD, CD/DVD Mech)
  • Experience with Statistical Methods, Problem Solving Methodologies, Reading Engineering Drawings, GD&T, PPAP, FMEA, measurement system assessment (MSA), APQP and Automotive Quality Management Systems
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Team oriented and self-driven
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Displays
  • SAP experience
  • ASQ CQE,CSQP or CQA Certification
  • Experience in auditing suppliers for conformance to quality standards (ISO9001, IATF16949, VDA 6.3)


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Willingness to travel domestic or internationally 25% of the time
  • Willingness to work in an office in Novi, MI
  • Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen



HARMAN ( designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things.  With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics. HARMAN is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or Protected Veterans status.  HARMAN offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Looking for a challenge where your experience is valued? Come see what you can achieve as a leader with HARMAN!  (


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