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Global Supplier Quality Manager


Brussels, BE

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About Umicore

Reducing harmful vehicle emissions. Giving new life to used metals. Powering the cars of the future. As a global materials and technology group, we apply our specialist knowledge to offer materials and solutions that are essential to everyday life. We aim to be a clear world leader in materials for clean mobility and recycling and have turned our sustainability approach into an even greater competitive advantage. With ambitions like this, imagine what you could do?

About Umicore Battery Materials (UBM)

We are all on the move. Umicore’s battery materials give people autonomy and connectivity. We are a pioneer in battery materials that give added range and performance to electric vehicles. Our materials also ensure longer battery life for portable electronics. To enable our customers to produce even better performing batteries we cannot stand still. We need to find new ways to do things, discover new solutions and develop new ideas. Which is where you come in.

What you will be doing

As Global Supplier Quality Manager, you will be responsible  for introducing quality related objectives towards suppliers of raw materials. You take care of all quality related issues regarding raw materials, in collaboration with all other functions. Your detailed responsibilities will be:

  • Supplier Quality Management
    • Responsibility for  the introduction of necessary Automotive requirements at Suppliers’ level and follow up on the defined improvements actions
    • Responsibility for Advanced Quality activities, in terms of assessment of new potential suppliers and/or new material development, jointly with Supply and Engineering team
    • Responsibility for qualification of supply within defined APQP programs
    • Support claims management and/or escalation towards suppliers,  when required
    • Coordinate regular audit planning, in agreement with Site team and Central Quality.
  • Management of the Internal Quality Processes
    • Further development of  Supplier Quality management processes
    • Responsibility for maintaining the Supplier Quality manual, in line with internal and external requirements
    • Actively support Supply team in the effective management of suppliers, ensuring a total quality approach
    • Internal auditor of Supplier management processes
  • Specific actions as assigned by the Supervisor
  • Location can be either Hanau or Brussels

Who we are looking for

  • Bachelor or Master in engineering or quality management or equivalent qualification
  • Approximatively 10 years of all-round experiences in Suppliers quality management and quality control.
  • Experience in supplier audit preparation and response
  • Certified auditor IATF;  VDA 6.3 certification a plus
  • Experience with bulk materials and chemical industry
  • Experience in direct exposure to customers’ audit 
  • Willingness to travel abroad up to 30% of total time
  • Excellent reporting and communication skills in English
  • Strong customer focus
  • Experience in project management and/or battery industry are a plus

What we offer

We aim to lead the way. Not just for our customers, but for our employees too. That is why we strive to create a collaborative environment in which we can all succeed, and a culture through which we can all share ideas, develop our expertise and advance our careers. We engage in building an inclusive work culture that offers equal opportunities for all employees irrespective of their diverse backgrounds. As you would expect from a world-leading organization, we will also reward your contribution with a competitive salary and benefits. With all this and more, imagine what you could do?

If our battery materials can power electric vehicles, IMAGINE WHAT YOU COULD DO ?

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