Supplier Quality Manager (f/m/x)

Permanent Employment, Full-time · München

Your tasks

We are looking for reliable Supplier Quality Managers (f/m/x) who are responsible for the management and control of suppliers within the following Sono-Commodity's:
  • Body Structure
  • Exterior and Closure Systems
  • Interior
  • Electrical Architecture and Information Systems
Focal points of your job:
  • You are responsible for planning, execution and leading of quality audits at suppliers (i.e. VDA 6.3)
  • You manage post-audit activities with suppliers (action plans, measures implementation and verification)
  • You manage supplier’s development within APQP or VDA MLA process, including setting quality targets for purchased parts for each project phase
  • You coordinate fulfillment of quality targets for each project phase acc. APQP or VDA MLA
  • You are responsible for releasing supplier’s parts according to PPAP or VDA 2 PPF
  • You manage and resolve supplier issues for purchased parts – containment, implementation and effectiveness checks of agreed corrective and preventive measures, supervision and assessment of 8D analyses
  • You continuously develop and improve internal quality processes, documentation and instructions allocated in supply chain
  • You are involved and support the supply chain in the selection process of new suppliers
  • You cooperate at risk analysis, assessment and VAVE projects
  • You cooperate closely with internal departments like development, purchasing, quality
  • You coordinate external or temporarily hired SQE employees


  • You have completed a university degree in engineering (e.g. mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, automotive engineering, or similar) or a commercial/business management, or you have a comparable qualification
  • You already have several years of professional experience in the automotive sector (e.g. supplier development or supplier quality assurance areas)
  • You have specific trainings such as Quality Manager, Quality Management Auditor or similar
  • You know the ISO9001:2015 and IATF 16949 standards very well
  • You have practical experience with quality management methods and tools like PPAP, PPF, APQP, 8D, FMEA, SPC, MSA
  • You have advanced knowledge in the area of industrial manufacturing processes
  • You are VDA 6.3 process auditor
  • High willingness and ability to travel national and international wide, strong organizational skills, self-directed, strong problem-solving and interpersonal skills
  • You are fluent in English and German
  • Sustainability is close to your heart, you like swimming in the open ocean and stand by your successes and mistakes

What to expect:

  • A visionary team in a rapidly growing, young company
  • No deadlocked processes and hierarchies, but a lot of courage to create a future mobility provider
  • Our proSono platform offers you the chance to pitch and realize your own projects - your ideas are welcomed, not feared
  • A culture of appreciation, in which we celebrate successes as well as mistakes
  • Flexible working hours
  • An open, modern office with little paper but Trello & Slack instead
  • Organic bread flatrate, free drinks, vegan catering service, etc.


For you to consider before accepting our job offer:In a small company organized the way we are, the traditional employer-employee relationship is replaced with a partnership. This means that:You cannot expect the same service, support and infrastructure as you would in a large organization. This means the things you miss might need to be initiated and created by you.You are regarded as someone who is really important in terms of how our company is doing, not just as someone who comes in and does their job.You will have more responsibility for the whole picture, and you will also be able to have a greater impact than in a larger organization.You will feel a bit more insecure than you might in a larger organization. How the company is doing financially has a more direct correlation to your employment.The owners will work together with you but they will not manage the company - you and your colleagues will.You will be required to contribute and take initiative. You will have to adapt to the fact that not everything will be in place, taken care of or running perfectly.To work in this way open and straightforward communication is essential. This is a strong part of our culture.