Tesla’s Supplier Industrialization team is responsible forcritical component development and qualification activities at suppliers.
The job involves communicating well with internal and external teams, travelingto suppliers in different regions, and on-the-spot critical decision making.
The goal : delivering on time quantities of high quality component parts intoTesla’s production processes to enable extremely rapid development cycles andproduct launches.
Plan, organize, direct and conductindustrialization related activities within the supply chain team.
Develop, Manage , Audit, Improve and Correctsupplier planning and execution of component manufacturing and assemblytechniques and quality control processes from the advanced development phase tomass production qualification
Provide leadership for New Product Introduction(NPI) at Suppliers
Lead supplier improvements in scalability, cost,and quality.
Facilitate communication and clarification oftechnical requirements between Suppliers and Tesla Purchasing, Quality, andDesign teams.
Accountable for supplier audits to ensure theirability to meet part performance, delivery, and reliability expectations.
Collaborate with Tesla Design, Quality, andManufacturing to determine the ideal performance specifications and suppliermetrics.
Accountable for leading, tracking and improvingsupplier manufacturing process development and launch readiness for newproducts and design changes.
Guide suppliers in developing exceptionallyrobust processes and procedures to promote efficient and seamless production ofhigh quality products.
Validate supplier corrective actions involvingdesign and / or process changes to ensure they are robust, sustainable, andimplemented for similar potential concerns across manufacturing lines and / orsuppliers.
Provide input on new or alternative materialsfor improved design, manufacturability, or cost reduction.
BS Degree in Electrical / Mechanical / Industrial / Manufacturing Engineering or evidence of experience andexceptional ability.
5+ years of assembly plant experience supportingMechanical, Electrical or similar in a Project Management, Supplier Quality,Quality Engineering, or Manufacturing Engineering role.
Experience in Quality Systems as a plus : PPAP / APQP processes.
In-depth knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning andTolerancing (GD&T) and inspection as a plus.
Possess demonstrable leadership abilities.
Previous experience managing safety criticalparts.
Ability to communicate and direct supplieractivities at the management level.
Proven results in meeting customer requirementsand expectations.
Ability to define and execute a project usingproject management techniques.
Ability to thrive in a fast paced, dynamicenvironment. Excellent team building skills in dealing with suppliers, peersand other functional areas.
Strong technical writing ability and an abilityto explain complex issues in a concise and plain manner. Familiar with SPC anddata analysis as a plus.
An average of 30 - 40% travel, possibly on shortnotice.