Germany, Düsseldorf, Adhesive Technologies

Supplier Quality Manager (d/f/m)

At Henkel, you can build on a strong legacy and leading positions in both industrial and consumer businesses to reimagine and improve life every day. If you love challenging the status quo, join our community of over 50,000 pioneers around the globe. Our teams at Henkel Adhesive Technologies help to transform entire industries and provide our customers with a competitive advantage through adhesives, sealants and functional coatings. With our trusted brands, our cutting-edge technologies and our disruptive solutions, you will have countless opportunities to explore new paths and develop your skills. Grow within our future-led businesses, our diverse and vibrant culture and find a place where you simply belong. All to leave your mark for more sustainable growth.

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  • Manage supplier performance as identified in portfolio to ensure quality of materials supplied at targeted levels
  • Work closely with purchasing and support new supplier onboarding with an active participation in, supplier audits, supplier selection and qualification
  • Work on improvement of supplier quality capability with a well defined and structured quality improvement plan and engagement with suppliers
  • Execute supplier quality agreement for performance level on annual basis and track progress
  • Conduct vendor assessment and supplier surveillance audits
  • Ensure that PPAPs  or other validation protocols are reviewed and approved in a timely manner.
  • Manage Supplier complaints for effective closure and assess 8D reports from the supplier for effectiveness.
  • Support supplier root cause analysis and corrective action planning, as required.
  • Verify implementation and effectiveness of supplier correction actions.
  • Collate and evaluate supplier quality data to identify process improvement opportunities


  • Master's degree in Engineering and/ or Quality Management
  • Highly experienced in supplier quality and/or supplier development in the automotive sector or equivalent
  • Working knowledge on ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 16949:2016
  • Practical working knowledge of Quality Core Tools ( APQP, PPAP, FMEA, MSA etc)
  • Lead Auditor Qualified ( IATF 16949 minimum - preference VDA 6.3 ) mandatory
  • Proven knowledge of incident investigation and resolution including root cause analysis (8D, A3) and expert in same
  • Understanding and interpretation of Material technical specifications, drawings etc.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to deal effectively and considerately with a wide variety of individuals and stakeholders
  • Fluent English and German language skills 
  • Willingness to travel internationally

Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to gender, origin, culture, mindset, generation, disability, religion and sexual orientation.

JOB ID: 23055400
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
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