Netherlands, Amsterdam, Adhesive Technologies

Manager Global Supplier Quality

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  • Quality Assurance: Ensure the quality of materials (including Raws, Packs, Third-party manufactured, and Purchased goods) delivered to Henkel Adhesive Technologies from the global supply chain.
  • Supplier Management: Manage suppliers to meet targeted material quality levels.
  • Supplier Onboarding: Collaborate with Purchasing to onboard new strategic global suppliers, actively participating in selection and qualification.
  • Issue Resolution: Work closely with Regional Quality to resolve escalated issues with global suppliers.
  • Quality Improvement: Develop and implement structured quality improvement plans in collaboration with suppliers.
  • Quality Assurance Manual: Facilitate the effective rollout of Henkel Supplier Quality Assurance Manual.
  • Performance Tracking: Execute annual Supplier Quality agreements and monitor progress.
  • Audits and Inspections: Conduct vendor assessments, supplier surveillance audits, and review and approve validation protocols.
  • Quality Plans: Create and maintain Material Quality inspection plans as needed.
  • Complaint Handling: Manage supplier complaints, assess 8D reports, and support root cause analysis and corrective action planning.
  • Performance Evaluation: Verify the implementation and effectiveness of supplier correction actions and evaluate supplier quality data for process improvement opportunities.
  • Reporting: Internally report on supplier quality performance.
  • Supplier Meetings: Participate in supplier review meetings with Purchasing and Operations to manage supplier performance.
  • Performance Improvement: Review performance scorecards for portfolio suppliers and drive improvement actions.
  • Strategy Development: Contribute to developing the Supplier Quality strategy and standards, benchmarking, defining work standards, and collaborating with key stakeholders for process improvement.


  • Highly organized, self-starting, and logical thinker.
  • Positive work ethic with excellent communication skills.
  • Enthusiastic, positive, and adaptable in a fast-paced environment.
  • Attention to detail and commitment to technical excellence.
  • Dedicated to achieving long-term business objectives as a team player.
  • Willingness to travel internationally.
  • Leadership skills.
  • Proficiency in ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 16949:2016.
  • Previous experience as a Supplier Quality Engineer or Supplier Development Engineer in the automotive sector or equivalent.
  • In-depth knowledge of Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), pFMEA, control plans, and quality tools/methods (e.g., 8D, Ishikawa, 5Why, SPC, Pareto).
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to interpret technical specifications and drawings.
  • Understanding of manufacturing processes.
  • Effective planning and prioritization abilities, with a degree in an engineering discipline or recognized Quality Management qualification.
  • Lean/Six Sigma Green Belt certification.
  • Lead auditor qualification.
  • Experience in process audits.

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: 23055512
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
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