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Supplier Quality Engineer d/f/m

Oerlikon Balzers is a leading global supplier of coatings that significantly improve the performance and service life of precision components and tools for metal and plastics processing. Oerlikon Balzers has a dynamically growing network of over 110 coating centres in 36 countries in Europe, North and South America and Asia. Together with Oerlikon Metco and Oerlikon AM, Oerlikon Balzers is part of the Surface Solutions Division of the Swiss Oerlikon Group.

For our location in Balzers we are looking for a Supplier Quality Engineer (d/f/m).


  • Implement and monitor product development at external suppliers in the product development process, as well as support of suppliers in the production stage of critical supplies and its processes
  • Support first article inspections in close collaboration with Procurement, Engineering and Project Mgmt.
  • Involve or lead supplier development initiatives together with internal and external stakeholders
  • Problem analysis and improvement activities of supplier-related quality issues (recurring/ non-recurring)
  • Initiate, conduct and follow-up of local/ regional/ global supplier audits
  • Support or lead of colleagues in the event of supplier complaints/ escalations
  • Assistance in the development of a global supplier management system
  • Continuous improvement and harmonization of SAP R/3 reports, forms and processes

Your Profile

  • At least 3 years of experience in Quality, Engineering and/ or Manufacturing (Automotive Industry)
  • Deep knowledge of supplier quality & development, supply chain systems, tools and process
  • Deep knowledge in Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and verify supplier manufacturing processes as Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA)
  • 3rd Party Process Auditor VDA6.3 and 1st and 2nd Party IATF 16949 Auditor
  • Experience with ISO14001, Lean Manufacturing, Process and 6 Sigma Methodologies
  • Ability to work in a global matrix organization (cross-BU, cross-country, cross-function)
  • Hands on mentality, solution focused, team player
  • Continuous improvement mindset
  • Fluent in English and German, additional languages are a plus
  • Skilled in Microsoft (Excel, Word, Power Point), ERP SAP R/3
  • Willing to travel regularly up to 70%

We offer

  • An innovative and open-minded company with strong team spirit
  • A challenging position with potential for personal and professional development in an international industry company
  • Beneficial working conditions in Liechtenstein with flexible working hours