What to Expect
Tesla's Supplier Industrialization team is responsible for critical component
development and qualification activities at suppliers. The job involves
communicating well with internal and external teams, traveling to suppliers in
different regions, and on-the-spot critical decision making. The goal:
delivering on time quantities of high quality component parts into Tesla's
production processes to enable extremely rapid development cycles and product
What You'll Do
Plan, organize, direct and conduct industrialization related activities
within the supply chain team.
Develop, Manage, Audit, Improve and Correct supplier planning and
execution of component manufacturing and assembly techniques and quality
control processes from the advanced development phase to mass production
Provide leadership for New Product Introduction (NPI) at Suppliers
Lead supplier improvements in scalability, cost, and quality.
Facilitate communication and clarification of technical requirements
between Suppliers and Tesla Purchasing, Quality, and Design teams.
Accountable for supplier audits to ensure their ability to meet part
performance, delivery, and reliability expectations.
Collaborate with Tesla Design, Quality, and Manufacturing to determine the
ideal performance specifications and supplier metrics.
Accountable for leading, tracking and improving supplier manufacturing
process development and launch readiness for new products and design
Guide suppliers in developing exceptionally robust processes and
procedures to promote efficient and seamless production of high quality
Validate supplier corrective actions involving design and/or process
changes to ensure they are robust, sustainable, and implemented for
similar potential concerns across manufacturing lines and/or suppliers.
Provide input on new or alternative materials for improved design,
manufacturability, or cost reduction.
What You'll Bring
BS/MS Degree in Mechanical / Industrial / Manufacturing Engineering or
evidence of experience and exceptional ability.
Previous experience in supporting Chassis parts for e.g. Suspension,
Steering, Brakes and Wheels/Tires is preferred.
Experience in manufacturing/assembly processes such as Welding, Casting,
Machining, Injection Molding, General Assembly, PCBA or similar in a
Supplier Quality, Quality Engineering, or Manufacturing Engineering role.
Experience in Quality Systems a plus: PPAP/APQP processes.
In-depth knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) and
Possess demonstrable leadership abilities.
Previous experience managing safety critical parts.
Ability to communicate and direct supplier activities at the management
Proven results in meeting customer requirements and expectations.
Ability to define and execute a project using project management
Ability to thrive in a fast paced, dynamic environment. Excellent team
building skills in dealing with suppliers, peers and other functional
Strong technical writing ability and an ability to explain complex issues
in a concise and plain manner. Must be familiar with SPC, MSA and data
An average of 30 - 40% travel, possibly on short notice.