Manager – Supplier Quality
Updated on 2/14/2024
Scout Motors

201-500 employees

Manufactures next-generation all-electric trucks and SUVs
Company Overview
Scout Motors Inc. is a company that not only values its rich heritage but also embraces the future, as evidenced by its commitment to developing the next generation of all-electric trucks and rugged SUVs. The company's culture is deeply rooted in exploration, hard work, and community, fostering an environment where employees are encouraged to be visionaries and leaders. With a competitive edge in the electric vehicle industry, Scout Motors is leading the charge by reimagining an American icon and creating jobs, making it an exciting and rewarding place to work.
Consumer Goods

Company Stage


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Detroit, Michigan

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

Columbia, SC, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Analysis
Operations & Logistics
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in mechanical/vehicle engineering, industrial engineering, or related field
  • 5 years of experience in automotive engineering/product quality, with at least 5 years in a leadership role in an OEM/ Tier 1
  • Very good technical understanding and sound specialist knowledge of vehicle development, vehicle production and supply chain management
  • Great communications skills
  • Sound knowledge of quality management
  • Understanding of safety requirements
  • Understanding of IATF, VDA, ISO, DIN, and regulatory requirements
  • Strong teamwork and communication skills, assertiveness, entrepreneurial thinking, and goal- and result-oriented decision-making skills
  • Leadership and team management abilities, with a track record of building and leading high-performing teams
  • Proven results and ability to direct supplier activities at the management level to ensure suppliers can meet customer requirements and expectations
  • Proven ability to execute project management techniques
  • Strong technical writing ability using SPC and data analysis as well as an ability to explain complex issues in a concise and plain manner
  • Ability to travel 30-60% of the time
  • Ensure all supplier quality planning and execution of manufacturing, assembly techniques, and quality control processes from the advanced development phase to mass production using APQP
  • Ensure all quality performance and functional standards quality in all vehicle activities are met in the supply chain to ensure Customer satisfaction
  • Provide leadership at Suppliers to ensure Scout’s Quality expectations are met and that suppliers can meet the industrialization related activities on time with the Supplier Quality team
  • Responsible for proactive and reactive containment at the suppliers
  • Responsible to ensure change management occurs and is identified properly
  • Responsible for Supplier PPAPs and ongoing activities within the supply chain
  • Work as a partner with the Supply chain to ensure escalations of issues are raised and resolutions are solved in a timely manner
  • Lead supplier improvements in cost, quality, and manufacturability
  • Facilitate understanding of technical requirements between Suppliers and Purchasing, Quality, and Design teams to ensure proper transparency and communication
  • Responsible for supplier audits and corrective actions to ensure their ability to meet part performance, delivery, and reliability expectations
  • Collaborate with Scout’s Design, Quality, and Manufacturing to determine the ideal performance specifications and supplier metrics
  • Accountable for ongoing monitoring supplier manufacturing process development, launch readiness for new products and design changes
  • Responsible to drive continuous improvement activities utilizing Lean Manufacturing principles
  • Ensure suppliers have exceptionally robust processes and procedures to promote mass industrialization through efficient and seamless production of high-quality products
  • Validate supplier corrective actions involving design and/or process changes to ensure they are capable and robust using read across methodology for similar manufacturing lines and/or suppliers
  • Facilitate new or alternative materials that will positively impact design robustness, quality, manufacturability, or cost reduction
  • Participate in supplier reviews including new suppliers and design for manufacturability reviews
  • Support / lead suppliers in efficient use of best methods of manufacturing, testing, and gauging, poke-yokes and correct tools or assembly equipment to use
  • Drive Quality improvements with Engineering, Quality, and Operations to ensure Quality KPI’s are met and drive to exceed expectations
  • Support the planning, execution, and evaluation of root cause analysis to ensure high quality of Scout production vehicles through fast response methodologies
  • Lead, participate and drive Scout’s Quality expectations as required to ensure KPI’s are met
  • Build a team of Supplier Quality professionals to ensure the utmost caliber of supplier audits are conducted and build partnerships within the supply chain
  • Mentor team members, foster a culture of learning, and facilitate skill development to enhance the capabilities of the team
  • Work cross functionally with other departments within Scout
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience in Quality Systems a plus: PPAP/APQP processes; In-depth knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) and inspection