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San Jose Iturbide, GUA, MX, 37980

Your Career Begins at Timken 
If you're ready for a challenging career that provides you with the ability to advance personally and professionally, look to Timken.  Our associates make the world more productive by improving the efficiency and reliability of the machinery that keeps industry in motion.


The Supplier Quality Development (SQD) Manager is responsible for the tactical and systematic management of supplier quality assurance and development. Driving improvement in supplier performance and provide leadership in managing supplier related issues. The team leader is responsible for interfacing with the supply base and conducting supplier control activities to include evaluations, audits, oversight of supplier root cause corrective action activities, and other tasks to ensure that suppliers comply with requirements and deliver conforming product.



  • Performs audits of suppliers as applicable.
  • Drive supplier selection through robust qualification processes.
  • Drive improvements utilizing Lean methodologies, supplier scorecards and own supplier audit, ensuring supplier compliance, whilst driving systematic problem solving and process improvement plans to deliver value.
  • Interacts with internal and external customers.
  • Familiarity with prevalent industry Quality Systems & Records.
  • Familiarity with Metrology/Calibration for purposes of audit and measurement system analysis.
  • Develop new processes and techniques at suppliers.
  • Coordinates answers to Supplier Reports and Corrective Actions.
  • Facilitates Root Cause Corrective Action activities with Suppliers as a result of Audit, Compliance, or Product deficiencies or escapes.
  • Leads cross functional teams engaged in continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Performs various administrative activities related supplier quality information.
  • Independently determines and develops approaches to and solutions compliantly within policies & procedures.
  • Leverages experience and knowledge for the improvement of the organization.
  • Provide technical expertise and leadership to sourcing and development of suppliers with respect to technology, performance, quality, cost, and logistics.
  • Responsible for leading the solution for supplier component concerns, driving Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), customer interaction, supplier interaction, Value.
  • Analysis/Value Engineering (VA/VE) support, supplier component development and approval and supplier cost improvements.
  • Drive a high-profile team to accomplish both tactical and strategic goals laid out by the company.


Technical / Functional Skills:

  • Ability to train/teach and mentor SQD associates on all aspects of Timken’s supplier quality development processes.
  • Ability to perform design of experiments at supplier facilities and leverage Timken resources when required.
  • Strong communication skills with leadership and internal and external customers.
  • Strong negotiation and influential skills.
  • Ability to present data effectively.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and expertise to develop and execute objectives for self and others and the ability to effect short-term and some long-term business goals.
  • Experience in sourcing, engineering, quality, manufacturing, and project management.
  • Demonstrated leadership and development of team.
  • Lead auditor certification ISO.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or Related field with 10+ years of experience or
  • Master’s degree in engineering or Related field with 8+ years of experience.

All qualified applicants shall be treated equally according to their individual qualifications, abilities, experiences and other employment standards. There will be no discrimination due to gender or gender identity, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran/military status or any other basis protected by applicable law.

Join one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® – an honor we’ve received ten times.


The Timken Company designs a growing portfolio of engineered bearings and power transmission products that improve the reliability and efficiency of global machinery and equipment to move the world forward. Timken posted $3.8 billion in sales in 2019 and employs more than 17,000 people globally, operating from 42 countries.

Why Choose Timken?

  • Over a century of knowledge and innovation
  • A culture of top performance
  • A global, diverse environment
  • Products that contribute to a sustainable world
  • A conviction to improve communities around us
  • Competitive salary and benefits

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