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Supplier Development Engineer

Greensboro , North Carolina

Job Category: Automotive

Company: Alten

Job Id: 2964

Status: Full-Time - OnSite


We’re ALTEN Technology USA, an engineering company that provides solutions for engineering, technology, and product development projects. For decades, we’ve been helping our clients develop products that are changing the world, whether that’s by shaping the future of space exploration, saving lives with medical devices that set a new standard of care, or creating the fully autonomous electric taxi of tomorrow. Our team of more than 600 people works across industries including aerospace, medical devices and life sciences, unmanned systems and robotics, automotive OEM and tier 1 suppliers, commercial vehicle, electric vehicles, rail, and more. Our offices across the US have different industry focuses and engage with our clients in different ways, ranging from working on-site at client facilities to performing product development at our delivery centers.
ALTEN Group, our parent company, has been a leader in engineering and information technology for more than 30 years. ALTEN Group operates in 30 countries across Europe, North America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East and employs more than 36,000 people, 88% of whom are engineers. The company covers the whole development cycle and offers a choice of service levels, from technology consulting to complete project outsourcing.
When you join ALTEN Technology USA, you join a group of people passionate about collaborating to solve some of the world’s most technical engineering challenges. Our success is tied to taking care of our employees by building relationships and providing opportunities for mentorship and career growth. We offer comprehensive benefits for all full-time employees, including medical, dental, and vision insurance; a 401(k) plan with employer matching; paid time off (PTO); paid parental leave; and mentorship to help you take your career to the next level. You don’t have to take our word for it that we are a great place to work—we were named on the 2023 Top Workplaces list thanks to feedback from our proud employees.
Essential Duties and Responsibilitiesinclude the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Actively engage with suppliers and supply chains.
  • Possess the ability to accurately assess supplier weaknesses and offer appropriate solutions.
  • Monitor high-risk supplier development issues to proactively prevent potential crises.
  • Drive and enhance supplier problem-solving techniques to address identified supplier faults effectively.
  • Enhance and optimize supplier production systems and processes to ensure uninterrupted operations.
  • Promote supplier operational excellence within the organization.
  • Establish clear priorities and goals to achieve objectives.
  • Adhere to established processes, the Code of Conduct, and the company's defined practices.
  • Act as a representative of the company at supplier sites and escalate issues when necessary to avert crises.
  • A university degree is a prerequisite, with a preference for a major in engineering, business management, or supply chain management.
  • Relevant experience in supply chain (quality and development) and/or production.
  • Preferably, past experience in the automotive or heavy commercial truck industry, specifically in supplier quality and capacity, manufacturing engineering, supplier development, or crisis management.
Qualifications and Desired Skills:
The following requirements reflect the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities for the role.
  • Proficient problem-solving, communication, and teamwork skills.
  • Strong accountability and adeptness in managing tasks with minimal supervision.
Competence required for the position:
  • Demonstrate a strong sense of urgency and commitment.
  • Ability to handle uncertainty and unexpected situations effectively.
  • Proficiently tackle unfamiliar tasks, drawing upon previous experiences.
  • Efficiently manage multiple tasks and workload, ensuring effectiveness.
  • Exhibit a proactive approach with suppliers, emphasizing information, communication, and tangible results. Provide direct and actionable feedback.
  • Exhibit a customer-focused approach in all interactions.
  • Provide timely and accurate information to support decision-making.
  • Establish trustful relationships, confront challenges, and contribute to problem-solving efforts.
  • Display strong collaboration and leadership skills.
  • Successfully execute tasks within a complex regional organization.
  • Anticipate potential bottlenecks, explore contingency plans, and offer suitable solutions.
Salary Range: $75,000 - $85,000
The actual salary offered is dependent on various factors including, but not limited to, location, the candidate’s combination of job-related knowledge, qualifications, skills, education, training, and experience.


ALTEN Technology is a an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our Policy is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual’s age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status.