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Toyota Purchasing Supplier Development Engineer in Detroit/Ann Arbor, Michigan

Title: Purchasing Supplier Development Engineer Location: US-MI-Detroit/Ann Arbor-Saline Other Locations:

Who we are

Collaborative. Respectful. A place to dream and do. These are just a few words that describe what life is like at Toyota. As one of the world’s most admired brands, Toyota is growing and leading the future of mobility through innovative, high-quality solutions designed to enhance lives and delight those we serve. We’re looking for diverse, talented team members who want to Dream. Do. Grow. with us.

Who we’re looking for

Toyota’s Purchasing Supplier Development (PSD) Engineering Department is looking for a passionate and highly-motivated Engineer.

The primary responsibility of this role is to lead the development of New Model products, processes and suppliers. To achieve this goal, the Engineer will deploy the PSD New Model Development Operational Procedure.

The person in this role will support the PSD Engineering Department's objective to ensure a globally competitive supply chain in the areas of Safety, Quality, Productivity, Cost and Human Development.

What you’ll be doing

  • Utilize process engineering and Toyota Production System skills, through collaborative work with suppliers’ teams, to ensure design and implementation of optimal manufacturing processes

  • Execute and manage the PSD operating procedure for specific change part content over multiple programs

  • Develop, execute, and modify project strategies for critical parts, as defined by ranking

  • Maintain and communicate responsible part status information for internal project KPI visualization internally and externally

  • Lead supplier teams to root cause problem solving, consensus building, and project completion utilizing Toyota business practices

  • Set project schedule to achieve set objectives and KPI’s

What you bring

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in engineering

  • Manufacturing, Quality or Engineering experience (including applicable co-op / internship experience) in one or more of the following commodities / products:

  • Interior components – Door Trim / Garnishes / Headliner / Console Box / Fuel Tank

  • Safety Systems - Airbag / ECU / Steering Wheel / Audio / Multi-media / Seat Belts / Hybrid Systems

  • Chassis Components – Steering / Suspension / Brakes / Driveline

  • Powertrain – Engine / Transmission

  • Body & Assembly – Frame / Body Stamping / Structural Stamping & Welding

  • Experience with one or more of the following processes: (including applicable co-op / internship experience)

  • Molding processes / Plastics joining / Complex Assembly / Paint or Coatings

  • SMT / Complex Assembly / Sewing / Wrapping / Wire harness assembly

  • Casting / Forging (Aluminum & Iron)

  • Machining / Milling / Heat Treatment

  • Stamping / Welding

  • Automotive manufacturing experience, working directly for an Automotive OEM or Automotive Supplier (including applicable co-op / internship experience)

  • Co-Op / Internship experience within Automotive Manufacturing (OEM and/or Supplier)

  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 50%

Added bonus if you have

  • New Model Production Preparation experience with demonstrated ability to manage either of the following:(including applicable co-op / internship experience)

  • Multiple Tier 1 Suppliers Production Preparation across multiple vehicle / unit projects

  • The establishment of manufacturing processes to include critical characteristics and parameter controls across a broad spectrum of inputs such as Tooling, Equipment, Process Capacity, Capability, Quality, Throughput and Human development

  • Experience with Formula SAE

  • Experience working with Automotive Suppliers

What we’ll bring

During your interview process, our team can fill you in on all the details of our industry-leading benefits and career development opportunities. A few highlights include:

  • A work environment built on teamwork, flexibility and respect

  • Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career, as well as tuition reimbursement

  • Vehicle purchase & lease programs

  • Comprehensive health care and wellness plans for your entire family

  • Flextime and virtual work options (if applicable)

  • Toyota 401(k) Savings Plan featuring a company match, as well as an annual retirement contribution from Toyota regardless of whether you contribute

  • Paid holidays and paid time off

  • Referral services related to prenatal services, adoption, child care, schools and more

  • Flexible spending accounts

  • Relocation assistance (if applicable)

What you should know

Our success begins and ends with our people. We embrace diverse perspectives and value unique human experiences. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer that celebrates the diversity of the communities where we live and do business. Applicants for our positions are considered without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, religion, military or veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law.

Have a question or need assistance with your application? Check out the How to Apply section of our careers page on Toyota.com!

To save time applying, Toyota does not offer sponsorship of job applicants for employment-based visas or any other work authorization for this position at this time.