Lead Supplier Quality Engineer

Requisition ID:  50771

Chennai, TN, IN

Work experience:  Professional
Type of position:  Full-Time
Job Family:  Quality, Health, Safety and Environment

Vestas Factory

Vestas is the world leader in wind technology and a main motivation in the development of the wind power industry. Vestas’ core business comprises the development, manufacture, sale, marketing, and maintenance of Wind Turbines. Come and join us at Vestas!


SQD Quality > Supplier Quality & Development APAC SEA & ANZ > SQ&D Blades & Towers

This position represents the SQ&D department in the APAC - SEA & ANZ region, coordinates SQ&D activities and ensures that the SQ&D strategies are executed with highest focus on quality, safety and environment, and without compromising agreed processes and lowest total cost of ownership. The key task is the operational development of key suppliers in the SEA & ANZ region by performing site audits, supplier assessments and leading improvement tasks to enforce high supplier performance, zero safety incidents and reduce the cost of poor quality (COPQ) and number of non-conformities



  • Deploy the Vestas Quality, Safety and Sustainability Strategy towards external suppliers
  • The responsibilities range from assessment and development of suppliers to component qualification with PPAP and APQP4wind 
  • Develop supplier quality, capability and performance topics on behalf and in compliance with the Module/ Sourcing Team manager
  • Being supported on the transactional clarification of non-conformities by NC coordinators in order to step in on escalated NC with problem-solving experience to eliminate the root cause and track down Cost of Poor Quality
  • Interface internally to the developers, sourcing and logistics as well as our internal customers, the factories
  • Coordinate the supplier, our external contact includes customers conducting inspections or audits at our suppliers



  • Solid 10 + years working experience with demonstrated quality management and problem-solving skills, ideally with experience from the energy sector or automotive industry
  • Background from the field of Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering
  • Knowledge in FRP, plastic, chemical products, and hands on experience on WTG Blade manufacturing processes and Blade materials
  • Proficient in applying advanced quality methodology (e.g., APQP, PPAP, process analysis, statistical studies, problem-solving techniques) and ideally have experience with APQP4Wind.
  • Have internal auditor ISO 9001:2015 or assessor for VDA 6.3. Experience with ISO 14001 / 45001 or similar standards for EHS Management Systems is desired.
  • Are a Six Sigma Green Belt with continuous improvement and DMAIC practice



  • Organized with a methodical work approach and attention to details
  • Thriving in a busy and versatile working environment
  • Solid in stakeholder management, representing the SQD agenda and taking ownership
  • Professional meeting facilitator with the ability to work on all organizational levels and good project management skills
  • You are highly motivated and able to work without supervision
  • You are a team-oriented person and thrive in a cross-cultural, international, and very innovative environments
  • Innovative and have good communication and collaboration skills enabling you to collaborate internally and influence suppliers
  • Have solid experience within quality assurance and supplier management
  • Have solid English skill


What We Offer

We offer you the opportunity to make a difference and to work in a multicultural and international company, where you have the possibility to advance your skills and develop professionally.

Build, operate and deliver the safety & quality strategy and make the difference with the support of senior management


Additional Information

Your primary workplace will be Vestas India, Chennai.

Just to let you know, we do amend or withdraw our jobs and reserve the right to do so at any time, including before the advertised closing date. Please don't hesitate to apply on or before 30th June 2024.

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DEIB Statement
At Vestas, we recognize the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion in driving innovation and success. We strongly encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply, particularly those who may hesitate due to their identity or feel they do not meet every criterion. As our CEO states, "Expertise and talent come in many forms, and a diverse workforce enhances our ability to think differently and solve the complex challenges of our industry". Your unique perspective is what will help us powering the solution for a sustainable, green energy future.

About Vestas
Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We are specialised in designing, manufacturing, installing, and servicing wind turbines, both onshore and offshore. 
Across the globe, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. We consider ourselves pioneers within the industry, as we continuously aim to design new solutions and technologies to create a more sustainable future for all of us. With more than 173 GW of wind power installed worldwide and 40+ years of experience in wind energy, we have an unmatched track record demonstrating our expertise within the field. 
With 29,000 employees globally, we are a diverse team united by a common goal: to power the solution – today, tomorrow, and far into the future. 
Vestas promotes a diverse workforce which embraces all social identities and is free of any discrimination. We commit to create and sustain an environment that acknowledges and harvests different experiences, skills, and perspectives. We also aim to give everyone equal access to opportunity. 
To learn more about our company and life at Vestas, we invite you to visit our website at www.vestas.com and follow us on our social media channels. We also encourage you to join our Talent Universe to receive notifications on new and relevant postings.