Supplier Development Engineer (M/F)

Permanent contract



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Operations — Engineering/production

Business industry


Minimum level of education required

Engineering Degree

Minimum level of experience required

3 to 5 years


Switzerland, Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel

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Job description

Location: Canton of Neuchatel
Contract: Permanent with AKKA Switzerland
Starting date: March / April
Languages: Fluent in English and French, German is a plus


Mission :

Assure the production continuity, supporting the Supplier quality engineer in the day by day criticality and analysis & act to respect the project roadmap (requirement and program review, supplier’s process and product qualification)


Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the sourcing process in the product qualification phase
  • Interact with R&D and MT to find a supplier process which meets product and industrialization requirements
  • Drive the review with supplier (PCB assembly, AOl, ICT, integration and the associated tooling)
  • Validate supplier manufacturing test plan (ICT, integration, tests) and define the control level internally and at the supplier site
  • Define the purchasing specification and requirement for the outsourcing
  • Establish with the suppliers an interaction able to guarantee a competitive and long-term relationship
  • Act proactively with the other departments, having always clear the milestone of a project
  • Perform supplier Audit
  • Support plant on a daily basis on purchased components and supplier quality concerns
  • Search for more robust and reliable technical and technological solution
  • Interact with Purchasers, R&D/SQE/MT/Incoming inspection and Supplier


Your Profile:

  • University degree or equivalent in the electronics manufacturing field
  • Experience from international sourcing, >2 years in electronics manufacturing field
  • Knowledge in design to cost
  • Very good knowledge of electronics production and test technologies (PCB assembly, AOl, integration and the associated tooling)
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to understand technical issues and propose practical and cost effective solution (e .g managing obsolescence, defects on sub-contracted parts)
  • Good and reliable communicator both verbally and in writing
  • Cross-functional / cultural team player
  • Passion for driving continuous improvements


What working at AKKA has to offer :

  • A steady follow-up and career guidance.
  • A large network of collaborators across the world.
  • Several learning platforms and access to trainings.
  • Compelling challenges for prestigious and international clients.
  • Several dedicated events gathering all the collaborators and promoting corporate culture.


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