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Supplier Quality Director

Sector Location Job type Salary
Date added
2 April, 2020

Job Description

Our client is an international player in the technology, logistics and wholesale industry and in collaboration with them we are currently seeing a Supplier Quality Director to be based in Zug, Switzerland. As part of an organisational change the objectives are to improve both internal and external Quality procedures and as such there is a need for a senior Quality professional who can act as a specialist and lead the Quality function. The leadership of Supplier audits, evaluation, processes and system alignment are part of the overall accountability for the Quality department.


Supplier Quality Director, Zug, Switzerland


The quality and stability of suppliers and the ongoing monitoring and classification of these suppliers is a key facet of the role. Being able to constructively assess, influence and build partnerships with new and existing suppliers should be a natural skill and the Supplier Quality Director will need to hold a key understanding of the commodity parts associated with the business such as C-parts and raw materials associated with the manufacturing of a variety of machinery and instruments.

You will be responsible for ensuring regular audits of the suppliers are completed whilst also being competent at problem solving and reacting to changes and challenges as they occur in the Supply Chain. Through your deep knowledge of both internal and external Quality processes you will also be required to lead the testing program of products which will require strong experience in creating, designing and implementing effective optimisation projects.

As their HQ near Zug continues to experience growth my client is offering an excellent opportunity for a proven Supplier Quality Director to lead their supplier development program and to support the growth of the business.


We are looking for high calibre leaders with the following skill sets:

  • Educated to Degree or equivalent level
  • Experience in the manufacturing, logistics or automotive industry with deep knowledge of the associated regulations
  • Fluent in English, proficiency in speaking German to advanced level would be an advantage
  • Circa 10+ years’ experience in a manufacturing, production, six sigma or lean manufacturing environment leading projects and supplier development activities
  • A Project Management certification and experience of leading various projects would be desirable
  • Proficient in use of ERP systems, ideally Microsoft Dynamics 365
  • Strong stakeholder management skills, ability to influence and engage with senior leaders and engage in Supplier negotiations and effective communications
  • Ability to travel on average 25% of the time as part of the role


If you are interested in applying for this Supplier Quality Director role please register your interest using the link below, alternatively please send your CV to or for a confidential conversation please call Neil in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007.