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Supplier Development Engineer (SDE)

Requisition ID:  16918
Job Location(s): 

Povazska Bystrica, SK

Job Description

Danfoss is looking for a Supplier Development Engineer who will play a key responsibility to develop our suppliers’ overall competency and act as a vital link between Danfoss and our suppliers.  
In this new role, you will be responsible to communicate, implement and assure proper execution of the Supplier Quality Manual, Danfoss global standards, tools, and templates for each supplier and/or project in their category. You are going to monitor the quality and delivery performance of suppliers in their category and drive solutions to improve performance. And you will evaluate of suppliers’ systems and train the implementation of system level changes to meet Danfoss requirements and expectations.

Job Responsibilities

Responsibilities for this position include project-dependent tasks: 

  • Lead supplier development projects to drive key suppliers to targeted quality and delivery performance levels.
  • Train supplier to achieve system level root cause and to implement long term corrective actions to eliminate reoccurrence of quality rejects.
  • Ensure supplier is fully trained and capable of meeting Danfoss PPAP expectations.  
  • Ensure supplier is fully trained and capable of meeting Danfoss expectations for claim handling from proper containment to final corrective action implementation.
  • Perform the lead auditor role and follow up on activities with suppliers.
  • Responsible for solving major or escalated operational issues with suppliers such as quality and delivery problems, including engaging the right people (internal and external).
  • Ensure supplier representatives and management are fully engaged and taking ownership of problems and solutions.
  • Escalate issues as needed at supplier and Danfoss.

Background & Skills

This job requires you to be able to maneuver in a dynamic environment that will both develop and challenge your skills as you stay focused on the path to improve continuously. You work with people from different culture background both internally from our organization and externally from our suppliers. Therefore, a good communication skill; a cross culture and functional awareness; the ability to facilitate teamwork and train internal colleagues and external suppliers are the foundations to achieve a successful job. Moreover, we imagine that you possess the following qualifications:

  • Experienced in root cause problem solving
  • Experienced with APQP Toolbox, ISO 9001/IATF 16949 Requirements    
  • Practical and technical knowledge in PPAP and Change Control 
  • Strong knowledge about ISO 9001/IATF 16949 Technical Quality Audit
  • Previous quality engineering experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably with castings process or similar 
  • Fluency in English (verbal and written)
  • Thorough judgement and effective decision making 

Danfoss – Engineering Tomorrow

At Danfoss, we are engineering solutions that allow the world to use resources in smarter ways – driving the sustainable transformation of tomorrow. No transformation has ever been started without a group of passionate, dedicated and empowered people. We believe that innovation and great results are driven by the right mix of people with diverse backgrounds, personalities, skills, and perspectives, reflecting the world in which we do business. To make sure the mix of people works, we strive to create an inclusive work environment where people of all backgrounds are treated equally, respected, and valued for who they are. It is a strong priority within Danfoss to improve the health, working environment and safety of our employees.


Following our founder’s mindset ‘action speaks louder than words’, we set ourselves ambitious targets to protect the environment by embarking on a plan to become CO2 neutral latest by 2030.


Danfoss is an EO employer and VEVRAA Federal Contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected category.

Danfoss engineers advanced technologies that enable us to build a better, smarter and more efficient tomorrow. In the world’s growing cities, we ensure the supply of fresh food and optimal comfort in our homes and offices, while meeting the need for energy-efficient infrastructure, connected systems and integrated renewable energy.

Our solutions are used in such areas as refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, motor control and mobile and industrial machinery.

Our innovative engineering dates back to 1933 and today, Danfoss holds market-leading positions, serving customers in more than 100 countries. We are privately held by the founding family.

Read more about us at www.danfoss.com

Danfoss engineers advanced technologies that enable us to build a better, smarter and more efficient tomorrow. In the world’s growing cities, we ensure the supply of fresh food and optimal comfort in our homes and offices, while meeting the need for energy-efficient infrastructure, connected systems and integrated renewable energy.

Our solutions are used in such areas as refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, motor control and mobile and industrial machinery.

Our innovative engineering dates back to 1933 and today, Danfoss holds market-leading positions, serving customers in more than 100 countries. We are privately held by the founding family.

Read more about us at www.danfoss.com