Quality, Safety, Environment and Energy Manager

Varberg, Sweden


The Quality, Safety, Environment and Energy Manager is the quality customer representative and the manager of the QSE2 team:

  • Customer representative in project development and in change management:
    • Control that the customer expectations are taken into account in the project development through the CPP reviews (Project Steering Committee) and in the Engineering Change Requests (ECRs).
  • Customer representative in mass production:
    • Monitor customer portals and collect the relevant information from them to build the weekly flash report and keep the entity informed as regards with the customer quality performance (0 Km and warranty).
    • Verify the right status of special customer certifications and organize the maintenance activities when necessary.
  • Customer representative from an internal point of view:
    • Supporting the entity manager, control that customer expectations are taken into account in:
      • Preparation of the industrial plan (or product line strategic plan).
      • QSE² risk analysis.
      • Performance reviews and specifically in the annual management review.
    • Coach managers in charge of the continuous improvement plans (QSE² scope) in the entity and challenge and verify their consistency.
    • Control the effective implementation of the AKWEL QSE² management system, monitor impact analysis of new documents and propose improvements to the AKWEL QSE² management system.
    • Plan and coordinate the activities to prepare customer audits, and external and internal QSE² management system audits, working closely with the DQSE² Coordinator. Verify the robustness of the analysis of the deviations and the implementation of an effective action plan.
    • Plan the internal audits at entity level (process, product and LPA, when applicable). Verify that they are conducted and their deviations properly analysed. Verify that corrective actions are implemented in an effective manner. Assess internal auditors to ensure the accreditation rules.
    • Verify that customer incidents and other relevant issues are considered in the entity QRQC and deadlines are known, respected and consistent with the 8D database.
    • In case of deviations (concessions), control that both AKWEL’s requirements and customer’s requirements are respected.
    • Coach the team in the use of the problem solving tools and challenge the conclusions and results presented to make sure they are robust and aligned with customer’s expectations.
  • AKWEL representative for quality in face of internal and external suppliers:
    • Verify the accuracy of reporting data concerning suppliers as regards with quality matters.
    • Verify that the escalation process is initiated when the supplier response is not at the expected level.
    • Support Purchasing to gather all available information in case of disputes with suppliers.
    • Organize and verify the collection of the documentation applicable to sourced parts (external and internal).
  • Manage the organisational chart of the QSE2 function in terms of competences and resources by applying the premises of the AKWEL QSE2 management system with respect of the AKWEL mission, culture and values:
    • Assign key tasks, responsibilities and authorities of his/her area of concern using the elements available in the QSE² management system.
    • Assess the skills of his/her employees with the aid of the skill matrix, consolidate the data of the department and deal with the gaps identified (induction, training plan, recruitment and overstaffing).
    • Coach the QSE² team on their duties to take care of their own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by their actions at work.
    • Coach and develop the QSE² team on skills, behaviour, mission and tasks with the support of annual individual appraisals and other tools.
    • Conduct flash audits regularly.


Qualifications and Experience:

Either A-level (High School Diploma) + 5 years of superior technical education strengthened with 10 years of experience preferably, in the automotive industry, or technical education oriented towards quality strengthened with strong equivalent experience.

Professional abilities:

  • Leadership and coordination skills, integrity, managerial skills
  • Autonomy, organizational abilities and interpersonal skills
  • Synthetic and analytical thinking, rigor, and tenacity
  • Oral and written competencies; ability to communicate succinctly the quality standpoint and to represent AKWEL
  • Ability to train
  • Good IT skills (MS Office, PDM, AKWEL Portal and customer portals)
  • Proficiency in Swedish and English; knowledge of some other customer language(s), such as French, German, Spanish, Chinese, is meritorious but not mandatory.


Technical knowledge:

  • Project Development phases, Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)
  • Technical skills to analyse and understand all technical information, explanations and decisions
  • IMDS, REACH, conflict minerals and substance declaration
  • Functional Analysis and design FMEA
  • Risk assessment and process FMEA
  • Control Plan and special characteristics, Statistical Process Control (SPC), Measurement System Analysis (MSA)
  • 8D problem solving and QRQC approach
  • QSE2 audit supports, especially those for process audits (based on VDA 6.3, Run@Rate, capacity, panel integration, CQI, …) but also for product audits
  • AKWEL QSE² management system, including AKWEL Manufacturing System
  • Automotive customer specific requirements (CSR) affecting the entity and customer special audits (Q1, QSB+, etc…)
  • QSE2 management system standards (IATF 16949, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001…)



Localization: Varberg, Sweden
Contract type: Permanent
Department : Quality
Starting date: ASAP
Salary: “To be defined”



If you are interested in this role and believe that you meet the requirements, please forward your CV and cover letter at: hr.vbg@akwel-automotive.com  before 16th of June, 2023.

Please not that incomplete application will not be considered.