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Supplier Quality Coffee Machines Engineer

Department:  Supplier Quality


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Lavazza, founded in Turin in 1895, has been owned by the Lavazza family for four generations. As one of the world’s most important coffee roasters, the Group reported in 2020 revenues of EUR 2.085 billion and now operates in more than 140 countries through its subsidiaries and distributors, with 70% of revenues generated abroad and a total of over 4,000 employees.


We are looking for a Supplier Quality Engineer to join our Quality & Procurement Department based in our Innovation Center in Turin.

The successful candidate will join the Supplier & Coffee Machines Quality team, with a focus on electronic components, and will play a key role in both supplier/component development and continuous improvement activities.


Your activities will include:

  • Process audit to evaluate the capability and production capacity of suppliers
  • Selection of new suppliers according to quality and cost requirements
  • Contribute to supplier component development, from concept to production launch (using APQP approach)
  • Support R&D and Purchasing in BOM definition and component requirements/feasibility for suppliers
  • Key contribution to the approval of the component PPAP in accordance with customer specifications
  • Support component ramp-up by the definition with the supplier of a Safe Launch plan
  • Handover of component responsibility to the production plant
  • Escalation path for supplier quality issues
  • Definition of supplier quality improvement strategic programs



To be successful in this role you’ll need to have:

  • Previous experience in Supplier Quality electric-electronic components (i.e. solenoid valves, pumps). Previous experience of hydraulic components will be considered a plus
  • Experience of APQP and PPAP methodology
  • Excellent English, written and spoken
  • Willing to travel (30-50%), domestically and internationally
  • Ability to participate within a multi-disciplinary team and meet critical deadlines
  • Ability to think independently & communicate effectively

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