Manager Customer Quality - EV Automotive (f/m/d)

We are the brand for forward-thinkers. We celebrate challenging conventions and shaping the future of electric mobility. We focus on the essentials to bring perfection to customers. We make urban life more enjoyable and entertain our customers with new impulses.


Ever since smart exists, we rewrite the automotive industry’s rulebook. In the 1990s, we undermined the predominant philosophy of ‘bigger is better’ and designed a revolutionary car. Since 2020 we are the first car enterprise that switched to 100% electric! We aim to transform into a leading player in urban premium, electric & connected mobility provider. 


Are you a forward thinker too? Then join us now!

Your responsibilities


As Manager Customer Quality you will play an important role in building and shaping our new European quality team for smart. This will include:

  • Modelling business processes such as complaint management, field performance data analysis, failure assessment and their elimination. Therefore, joining forces with colleagues in Europe and China. Agreeing the process designs, communicating and supporting their implementation across the organization. Producing new ideas and improvements.
  • Identifying, analysing and resolving field issues in co-operation with our internal and external engineering partners.
  • Leading cross-functional and multi-site problem-solving teams, while ensuring speed and sustainability through a structured, lean and agile problem solving approach.
  • Developing actionable field quality metrics and employing them to monitor and identify performance, problems and trends, and management reporting.
  • Building an understanding of the new smart#1 model and technology, its features, reliability and quality performance.



What you bring along


  • A problem-solving mindset: be curious, tolerant to ambiguity, experimental, flexible, and embrace change.
  • A systematic approach: be fact and data driven, enjoy analyzing, and solving problems with the help of others.
  • An optimistic problem-solving spirit instead of a victim mentality. Diplomacy, persistence and stress resilience.
  • You enjoy guiding international and remote teams and projects.
  • You are a constant learner and carry a growth mentality. You see failure as a learning opportunity.
  • A degree in software, hardware, mechanical, quality engineering, or similar.
  • You appreciate lean thinking and agile approaches, i.e. Scrum, Lean Thinking.
  • You are keen to work on all-electrical smart cars.
  • High proficiency in English. Mandarin, German, other languages are welcome.
  • You are happy to travel internationally, occasionally.



We're building a workplace where amazing people like you can do their best work. Together with us, you enjoy the agile working atmosphere with cross-European responsibilities.


We're creating a culture where personal and professional growth are as important as business growth. Together with us, you'll build a diverse and inclusive environment where you feel you belong to.


We empower you to have ownership over work that directly impacts business. Together with us, you move fast and learn even faster; we emphasize on people and diversity. Due to our really diverse team, we expressly welcome applications from people with disabilities.