A Color & Trim Materials Specialist at Tesla is responsible for all aspects
of the mastering process for interior and exterior materials. This includes the
analysis and approval of color, material, finish and grain as well as the validation
of overall appearance and quality as it relates to material development.
As a part of this fast-paced environment, you will create
and oversee all material masters and collaborate closely with suppliers and key
cross-functional partners, including Design Quality and Color & Trim Design, to procure production feasible materials that meet both design intent and
aggressive program timelines.
The Color & Trim Materials Specialist will define and establish
protocol and processes to optimize the Mastering system, hold the highest
standards for quality, attention to detail and build strong relationships with
other team members while enjoying a dynamic work environment.
- Manage and execute the creation,
distribution, and organization of interior and exterior material masters by
concurrently developing the supply base, validating samples, and handling all
program management to track timelines to ensure standards are on track for
- Create and implement tactical protocol including
procedures, tools, and software to streamline all aspects of the material
- Define and coordinate material master
guidelines and best practices with all suppliers. Track/manage timelines and
establish corrective action plans with suppliers to ensure quality and timing
deliverables are met.
- Track and communicate master status to Design
Quality, Color & Trim, Purchasing and Engineering Teams and escalate
high risk items.
- Understand the process of all materials in production
and in development to effectively work with suppliers to achieve design intent.