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Automotive Fitment QA Specialist



Quality Assurance
Christchurch, New Zealand
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Note: Partly is headquartered in Christchurch but has employees across NZ, AU, IN, PH, JP, UK and the EU. This position needs to be based in Christchurch HQ full-time (40 hours per week).

Salary $62,000 - $65,000

🚀 Our story

Partly's mission is to connect the world's parts and we're doing that by building the first global platform for replacement parts, starting with auto parts. Our big vision is to accelerate the world towards a sustainable future where waste is eliminated and all replacement parts are universally searchable, accessible and available to all.

Founded by ex-Rocket Lab engineers, we utilise cutting-edge technology to solve challenging but exciting problems that make a huge impact in a $1.9 trillion industry. We've more than tripled our team over the last 12 months and expect to double in size again over the coming 12 months. We're a global team spanning both Europe and Australasia.

We provide a scalable digital infrastructure solution to some of the world's largest businesses and the most exciting startups. Partly's solutions are integrated across hundreds of companies globally, providing the backbone for cataloguing and managing parts online.

Our investors in Blackbird Ventures (Canva, CultureAmp etc.), Square Peg, Octopus Ventures, Hillfarrance, Icehouse, Peter Beck (Rocket Lab), Akshay Kothari (Notion Co-Founder) and Dylan Field (Figma Co-Founder).

We're continuing to build a world-class team and ensuring Partly is a place where people can do the best work of their lives. We're proud of the culture we've built at Partly, and our values are lived throughout every experience.

🖍️ This role

As an Automotive Fitment QA Specialist at Partly, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the accuracy and integrity of vehicle data across our organisation. Your primary responsibility will be to conduct comprehensive research, manage our automotive parts data standard, and correct any errors or inconsistencies. This role reports to the Data Quality Lead and offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to maintaining the highest standards of automotive data quality in a fast-paced and evolving industry.

💻 What will you do

  • Research and analyse vehicle data from various sources, including manufacturer specifications, internal databases, and industry standards, to establish and maintain a comprehensive parts data standard.

  • Identify and correct errors, inconsistencies, and inaccuracies in vehicle and parts data, collaborating with cross-functional teams to ensure data quality and integrity.

  • Conduct thorough data validation and verification processes to ensure compliance with established standards, resolving any discrepancies or issues promptly.

  • Collaborate with engineering and development teams to define and implement data quality assurance procedures and workflows, incorporating feedback from internal and external sources.

  • Continuously monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of data management processes, recommending and implementing improvements to enhance efficiency, accuracy, and scalability.

  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices related to vehicle data management and quality assurance, applying this knowledge to enhance our data practices.

  • Work with data from internal and external stakeholders, such as manufacturers, suppliers, and industry associations, to establish data exchange protocols and resolve data-related issues.

  • Work alongside other team members and stakeholders on data management best practices, ensuring a consistent understanding and application of data standards and quality control procedures.

🥷 Your skills

  • Strong knowledge of automotive systems, components, and specifications, with a focus on auto parts data research and management.

  • Proven experience in a similar role within the automotive industry, with a track record of successfully managing parts data and ensuring data quality.

  • Attention to detail and a systematic approach to data research and validation, ensuring accuracy and completeness.

  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills, with the ability to identify data inconsistencies, diagnose root causes, and propose effective solutions.

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, enabling effective engagement with cross-functional teams and external stakeholders.

  • Ability to prioritise tasks, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

  • A passion for data accuracy, integrity, and continuous improvement, with a commitment to maintaining high standards of parts data quality.

  • A background in hands-on automotive AND IT experience (Data focus preferred).

🪅 Benefits

  • Competitive base salary plus equity. Even though we’re a small startup, we offer competitive salaries and great equity for every full-time employee

  • Parental leave and flexible return to work. After returning to work, primary carers can work 4-day weeks for 100% of their pay for the first twelve weeks. For secondary carers, we offer 10 days of leave at full pay.

  • Flexible working hours. We have an office-first culture but you can work remotely or from home whenever it suits you. There are no fixed hours so you can choose to work when you’re most effective.

  • A brand new architecturally designed office in Christchurch CBD. We have free snacks, drinks on tap, two different coffee machines, social areas, and some of the best cafes a stone's throw away.

  • Monthly team lunches to celebrate our wins and enjoy each other's company outside the office.

  • Ergonomic workspace. Sit-stand desks, ergonomic chairs, quiet spaces, and collaboration spaces to suit all kinds of working styles.