Senior Supplier Development Engineer, Instruments

Danaher   •  

Sunnyvale, CA

Industry: Manufacturing & Automotive


5 - 7 years

Posted 54 days ago


Essential Job Responsibilities:

• Evaluate and qualify suppliers based on selection criteria.

• Audit and perform assessments (scorecard) at supplier sites.

• Establish, track, and trend key supplier performance metrics.

• Use data analytics to make recommendations on actions.

• Identify, quantify, prioritize, and drive supplier improvement projects.

• Review, approve, and release engineering change orders to suppliers.

• Develop and execute qualification plans with engineering and manufacturing teams.

• Review, initiate, and represent supplier recommended design changes to internal engineering teams.

• Understand and represent supplier capabilities to engineering teams during program design changes / development.

• Drive Cepheid requirements at supplier, while representing supplier capabilities within Cepheid

• Review, drive corrective actions, and approve supplier issues (Non conforming material, corrective action requests, etc).

• Provide input and update internal supplier selection and qualification processes.


Minimum Requirements:

Education or Experience (in years):

• Requires a minimum of 5 years related experience with an Engineering Bachelor's of Science degree

• A technical degree in either: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a technical competency in this area based on related experience.

Knowledge and skills:

• Demonstrated technical and analytical ability.

• Strong / Concise verbal and written communication skills.

• Experienced and comfortable with executive level presentations (.ppt / "elevator pitches").

• Familiar with ISO and GMPMD requirements.

• Demonstrated experience working directly with internal functional organizations and suppliers on a regular basis.

• Demonstrated experience with manufacturing processes and controls related to area of expertise.

• High degree of professional acumen.

• Demonstrated experience with high volume electrical/mechanical manufacturing processes - automated processes, manual assembly, and functional tests.

• Demonstrated experience with production line setup and validation.

• Demonstrated experience with equipment selection, operation, and processing

• Demonstrated experience with manufacturing approaches for high/low volume/mix.

• Demonstrated experience working with contract manufacturers.

• Understanding of processing limitations and design characteristics

Physical requirements/abilities:

• Some travel domestically and internationally is required (15%)


• Masters Degree (business or technical)

• APICs certification

• Must be willing and able to travel to supplier locations – primarily regionally located

• Proficiency in MS Excel, MS Power Point, Agile, and SAP

• Ability to read and interpret product Bill of Materials (BOM's)

• Must be a self-starter and be able to operate independent of day to day supervision

• Self-starter with the ability to adapt, critical thinking skills, and problem solve under pressure