Essential Functions: Establishes and maintains a Supplier Quality System that is effective in producing, measuring and maintaining a supply base measured by DPPM / RPPM, as well as delivery performance, and contractual pricing. Ensures compliance to procedures and requirements outlined in the Supplier Quality Manual. Revises and implements changes as required, and partners with the supplier base to roll out these changes for implementation at the suppliers' location. Participates in supplier reviews and provides input to the Purchasing, Quality and Engineering Departments in regard to supplier quality. Performs Supplier Quality System Initial Audits and Surveillance Audits as required.
Ensures reliability and accuracy of products provided by the supply base. Ensures that disposition of nonconforming material is handled in a timely manner. Addresses deficiencies in the Suppliers' Performance Rating as it relates to quality, performance and delivery. Issues follow-up reports and corrective action reports and provides follow up and closure of nonconformance issues. Coordinates with suppliers all initiatives relating to supplier quality performance. Tracks performance trends and performs quality trend analysis from supplier base and facilitates corrective actions as appropriate. Leads supplier development activities for dock-to-stock program. Utilizes lean manufacturing, error proofing and continuous improvement initiatives to support the supplier base by assisting in development of robust processes that assures quality products and services. Provides support to customers relative to supply based issues. Qualifications: -Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering or a related discipline - 5-10 years of related experience (Supplier Quality, Quality Assurance & Manufacturing preferred) or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. -Thorough knowledge of state-of-the-art inspection and quality inspection and quality engineering/assurance techniques, procedures, instruments, equipment, theories, principles and concepts and general business operations.
Job ID: 9678-1A