Excel Professional Recruiting, Inc.

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SUPPLIER QUALITY ENGINEER


Primary Job Function:

Manage the performance of the supply base through all phases of a product life cycle by developing, implementing and maintaining systems to assure supplier component designs and manufacturing processes meet Company and customer-specific requirements. 


Principal Duties and Responsibilities Include:

  • Complete accurate quality audits for selection of potential new suppliers according to AIAG/VDA standards and report results to Purchasing & Quality departments.
  • Assist the purchasing department in sourcing suppliers for new program launches by conducting thorough release audits according to AIAG/VDA standards and report results to program team and management personnel.
  • Lead APQP for responsible high and medium risk single components: lead effective meetings from design reviews, special characteristic identification, gage concepts, FMEA/Control Plan buyoffs, support tracking tool progress, establish PPAP milestones and timing, and assist program Quality Engineer to ensure compliance of customer-specific requirements.
  • Develop, track and maintain supplier quality APQP information for all responsible commodity/single components and report status to program & management personnel. 
  • Ensure suppliers provide required documentation that confirms conformance to engineering requirements during prototype and pre-series build events.
  • Assist Logistics planning with defining suitable packaging for high and medium risk single components.
  • Properly and punctually maintain all Company systems including SAP and Supplier Portal information.
  • Perform incoming inspection buy-offs during prototype and pre-series build events.
  • Manage, track and drive closure of deviations for suppliers/single components which do not conform to engineering and/or customer requirements.
  • Conduct Level 5 PPAPs for high risk suppliers/parts and Level 3 PPAPs for medium and low risk suppliers during new product launches.
  • Assist purchasing department in assuring suppliers can meet required capacities by completing onsite run at rates.
  • Lead effective Launch Readiness Reviews for medium and high risk suppliers.
  • Manage the interface with suppliers in series phase for responsible commodities (including tier 2, key tier 3 and beyond suppliers) for resolution of non-conformances of material and/or customer specific requirements through issuance, processing, and resolution to them using 8-Discipline approach.
  • Drive continuous improvement activities to improve Company scorecard metrics of supplier performance during series program phase.
 Other Duties and Responsibilities Include:
  • Effectively work with corporate teams to satisfy customer and internal requirements.
  • Perform problem solving and root cause analysis.
  • Escalate all issues to manager which may prohibit adherence to these responsibilities.
  • Follow all corporate procedures, processes, work instructions, guidelines, etc.
  • Understand, utilize, develop, implement, maintain, and follow all quality system procedures, processes, work instructions, guidelines, forms, etc.
  • Participate in quality system audits.
  • Understand the processes used by other departments within Company and the customer.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Budgetary Responsibilities:

  • Use disposable items to their intended life span.
  • Minimize expenditures through efficient use of manpower, materials, maintenance, and equipment.
  • Have good business sense and be cost conscious. 

 Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Business or equivalent technical degree is preferred.
  • 5+ years of supplier quality experience in an automotive environment is required.
  • Experience working in a Tier 1 environment is preferred.
  • The ability to work independently is required.
  • The ability communicate with multiple cross functional departments is required.
  • Greenbelt and SAP experience is preferred.
  • Background in corrective actions (8-D’s, 7 Steps, Drill Deep & Wide, etc.), PPAP, APQP, GD&T, blueprint reading, ISO/TS elements, and SPC is required.
  • Quality systems auditing experience is required.
  • Must possess and retain a valid driver’s license.
  • Experience with Designed Experiments is preferred.
  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills through well-developed interpersonal, organizational and communication skills are required. 

Working Conditions:

Fast paced Automotive Manufacturing & Engineering Team environment. Travel is required as much as 80% on short notice.

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