Supplier Development Engineer
Worcester, MA Candidates need to be able to work in the City or State specified – Temporary, Full-Time, Long-Term
Title: Supplier Development Engineer – MA
Location: Worcester MA USA
Job Reference #:US41L8NK_BH1575852
Work Type: Full Time
Employment Type: Temporary/Contract
Career Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Compensation: From:40.00 To: 50.00 Per Hour
Kelly Services is now hiring a Supplier Development Engineer for a 12-month contract position located in Worcester, MA. This position is fully remote but will have to travel within Massachusetts as needed.
The Supplier Development Engineer is responsible for creating a performance based culture that delivers incremental improvement in key supply base metrics.
The ideal candidate will use their knowledge of quality systems, advanced product and quality planning (APQP), supplier management, program management, continuous improvement tools, and commodity manufacturing processes to manage the key SDE workstreams: High Risk Supplier APQP, Focus Supplier, Supplier Continuous Improvement/Cost-Out, and Supplier Risk Management.
The Supplier Development Engineer will be responsible for developing individual team member leadership competencies and driving functional excellence in the management and launch of high risk supplier components, leading supplier continuous improvement activities to reduce cost and improve capability, and supporting supplier risk management activities such as focused systemic improvements at chronic supplier sites. The ideal candidate will also assure proper training and utilization of all Global SDE tools and procedures within the region.
The specific functions of this position include the following:
Supports the development and deployment of Global SDE tools and processes to enable improvement in both Quality and Delivery performance, and enhance overall supplier capabilities to meet future business needs.
Builds organizational capability globally by developing commodity/process expertise to support effective supplier selection, management, continuous improvement and problem solving.
Works cross-functionally with SCM, Engineering, and Operations to ensure supplier sourcing, launch and on-going performance meet defined targets and overall business needs.
Manages SDE activities on all major Aerospace NPD programs involving suppliers.
Monitors overall supplier performance metrics (DPPM, DMR, OTD, PRR etc) and addresses performance gaps by driving defined strategies in accordance with the Focus Supplier Process or other short-term recovery plans.
Assures proper alignment of continuous improvement activities with the SCM team at group and with the plants.
Conducts Business/Quality and Technical assessments, in support of new sourcing, to determine if a supplier’s business operating system and technical competency meet Eaton’s expectations.
Drives process for systemic improvements at chronic (Focus) supplier sites, through the use of quality tools (SPC, Lean, Six Sigma) and validates improvements through defined KPIs to reduce quality non-conformances, and delivery disruption.
Bachelor’s degree in a related engineering or supply chain management field
Minimum 5 years of experience in manufacturing, quality, supply chain or operations
3?5 years’ experience in using quality tools/methodologies (PPAP, APQP, QSA, SPC, auditing)
Knowledge of Industry specific quality registrations (ISO9001, AS9100, NADCAP)
Six Sigma Greenbelt or Blackbelt
Lead auditor qualification
Lean training and hands-on experience is desirable
MBA is a plus Ability to effectively communicate at all levels within the company
Ability to work cross-functionally
Ability to think strategically
Demonstrated Functional Competencies
Product and Process Quality Planning (Advanced)
Analytical/Statistical Tools and Methods (Advanced)
Inspection and Testing (Advanced)
External Requirements (Practitioner)
Manufacturing , Operations
Worcester, MA Candidates need to be able to work in the City or State specified
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