Identify key supplier technical capabilities across all supplier tiers and execute improvement and realignment plans
Contribute to supplier selection and sourcing decisions and serve as a technical resource to Engineering, Quality Assurance, Manufacturing and Operations on all supplier quality, design, engineering, technology, pricing and service issues
Support supplier training and performance improvement plans
Ensure that all cost and delivery targets for parts and services within the assigned engineering segment are met
Provide input on key design modifications for supplier parts and components
Develop strategies for improve existing supplier network performance
Analyze design, compatibility and performance issues, and prepare contingency re-alignment plans to ensure uninterrupted supply of highest quality components and services
Develop and foster positive working relationships with suppliers
Coordinate supplier APQP activities for new projects and evaluate changes to supplied parts
Facilitate the timely containment and closure of supplier quality issues that affect production plants
Provide technical input into the overall supplier selection and sourcing process
Analyze supplier performance and recommend solutions for development and improvement
Advise business units on supplier development issues
Perform audits of suppliers to ensure they best support the business.
BS in Mechanical/Industrial/Automotive Engineering plus three (3) years of quality engineering, manufacturing engineering, supplier development engineering, or related experience, including one (1) year of experience working with automotive accreditation standards
Developing metrics for rating suppliers and conducting statistical analysis
Sourcing, selecting and developing parts suppliers
Tracking supplier performance and resolving technical issues
Communicating design modifications and requirements to suppliers.
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