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Lead role with Suppliers, in particular to those within the Composites and Plastics category, to ensure that products are delivered in accordance with established Quality Standards and customers’ specifications. Provide support in areas of documents & data collection, monitoring improvement activities, cross-functional communications, and to be a vital part of the overall cost of quality & manufacturing cost improvement initiatives.
Perform supplier audits and performance assessments in terms of PPM, NCRs’, On-time delivery:
Identify risks, challenges and back up plans
Lead resolution of supplier non-conformances. Track quality events, product defects, or quality-related issues leading to delivery failures. Work with supplier on defect containment, determination of root cause, and implementation of robust corrective actions.
Rank and prioritize suppliers for development. Create Supplier Development Roadmap.
Program manage initiatives and lead quality/process improvements including scrap reductions/yield improvements, variation reduction and capability improvements, product reliability improvements, operational mistake-proofing, and value engineering and cost reduction projects.
Understanding of GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing), ISO & TS standards
Extensive knowledge and experience with APQP/PPAP, and in applying quality tools such as SPC, 8D, Root-cause analysis, etc.
Broad range of tooling, manufacturing process, and workmanship standards experience across Composites and Plastics. Experience with best-in-class manufacturing practices (Lean Manufacturing, visual management, data collection, material utilization, employee engagement, cross-training, standard work, Gage R&R, Calibration, etc.).
Professional approach to understand and resolve technical & non-technical issues with suppliers.
Professional approach to work with internal & external team members with different responsibilities.
Good listening, comprehension, and presentation skills – both verbal & written.
Good analytical and problem solving skills
Good leadership and organizational skills
Hands-on with MS Office, SPC software (i.e, Minitab), etc.
Ability to travel at short notice.
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