Identify and prioritize suppliers who are lacking in performance and develop plan to visit/audit those suppliers for improvements.
Support Sourcing team to select and quality potential suppliers.
Ensures suppliers meet CentroMotion requirements. Develop supplier to meet these requirements as needed.
Design and maintain standards expertise, policies, procedures, and manuals for CentroMotion Supplier Quality on the determination of new supply sources, supplier quality relations, standardization of measurements, and acceptable criteria of materials.
Interfaces with personnel from multiple CentroMotion plants to resolve chronic or major suppliers issues and verify that suppliers understand process/product requirements.
Support NPD (New Product Development) projects.
Review engineering specifications and drawings to determine suppliers’ abilities to meet parameters and reviews new and modified product designs from a material standpoint advising modifications when necessary.
Reviews and approvers Suppliers PPAP’s; review and audit the deliverables including: Control Plans, Capability plans, Capability Studies, Part layouts, Gage design, Gage R&R, PFEMA, DFEMA; and support or leads project management efforts regarding supplier changes.
Assists multiple CentroMotion plants on third party audit regarding supplier qualifications and performance.
Involve vendors, internal resources, plant personnel to drive containment and closed-loop closure to significant quality issue. Ensure that Supplier quality issues are resolved using an appropriate problem solving methodology.
Provide leadership on-site at vendor locations to drive team efforts and activities.
Work with Engineering to drive technical document changes when needed.
Assist Purchasing and Customer Service to expedite product from suppliers in urgent situations.
Performs other duties as assigned.
BS degree in Engineering related field.
Have 5+ years demonstrated quality systems knowledge and experience.
Ability to travel expectation is to 40% up to 50%
Broad knowledge of manufacturing
Capable to summarize test data and report for external customers
Problem solving tools (KT, 8D, etc.)
Experience in Advanced Quality Planning including familiarity with the AIAG Advanced Quality Planning and Control Plan, FMEAs, PPAPs, MSA and Statistical Process Control (SPC) standards
Experience using Minitab or other statistical tools
Strong self-motivation and communication skills
Strong commitment to customer satisfaction
Ability to think outside the box and suggest/implement continuous improvement ideas
Strong analytical thinking
Good level of inter-personal relationships, interface with foreign personal.
Being able to perform successfully in a matrix organization; Capable to lead complex efforts on behalf of the Quality leadership across functions
Self-started and being able to work independently.
Six Sigma Green or Black Belt or Certified Quality Engineer preferred.
Previous experience as an auditor for ISO 9001/TS 16949 or VDA Quality Systems, required.