Supplier Development Job Description

Supplier Development Job Description

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Supplier development provides process Management support at suppliers and assist in developing and implementing program quality plans, programs, and procedures using statistical quality control statistics, lean manufacturing concepts, and six-sigma tools and analyses.

Supplier Development Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Provide guidelines and directions to develop potential suppliers to meet Modatek requirements for Approved Suppliers List, this includes Engineering capabilities, tool construction, Equipment and facilities, Prototype, quality, capacity and capabilities
Establish and make recommendation for possible improvements to help contain costs improve cycle time, identify bottlenecks and improve quality of the product
Support Modatek Quality, as required, to make a decision if supplier is capable/meeting Modatek requirements during Run at Rate at suppliers facilities
Support Modatek Quality, as required, to determine if Equipment function, Inspection methods meet product design requirements
Follows and complies with all Operational Procedures and Policies as outlined in the Employee Handbook, Quality and Environment programs (ie.ISO/TS16949, ISO14001)
Works directly with suppliers where Quality or Delivery performance, or business risk demands robust corrective action and improvement
Functions as a liaison between suppliers and internal functions/plants (Engineering, Quality, Operations ) to clarify requirements, facilitate communication and drive accountability for improvement actions
Manage the DSQR Program and execute activities associated with the Designated Supplier Quality Representative (DSQR) process
Provide support to strategic programs such as Direct Ship Authority (DSA), Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI), and Designated Supplier Quality Representative (DSQR) programs
The quality of all parts/processes supplied by external suppliers that are developed during the NPD process within the assigned categories / commodities

Supplier Development Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Supplier Development

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: ASQ, SQEP, MSD, CQE, ISO, TS, CQA, UPPAP, OEM, CRE

Education for Supplier Development

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the supplier development job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and University Degree in Engineering, Technical, Manufacturing, Business, Education, Management, Industrial, Science, Supply Chain Management, Mechanical Engineering

Skills for Supplier Development

Desired skills for supplier development include:

Shop operations and maintenance procedures
Technological developments and trends for guidance of commodity teams in advancements of design
Tools and techniques of 6 Sigma methodology
Lean concepts
Statistical techniques and methods
Quality systems

Desired experience for supplier development includes:

Responsible for maintaining and improving Modatek Approved Supplier List process
Influence and give direction on Gantt Charts and other time lines submitted by Suppliers and ensure timing of major milestones are in line with Modatek needs
Make recommendation and give direction to Modatek team in supplier resource activity
Make recommendations to resolve issues dealing with Program management, Supplier and Customer
Support Modatek team with GD&T (Geometrical Dimensioning & Tolerancing) as and when needed
Support Modatek team with monthly Supplier monitoring and take active part in dealing with identified supplier to help improve performance

Supplier Development Examples


Supplier Development Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a supplier development. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for supplier development
  • Establish and develop partnership relationships with our supplier base.Lead and facilitate effective two-way communication, training, and regular site visits with strategic suppliers
  • Assist DSQR suppliers as a communication conduit between Management, Design Engineering, SQEs and Suppliers when all other modes of communication have failed to deliver acceptable results
  • Gather, interpret relevant data, and create effective presentations (costs, productivity, defect patterns)
  • Attain a high competence level in, and continually develop, personal skills in Value Engineering techniques, LEAN process techniques and problem solving techniques, and use in daily work
  • Ability to travel up to 20% and ability to obtain and hold a passport
  • Regularly visit suppliers and support in conducting technical supplier audits
  • Driving continuous improvement within DI CE Supply Base by supporting New Product Development, Strategic Sourcing, Supplier Approval and Qualifications, Current Issue Resolution, Lean Six Sigma deployment and Value Analysis / Value Engineering
  • Problem solving with suppliers during NPD
  • Maintains a safe working environment by complying with all safety and environmental policies in the workplace
  • Review component design with suppliers to verify cost, feasibility, capability, gauging, and overall conformance to specified tolerances
Qualifications for supplier development
  • Completed Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Supply Chain, Industrial Management, Science or Business
  • Bachelor and above degrees, majoring in Engineering or other related discipline
  • Has packaging experience and electrical component knowledge is preferred
  • Be able to understand mechanical drawings
  • Assure supplier understanding of PPAP procedures and requirements
  • Must Have-Experience in Casting or machining commodities

Supplier Development Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a supplier development. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for supplier development
  • Notify the appropriate manufacturing sites and divisional groups of the change, and ensure assignment of appropriate change owners
  • Using a total cost of ownership (TCO) model, competitive quoting, and strong analytics, and select the best outcomes that maximizes business results while supporting commodity strategies
  • Lead and support other assigned procurement initiatives
  • Build and actively work a robust material cost savings funnel of varying projects in scope, size and impact
  • Communicate project progress and actual results to multiple sponsors
  • Forecast financial savings metrics and provide input to the annual budget cycle
  • Develop cost optimization programs with target suppliers and internal teams
  • Ability to travel domestic and internationally up to 35% of the time as required
  • Work with integrated teams to develop Supply Base
  • Perform pre/post award oversight of supplier selection
Qualifications for supplier development
  • 5 years aerospace experience in Quality, Engineering, Manufacturing, Operations, or working with products or processes
  • Experience in sheet metal , Casting - “Machined Parts & Gears +Drives” & general fabrication background to cover “Springs, Motor Vehicle Parts, Pneumatic, Gaskets”
  • Advanced proficiency in MS Office software
  • Engineering-Industrial - Bachelors Degree
  • Experience in sheet metal , Casting , Machined Parts & Gears,Springs, Rubber and Plastic parts
  • At least 3 years with primarily responsibility performing on-site supplier audits related to safety, quality, process, and delivery performance

Supplier Development Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of supplier development. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for supplier development
  • Ensure alignment with CA and global Quality on processes and procedures / practices
  • Provide technical supports on hardware (patterns, fixtures, cutting tools, equipment and gauges) and software (machining or casting process, process control, poka yoke) development, introduce lessons learned to new suppliers to avoid repeated issues
  • Ensure all deviations during developing and samples validation are captured and closed before mass production
  • Provide requirement for validating supplier corrective actions and process control
  • Continue to monitor supplier's process through BIQ methodology and regular process audit
  • Ensure defective parts are returned promptly to suppliers and ensure that the supplier provides a complete Corrective Action Report and Root Cause Analysis using structured problem solving
  • Champion continuous improvement by using the Danaher Business System (DBS) to build process muscle, accelerate project timelines and generate business results
  • Establish and lead the implementation of a Supplier Development Program for strategic and key suppliers in order to achieve and sustain high levels of supply chain performance resulting in year on year cost reductions
  • Assist suppliers to improve capability through training of problem solving processes including robust preventative and corrective action, and validation processes
  • Provide short term monitoring support in order to mitigate supplier non-conformance
Qualifications for supplier development
  • Highly organized with ability to work independently part of a team able to work in a cross-functional and global matrix organization
  • BS in Business Management, Purchasing, Supply Chain Management, or related discipline
  • Ability to remain seated for long periods of time while working on a computer or documentation
  • Must be capable of withstanding long period of viewing data on a computer screen and/or in paper format
  • Specialization in electronic products (audio industry), related parts (PCBA, transformers, metal, plastics, wooden cabinets, ), or guitars is strongly preferred
  • Capability to manage multiple projects at the same time

Supplier Development Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of supplier development. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for supplier development
  • Functional procurement of all new product introduction quality deliverables and to play an integral role in the project team
  • Supplier Audits - Perform various supplier assessments, including quality, product compliance (RoHS/REACH), Supplier Social Responsibility, etc, as requested by BUs/Corporate functions
  • Specific Project Support - Assist localization sourcing supplier development and qualification to meet BU specific quality and/or industrial requirements to achieve localization goals
  • Evaluates potential suppliers for a wide variety of products
  • Supports global purchasing needs during supplier transitions, supplier rationalization and localization programs
  • Produces training materials for in-house courses
  • Deliver annual market channel volume and overall profit goals by working closely with the Sales Senior Leaders and Managers
  • Negotiate, build, and track with Supplier to establish incentive budgets that meet the needs of the sales organization while also meeting distributor profit criteria
  • Negotiate programming and pricing with suppliers to ensure company profit objectives are met
  • Analyze Drive Supplier channel brand standards communication and execution across entire portfolio with Sales Senior Leaders and Managers – constantly and consistently verify Supplier’s priorities are being supported and execute the trade-offs between profit and volume to maximize total profit
Qualifications for supplier development
  • Providing regular feedback to sourcing on supplier performance and improvement plans
  • Lean, Six Sigma and validation activities
  • Minimum of 5 to 7 years in supply chain and supplier development
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills including ability to make clear and concise presentations
  • Technical background/degree (ME, EE)
  • Facilities and equipment

Supplier Development Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a supplier development. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for supplier development
  • Develop and maintain quality and delivery metrics as a means to facilitate positive, proactive change in performance
  • Work closely and consistently with Supplier’s channel management to seek solutions against opportunities and execute against channel goals
  • Research, analyze, and build sales and financial reports for state specific markets in preparation for monthly and/or quarterly financial review meeting with senior management
  • Demonstrate strong relationship building activity with key accounts and continually lead and promote a culture of execution of brand standards and best practices
  • Supports the SD performance management program – maintains escalation logs, vets scorecards for accuracy and pulls raw data for needed suppliers
  • Follow up and monitoring the project development timeline with suppliers and ensure support team communication well
  • Identify, document, and eliminate cost drivers early in development
  • Identify and resolve bottleneck issues
  • Identify and report suppliers' capability
  • Drive actions to develop best-in-class supply base
Qualifications for supplier development
  • Provides Purchasing Contoles expertise, oversight, and guidance to areas of product development, manufacturing operations, supply chain, and/or field/product quality
  • Serves as key subject matter expert for Purchasing Controls during audits and inspections and in external customer interactions
  • Plans, prioritizes, and assigns team objectives to achieve goals
  • Proficient in the use of SAP desirable
  • BE in (Mechanical , Production , Industrial Engineering, Automobile ) with 9+ years’ experience in Supplier Development
  • PPAP evaluation knowledge

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