Supplier Development Engineer Job Description

Supplier Development Engineer Job Description

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Supplier development engineer provides new product launch support to Laird manufacturing BU/Site operations and supply base utilizing Laird common Supplier Quality launch processes (Site Assessments, Risk Management, APQP, PPAP, Process Audit, etc.).

Supplier Development Engineer Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Development & qualification of supplier product / process of new purchased parts through the DGSS APQP process working with Sourcing, Engineering, Quality, Manufacturing and the supplier (PPAP, Supplier process audits…)
Support Supplier APQP (Advanced Product & Quality Planning) process to develop suppliers and products to the point of successful/on-time PPAP (Production Part Approval Process) and full production readiness based on Modatek and Customer needs
Coordinates with customer service, engineering, manufacturing engineering, procurement and supplier quality on component quality / delivery issues and supplier initiatives
Provide support role to Modatek Quality to ensure supplier on-time PPAP, Run at Rate and Delivery
Performs capability assessments with key suppliers to evaluate the application of advanced quality tools, manufacturing capabilities, material management, and lean maturity
Interfaces with the suppliers' engineering, manufacturing and procurement departments the respective internal Honda departments to drive cost effective manufacturing process improvements that optimize throughput and minimize waste
Perform in-depth quality system assessments across commodities to confirm supplier structure, level of lean implementation, and effectiveness of the quality management system
Assists in the development, approval, and maintenance of material specifications, vendor instructions, quality assurance procedures, supplier documents such as Quality Control Plans
Collects and analyzes quality information from various quality systems and develops reports as needed for senior management review
Review and assess supplier manufacturing processes and quality systems

Supplier Development Engineer Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Supplier Development Engineer

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

Education for Supplier Development Engineer

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the supplier development engineer 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, Mechanical Engineering, Science, Supply Chain Management, Industrial Engineering, Management

Skills for Supplier Development Engineer

Desired skills for supplier development engineer 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
Supplier quality processes

Desired experience for supplier development engineer includes:

Understand the latest technologies in your area of expertise and the requirements of smart phone/tablet relative to your assigned components - Experienced with SPC
Experienced working in a global, multi-national team
Lead Modatek team in Supplier pre-assessment and help making decision for business award
Perform annual supplier audits as required (non-TS16949 suppliers)
Support team on improving performance of identified suppliers with measureable results
Independently or with cross functional team, troubleshoot at supplier in any product realization area

Supplier Development Engineer Examples


Supplier Development Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a supplier development engineer. 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 engineer
  • Perform supplier capability assessments as related to quality systems, process controls, manufacturing capabilities, and
  • System development and utilization - Define and develops local quality procedure for across various material categories as per Group/Division/Business Unit instructions and procedures where appropriate
  • Verify the success by approving PPAP, Run @ Rate, Launch Readiness and Part & Process Audits (incl
  • Perform Supplier on-site assessments and assistance visits to improve Supplier performance and achieve the corporation’s objectives in the areas of Quality, Cost and Responsiveness
  • Ensure cost, schedule and supply chain continuity conditions are met in support of quality, delivery, cost, inventory, and innovation
  • Lead supplier project team to develop robust casting or machining process with support of product engineer, validation engineer, SME, supplier quality engineer and supplier capacity engineer
  • Conduct Full process PPAP process audit and ensure no deviation from approved process
  • Deliver results as measured by key metrics such as supplier yield, cost, defect rate, supplier quality plan
  • Provide support of implementation of supplier related Engineering Changes involving major product design, process, supplier changes, as needed
  • Leads cross-functional teams in the development and deployment of effective supplier related policies, processes, and procedures per AS 9100 and customer requirements
Qualifications for supplier development engineer
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in Manufacturing Engineering, Quality, or Supply Chain
  • This position requires use of information or access to hardware which is subject to ITAR
  • ASQ, Six Sigma or equivalent certification preferred
  • Manage Supplier Performance Metrics for DSQR suppliers
  • Create and present DSQR supplier performance metrics to management
  • For DSQR suppliers, understand their existing practices and processes required to develop formal training packages designed to improve conformance and compliance performance at receipt

Supplier Development Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a supplier development engineer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for supplier development engineer
  • Improve quality, delivery & cost performance of suppliers through well thought out fact based improvement plans
  • Conducts APQP for new product launches, reviewing Critical characteristics, FMEAs, control plan, pass through characteristic, to support new program flawless launches
  • Act as the Sourcing lead on efforts to drive supplier performance improvement for chronic supplier issues (with Supplier Quality)
  • Assist / lead efforts to drive supplier performance improvement for chronic supplier issues (with Supplier Quality)
  • Assist suppliers to plan the most robust process flow to meet high quality and throughput requirement
  • Assist company to perform cost reduction program with suppliers, eliminate non-quality cost
  • Drive localization of GIS products as per TLC guidelines
  • Supplier assessment - Plans and conducts or ensure, supplier assessment including reporting and findings for major and minor opportunities for improvements and verifies effective closure of assessment findings by the supplier
  • Determines appropriate quantitative method for solving business / product issues
  • Drive global in-sourcing, outsourcing, and vertical integration projects that bridge the involvement of complex cross-functional teams and 3rd party suppliers across multiple sites
Qualifications for supplier development engineer
  • Working knowledge of Advanced Product and Quality Planning, including PFMEAs, Control Plans and Production Part Approval Process
  • Knowledge – automotive/aerospace industry
  • Preferred Lean Practitioner/ACE Associate or Six Sigma Green Belt
  • Computer literacy including competence in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work from home and travel within area of responsibility (40-50% of the time)
  • Specialization in electronics products (audio industry) and related parts (PCBA, transformers, metal, plastics, wooden cabinets, ) is strongly preferred

Supplier Development Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a supplier development engineer. 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 engineer
  • Proactively engage with assigned suppliers in Early Supplier Involvement initiatives and coordinate cross function team activities around defined actions enabling aligned specifications, supplier validation and delivered quality
  • Drive a structured approach, with suppliers, during the NPD phase utilizing tools such as capability assessments, process mapping, PFMEA, PPAP, and part qualification
  • Facilitate supplier design reviews encompassing supplier design simulation, testing, and validation activities to ensure delivered quality at both the proto-type and product launch phase
  • Apply Lean Manufacturing Principles to the Supply Chain / Suppliers including Value Stream Mapping (VSM), Transformation Plan, Root Cause/ Counter Measure (RCCM) and Project Charter (A3)
  • Lead and monitor Supplier Development Planning for the commodity related suppliers, this includes quality management delivery performance and product application development
  • Strong process knowledge in at least one manufacturing discipline
  • Attention to detail within advanced quality planning
  • Plastic manufacturing experience and background preferred
  • Assure supplier and Mueller Co
  • Provide timely, detailed and well-documented data and analysis regarding supplier problem solving in addition to supporting root cause analysis and documented corrective actions
Qualifications for supplier development engineer
  • Technical knowledge about dishwashers and small appliance products preferred
  • Ability to think independently and be a thought leader, professional behavior, and other qualities that include decisiveness, communications, confidence, self-initiative and high energy
  • Travel required (40-60%), mainly domestic and possibly limited international
  • 5-7 years of experience in Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering, Automotive or Aerospace Industry experience is highly desired
  • Manufacturing experience in Six Sigma, LEAN, KAIZEN, KIP's, CIP's, EVMA, & RCA, project/liaison engineering, new product development, supplier & quality audits
  • Excellent critical and analytical thinking, verbal and written communication skills

Supplier Development Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of supplier development engineer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for supplier development engineer
  • Lead quality concerns via 8D and NCRs with the the supplier
  • Drive trend improvements on the Quality metric in support of strategic business objectives
  • Visit local supplier facilities/locations on an as needed basis in order to improve relationships, follow up on corrective action validation and/or due to quality spill
  • Lead PPAP Process at Suppliers, assure that supplier PPAPs are complete and meet SQM requirements
  • Audit potential and current suppliers QMS or manufacturing processes
  • Coordinating Process Audits activities within the Supplier Quality Assurance (SQA) Community
  • Negotiating and signing Quality Specification with Suppliers
  • Organizing and leading regular Quality Management meeting also performing regular technical visits to Suppliers for continuous development
  • Driving escalation process in case of major and/or cross Business Lines Quality issues
  • Periodical monitoring of the Supplier Quality performances, leading crash programs towards Top Offenders
Qualifications for supplier development engineer
  • Core tools knowledge and application
  • Demonstrated high level of interpersonal skills to effectively lead, motivate and facilitate others, in group situations to achieve corporate objectives
  • Ability to travel to global operations and assisting outside suppliers
  • Knowledge of supplier quality processes (Production Part Approval Process, Advanced Product Quality Planning, First Article Inspection Reports)
  • Position requires long hours and some nights and weekends when required
  • Ability to travel - up to 60-75% work week travel is required, valid driver’s license mandatory

Supplier Development Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of supplier development engineer. 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 engineer
  • Application of APQP tools through Program Reviews, when applicable
  • Negotiating and signing Quality specifications with Suppliers
  • Organizing and leading visits/audits at Suppliers plants in case of major Quality issues
  • Promotion of Lean Policy Deployment within the supply base to eliminate waste throughout the value stream
  • Assist the Morse System Operations in Supplier performance improvement (reduction in PPM and Incidents)
  • Execute supplier rationalization in line with category strategies
  • Mentor and train lower level associates/interns
  • Partner with Category Manager in creating supplier footprint aligned to the category strategy
  • Support the Senior Supplier Development Engineer, where applicable, in developing suppliers and the supply chain for the localization gaps with our Contract Manufacturer partners
  • Coordinating with project team in US ensure supplier meet requirements
Qualifications for supplier development engineer
  • Demonstrated knowledge of SQA processes PPAP, APQP, FAIR
  • Minimum of 5 - 7 years’ experience in Supply Chain/Quality/Production Engineering/Operations environment and supporting professional/academic qualification
  • Ability to work from home or office and travel within area of responsibility (40-50% of the time)
  • Auditor skills would be preferred
  • Technical knowledge about (insert commodity) acceptance criteria
  • UnderSupplier Development processes, APQP, FMEA, MSA, SPC, PPAP, Run@Rate

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