Supplier Development Manager Job Description

Supplier Development Manager Job Description

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Supplier development manager provides supplier Development Engineering leadership on multiple New Product Development programs ensuring Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) process with suppliers, manufacturing plants, and engineering for on-time PPAP submission approval with quality target encompassing all aspects of supplier readiness, such as: 100% on time PPAP (Production Part Approval Process), Capacity study/Run at Rate, etc.

Supplier Development Manager Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Drive continuous improvement of supplier’s quality, cycle, and delivery performance through Six Sigma quality tools
Coaches, mentors, develops, and at times leads training on quality methods & processes
Plan & implement document creation, retention, format & distribution programs meeting all regulatory (e.g., GMP, ISO) & quality requirements
Establish and maintain supplier performance metrics (cost, delivery, service, quality, innovation, social responsibility, ) together with the sourcing team
Working with Commercial, Supply Chain and Supplier partners, Plan, co-ordinate and deliver multiple workstreams that put in place the key building blocks of a tiered Supplier management strategy that’s supports Supply Chain optimization – ie, such as, but not limited to, documented and agreed contracts, freight, incoterms, leadtimes, service level agreements, performance metrics/reviews, electronic trading interfaces and transaction flow, MOQs, delivery quality
Provide leadership in key process indicator (KPI) definition, structure, and the effective use of measurement data/results to drive alignment and results in multi-site organization
Lead improvement projects across the organization to align business processes, ensure common process for customers, drive QMS efficiency, and to product consistent predictable results for Customers
Build and lead a team capable of converting a defined service offering into a buildable and scalable set of operational competencies
Establish plans of record and capability roadmaps, providing the product management team with direction on operationally possibilities
Build out a global organization with central controls, capability development and oversight

Supplier Development Manager Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Supplier Development Manager

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: APICS, ISO, TS, CPIM, MRP, ASQ, QMS

Education for Supplier Development Manager

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

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

Skills for Supplier Development Manager

Desired skills for supplier development manager include:

Manufacturing
Accounting
Aspects of business operations
Legal
Engineering
Materials management
Quality
APQP
FMEA
Competitive set

Desired experience for supplier development manager includes:

Exposure to latest development and business models (OA
Master degree (MSc or MBA), preferable in Computational Linguistics
5+ years of work experience in the area of content delivery and content structuring
Real project experience in working with taxonomies and ontologies
Good understanding of machining processes & advanced industrial requirements
Experience of change management and Lean concepts/continuous improvement

Supplier Development Manager Examples

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Supplier Development Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a supplier development manager. 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 manager
  • Correlates requirements to Quality Manual, AIAG, TS, ISO, VDA
  • Develops quality standards and controls for suppliers
  • Drives supplier quality and productivity improvements
  • Formulate tactical strategy and associated operational delivery plans for execution by Program Managers
  • Interacting with and reporting to key stakeholders both internal external within the field of Enterprise and Supplier Development
  • Provide oversight for the development and deployment of Enterprise and Supplier Development policies and procedures to drive compliance
  • Set Enterprise and Supplier Development targets across different strategic initiatives
  • Develop frameworks for cascading of targets and milestones down into business supply chains
  • Contribute to management of the Supplier Development function within the local Supply Chain
  • Increase the effectiveness and efficiency of internal Support Services relationships (HR, IT and Finance) external service providers
Qualifications for supplier development manager
  • Independent, self motivated, tenacious and determined
  • Willingness to travel app
  • 10+ year experience as a Manager preferred
  • Strong working knowledge of Statistical data analysis, and ability to analyze data to present information
  • Experience and effective capabilities with ISO 9001 and continuous improvement methods (8D)
  • Critical thinking skills, ability to understand complex issues and problems, and develop plans to address both internal, supplier and customer needs and objectives
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Supplier Development Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of supplier development manager. 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 manager
  • Function as a technical liaison between suppliers, engineering, Category Management and business unit SCM to resolve supplier related issues
  • Lead the team to deliver on cross-functional program management in the identification and qualification of new suppliers
  • Communicate requirements, services & programs to associates
  • Support & encourage development of team members
  • Participate in development of global systems, processes & tools ensuring regional requirements/needs have been considered & incorporated
  • Drive deployment of global systems, processes & tools within region
  • Drive continuous improvement in supplier performance within region
  • Ensure that supplier development activities are identified, initiated utilizing the corrective action process & progress is monitored/measured through monthly/quarterly scorecard reviews
  • Provide systems assessment support as needed
  • Provide support to other regions, as able, for supplier selection, development, issue investigation/resolution, etc…of suppliers within their respective region
Qualifications for supplier development manager
  • Manufacturing and inventory software
  • Minimum of Bachelor's Degree in a technical field
  • BS/MS Degree (Business or Technical preferred) from an accredited University)
  • 10+ years of commercial/project management experience
  • 7+ years of industry related experience of which 3 years in a technical leader function in APQP, PPAP
  • 3 + years of leadership experience leading a technical function
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Supplier Development Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a supplier development manager. 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 manager
  • Drive regional compliance to established global systems, processes & tools
  • Ensure that global systems, processes & tools are communicated to appropriate resources with region
  • Measure conformance & initiates actions when non-conformances are identified
  • Ensure development & maintenance of supplier tech capabilities (process & product) in support of current & future supply chain strategies & JTS current & future product tech requirements
  • Determine & carry out necessary activities to ensure supply chain compliance prior to required compliance date
  • Ensure an effective & efficient regionalized approach & process for component qualification/validation is in place
  • Identify & communicate the requirements for component qualification/validation to supplier
  • Identify required submission dates & drives on time submissions
  • Track supplier submission dates, progress & approvals
  • Provide timely review & approval
Qualifications for supplier development manager
  • Working knowledge of supplier processes
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve goals through timely decision making and the ability to prioritize, plan, and measure work
  • Demonstrated ability to influence, motivate, and enable others to contribute to the success of a global company
  • Professional Certification in Six Sigma, CMQ/OE, CQE, PMP, and/or Lead Auditor
  • Ability to travel to US/Mexico up to 20% and some International based on business need
  • Interpersonal skills- develop relationships with internal and external customers
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Supplier Development Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a supplier development manager. 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 manager
  • Contact (SPOC) towards local end users and categories
  • Supply Needs formalization to the Categories including qualitative inputs from Factory
  • Represent the local needs toward the central organization RE
  • Support the change management within the function
  • Sourcing responsibility for Capex & Goods & Services according to Categories guidelines (Maintain and develop relationships with key local suppliers performance evaluation and feedback)
  • Share with the central categories market intelligence, dynamics, main drivers and players to ensure the sourcing strategy alignment and implementation
  • Ensure compliance in Sourcing Strategy execution (Contracts implementation, Segregation of duties, Support in Audits & action plans)
  • Ensure the connection between suppliers and Factory to capture innovation, new solutions and reduce time to market
  • Ensure the implementation of the CAPEX projects with RE and own the local CAPEX portfolio
  • Develop and own Factory SSD Budget and manage risks and opportunities for entire portfolio, giving clear predictability to Factory
Qualifications for supplier development manager
  • Selective - programs & processes to meet regulatory & corporate business needs
  • Institutive - innovative approaches to Quality System's applications & efficiencies
  • Strategic - to activities & ability to translate concepts or regulations into concrete programs
  • Motivational - people of diverse technical & non-technical backgrounds
  • Degree in a Technical Discipline (ie EE, ME, QE)
  • Industry experience in Capital Equipment and/or Contract Manufacturing is preferred
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Supplier Development Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of supplier development manager. 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 manager
  • Provide technical expertise and direction in the selection of technologies, processes, and suppliers
  • Support of Continuous Improvement activities
  • Conducts and leads production readiness reviews between the supplier and the Business Units throughout the development process to organize and analyze all areas of supplier production in preparation for full rate output
  • Lead & project manage cross-functional teams for key supply chain initiatives
  • Drive a systematic problem solving, process improvement, and value enhancement approach utilizing Lean Six Sigma (DMAIC) principles in collaboration with suppliers
  • Assure supplier’s corrective and preventive action plans are developed and executed in compliance with an 8D process
  • Perform supplier QMS on-site assessments and assistance visits for supplier selection, to improve supplier performance, and achieve balanced improvement objectives
  • Support the Supply Chain activities and direction on supplier development, risk management, reduction and consolidation
  • Conduct assessments/audits on the processes of existing suppliers on a periodic basis
  • Supplier Development maintains supplier data files (both hard copy and electronic), for the Supplier Development program at CTS
Qualifications for supplier development manager
  • 10+ years of experience in supplier quality and development or other related functions
  • Experience and familiarity with health sciences products serving the research use only (RUO), commercial, and clinical markets
  • Ability to identify, assess, resolve, and where needed, escalate risks
  • Flexible, with strong risk and prioritization skills
  • Ability to identify areas of improvement and devise, plan and implement solutions
  • Ability to effectively identify content, design and deliver training with regard to work processes and/or purchasing conrols elements

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