Supplier Quality Manager Job Description

Supplier Quality Manager Job Description

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Supplier quality manager provides the direction/coordination/education/tools needed to achieve and maintain registration and compliance with ISO 9001/9002, SCC and BABT.

Supplier Quality Manager Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective supplier quality manager job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included supplier quality manager job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Own and improve the Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and Product Part Approval Processes (PPAP)
Develop, teach, and champion supplier quality engineering procedures, tools, and techniques
Develop and execute strategic plans to improve our supplier quality, delivery, and costs on a global basis
Manage daily supplier quality activities
Seek and utilize knowledge of the supplier quality engineering professional, including quality systems, technologies, and statistical tools
Develop supplier's capabilities of manufacturing for consistent and repeatable quality, such as step-by-step SOP or BKM, risk analysis and mitigation
Communicate with company internal groups or staffs effectively
Work with key suppliers to develop a lean culture that drives continuous improvement in quality, delivery and cost
Manage and develop Supplier Quality team of procedure/tools/commodity knowledge
Cascade down team priority to sub team

Supplier Quality Manager Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Supplier Quality Manager

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: ASQ, ISO, BB, GB, HACCP, CQA, TTB, SQF, CQE, VDA

Education for Supplier Quality Manager

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the supplier quality 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, Technical, Science, Manufacturing, Business, Chemistry, Management, Education, Mechanical Engineering, Biology

Skills for Supplier Quality Manager

Desired skills for supplier quality manager include:

ISO 9001
GD & T inspection methods and equipment
Semiconductor backend process would be an advantage
ISO 9001-2008 Standards
APQP and associated tools
APQP techniques

Desired experience for supplier quality manager includes:

Support the Strategic Supplier Management process to meet quality, delivery, and cost objectives
Manage supplier quality resources in the areas of Strategic Sourcing, New Product Development, multi-plant locations, and at key suppliers
Act as an advocate for the end consumer’s experience of gracious living
Minimum ten (10) years of relevant quality/supplier quality engineering, quality systems development, and previous supervisory experience required
Track record of driving continuous improvement through the deployment of quality systems
Engineering (ME or materials preferred) background

Supplier Quality Manager Examples


Supplier Quality Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a supplier quality manager. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for supplier quality manager
  • Work out performance assessment system to measure and review performance for the Sourcing Quality team
  • Establish, manage and implement the quality system, incorporating all specifications and customer requirements
  • Develop positive relationships and work closely with Sourcing, Supply Chain, Technology and Engineering Leaders to manage and implement supplier / engineering changes, New Product introductions and transfers
  • Lead Global Cost Out Initiatives and Special Projects as assigned outside of Quality to support Global Strategic Sourcing Objectives
  • Deliver results as measured by key metrics, such as cost of failure, supplier recovery, defect rate, supplier quality plan engagement/effectiveness and corrective and preventative action closure
  • Support / Manage local SQE teams to plan, organize, implement and direct the application of assigned external inspection resources to assure delivery of products and/or services that meets established requirements and fulfills customer needs and expectations
  • Establish goals, work plans and budgets such that lowest cost and highest quality results are achieved
  • Drive quality accountability with top critical suppliers and launch continuous improvement projects with suppliers
  • Ensures that QMS (Quality Management System) procedures in the sourcing department are maintained and up-to-date
  • Develop and maintain a communication plan to provide employees with adequate information concerning business quality goals and objectives
Qualifications for supplier quality manager
  • Results oriented, driven individual
  • Wide industry knowledge an advantage
  • Able to successfully manage challenging situations, and generate executive summaries for internal and external customers
  • Ability to successfully interact within a quality, engineering, design and manufacturing communities and the supply chain
  • Ability to instill confidence in all stakeholder groups and manage complex supply chain relationships
  • Self-starter capable to lead matrix teams

Supplier Quality Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of supplier quality manager. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for supplier quality manager
  • Completes on-site supplier audits in the raw materials and device space (minimally) for Supplier Quality
  • Completes the approval requirements to qualify new suppliers including negotiating quality agreements
  • Identifies supplier compliance issues
  • Partners with Purchasing and Supplier Management to right size the supplier base and continuously improve supplier relationships
  • Develops/Reviews and implements procedures affecting several business groups and functions
  • May interfaces with regulators during regulatory inspections
  • Participates in or manages quality assessments of internal operations and suppliers to analyze compliance and assess risk
  • Interacts frequently with supervisors and functional peer group
  • Collecting data and compiling supplier scorecards
  • Understand component specification and should be able to effectively communicate with Design team sustaining Engineering team in case of an issue with part Quality
Qualifications for supplier quality manager
  • Willingness to travel 50-100 days per year, primarily within APAC region
  • Right to work and live in China (no relocation available)
  • Execute an on-site audit to requirements
  • Understands and assures conformance to regulations for Medical Device and component suppliers
  • 5+ years of experience in Quality, Manufacturing, Engineering or related field which should include 1-2 years of supervisory experience
  • Previous audit experience a must

Supplier Quality Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a supplier quality manager. 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 quality manager
  • Interact with suppliers at high levels of their organization
  • Interact on a global level within internal organization to ensure consistency
  • Be responsible for the overall supplier control processes at DePuySynthes’ Monument site
  • Recruit, develop and manage Monument’s supplier quality staff to ensure a high performing team to achieve the groups objectives
  • Provide Supplier Quality Engineering oversight to suppliers including inspection technique support, product non-conformances, verification/validation activities, CAPA and change management
  • Ensure effective and timely investigation and closure of all CAPA’s, Supplier Non Conformances, complaints and product issues
  • Drive a standardised approach by leading the Supplier Management Committee meetings for responsible sites
  • Maintain and control the list of approved suppliers for sites within Monument’s Quality System
  • Maintain and control company SOPs in support of initial supplier approval and continuous supplier evaluation and in compliance with MD Supplier quality requirements
  • Facilitate quality-driven supplier selection and development
Qualifications for supplier quality manager
  • Bachelor's degree in a related discipline and 14 years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level (U.S. Citizenship required)
  • Oversee the supplier certification/qualification program
  • Supervise Global Supplier Quality Organization
  • Familiar with IPC-A-610, IPC-A-600, IPC-2220, J-STD-001
  • Knowledge of Display related touch technologies

Supplier Quality Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of supplier quality 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 quality manager
  • Lead and direct SQE (Supplier Quality Engineer) activities for the composite commodities focusing on supplier qualification, non-conformance management, supplier surveillance and quality initiatives supporting RCAs (Root Cause Analysis) of field events
  • Integrate closely with the GCL (Global Commodity Leader) to ensure proper resources are aligned with business needs
  • Conduct Supplier Qualifications for any new supplier or design changes at existing suppliers, ensuring rigorous quality processes are developed and followed
  • Drive continuous improvement at composite suppliers with regular quality reviews and CTQ (Critical to Quality) reviews
  • Monitor supplier non-conformance performance, and drive root-cause analyses, corrective actions & process improvements to reduce the Number of Defects & Cost of Quality
  • Lead execution of sourcing quality initiatives and deliver metrics performance
  • Drive systematic implementation & management of all SQ systems across wind commodities
  • Serve on cross functional teams led by commodity management for market analysis, supplier selection, qualification, development and evaluation act as a liaison between partnering functions, customers and suppliers to assure that specifications, acceptance and testing criteria are clearly identified, documented and agreed to by all parties
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Food Science, or other related fields
  • 2+ years of manufacturing and/or quality experience
Qualifications for supplier quality manager
  • Previous Supplier Quality experience preferred
  • Solid understanding on quality tools such as statistical process control, Six Sigma, Lean, process improvements, yield improvements, cycle time reductions, pareto charts, root cause analysis, failure modes, test procedures, gauge reliability and repeatability, FAI (first article inspection), CpK (statistical process capability)
  • The ideal candidate will have experience in implementing processes to control and monitor supplier quality from qualification stage through to mass production
  • Experience for 2nd operation process (like painting, plating, silkscreen )
  • Knowledge base in all Procured Commodities
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 50% of the time, mostly within the USA and Mexico, but occasionally internationally

Supplier Quality Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a supplier quality 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 quality manager
  • Willingness and availability to travel up to 25%, including occasional international travel
  • Basic auditing ability and willingness to further your training
  • Proven ability to manage priorities and work efficiently in a matrix organization
  • Ability to manage deadlines and pressure in a fast changing environment
  • Direct and coordinate the efforts of an assigned group of Quality Assurance personnel engaged in the technical phases of Quality Engineering work
  • Supervise liaison between Supplier and Quality Assurance representatives in addressing the quality concerns from the supply chain
  • Cooperate with other departments and suppliers in the development and implement an ethos of continuous improvement
  • Participate in the selection accreditation of certified suppliers and supervise the evaluation and monitoring of supplier quality assurance programs
  • Development and maintenance of measurement systems for quality costs, indicators, trends and supplier rating
  • Provide an effective organization structure with proper training and development to meet personnel replacement and growth needs of the division
Qualifications for supplier quality manager
  • Experience interacting with Suppliers at upper levels of their organization
  • Substantial experience, including active participation, in regulatory and partner audits
  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in HDD manufacture and application
  • Demonstrated knowledge of business impact of compliance issues and risk management is preferred
  • BS or MS in Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical Engineering, or related field
  • Bachelor or above degree with major on Chemistry or Chemical engineering

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