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Job Description Summary

The position is responsible for ensuring supply chain companies continually develop their processes in line with company needs and verify their systems are in compliance with our requirements. Will review engineering and manufacturing specifications and find the best suppliers in the industry for needed items. Negotiate cost effective contracts and monitor materials consistently for any lapse in quality. The position reports to the Strategic Sourcing & Planning Director.

The duties and responsibilities of the position will consist of, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Review engineering and manufacturing specifications to identity materials needed for product assembly for all manufactured goods
  • Research and find the best vendor to supply materials needed for the manufacturing process.
  • Contact vendors and liaise between product engineers, manufacturing personnel and suppliers to negotiate contracts to secure required materials for the production floor
  • Conduct supplier quality control audits on a regular basis to ensure vendors and their supplies remain in compliance with company and federal manufacturing and production standards
  • Communicate with vendors regularly to address any concerns and foster an environment that facilitates continual improvement in working relationships
  • Understand and interpret all manufacturing audits, including ISO 9001 and other industry standards
  • Support the Quality Manager to monitor and report on supplier product quality and performance
  • Participate in cross functional teams in the development of new products or changes related to current products in meeting customer requirements
  • Contribute to continuous improvement activities
  • Support and lead process improvement activities at the supplier
  • Achieve goals within budget
  • Conduct benchmarking studies to determine best practice and trends
  • Plan projects so they may be tracked and presented
  • Maintain a supplier database and include performance evaluations and quality control audits in the database for in-house access by company and manufacturing management personnel
  • Assist with logistics, including communications with vendors when there are packaging and receiving issues when materials arrive at receiving dock
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Work Experience: 3 years of supplier quality experience, strong knowledge of Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA), Lean Manufacturing knowledge, knowledge of ISO 9001
  • Education: BS in Engineering or Logistics
  • Computer Skills: Prior experience working with ERP systems, Auto CAD, and MS Office Suite

Preferred Requirements:

  • Work Experience: 5 years of supplier quality management experience
  • Computer Skills: Intermediate to advanced Excel skills
  • Bilingual: Spanish speaking
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