Supplier Engineer

Job Post Index 21BC7A-Sy##
Location Sunnyvale, CA
Description: Job Description
  • Responsible for ensuring suppliers meet company requirements for cost, quality, delivery and service.
  • Qualify new part and understand change control
  • Drive suppliers to continuously improve business and manufacturing processes.
  • Evaluate and select suppliers.
  • Guide Engineering in choosing suppliers for new products and provide DFM input to new designs.
  • Entail managing suppliers and some managing own Projects.
  • Will be managing multiple deliverables from multiple suppliers.
  • Project-2 commodities, (1 electronic and 1 metal), 1 project is high visibility.
  • Lead person to work on program and more of the sustaining part.
  • Manage the project on time to meet the scheduled need.
  • Monitor supplier performance.
  • Select and evaluate suppliers by leading efforts to find new suppliers in an existing or new commodity.
  • Work with suppliers and company engineering for the new product introduction to complete part production qualification process (PPQP), which includes but not limited to delivering on the following deliverables: spFMEA, Special Process Validations, Process capability, MSA, capacity analysis ,and FAIR.
  • Develop supplier ramp readiness based on forecast, supplier capacity, quality performance, and process capability.
  • Perform DFM by engaging suppliers early in development cycle to feedback manufacturability improvements in the designs prior to production.
  • Lead and resolve the supply continuity/ quality issues at suppliers through in depth root cause and corrective actions utilizing SCARs, SCRs (Supplier Change requests) processes.
  • Monitor supplier performance and initiate improvement activities.
  • Drive suppliers to continually improve their business and manufacturing process performance to meet company requirements for supplier excellence including ship to stock programs using a collection of best practices in project management, Six Sigma, Lean, SPC and negotiation by leading these efforts without managerial guidance at several suppliers simultaneously.
  • Develop and use metrics for supplier part cost, delivery, quality, capacity and capability by creating metrics to measure real improvement and judge required intervention or change at the supplier or in a commodity.
  • Driving change to company specifications as necessary by understanding and changing specifications and drawings including driving the ECO process to implementation.
  • Conduct on-site supplier assessments
  • QMS audits and address the non-conformities.
  • Prepare and deliver supplier communications by independently working with suppliers on scorecard creation of QBRs, Supplier Summits, etc.
  • Identify and investigate opportunities for cost reduction and/or quality improvement by judging opportunities and creating strategies to seize those opportunities
  • Completes research and provides data driven plans to management.
Skills: Qualifications
  • BS degree in Engineering or equivalent
  • Masters degree preferred
  • Audit certification is preferred
  • Audit experience is a plus
  • Prefer to have Supply Chain Engineer or Supply Chain NPI Engineer
  • Experience managing parts (auto experience, etc)
  • 3 years experience managing suppliers
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in managing electronic, metal or medical suppliers
  • Experience in PPAP
  • Experience in metal, PCB and sensors.
  • Excellent knowledge of 21 CFR part 820 and ISO 13485 (experience in auditing suppliers to these standards): Certified Lead auditor preferred, but not required
  • Ability to read and interpret detailed mechanical drawings and communicate technical information
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including presentations to executive level management
  • A proven history of implementing Lean/6 Sigma/SPC Programs at suppliers
  • Significant computer experience using Windows, Word, Excel, Access and ERP Information Systems, preferably SAP
  • Significant computer experience using Product life cycle Software, preferably Agile
  • CAD experience with 3D modeling tools is a plus
  • Experience in a high-volume medical device company is a plus
  • Strong Project Management Capability and can manage the project on time to meet the scheduled need.
  • Experienced and Practical knowledge in part production qualification process for new and alternative parts, including but not limited to supplier process validation, change control process, capability/FMEA/FAIR assessment
  • Able to define supplier project scope, schedule, and proactively track project performance, specifically to analyze the successful completion of short- and long-term goals
  • Able to communicate and Influence supplier/multifunctional team to collaboratively complete the project, and deliver parts on time that meet company requirements

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