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Supplier Development Engineer

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Job Code: Supplier Development Engineer
Posted On: Thursday, 12th July 2018
Shift: 1st
Job Type:
Education: 4 Year Degree

Job Description:

  • Partner with Neapco global divisions to identify, develop, quote, launch, and maintain supply base that aligns with global sourcing strategy.¬†
  • Lead new program launches with supply base insuring alignment with their APQP process and Neapco requirements.
  • Participate in supplier PPAP process, validating accuracy of all quality documentation and process data.
  • Validate and approve supplier changes, manufacturing processes, and quality systems.
  • Provide technical assistance in developing quality systems and other support as needed, partnering with suppliers to improve quality performance.
  • Support Neapco division and supply base through containment, root cause analysis, and long term corrective actions during critical delivery or quality issues.
  • Lead global divisions in identification, tracking and implementation of supplier related cost reduction objectives.
  • Manage global supplier database, performance and scorecard systems, as well as required corrective actions.
  • Develop, improve and document standardized global supplier development processes.
  • Support efforts to identify and qualify new suppliers.
  • Ensure suppliers obtain or maintain applicable certifications (i.e. TS16949, CQI9, etc.)
  • Understand part characteristics, processes, and required process controls to monitor and achieve required specifications.

Preferred Skills:

  • Minimum of five (5) years of Supplier Development experience in automotive¬†components, preferably driveline or similar products and processes.
  • Process areas of special emphasis include castings, forgings, heat treat, precision machining, injection/blow molding, spline forming (pressing, rolling, broaching), painting and assembly.
  • Ability to read blueprints and determine product specifications.
  • Complete understanding of APQP process and documents.
  • Audit experience/certification in TS/ISO/QS/VDA/CQI.
  • Good understanding of statistics, especially related to process capability and gage/measurement system validation.
  • Excellent problem solving skills (Six Sigma certification a plus)
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a fast paced environment, within time constraints, and support emergency response teams.
  • Strong project management skills and demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and tasks.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint).
  • Experience in ERP (SAP and/or Plex) a plus.
  • 1-2 weeks travel per month required.

Education:  Bachelor's Degree required, Engineering major preferred.