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Supplier Quality Manager - Optical
- Great US Culture
- Reporting to Supply Chain Director
About Our Client
My client is a global AUTOMOTIVE company
1.Supplier Reality Checks + support in corrective action (60%)
a.Does the supplier really have the raw materials in its warehouse which its factory need for the agreed manufacturing batches
b.And, if no, can he provide proof when those raw materials will be delivered and by whom. What will be the impact on the agreed timelines?
c.Is the supplier really producing finished goods for GV SC? Or has he outsourced (part of) the production to a 3rd party ?
d.Did the supplier really allocate 2 or 3 manufacturing lines (and thus dedicated capacity) to GV SC or are these production lines also in use to manufacture orders for other companies?
e.Is the supplier really halfway with production and can he show the Field Engineer the finished goods and production schedules for the remaining items.
2.Gathering Operational Supplier Intelligence (20%)
a.Is the supplier really producing finished goods for GV SC? Or has he outsourced (part of) the production to a 3rd party ?
b.Is the actual factory capacity in line with the capacity communicated to us ? E.g. :
i.can you see recent investments in expensive machinery ? Or did he close down production lines?
ii.Is equipment failure downtime registered ? And what is the impact of the average downtime on the 2x 45 days leadtime ?
iii.Can approved subcontractors take over (part of) the job ?
c.Are "conform samples" available to workers in production?
d.Is work in progress inventory stored in a predictable way or do people need to look around to find what they need ?
3.Report to GV SC (20%)
a.Observations regarding "reality checks"
b.Initiated corrective actions by the supplier
c.Est. Raw Material leadtime compliance per supplier per CPO*
d.Est. Production leadtime compliance per supplier per CPO*
e.Estimated adjustments on leadtimes and, or estimated adjustments with regard to production ready day*
The Successful Applicant
Must speak great English as report to Foreign line manager
Bachelor's degree in Engineering required, Master degree or MBA preferred.
A minimum of 10 years of Quality and Engineering experience, preferably in a foreign company/export/valve, automobile related field.
* Strong, demonstrated leadership experience along with influencing others.
* Superior interpersonal and communication skills.
* Ability to work well in a team environment.
* High level of personal initiative.
* Outstanding organizational skills, with the ability to lead SQEs to support multiple projects while meeting all deadlines.
* Quality functional expertise - including set up and maintain strategic supplier base, supplier management, communication of company quality objectives and supervise of suppliers implementation.
* Fluent written and spoken English with level 6 minimum.
* Ethics and integrity in dealing with suppliers.
What's on Offer