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Supplier Quality Supervisor
Novi, MI

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Posted 7/17/2018

Required Skills

  • Experience in manufacturing, quality, and / or engineering (min 10 years)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Mechanical or Electrical is desirable)
  • Hands on experience in manufacturing with thorough knowledge of assembly processes, procedures, facilities and equipment
  • Knowledge of automotive industry standards and launch procedures (as example; AIAG Core tools [APQP, PPAP, MSA, PFMEA, SPC], IATF 16949
  • Highly proficient in print reading and interpretation, part measurement / GD&T
  • Demonstrated thorough knowledge of probability, statistical quality control and techniques (e.g. DOE, SPC, 7 Quality tools, etc.)
  • Demonstrated expertise in investigating complex quality problems and applying sound technical problem-solving skills (e.g. 8D, root cause analysis, Fishbone, etc.)
  • Flexible schedule due to frequent plan changes driven by unforeseen quality issues
  • Experience with casting, forging, machining, electrical / electronic products, powder metal, and heat treat
  • Experience with transmission components and manufacturing processes
  • 40% travel and ability to periodically work non-traditional business hours to support local and global suppliers

Job Description

  • Participate in sourcing, selection and evaluation of new potential suppliers with Purchasing to develop an approved supply base
  • Involved with new business allocation and supplier feasibility analysis
  • Review and approve feasibility analysis describing special attributes and future quality requirements, including the early production containment (PCPP = GP-12)
  • Implement and monitor advanced quality planning process with all suppliers for new business, responsible for supply base APQP through PPAP approval within program milestones
  • Assure suppliers’ understanding of product, process and PPAP submission requirements
  • Review suppliers’ manufacturing processes and quality systems
  • Assure product meets drawing tolerances, engineering specifications and quality requirements with all suppliers
  • Lead liaison activities between purchasing, engineering, manufacturing, operations and suppliers to resolve supplier quality and technical issues
  • Define metrics, goals and monitoring requirements for supplier performance, improve supplier quality performance by conducting workshops at supplier locations, providing technical assistance with quality system development, and other technical support as required
  • Maintain required documentation and files
  • Identify special characteristics based on product design, fit and function requirements, as well as learned lessons and deploy with suppliers
  • Review manufacturing concepts to assure alignment with process capability requirements
  • Lead cost recovery activities through DMR with suppliers
  • Support incoming material department
  • Apply Controlled Shipping (CS-I and CS-II) procedures as required
  • Coordinate quality audits in incoming inspection to meet requirements and issue DMRs to suppliers
  • Determine cause of supplier quality problems and coordinate / implement effective and timely resolutions through G8D’s problem solving
  • Drive quality management system requirements with the supply base

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