Job TG835: Supplier Quality Manager

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Highlights of the Supplier Quality Manager Position

This is a chance for someone to join a growing, highly innovative company. This is a high profile, key role of the Purchasing organization. The individual will be actively involved in all aspects of the Quality System and Quality Improvement Plan with the aim to meet or exceed agreed quality targets.

Company Information

Our client is one of the world’s premier advanced materials products companies spanning several industries including Defense, Energy, Industrial & Aerospace, Consumer Electronics and several others. This company serves leading and emerging technology manufacturers across the globe. Our client company operates from the U.S. and 10 countries around the world. The company shares a mutual culture of innovation and collaboration allowing the varied business units to offer comprehensive and beneficial solutions to their customers

Job Location

Buffalo, NY

Key Responsibilities of Supplier Quality Manager Position

  • Supervisory Requirements:
    • Provides indirect leadership to other quality team members and project leadership for continuous improvement and corrective action teams.
    • Acts safely and ethically at all times and is responsible for the quality department’s safety performance. Upholds and acts according to our values, mission, and vision.
  • Continuous Improvement:
    • Aides in developing metrics that track and report status of the overall Supply Chain (i.e. Cost of Quality, Supplier complaints, Supplier product non-conformances, etc).
    • Provides leadership and training to local site Quality staff on Supplier Assessments and Supplier Qualification processes.
    • Works with Suppliers to drive process quality improvements through the implementation of automated process controls, sampling systems, enhanced manufacturing procedures, utilization of statistical techniques and statistical process control systems.
  • Supplier Requirements:
    • Acts as the Lead Assessor for Supplier related assessments.
    • Maintains the WAM SQA process.  Works with new and existing suppliers to drive quality improvement using problem solving methods, quality control plans, FMEA’s, and Continuous Improvement Plans.  Works to qualify new suppliers using the Supplier Assessment program.
    • Identifies high priority/high risk suppliers, develops improvement plans and monitors performance to those improvement plans.  The incumbent will also coordinate supplier sorts/inspections/tests as appropriate and will manage supplier changes.
    • Performs supplier audits, requests and reviews Supplier Quality Documents (Process Maps, PFMEA’s, Control Plans), assist in development of a supplier risk assessment, develop high risk supplier development plans, review specifications, and makes presentations at various meetings (such as Quality System Reviews, Supplier Reviews, etc.).

Essential Qualifications and/or Requirements

  • Bachelors degree in Business or Technical field preferred or equivalent experience
  • Lean and or Six Sigma Black Belt certification required or 2-3yrs of Continuous Improvement experience
  • Project Management experience required (2-3yrs)
  • ISO9001 Lead Auditor or other ISO/TS Auditor certification required
  • Demonstrated experience with leading supplier audits and developing a Supplier Quality Organization

Desired Qualifications

  • Prefer experience and knowledge of manufacturing systems, the quality function and technical products.

Teldar Group
About the Author:

The Teldar Group is an Executive Search and Recruiting Firm specializing in placing professionals in Procurement, Strategic Sourcing, Purchasing, Logistics and Supply Chain positions.

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