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Principal Supplier Quality Engineer
Kforce    Phoenix, AZ 85067
 Posted 25 days    

Kforce has a client that is seeking a Principal Supplier Quality Engineer in Phoenix, Arizona (AZ).Responsibilities:

* Conduct capability assessments. Verify supplier qualifications, travel to assigned suppliers, and lead multiple projects to completion

* Define and manage process controls, establish schedules for reviewing supplier and quality performance

* Maintain accurate quality records and certifications

* Identify technical problems with suppliers and implement corrective actions

* Issues, monitors and maintains corrective action database resolve problems using Root Cause Corrective Actions (RCCA) tools

* Measure suppler readiness throughout the new product development stages

* Supports and drives continuous improvement activities to improve supplier performance

* Identify/mitigate supply chain risks recommend mitigations and contingencies

* Use quality tools to develop strategic objectives and tactical implementation for different process elements to improve, measure, monitor supplier performance

* Improve supplier performance (i.e. quality, delivery and costs) through process optimization using process analysis and development tools by driving continuous improvement within supplier operations through deployment of development plans

* Establish and maintain a qualified and preferred supply base

* Assess and communicate technical risks and mitigation associated with the supply base

* Implement supplier scorecard and work with supply base to improve performance

* Create development plans and metrics for key suppliers

* Establish schedules and perform required supplier audits

* Company is in an electrical, PCB, CCA, PWBA environment

* Establish planning expectations with suppliers for new product development. Develop core partnerships to accelerate lead times

* Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain, Engineering or similar degree

* ASQ Certification a plus

* At least 10 years of experience in Supplier Quality Development (or similar position) and/or equivalent experience

* Experience in the Aerospace or Avionics Industry is a plus

* Leadership experience is highly desired

* Working knowledge of Six Sigma Improvement techniques, ISO/AS9100 program requirements, and continuous improvement techniques applicable to supplier improvement

* Electronic and Mechanical experience preferred

* Strong communication skills to make progress reports and present their findings to the supervisor in their department with little direction and oversight

* They must be problem solvers who use their advanced analytical skills to find innovative solution to quality-related issues

* Proficient communicator both written and verbal

* Experience working with systems and process in a manufacturing environment

* Excellent analytical skills capable of making decisions

* Strong facilitation skills

* Knowledge and experience with Continuous Improvement Methodologies (6 Sigma, Lean Mfg)

* Experience conducting supplier quality audits

* Self-starting, minimal supervision required

* Lean manufacturing experience

* Applicants must be fully authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.*Compensation Type:*Years

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