QuEST Global Phoenix, AZ 85067
Supplier Development Engineer
Are you ready to be more active and involved in your day-to-day tasks? Do you find enjoyment in identifying issues within the manufacturing process and helping suppliers with their continuous improvement activities to impress their buyers? Get out from behind the desk, off the phone and start interacting with real people every day by joining the DAFR team at QuEST!
**Who is QuEST?**
Our goal is to become the most recognized and trusted global engineering partner for our customers—Fortune 500 companies in the Aerospace, Medical Devices, Oil & Gas, Power, and Transportation industries. We know we can find a solution to their most important technical and business challenges they encounter. We aren’t consultants. We help them make their products the most competitive in the world and that’s how we’ve grown to over 12,000 engineers operating from 75 centers around the world. We’re going to be a 100-year company, which doesn’t mean staid and boring, but rather, we evolve and adapt to create the frontier of the engineering services industry.
The Supply Chain organization is an established organization capable of providing significant management services for our customer. It is spearheaded by prominent leaders with over 3 decades of project engineering experience from different backgrounds including Industrial and Supply Chain Management, Engineering / Product Development, and Cost and Schedule Program Management. Our mission is to broaden the organization by promoting innovative project management skills and techniques while providing exquisite project management service to our customer.
We just crossed the 20-year mark last year, and despite remarkable growth, we have maintained a culture of empowerment at all levels—what we call intrapreneurial. You will be part of the decision making to drive continuous improvements so we can stay happy and healthy as a business in a challenging industry. Not everyone is a great fit. We will throw you into the deep end (with lots of support), but if you want to run, we have the room. We’re not a place where laziness, ego, or rigid thinking fit in, and that’s intentional. You can do more at this company than you can in twice the time anywhere else. We accelerate success; you control the throttle and hold the yoke.
+ You will need to have a history of customer facing interactions to interact effectively with a variety of contacts within the supplier manufacturing process and OEM Program Office.
+ You will need to have a familiarity with manufacturing processes to understand and pinpoint the potential issues that will require mitigation closure
+ Drive delivery (including overdue reduction and buffer compliance) and quality improvement at each supplier by using diagnostic tools such as: Supplier Health Assessment (SHA), Supplier Readiness Assessment (SRA), Supplier Surveillance, Zero Defect Plan (ZDP), and other Collins ACE/CORE tools as needed
+ Work with suppliers to create actions that will address gaps identified from utilization of the above tools
+ Monitor supplier performance and apply countermeasures to manage supplier Sustainable Improvement Plan (SIP)
+ Provide leadership to drive supplier Gold / Performance + with suppliers
+ Communicate supplier strategic plans and actions to address missed targets to Regional Manager, and to the Regional Leader as needed
+ Eliminate any risks that will prevent suppliers from meeting performance targets, and escalate as needed
+ Drive cross functional and BU engagement to remove roadblocks necessary to improve supplier performance
+ Prepare supplier executive summaries and present at SBU critical supplier reviews
+ Participate in or lead process improvement projects to streamline Regional Supplier Performance Operations
+ Identify supplier system capabilities and improvement opportunities as well as cost drivers
+ You will need to be able to influence without authority to drive quality and speed to meet commitment dates
+ Work closely with QuEST and customer personnel to understand pain points and high visibility issues
+ You will need to have written and verbal communication skills to disseminate information and provide status
+ You will need to have proficient computer skills and data entry capability, and the ability to navigate in customer platforms to provide critical accurate information
+ You will need to be willing to travel to various manufacturing facilities on a frequent basis in order to perform your job
We’re excited to talk to you if:
+ Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of prior relevant experience OR Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 3 years experience. In absence of a degree, 9 years of relevant experience is required
+ 5+ years of experience in Engineering/Supply Chain/Manufacturing or related area with a continued proven track record of performance achievement, and growth with increased level of responsibility in an operations environment
+ You see yourself as a self-motivated, disciplined, and organized individual driven by a passion to provide solutions
+ You can effectively manage production schedules with use of delivery estimation, risk analysis and crisis mitigation
+ You are familiar with LEAN methodologies and tools
+ You have experience with quality systems and/or industry standards compliance
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**Total Years of Exp:**
6 - 9