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Supplier Development Engineer (S.D.E.) Hamilton, Ohio USA

Company: thyssenkrupp Bilstein of America Inc
Location: Hamilton
Posted on: August 5, 2022

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At thyssenkrupp we have more than 155,000 employees in nearly 80 countries and annual sales of ---43 billion. We are active in automotive engineering, logistics, plant technology, steel production, elevator manufacturing and much more. We work in large and small businesses all around the world - but we always work together. We have over 200 years of experience in industry and the latest cutting-edge technology. We have a position that s right for you, that piques your interest, and that puts your skills to the test.

Throughout the world, the name thyssenkrupp Bilstein is synonymous for innovation and high-tech engineering in the shock absorbers technology. With its competence for the entire suspension, the company - with production facilities in Europe, NAFTA, and China - supplies products for the complete spectrum of damping applications. On top of this, thyssenkrupp Bilstein has for many years now been a much sought-after partner in the motor sports and tuning sector. thyssenkrupp Bilstein is an operative business unit in the Components Technology business area of thyssenkrupp AG.

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The Supplier Development Engineer (S.D.E.) is responsible for enhancing the processes at a supplier for a specific product that will meet the performance metrics outlined for delivery, quality, service and value. The S.D.E. will work in a team environment as a key resource for the component teams to develop new supply sources to improve cost competitiveness and be the conduit between the company and the supplier. Responsibilities will include cross-functional program management to qualify new components, supporting issues with current production, developing new suppliers to reduce cost, increasing capacity, and auditing suppliers to ensure process conformance. Manage the customer specific requirements and offer technical support. The S.D.E. will work on multiple phases or sub-tasks of projects or entire projects of moderate complexity, with results affecting project completion.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Maintains a safe work environment by complying with all safety and environmental policies in the workplace. Advocates for and promotes a safe work environment by reporting Near Misses and/or other safety and environmental hazards, wearing all required PPE and encouraging others to do the same
Interface with component teams to prioritize supplier development needs by component to improve cost competitiveness or supply constraints
Research external market information and entrepreneurial companies to identify potential sources and suppliers
Drive supplier selection through robust qualification processes
Assess new and existing supplier capabilities to meet product, cost, quality, capacity and fulfillment ensuring suppliers are able to meet requirements for performance, quality, cost and delivery of components and requirements for IATF/TS 16949, ISO 14001 and other applicable customer and internal system and reputation requirements
Facilitate capacity planning with suppliers to ensure demand can be met to the requested date.
Based on screening, prioritize preferred suppliers
Drive improvements utilizing Lean methodologies, supplier scorecards and own supplier audit, ensuring supplier compliance, whilst driving systematic problem solving and process improvement plans to deliver value
Lead supplier development projects (as prioritized and assigned) Assess Equipment and Processes for proper application, capacity, operation, and PM.
Track the supplier s performance indicators, based on their scorecards and rankings, to facilitate and develop the supply base s ability to consistently meet or exceed defined expectations
Develop positive relationships and work closely with sourcing leaders to manage, implement and track supplier/engineering, design changes, capacity studies and New Product Introductions, and transfers
Deliver results as measured by key metrics, such as supplier yield, field cost, field defect rate, supplier quality plan engagement/effectiveness, and corrective & preventative action closure
Specify, develop, and validate advanced technology, quality information and test equipment
Work with internal resources such as MPP Process to understand new and advanced technology
Specify and develop product acceptance/test procedures that relate to a complex process (state-of-the-art) or highly complex product
Act as consultant to communicate and coach the Quality, Manufacturing, Engineering and Procurement organizations to drive cost effective improvements to Quality and Manufacturing processes, minimizing waste, introduce new products and improve product design
Your responsibilities
Provide technical expertise and leadership to sourcing and development of suppliers with respect to technology, performance, quality, cost, logistics and delivery
Provide leadership during investigations of major problems and or special projects focusing on developing working relationships with suppliers and the supply chain with regard to product development and procurement of parts
Responsible for leading the solution for supplier component concerns, driving Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), customer interaction, supplier interaction, Value Analysis/Value Engineering (VA/VE) support, supplier component development and approval and supplier cost improvements
Carry out new supplier validation audits, with supplier support and supplier Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP)
Assist in the development of control plans, equipment layouts, and processes at assigned suppliers to maximize quality efficiency and productivity.
Facilitate the development of process documentation with assigned suppliers.
Assist with new product launch by working with suppliers to ensure that key milestones are achieved
Work with Engineering (Design and Manufacturing Engineers) team to define process parameters and criteria to ensure supplier process capability is effective to meet product and process requirements
Keep up with current and developing manufacturing and engineering trends that concern product quality
Contribute to continuous improvement activities
Provide Lean and/or Six Sigma training or consulting to suppliers.
Provide technical expertise to customers/licensees in solving technical problems associated with product supply and test facilities
Provide Manufacturing, Processing and Gauging Recommendations To Suppliers, and internally to Procurement and Supplier Quality
Write reports and present progress at project meetings and to clients
Achieve goals within budget
Conduct benchmarking studies to determine best practices/designs and future trends
Perform root cause analysis and resolve problems
Independently determine approach and assigned tasks
Ensures compliance and safety of all activities within the organization standards and policies.
Interface with component teams to prioritize supplier development needs by component to improve cost competitiveness or supply constraints
Research external market information and entrepreneurial companies to identify potential sources and suppliers
Drive supplier selection through robust qualification processes
Assess new and existing supplier capabilities to meet product, cost, quality, capacity and fulfillment ensuring suppliers are able to meet requirements for performance, quality, cost and delivery of components and requirements for IATF/TS 16949, ISO 14001 and other applicable customer and internal system and reputation requirements
Facilitate capacity planning with suppliers to ensure demand can be met to the requested date.
Based on screening, prioritize preferred suppliers
Drive improvements utilizing Lean methodologies, supplier scorecards and own supplier audit, ensuring supplier compliance, whilst driving systematic problem solving and process improvement plans to deliver value
Lead supplier development projects (as prioritized and assigned) Assess Equipment and Processes for proper application, capacity, operation, and PM
Track the supplier s performance indicators, based on their scorecards and rankings, to facilitate and develop the supply base s ability to consistently meet or exceed defined expectations
Your profile
Develop positive relationships and work closely with sourcing leaders to manage, implement and track supplier/engineering, design changes, capacity studies and New Product Introductions, and transfers
Deliver results as measured by key metrics, such as supplier yield, field cost, field defect rate, supplier quality plan engagement/effectiveness, and corrective & preventative action closure
Specify, develop, and validate advanced technology, quality information and test equipment
Work with internal resources such as MPP Process to understand new and advanced technology
Specify and develop product acceptance/test procedures that relate to a complex process (state-of-the-art) or highly complex product
Act as consultant to communicate and coach the Quality, Manufacturing, Engineering and Procurement organizations to drive cost effective improvements to Quality and Manufacturing processes, minimizing waste, introduce new products and improve product design
Provide technical expertise and leadership to sourcing and development of suppliers with respect to technology, performance, quality, cost, logistics and delivery
Provide leadership during investigations of major problems and or special projects focusing on developing working relationships with suppliers and the supply chain with regard to product development and procurement of parts
Responsible for leading the solution for supplier component concerns..... click apply for full job details

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