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Supplier Development Engineer - Quality

Job Title:  Supplier Development Engineer
Department: Quality
Location: Telford, Tennessee

This position is responsible for ebm‑papst’s supplier development program. Specifically focused on supplier management that includes supplier approval, corrective actions, part approvals and auditing.

Essential Functions of the Job:

The essential functions of this job require the person, with or without reasonable accomodations, to perform the following:

  • Conduct supplier audits for new suppliers and the existing supplier base.
  • Collaborate with the purchasing department in selecting, onboarding and developing new suppliers.
  • Monitor supplier’s performance to evaluate quality and on time delivery.
  • Develop, assign and monitor Key Process Indicators (KPIs) related to delivery performance, quality and capacity.
  • Develop and coordinate supplier development programs for improvement and cost reductions.
  • Report supplier performance to management.
  • Analyze supplier’s production processes to determine if capacity and quality standards can be achieved.
  • Coordinate the Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) on supplier parts.
  • Review and understand Control Plans (CP) and Process Failure Modes Effects Analysis (PFMEA) documents.
  • Work closely with the plant quality department and the purchasing department to escalate issues in regards to quality and delivery performance. Ensure supplier corrective actions are completed in a timely manner and verify their effectiveness.
  • Provide support to all departments in regards to supplier issues.
  • Use the following software programs when performing this job: MAC-PAC, Order Processing, Visio, Inventory systems, Design, Internet, Project Management, Microsoft Word, Access and Excel.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

Recommended Education and/or Experience:

  • University Degree in Engineering and minimum four years related experience;
  • Supply chain development and crisis management skills
  • Ability to prioritize tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Desire to work in a collaborative team towards a common purpose
  • Strong integrity and creativity
  • Flexibility and preparedness to travel with short notice
  • Knowledge and understanding of ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 including auditing.
  • Knowledge of VDA 6.0 is a plus

All Employees are Expected To:

  • Follow the Employee Handbook policies and procedures and uphold organizational values.
  • Contribute to building a positive work environment.
  • Report for work consistently and on time.
  • Report to supervision conditions or practices that are unsafe to ebm‑papst and its employees.


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