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Supplier Development Engineer

Company: Hitachi Vantara Corporation
Location: Raleigh
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

Description Hitachi energy is seeking a remote Hub Supplier Quality and Development Engineer. This role is responsible to ensure customers satisfied with PGTR products via applying risk-oriented quality assurance methodologies and necessary supplier improvement initiatives to achieve on-time and on-quality delivery of the supplier parts/materials. Complete quality audits, surveillance, and the inspections at supplier manufacturing locations. Perform supply quality issue resolution for escalated suppliers. Lead the supplier performance tracking for each BU/HUB category. Lead the supplier performance improvement actions for the targeted suppliers. Implement and sustain PG/PGTR supply quality procedures within the BU/HUB's. Ensure the appropriate utilization of the SBM tools.Your Responsibilities:

  • Supplier Qualification: Support Category teams within the supplier qualification process through evaluating the supplier.
  • qualification assessment forms and recommending the appropriate qualification level.
  • Ensure the supply base is and remains fully qualified and compliant through regular monitoring and the reporting of the qualification status.
  • Supplier Assessment (On-site Audits): Plan and conduct the required supplier on-site audits including the assessment reporting (with qualification decision), corrective action plan alignment with the suppliers.
  • Follow-up and confirm the effective closure of corrective action plan items by the suppliers.
  • Supply Base Compliance (for HUB SQEs): Participate in the SSDP (Supplier Sustainability Development Program) assessments.
  • Conduct regular status update meetings with the suppliers and confirm the closure of corrective action plan items by the suppliers within the defined resolution time frame.
  • Parts Qualification: PPAP process governance for BU/HUB Category parts/components (creation of category specific parts approval requirement standard)
  • Lead the production part approval process for the high priority cases including the coordination of trial parts and first article inspection activities with the factory quality.
  • Visualize the successfully completed PPAP's at the global/regional level to all SCM/Quality community to avoid the duplication of the efforts.
  • Supplier Issue Resolution, Non-Conformance, and Claim Management: Lead the non-conformity resolution process with the suppliers in case of the escalated technical issues from the factories and ensure the effective root-cause analysis and the countermeasure implementation by the suppliers.
  • Lead the escalation of the suppliers to BU/HUB SQM in-case of the poor resolution of the identified issues.
  • Supplier Performance Monitoring: Monitor and consolidate the supplier delivery and quality KPI's, the critical nonconformities escalated from the factories.
  • Ensure completion of annual Supplier Performance Evaluations (SPE) for the identified suppliers by the category management (including reporting per Category/HUB)
  • Identify the critical supplier list per category and define the improvement target(s) per supplier.
  • Plan/execute the supplier on-site assessment in case of a detailed process investigation is required.
  • Share the supplier performance KPI's and the critical supplier list regularly with the BU/HUB SCM and the Category Teams.
  • Supplier Performance Improvement: Lead the supplier performance improvement actions for the targeted suppliers to meet the customer and the Hitachi Energy's factories' expectations (following DMAIC, A3 and/or 8D methodology).
  • Lead the escalation of the suppliers to BU/HUB Category Management in-case of uncollaborative suppliers.
  • Process and Systems Compliance: Implement PG/PGTR supply quality procedures within the assigned responsibility area.
  • Develop/issue the specific supplier and part/material quality procedures for the related category.
  • Ensure the appropriate utilization of the SBM tools within the BU/HUB organizations and the local units.
  • Monitor and ensure the supplier performance data, the supplier quality costs and the claims are reported according to PG/PGTR guidelines and instructions.
  • Interface with Category Management: Closely collaborate with the Category teams to support the implementation of Category strategy (CIPS) and provide recommendations from supplier performance and capability perspectives (e.g: support for the supplier classification, new supplier selection, onboarding or sourcing recommendation).
  • Interface with the Suppliers: Represent the "voice of customer" to the suppliers during the supplier audits and as well as other remote activities and follow-up (e.g: interface with suppliers' engineering, operations and quality senior management).
  • Quality Projects: Complete special quality and continuous improvement projects such as Advanced Product Quality Planning, Lean Six Sigma, supplier manuals, etc. in line with the yearly BU SQ targets.
  • Lead and execute the assigned Dynamic Evolution projects for the corresponding categories (including the team establishment, necessary preparation to pass each gate and tracking of benefit realization).
  • Living Hitachi Energy's core values of safety and integrity, which means taking responsibility for your own actions while caring for your colleagues and the business.Your Background:
    • Bachelor's degree in an engineering-oriented discipline and minimum 5 years of relevant experience.
    • Candidate must already have a work authorization that would permit them to work for Hitachi Energy in the United States.
    • Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, or Industrial engineering degree, along with experience with managing supplier quality activities or project management.
    • Experience with executing and delivering cost out projects and savings.
    • Yellow or Green Belt with exposure to lean manufacturing concepts
    • Experience working in projects using APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning) methodology.
    • This role will have Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities Protected veterans and qualified individuals with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access Hitachi Energy career site as a result of your disability. You may request reasonable accommodations by calling a Hitachi Energy HR Representative at 1-888-504-2007 or by sending an email to: Resumes and applications will not be accepted in this manner.

Keywords: Hitachi Vantara Corporation, Greenville , Supplier Development Engineer, Engineering , Raleigh, North Carolina

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