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Supplier Quality Engineer

Location : North Andover, MA
Job Type : Direct
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 3-5
Required Education : BA/BS
Travel : No
Relocation : No
Job Industry : Manufacturing

Job Description :

Our well-respected manufacturing client in the Merrimack Valley area is seeking to hire a Supplier Quality Engineer. The responsibility of this role is to work with various supplier and quality staff, perform supplier audits and participate in reviews to ensure continuous improvement of supplier base. This role requires 30% travel. This is a full-time, direct hire role offering competitive salary and an excellent benefits package!


Main Responsibilities:

Monitor and resolve supplier-related operational issues. Collaborate directly with Quality teams at manufacturing sites to ensure supplier performance is regularly reported and coordinate corrective actions where required.


Develop quality plans and protocols for product transfers to contracted manufacturing sites.


Audit and evaluate supplier’s internal processes to assess overall compliance and regulatory requirements, including sub-suppliers. Communicate feedback to sourcing team and plant quality to improve operations.


Monitor the supplier selection process in accordance with the company guidelines.


Develop a world class Supplier Management Program using Six Sigma and Lean methodologies.


Act as key contributor to the supplier quality management process. Standardize where possible by conducting supplier audits, monitoring quality-related issues during supplier maintenance and supplier selection process.


Champion supplier continuous improvement initiatives with Global Commodity Sourcing and Plant Quality teams.


Participate in the selection of suppliers in the design and development phase as well as the production phase to ensure that the supplier's current and future capabilities will meet the company's needs.


Collaborate with Global Commodity and Plant Quality teams to develop and prioritize an auditing schedule ensuring that designated suppliers are audited for GMP's, ISO and quality standards.


Participate in supplier scorecard reviews along with Sourcing Manager and Plant Quality to assess suppliers on their ability to meet quality, delivery, and service levels


Conduct supplier audits through the SCAR program to ensure suppliers implement and maintain any necessary corrective action program and ensure timely closure of SCARs.


Develop and maintain an SPC program and evaluate results for continuous improvement and process validation.


Prepare supplier-related quality metrics for presentations and periodic reviews.


Required Qualifications :

3-5 years of operations experience in industry is required. Green Belt certification also required.


Improve supplier quality PPMs


Demonstrated experience with quality systems requirements.


Train suppliers in problem solving techniques (8D), quality systems, PPAP and SPC, capability analysis


Follow single SCAR, validate effectiveness of supplier corrective actions


Perform formal on-site reviews within assigned commodity


Promote the Supplier Quality Manual and follow up with suppliers


Clarify supplier inspection methods using the control plan


Expedite deviations on urgent issues


Participate in customer complaint review meetings where suppliers are involved


Issue PPAP for new/revised parts and follow up


Perform on site PPAP when applicable


Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills demonstrated leadership skills and problem-solving abilities are required.


Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint including developing graphs and presentations



Low cost regions supplier experience



Moore is a people focused firm that strives to go above and beyond what a job seeker would expect from a staffing service. Independently owned since 1980, we have succeeded in maintaining a small company feel with big firm career planning and placement expertise.  Our areas of expertise include accounting, administrative, healthcare, human resources, manufacturing engineering, skilled manufacturing and supply chain.   The candidate experience with Moore is built upon our core values of Expertise, Compassion, Sincerity and Community and reflects our commitment to their success.

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