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Supplier Quality & Development Engineer Turkey

Lead supply quality and development activities for the four factories and one service unit under your responsibility.Ensure the highest quality standards and on-time delivery of suppliers, materials and parts using quality assurance methodologies and necessary supplier improvement initiatives. Drive sustainability in the supply chain. Conduct quality audits, surveillance, and inspections at supplier manufacturing locations. Perform supply quality issue resolution for escalated suppliers. Lead supplier performance improvement actions for targeted suppliers.This position will be based in Istanbul, Turkey and you can chose to be located in Kartal, Dudullu or Tuzla.

Your Responsibilities:

•Support category managers and factory supply chain managers with 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

.•Drive sustainability and onboard suppliers in EcoVadis.

 •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

•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.

 •Perform and document PPAP for new supplier developments.•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 function.

•Visualize the successfully completed PPAP’s at the global/regional level to all the whole SCM and Quality community to avoid duplication of efforts.

•Lead 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

•Monitor and consolidate the supplier delivery and quality KPI’s, the critical non-conformities escalated from the factories. 

 •Ensure completion of annual Supplier Performance Evaluations (SPE).

•Identify the critical supplier list within your area of responsibility. 

 •Plan and execute supplier on-site assessment in case of a detailed process investigation is required. 

 •Share supplier performance KPI’s and the critical supplier list regularly with the HUB SCM and the Category Managers

•Lead 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 escalation of suppliers in-case of “uncollaborative suppliers”.

•Monitor and ensure the supplier performance data, the supplier quality costs and the claims are reported according to PG/PGTR guidelines and instructions

.•Implement company supply quality procedures within the assigned responsibility area.

Your background:

•Fluent in English, both written and spoken.

•5+ years of relevant experience in manufacturing quality assurance.

•Experience from transformer or automotive industry is a plus.

•Proven skills in auditing and part qualification processes.

•Knowledge in manufacturing of electrical steel, cores, conductors, insulation kits, insulation boards, bushings, tap changers and other transformer accessories

•Good understanding in ISO standards, UN ́s 17 Sustainable Development Goals, EcoVadis, REACH, RoHS, FMEA, PPAP and Conflict Minerals.

•Bachelor’s degree or higher in one of the disciplines: mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or production engineering.

Location Istanbul, Marmara, Türkiye
Job type Full time
Experience Experienced
Job function Quality Management
Contract Regular
Publication date 2024-05-24
Reference number R0051037

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