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Supply Quality and Development Engineer

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Mission Statement:

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.

Main Activities:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 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 desourcing recommendation).
  • 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).
  • 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).

Your Background:

  • Educational background in Industrial, Electrical, Mechanical or Materials Engineering.
  • Postgraduate degree in Quality (desirable)
  • Advanced level of Spanish and English
  • 5 - 6 years of experience in quality operations or supply chain
  • Knowledge in SCM
  • Yellow Belt in Lean Six Sigma
  • SAP QM Module
  • Advanced Excel and statistics 
  • Proficient in Office package 
  • Knowledge of industrial processes (welding, painting, etc).
  • Experience with supplier and product qualification. Audit of production processes
  • Knowledge of sustainability and environment (desirable).
  • Team oriented
  • Process oriented
  • Achievement oriented
  • Resilience

Lieu Dosquebradas, Risaralda, Colombia
Type d'emploi Full time
De l'expérience Entry Level
Fonction du poste Quality Management
Contrat Regular
Date de publication 2024-02-27
Numéro de réference R0044114
More about us

Hitachi Energy is a global technology leader that is advancing a sustainable energy future for all. We serve customers in the utility, industry and infrastructure sectors with innovative solutions and services across the value chain. Together with customers and partners, we pioneer technologies and enable the digital transformation required to accelerate the energy transition towards a carbon-neutral future. We are advancing the world’s energy system to become more sustainable, flexible and secure whilst balancing social, environmental and economic value. Hitachi Energy has a proven track record and unparalleled installed base in more than 140 countries. Headquartered in Switzerland, we employ around 40,000 people in 90 countries and generate business volumes of approximately $10 billion USD. www.hitachienergy.com