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Supplier Quality Specialist in Windsor at Valiant TMS

Date Posted: 1/25/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

To ensure that established Supplier Quality and Customer product standards and requirements are consistently applied resulting in compliance to quality, pricing and timing commitments made by Valiant to the Customer

Participate in supplier evaluation, qualification and development process and provide input to manage risks related to the suppliers;

Provide training & feedback to suppliers and lead the efforts to implement steps to continuously improve supplier performance;

Conduct supplier audits, monitor and report on their quality performance, capabilities & communicate the results with the suppliers & Valiant internal customers;

Monitor PO releases and manufacturing priorities and follow-up with suppliers, ensure technical specifications are available and suppliers build required equipment per PO requirements;

Coordinate with project management, procurement and manufacturing to ensure supplier provides quality product based on timing constrains and project requirements;

Coordinate with engineering departments possible supplier proposed design changes, ensure deviations are documented and approved

Support buy-off activities for outsourced services, processes, materials, parts and other commodities;

Collect qualitative & quantitative supplier information & data, prepare reports focusing on compliance, conformance and effectiveness of the operations for the potential and existing suppliers;

Manage all supplier related Non-Conformances (NCRs) for all outscored services, processes, materials, parts and other commodities,  coordinate effective resolutions for all supplier related NCRs

Collect information to determine potential root causes, issue supplier corrective actions and/or 8Ds;

Participate in and report on the progress and effectiveness of the supplier corrective actions and continuous improvements tasks;

Coordinate supplier returns/repairs, including shipping requests for items returning for rework, track status of returns, determine supplier CoQ, cost recovery and/or cost avoidance; and

Maintain & improve supplier directory information, generate supplier scorecards, maintain and report out on supplier quality dashboard in an established frequency

Job Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree is preferred, candidates with sufficient technical experience in Engineering and Manufacturing disciplines will be considered;

Minimum of 3 years of experience in Quality is preferred, manufacturing and tooling industry experience an asset;

Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications;

Knowledge of print reading, GD&T, special processes, print notes related to custom machine & tooling industry

Familiar with welding and machining best practices

Familiar with quality and continuous improvement tools;

Familiar with ISO9001 and AS9100 standards;

The ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high pressure environment;

Demonstrated leadership and team building skills, and the ability to coordinate teams across cross-functional disciplines;

Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills a must;

Ability to travel between all VMT locations, within Canada and USA;

Ability to travel to supplier locations, mostly within Canada, USA and other areas possible; up to 80% of travel is possible; and

Ability to meet CGP clearance requirements.