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Supplier Quality Manager

Company: Disability Solutions
Location: Cedar Rapids
Posted on: July 1, 2024

Job Description:

Job Description What's it like realizing your potential at an innovative company that takes on some of the world's most important challenges? Rewarding. As part of our Precision Strike Quality Organization, you'll join a diverse group of driven professionals who design the products and systems that support enhanced military capabilities, protect national security, and keep critical information and infrastructure secure. With us, you'll be able to make an impact while you hone your skills and grow in your career. Our flexible work environment provides you a chance to change the world without giving up your personal life.The Successful CandidateBAE Systems is seeking a Manager of Supplier Quality for the Navigation & Sensor Systems Product Line. This role will be accountable for developing, maintaining, and optimizing the NSS Supplier Quality Assurance strategy to reduce risk and ensure world class product and process quality and delivery from the supply base. You will need to build strong relationships with the business leaders, programs, supplier partnerships, and Design and Operations Quality functions to understand and translate requirements and risks into a robust supplier quality plan that prevents disruptions and customer defects. In support of your Supplier Quality business strategy, you will closely partner with the core teams of the Supplier Quality function within the Electronic Systems business to ensure the supply base is assessed, qualified, and consistently delivering a quality product. This role will be the Command and Control of supplier quality in the business and the voice of the business within the supplier quality function. This individual must be a self-starting leader who can effectively partner with multiple functional organizations internally (BAE Electronic Systems) and externally (Supply Base) for success. Responsibilities:

  • Develop, communicate, and drive a proactive Supplier Quality program for the Business.
  • Measure, maintain, analyze, and communicate all Supplier Quality metrics, risks, and planned actions, and drive continuous improvements efforts at suppliers for improvement.
  • Partner with the Supplier Quality Category teams and Design and Operations Quality teams to relay requirements, assess and develop suppliers (Supplier Development Program), and drive RCCA with suppliers.
  • Be the Command and Control for Supplier Quality within the business.
  • Lead RCCA activities for supplier quality problems by analyzing defect trends, issuing SCARs, working with partners on audits, and leading continuous improvement projects to drive a zero defects mindset - insure timely closure as well.
  • Responsible for developing a collaborative environment with suppliers, design engineering, design and operations quality engineers, supplier partnership leaders, and other key functions to foster a zero-defect environment inclusive of APQP/PPAP (AS9145), Lean-6Sigma, and Quality science tools.
  • Partner with supply chain to ensure proper selection of sourcing (throughout entire product life cycle) to mitigate risk and reduce overall cost of ownership of the parts.
  • Partner with the core Supplier Quality team to engage key supplier's management in a business review process to monitor metrics, identify trends and implement programs to assure demonstrated performance improvements.
  • Manages and develops a high performing and diverse team of Supplier Quality Engineers (potentially in geographically dispersed locations) who can build relationships and interpret contractual and product requirements and flow down to action at a supplier.
  • Ensure the NSS supplier quality team enhances the organization quality culture through coaching and technical engagement, ensuring the timely information flow to all assigned team members, stakeholders, and suppliers for the assigned team.
  • Ensure the assigned team of Supplier Quality Engineers perform their duties, gain the required skills, and collaborate with suppliers in alignment with category and business strategies.
  • Assist the NSS Quality Director and Precision Strike Supplier Quality Manager in continuously improving responsiveness to internal customers to meet service level expectations while optimizing resources.
  • Support AS9145 deployment in key suppliers to mitigate program risks.
  • Drive "Zero Defect" mentality within the supply base.Required Education, Experience, & Skills
    • Bachelor's degree and 6-8+ years of experience or 10-12+ years of experience in lieu of degree
    • Experience, or related experience in Supplier Quality.
    • Experience managing teams and setting supplier quality strategy.
    • Experience with ISO 9000:2000, AS9100/9102 Quality Systems, and AS9145 or APQP; Lean and 6Sigma certifications a plus; 8D facilitation proficiency.
    • Core competencies include strong leadership, communication, influence, and relationship building.
    • Good experience with, and an understanding of, sourcing and execution in regulated, demanding industries such as Aerospace/Defense, Medical Device, Automotive, or other challenging markets.
    • Comfortable experience working in a matrix organization.
    • Self-starter identifies challenges/problems and takes the initiative to identify solutions.
    • Motivates team members, fosters, and nurtures teamwork.
    • Can diffuse high-tension situations calmly and effectively.
    • Excellent Collaboration skills, project management skills and working with internal and external customers, including suppliers to deliver first time quality and drive non-conformances to closure should they occur.
    • Some travel required.Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
      • Bachelor's degree
      • Master's Degree in Engineering, Quality or Manufacturing
      • L6S Green belt or Black Belt
      • Working knowledge of Oracle
      • GD&T and Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) knowledgePay InformationFull-Time Salary Range: $115100 - $195700Please note: This range is based on our market pay structures. However, individual salaries are determined by a variety of factors including, but not limited to: business considerations, local market conditions, and internal equity, as well as candidate qualifications, such as skills, education, and experience. Employee Benefits: At BAE Systems, we support our employees in all aspects of their life, including their health and financial well-being. Regular employees scheduled to work 20+ hours per week are offered: health, dental, and vision insurance; health savings accounts; a 401(k) savings plan; disability coverage; and life and accident insurance. We also have an employee assistance program, a legal plan, and other perks including discounts on things like home, auto, and pet insurance. Our leave programs include paid time off, paid holidays, as well as other types of leave, including paid parental, military, bereavement, and any applicable federal and state sick leave. Employees may participate in the company recognition program to receive monetary or non-monetary recognition awards. Other incentives may be available based on position level and/or job specifics.About BAE Systems Electronic Systems BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it's what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts - defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team-making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you'll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference. Electronic Systems (ES) is the global innovator behind BAE Systems' game-changing defense and commercial electronics. Exploiting every electron, we push the limits of what is possible, giving our customers the edge and our employees opportunities to change the world. Our products and capabilities can be found everywhere - from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of space. At our core are more than 14,000 highly talented Electronic Systems employees with the brightest minds in the industry, we make an impact - for our customers and the communities we serve.Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:At BAE Systems, we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where employees are valued and feel like they belong. We are conscious of the need for all employees to see themselves reflected at every level of the company and know that in order to unlock the full potential of our workforce, everyone must feel confident being their best, most sincere self and be equipped to thrive. We provide impactful professional development experiences to our employees and invest in social impact partnerships to uplift communities and drive purposeful change. Here you will find significant opportunities to do meaningful work in an environment intentionally designed to be one where you will learn, grow and belong.BAE Systems is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

Keywords: Disability Solutions, Cedar Rapids , Supplier Quality Manager, Executive , Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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