Lean Supplier Development Engineer
Provides Low volume / High mix as well as High Volume suppliers with lean manufacturing expertise, process expertise and guidance in support of optimizing supplier processes in achievement of customer requirements. Drives implementation of lean culture and principles at the supplier sites in support of Commodity and Business Unit Strategies. Provides suppliers with appropriate Lean training as well as hands-on application of lean principles, techniques, process improvements and tools as required. Ensures that external supplier improvements are aligned with internal manufacturing needs. Serves as a key interface between the internal logistics / manufacturing teams, and the external logistics / preferred Suppliers.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (Duties and responsibilities which occupy a major portion of time and importance in the job. Incumbent(s) perform one or more of the following duties.)
1. Perform onsite assessments of supplier capabilities, including a look into their process controls and lean maturity
2. Develop and propose new tools and procedures to support the development of preferred
Recommend supplier-specific improvement opportunities and lean techniques that can be implemented to improve supplier performance in Quality, Cost, On-Time-Delivery,
and Lead Time Reduction.
4. Provide applicable lean training to suppliers and facilitate Kaizen events if and when
Support and/or facilitate the development of supplier improvement plans; provide guidance, expertise, and the necessary tools to support the execution of the plan
Support the Commodity Strategy in driving, tracking, and communicating supplier improvement progress against established goals.
Assess the effectiveness of the implemented lean improvements; follow up with the supplier to identify new areas for continuous improvement
Identify areas for Cost Take Out (CTO) at the supplier site and work with the supplier to capture and report the cost savings.
Serve as the “supply chain liaison” to the supplier; link the required TAKT and material requirements needs back to the supplier (problem information, TAKT rate, other needs, etc) and help the supplier achieve the requirements
Support the Commodity Team Lead(s) as required
Support the Supplier Engineering & Supply Chain Organization as required; facilitate internal Kaizen events as required
A. Responsibilities for Work of Others
Frequently mentors individuals at all levels of the organization in areas of expertise as required by job assignment. Typically responsible for management of projects which involve others.
OTHER JOB RELATED INFORMATION:
(In addition to the items listed above, the Essential Skills are:)
Strong interpersonal skills including
Effective teaming and team building
Communication (written, verbal, presentation, computer)
Cultural Change Agent
Experience in Enterprise-wide lean implementation, including
Value Stream Mapping
Root Cause Analysis
Leading Kaizen Events
Poke Yoke / Mistake Proofing
Six Sigma Black Belt a plus
Practitioner of Lean in High Mix / Low Volume facilities
Communication and Computer Skills
Microsoft Office including Access and PowerPoint
Able to write articles for company-wide publication
Training delivery and development
Teleconferencing (NetMeeting, etc.)
Basic Web Publication (SharePoint, etc.) a plus
Basic business acumen including
Understanding business financials
Basic knowledge of enterprise computer systems (ex: ERP/MRP)
Experience in highly competitive commercial business environments a plus
Takes initiative / self-starter
Minimum Education and Experience Bachelor’s Degree and 5 years work experience or equivalent experience Required Skills and Education Bachelors Degree
5 or more years of diverse manufacturing process improvement experience
NOTE: When a degree is required, one in the subject closest to the field of work is preferred.
OR a Masters degree and 3 years of diverse manufacturing process improvement experience
Licenses, Certifications, Special Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree. Equivalent experience will be considered. Training and practice in Lean and/or Six Sigma required, certification a plus.
Preferred Skills and Education Lean Certification
6 Sigma Certification (Green or Black Belt) About BAE Systems Electronic Systems BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering 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 and services.
The Electronic Systems (ES) sector spans the commercial and defense electronics markets with a broad portfolio of mission-critical electronic systems, including flight and engine controls; electronic warfare and night vision systems; surveillance and reconnaissance sensors; secure networked communications equipment; geospatial imagery intelligence products and systems; mission management; and power-and energy-management systems. Headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire, ES employs approximately 13,000 people globally, with engineering and manufacturing functions primarily in the United States, United Kingdom, and Israel. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression EEO Career Site Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities . females . veterans . individuals with disabilities . sexual orientation . gender identity . gender expression
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