Supplier Quality / Sourcing Engineer

Job Description

Safety:
Ensure compliance with audits
Ensure safe work area, both in plant and on travel to suppliers
Lead and drive proactive safety measures, or report to SHE team where needed

Relationship:
Collaborate with other functions
o Manufacturing, Engineering, Programs, IT, Finance, Human Resources, Contracts, ES Sector, SHE
Identify the need for on-site supplier presence
Identify need, initiate, support and foster supplier partnerships
Communicate effectively with all stakeholders, both internal and external
Grow customer service levels to internal manufacturing teams

Commodity Strategy:
Drive continuous improvement in all key performance areas
Understand current commodity landscape and develop 2-5 year roadmap
Support development and maintenance of supplier rating system
Collaborate with team leads to establish appropriate goals for commodity addressing total cost of acquisition

Material Cost:
Implement cost reduction change requests in a timely fashion to support business cost objectives.
Effectively utilize supplier contracting strategies to drive world class material costs.
o Negotiate favorable terms and conditions with supply base
Identify cost reduction opportunities and submit documentation into Cost Reduction Team process
o Steer initial project launch and support to completion

Quality:
Ensure assigned supply base meets delivered quality objectives
o Set and reinforce expectation of Zero Defects from our suppliers
Lead, drive, and support quality investigations, utilizing 7-Step RCCA methods
o Issue QCIs and SCARs to drive appropriate internal and external accountabilities.
Ensure timely and effective supplier oversight/audits (i.e. PVA process)
Review engineering change requests and appropriately implement with supply base
Acquire/Maintain Preliminary Review (PR) and Material Review Board (MRB) certifications

Delivery:
Ensure assigned supply base meets material delivery objectives
o Set and reinforce expectation of suppliers to adjust and perform to need date changes
Collaborate with Business Integration Planners on demand forecast and inventory planning process improvements
Align supply chain processes to support Kanban replenishment strategies
Prioritize and escalate Critical Shortage resolution actions
Grow utilization of preferred sourcing strategies (OSS, A/R, etc.)
Manage supplier transitions (all types) to ensure uninterrupted material availability

Typical Education & Experience

Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 2 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

Bachelor's Degree and 2 years work experience or equivalent experience
Quality Systems / Supplier Quality Oversight
Negotiation Skills
Strong Written and Verbal Communication
ERP/MRP Proficiency
Spreadsheet Proficiency

Preferred Skills and Education

Electrical or Mechanical Engineering Degree
Quality Systems / Supplier Quality Oversight (AS9100)
ERP/MRP Proficiency (Oracle preferred)
Kanban Replenishment Models

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


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