Sr Global Supplier Development Engineer

Finger Lakes Region, NY | Direct

Post Date: 06/26/17 Job ID: 77048714 Job Category: ENG - Supply Chain


Implement, support, and manage Supplier Development needs and performance to enable superior supplier selection and continuous management process that guarantees flawless launches and the delivery of zero-defect and on-time components for series deliveries.


  • Lead APQP process as part of new product launches, the coordination of technical reviews, and the development of supplier capabilities.
  • Conduct Supplier Quality training at the suppliers and driving performance improvements to meet established objectives.
  • Implement the Supplier Development Process in the area of responsibility.
  • Support both local and global needs in screening suppliers, program launch requirements (APQP), and series delivery under the direction of the Global Supplier Development Director.
  • Manage the development of supplier capabilities and conduct periodic and special surveys of subcontractors' facilities and manufacturing processes to determine adequacy and capability of quality control and ability to comply with complete quality specifications.
  • Coordinate technical reviews and assessments with suppliers when required; review quality problems with engineering personnel and directs action required to correct defects at the supplier.
  • Drive performance improvements to the established objectives at Suppliers; develop and implement quality initiatives to improve cost, reduce PPM's, CPM s, and improve 8D response times.
  • Analyze supplier and sub-supplier capacities and drive improvements when necessary to meet the needs of production requirements; conduct Supplier Quality training at Suppliers.
  • Assist plants in the coordination and setting standards for sampling inspection, and testing of received parts, components, and materials to determine conformance to standards.
  • Prepare periodic and special reports concerning supplier improvement activities, subcontractor's quality system, schedules, and rejected items; develop and maintain quality system expectations and communicate to supply base.
  • Develop, update and control suppliers conformance to TS16949/QS9000 (procedures, work instructions, forms) as required.Visit potential new suppliers to assess their quality systems and visit problem suppliers to resolve quality issues and improve systems.
  • Maintain and report summary status of suppliers with the supply base relative to delivery, capacity, capability, quality, and other criteria required to properly assess the ongoing capability of the supply base.
  • Supplier validation on the developed schematics for controller and control electronics together with mechanical design and software departments.
  • Work with engineering and suppliers on PCB layout development and EMC optimization.


  • 5-7 plus years of experience in Supply Chain Management, Operations, Manufacturing Engineering, Design Engineering, or related discipline.
  • Bachelor s degree in Engineering is preferred.Six Sigma Green Belt (required); Black Belt (preferred).
  • Experience with FMEAs.
  • C.Q.E. Certified Quality Engineer or equivalent is preferred.
  • Experience working effectively in global teams, multiple cultures and languages.

Contact Nick DiCesare at (315) 449-1838 ext. 213 or

Nick DiCesare

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