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Supplier Quality Development Manager

Rexnord Corporation Milwaukee, WI
  • Posted: September 10, 2019
  • Part-Time
Position Summary

The Manager-Supplier Quality plays a key role in the success of the Corporate Supply Chain Management (SCM) function. This position is responsible for leading and deploying both strategic and tactical Supplier Quality and Development initiatives across global supply base for the PT platform. This position will lead and manage Supplier Quality activities on cost reduction sourcing projects and supply chain optimization efforts utilizing technical knowledge and quality engineering expertise to meet/exceed project goals and milestones. In addition, this position is also responsible for providing quality and technical support in leading and managing Supplier Development projects including continuous improvement using Six Sigma and Lean tools. Job responsibility includes evaluation and assessment of supplier capability, capacity, stability and risk to enhance current and new supply base that meet or exceed Rexnord supplier performance measures. This function participates in the establishment and deployment of standardized processes, policies & procedures, taking the necessary steps to assure continued compliance. This individual demonstrates strong technical skills in the execution of supplier manufacturing process improvements, supplier quality systems best practices, and advanced quality problem solving. Uses influential leadership to guide, mentor, and support the development of others by transferring skill, knowledge, and experience that enhances their capabilities. This position will report to the Director of Supplier Quality/RBS, PT Corporate SCM.

  • Conduct supplier evaluation, capability and capacity assessment including on-site quality and technical process audits to ensure conformance to Rexnord Supplier Quality System requirements.
  • Analyze audit results to develop, prioritize and execute corrective actions and supplier development action plans to continually improve supplier performance.
  • Lead supplier quality and development activities that will refine and improve quality of the product and process as measured by supplier performance metrics, internal plant quality metrics and external quality indicators.
  • Lead and drive supplier quality activities such as APQP, PPAP, corrective and preventive actions including continuous improvement techniques to help supplier minimize process variation and achieve desired process control.
  • Significantly contributes on technical quality issues collaborating with sourcing, engineering, materials, purchasing, operations, plant quality, suppliers, and other functional areas on cost reduction sourcing projects and strategic supply chain optimization initiatives.
  • Provide technical knowledge leadership and supplier quality engineering support on NPD and VA/VE projects.
  • Problem identification and resolution of systemic supplier quality issues to deliver stakeholder expectations and enhance end-user customer satisfaction.
  • Provide support in establishing and implementing standardized quality best practices, processes, procedures within supply chain function and across suppliers.
  • Leads and mentors' suppliers in the application of advanced quality tools and problem solving methodologies while provides support as a technical mentor and coach on the Quality Leadership Council.
  • Work closely with corporate Supplier Quality and functional plant Quality teams to maintain and update supplier performance scorecards, supplier audit procedures and policies, approved supplier listing and supplier risk assessments.
  • Utilizes internal functional customer feedback as an input to drive continuous improvements across supply chain.
  • Utilizes self-assessment and feedback from stakeholders while actively seeks out opportunities to address identified self-development needs growing credibility.  
Leadership Competencies
  • Decision Quality - Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.
  • Manages Complexity - Making sense of complex, high quantity and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems.
  • Drives Results - Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.
  • Manages Conflict - Handling conflict situations effectively, with a minimum of noise.
  • Plans & Aligns - Planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.

Experience and Skill Required
  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Materials, Industrial or Manufacturing Engineering and minimum of 10 years of proven Quality Assurance experience in a manufacturing or assembly environment, advanced degree preferred.
  • Knowledge in metallurgy, heat treatment with foundry experience is desired.
  • Familiar with a variety of manufacturing processes, practices, and procedures.
  • Strong expertise and demonstrated use of quality tools and principles such as Six Sigma, APQP, PPAP, PFD, FMEA, PCP, MSA and SPC.
  • Proven success in the use and mentoring of Problem-Solving methods, Root Cause analysis and Statistical decision-making including application knowledge of Minitab.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to thoroughly analyze, interpret data / information to make sound informed decisions.
  • Strong experience in project management which include planning, supervising, monitoring, and accomplishing the goals of specific project requirements.
  • Working knowledge of Supplier QMS assessment, ISO 9001, TS16949 and AIAG CQI technical process audits.
  • Experience in metrology, inspection and measurement techniques and new product development process.
  • Proficient in MS Office and other software applications including ERP systems.
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing tools and mindset to drive continuous improvement.
  • Ability to work with all levels of Rexnord organization in a team-based matrix organizational structure including Rexnord supply base.
  • Substantial experience in successfully leading teams and the ability to foster key stakeholder relationships.
  • Ability to lead the organization in embracing quality change and communicate the value and need for change.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Demonstrates the ability to identify self-development needs and explores new opportunities for career advancement, skill development and professional growth.
  • Quality/Engineering certification is highly preferred, Six Sigma or other professional society / organization certification is a plus.
  • Domestic and International travel is required for this position.
  • 35% travel may be required.
The Company

Headquartered in Milwaukee, Rexnord is a concentrated multiplatform industrial leader with exceptional and trusted brands that serve a diverse array of global end markets. Every day approximately 7,000 associates across the ...

Rexnord Corporation


Milwaukee, WI

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