Supplier Quality Manager Site (m/f/d)

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Date: 02-Jun-2022

Location: Kassel, Germany

Company: Alstom

Req ID:182927 

 

We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of today and tomorrow. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses and driverless trains, as well as infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of more than 70000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.

 

If you’re ambitious, driven and team-spirited, this is your opportunity to build a career as a Supplier Quality Manager at our site in Kassel, Germany.

 

PURPOSE OF THE JOB

 

You will ensure the compliance of purchased products and parts delivered to the ALSTOM facilities. You will coordinate the team of Incoming Inspectors to ensure consistent, accurate and on-time completion of incoming inspection activities. Also, you will manage the team of Serial Supplier Quality Engineers to ensure reactive and comprehensive supplier non-conformity feedback, containment and corrective actions are implemented quickly to secure the supply of parts to the line.

 

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Incoming Inspection Management:

 

  • Collaborate with Supplier Product Quality Development and Incoming Inspectors to ensure Control Plans are defined and registered in the ERP system.
  • Ensure inspection instructions/checklists are defined and available for Incoming Inspectors.
  • Establish and manage the process for maintaining and storing records at Incoming Inspection.
  • Ensure Incoming Inspectors comply with procedures for inspection, tool calibration, storage of records, Non-conformities characterization and ERP transactions.
  • Initiate outside special process inspections or outside lab testing when required.
  • Ensure Control Plans are modified when Non-conformities are detected at incoming and on the production line.

 

Supplier Non-conformity Management: Ensure site SQ Serial Team’s reactivity and efficiency:

 

  • Secure in a timely manner strong and complete supplier containment actions plan to secure the Manufacturing line.
  • Ensure complete and efficient Supplier’s root cause analysis and corrective actions to supplier’s Non-conformities.
  • Establish supplier responsibility and assure the invoicing of Cost of Non-Quality to suppliers (CONQ).
  • Organize supplier retrofits and remedial actions, including storing of vendor work reports and validations.
  • Challenge suppliers to react quickly and correctly identify and rectify root causes of nonconformities to prevent recurrence.
  • Ensure effective Supplier’s waivers management for the site.

 

Team Management:

 

  • Ensure daily meetings and routines to set priorities and manage daily workload.
  • Manage hierarchically the Supplier Quality Serial, Incoming Inspection and Supplier Quality Project teams.
  • Accountable of the performance management cycle of your team.
  • Elaborate the yearly training plan for your team and proposes the qualifications.
  • Prepare and provide the Site Supplier Quality Serial reporting based on defined KPI’s and animate teams and suppliers to reach assigned targets.
  • Prepare and manage your budget in term of internal resources, external contractors & business travels.

 

Supplier Quality Performances:

 

  • Prepare reports and supplier quality reviews for top level management on top quality issues and action plans including managing the red and yellow status of suppliers with ongoing quality issues.
  • Set Suppliers Quality Commitments in accordance with Alstom Procurement objectives.
  • Ensure proper Supplier Quality risk management and deploy dedicated mitigation plans.
  • Monitor and assess suppliers on overall improvement plans.
  • Maintain and publish KPIs and identify opportunities for performance improvement.
  • In relationship with Regional and Global Supplier Quality Serial Organization, inform Sourcing, Industrial and Engineering/Project entities about the main issues.
  • Increment and lead Return of Experience activities on your scope of work.

 

Project Supplier Quality Activities Management:

 

  • Ensure the performance of source inspections for low critical purchased parts (non-Supplier Part List components).
  • When required, ensure the coordination of Project Supplier Quality activities for major Projects, including the setting up and maintain of Supplier Part List, prioritization and coordination of FAI’s (First article inspection) activities performed by Supplier Product Quality Development Teams, ensuring regular communication of Project Supplier Quality activities to the Project Team.
  • Establish routines with Supplier Product Quality Development for the weekly status reporting on FAIs.
  • Provide the Project Supplier Quality and Serial Supplier Quality reporting and consolidates the results versus the budget.

 

Contribute to site quality continuous improvement program:

 

  • Prepare and participate in Process reviews, internal/external audits and APSYS roadmap.
  • Contribute to Quality Assurance Plan (QAP) in collaboration of Supplier Product Quality Development central teams.
  • Propose good practices during the process.
  • Ensure the strong integration of Return of Experience (REX) to the SPQD teams for next projects. 
  • Contribute to Continuous Improvement activities including internal/external audits, root cause investigations, and internal training programs.

 

Performance measurements:

 

  • Measurement of Supplier Performance (Non-conformities quantity/trend, areas of detection, red/yellow status management).
  • Complete inspections within allocated target lead time and ensure priority inspections are completed on time.
  • Monitor Cost of Non-Quality from Suppliers (CONQ) recovery.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Fluent in German.
  • Bachelor’s degree in quality, engineering or equivalent.
  • Familiar with supplier qualifications standards (ISO, ASME, IRIS, Local Standards, etc.).
  • Ease with suppliers’ contracts, competence skills and budget management.
  • Medium experience within manufacturing industry or in quality role.
  • Experience managing supplier relationships.
  • Experience in operational activities, in documentation management & collaboration and team working.
  • Experience using SAP or similar computer applications.
  • Proactive team-player.
  • Strong communication skills.

 

An agile, inclusive and responsible culture is the foundation of our company where diverse people are offered excellent opportunities to grow, learn and advance in their careers. We are committed to encouraging our employees to reach their full potential, while valuing and respecting them as individuals. Alstom is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, National, or Local Laws.

 


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