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Supplier Quality Development Engineer

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Date: 02-Mar-2019

Location: Rochester, NY, US

Company: Alstom

The future of transportation is already here. 

Alstom, with recorded sales of 7.3 billion in the 2016/17 fiscal year, is the world leader in integrated transport systems and continues to push the boundaries of innovation & digital solutions for transportation systems and e-mobility.  We are today at the forefront of providing sustainable modes of transport, with the largest range of rail solutions in the market.  Headquartered in France and present in over 60 countries,  we employ 32,800 people worldwide. 
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Be the Quality referent for Sourcing Commodities and influence both sourcing strategy & suppliers to improve the quality level of supplied parts & services,
through qualification and development of suppliers.



  • In charge of deploying Supplier Quality Development Strategy with Sourcing on his/her scope
  • Be the Quality referent for Commodities Manager for commodities under his/her responsibility and influence both sourcing strategy & suppliers

to improve the quality level of supplied parts & services.

  • Through regular reviews at domain level and commodity level, ensure the deployment of Supplier Quality Development Strategy.
  • Responsible of the consolidation of Priority List for his/her scope and the associated yearly audit plan (consolidation of all regional needs).
  • Organize the delivery of the audit plan, and all necessary actions to close the issues.
  • Influence sourcing strategy to improve the quality level of supplier part of Alstom panel.
  • Manage Supplier Quality Development Targets 
  • Ensure the consolidation and the analysis of the suppliers quality performance (communication to the suppliers, meetings with Suppliers)
  • Propose development and improvement actions and implement them.
  • Achieve the qualification of suppliers in the Priority List (Worldwide targets) on Generic and Special Processes with adequate audits and followup

action plans.

  • Contribute to Global Quality Performance of the suppliers for Project execution ( First Article Inspection (FAI) results, Non Conformities, and

Warranty Issues)

  • For ‘trusted’ suppliers: perform Return of Experience (REX) analysis, share it with all stakeholders and support Trusted program.
  • For the red and yellow suppliers: bring support to Alstom sites to exit the red and yellow status and when decided at central level, lead the Red

Supplier Management

  • Manage the development of Strategic suppliers.
  • Participate to Sourcing Dashboard meetings.


  • Ensure on time issuance of the relevant Supplier Quality reporting: weekly report, monthly dashboard
  • Ensure right level of communication and feedback to Sourcing and Supplier Quality partners regarding supplier performance.
  • Provide communication to Supplier Quality Development teams worldwide for the commodities under his/her scope of responsibilities.
  • Provide support to Supplier Quality Development Teams worldwide for critical issues for his/her scope.
  • Enforce the application of all standards across its network and on his/her scope.
  • Support the deployment of Supplier Quality Development Tools, methods and processes
  • Display leadership and strong contributor for transverse work groups to improve or create Supplier Quality Standards, processes or tools.
  • Be a referent for Supplier Quality Development Rules and Standards, and if relevant a trainer on tools or processes.
  • May be asked to perform support missions in the Regions.



  • 5 years experiences in Engineering, Project management or equivalent
  • Quality tools experienced
  • Processes knowledge on Quality and industrial level
  • Emerging management experience (2 years)
  • Must be able to travel


Other Skills

  • Technical mastering of railway products
  • Analytical ability
  • International mindset
  • Fluent in English
  • Experience in engineering, quality programs
  • Experience in developing and implementing vendor qualifications
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Ability to present data effectively



Alstom offers competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package, and flexible work options, as well as a uniquely diverse and unified team of professionals.  Our culture supports an environment where employees can continuously learn and gain professional growth through education, exciting projects and career mobility.  Alstom recognizes your achievements and excellent performance through various performance incentive, recognition and reward programs.  Our commitment is to you, the employee. Come work in an environment that is driven by integrity, innovation and visionary thinking.  Make switch to a new track and join Alstom today! 


Alstom abides by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


Accommodations for Applicants with Disabilities

Alstom provides reasonable accommodations and/or assistance to applicants with disabilities and disabled veterans (including but not limited to other protected veterans and individuals with known physical and mental limitations).  If you need a reasonable accommodation/assistance for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please note this in our online application.


Successful applicants will be required to undergo pre-employment drug testing for unauthorized substances. Marijuana and medical marijuana are considered unauthorized substances. Additionally, upon date of hire, applicants will be required to complete the U.S. Department Homeland Security's I-9 form confirming identity and authorization to work in the United States.


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