Sourcing Quality Leader
GE Power & Water - Houston, TX

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GE is an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation.

The Sourcing Quality Leader will lead assigned SQE team, and team activities focusing on supplier qualification, non-conformance management, and supplier surveillance and quality initiatives.

Essential Responsibilities
In addition, you will:
  • Be responsible for driving quality for assigned suppliers, improving quality performance via Quality Plan implementation
  • Drive supplier selection through robust qualification processes
  • Develop positive relationships and work closely with Sourcing Leaders to manage and implement supplier / engineering changes, New Product Introductions, and transfers
  • Interface with Suppliers and Supply chain to drive Quality improvements
  • Deliver results as measured by key metrics, such as supplier yield, field cost, field defect rate, supplier quality plan engagement / effectiveness, and corrective & preventative action closure
  • Drive improvements utilizing Supplier Scorecards and own Supplier audit, ensuring supplier compliance, and driving improvement plans
  • Plan, organize, implement and direct the application of assigned human and material resources to assure delivery of products and/or services that meets established requirements and fulfills customer needs and expectations
  • Be responsible for the overall quality of the product, process, and outgoing quality for assigned commodity
  • Provide technical support and guidance to assure product quality and conformance
  • Ensure that unit activities comply with all applicable government regulations and contract requirements
  • Lead team resources to provide technical guidance to a global supplier base to assure product & process compliance with engineering drawings and specifications
  • Monitor supplier non-conformance performance, and drive root-cause analyses, corrective actions & process improvements to reduce the Number of Defects & Cost of Quality
  • Drive improvement, consistency and adherence to Global Sourcing procedures and requirements
  • Work effectively with commercial, engineering and manufacturing teams to eliminate any barriers that may affect the quality and delivery of sourced components
  • Support sourcing quality initiatives / metrics
  • Participate in Quality Management Reviews with Global Sourcing

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Technical discipline
  • Minimum of 5 years of Sourcing / Manufacturing experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of Leadership experience
  • Minimum of 2 years of Sourcing Quality experience
  • Ability and willingness to travel as required

    Additional Eligibility Qualifications
    GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

    Desired Characteristics

  • Demonstrated technical aptitude and a passion for quality
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work in cross-functional and global team environments
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Previous SQE Experience
  • Packaged Power Generation and/or manufacturing experience
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
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