Supplier Development Engineer
Volvo Construction Equipment - Shippensburg, PA

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Execute Volvo CE P&SM Supplier Development programs in terms of projects and commodity activities so to reach a world class supplier base

The Supplier Development Engineer (SDE) is responsible for first supplier assessment, which includes evaluation of quality, logistics and technical capabilities.

  • Lead and monitor Supplier Development Planning for the commodity related suppliers, this includes quality management , delivery performance and product application development
  • Actively execute major supplier development programs in the above mentioned areas, using process auditing and technical approval as key instruments
  • Obtain supplier manufacturing feasibility sign off for assigned products, owning all SD NPD/ECR related activities from design up to and including Start of Production (according APQP)
  • Drive business breakthrough programs such as VPS/Lean , relocation programs etc. with his targeted supply base
  • Actively contribute, as required, to PS&M quality projects and problem solving of major supplier quality issues as required (e.g. projects from SQDP escalation)
  • Analyses monitored supplier performance versus agreed targets and drives continuous improvement actions
  • Teach and coach QA functions when/where applicable or required.
  • Active member of the commodity team and provide input and activities in line with development and implementation of a commodity strategy
  • To provide input into supplier selection and commodity strategy through evaluation of the potential suppliers capabilities, including leading the Supplier Evaluation Model and Capacity Management Audit
  • Work in accordance with the Volvo CE processes, the Volvo Way and the Volvo Values and Behaviors
  • Authorized to approve/disapprove a supplier selection within his responsible area
  • Strong process knowledge in at least one manufacturing discipline
  • Attention to detail within advanced quality planning
  • Product Development knowledge
  • Applied proven capability of effective project management
  • Proven ability to work effectively in matrix organization and ability to manage and influence others
  • Strong communication skills in English, additional language skills a plus
  • Formal Training 1-3 years
  • Work Experience 5-7 years

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