Supplier Quality Engineer (Asia based)
Nest Labs - Palo Alto, CA

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Hands-on driving of open supplier quality issues across the entire range of materials and in concert with Nest * engineering and contract manufacturer SQE.

On site involvement with LCM, mechanical enclosure parts (plastics and metals) and packaging suppliers to drive yield and quality improvement.

Asia based coordination of second source activities including: source identification, supplier site surveys, communication of requirements, sample submission, qual planning and completion.

Supplier integration leadership including: documentation of requirements, correlation of testing between supplier and contract manufacturer, supplier process capability studies, supplier Key Process Indicator definition and reporting.
Continuous in-supplier and in-region intelligence: what is really going on at
the suppliers every day, what is happening in the region that represent
opportunities and threats.

Development and execution of continuous supplier improvement programs across the supply base covering yield, quality and cost.

On-site resolution of supplier quality issues arising at the supplier, in our manufacturing lines, or in the field.

Skills and experience needed:
10+ years supplier quality management experience in Asia and across material disciplines.

Extensive experience with fast changing environments–particularly with U.S. based high-tech start-up companies.

Familiarity with a wide range of Asia based suppliers and in working with Asia based CM's.

Hands-on knowledge of TQM practices.

Strong communications and influence skills in both English and one or more Chinese dialects.

Willingness to travel 80% of the time, primarily around the Shanghai and Shenzhen areas, but also elsewhere in * Asia and occasionally to the U.S. as required.

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