Manager of Supplier Quality - Global Faucets
Kohler Co. 160 reviews - Kohler, WI

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This is more than a job posting for the Kohler Company, one of the oldest and largest privately held companies in North America . This is an invitation to collaborate and ply your craft in a creative, conscious and characterful culture.

As a Manger of Supplier Quality, this is your unique opportunity to set your mark and live on the leading edge. As the Manager of Supplier Quality, you will p rovide leadership and technical direction to the supplier quality engineering discipline as it applies to purchased product quality across Global Faucets. The Manger of Supplier Quality d evelops and leads the execution of a global supplier quality strategy, supporting the company's long-range business plans. You will directly support the Strategic Supplier Management process across Global Faucets Purchasing to meet quality, delivery and cost objectives. This role also manages supplier quality resources in the areas of Strategic Sourcing, New Product Development, Global Faucets Plants, and at key Suppliers. These resources will be responsible to aid in supplier selection, own supplier performance, involve suppliers early in the New Product Development process, and drive continuous quality improvement.


Develop, teach and champion supplier quality engineering procedures, tools and techniques.

Devlop and execute strategic plans to improve supplier quality, delivery and costs on a Global basis.

Apply Quality Engineering methodologies in an efficient and successful manner.

Train/mentor suppliers using KOS, Lean-Six Sigma and other quality improvement tools.

Own and improve the Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and Production Part Approval Processes (PPAP).
Manage daily supplier quality activities. Implement and improve processes used to manage a global supply base supporting Global Faucets Purchasing .

Develop and track performance metrics for the supply base and purchasing processes. Drive improvement. Leverage systems and technical expertise across Global Faucets Purchasing supply base.

Drive bottom-line improvement for both Kohler Company and the strategic supply base.

Develop and foster highly productive working relationships with suppliers and Kohler Co.
Actively seek and utilize knowledge of the supplier quality engineering profession, including quality systems, technologies and statistical tools. Provide technical and strategic leadership, driving synergies and best practices across Kohler Company business units.


Bachelor's Degree in engineering.
10 years of relevant quality engineering, supplier quality management, quality systems development.
Be a demonstrated change agent who excels in a team environment, is customer focused and able to consistently meet commitments.
Knowledgeable of supplier quality management methods and quality system requirements.
Excellent management and problem solving ability, understanding the application of statistical techniques and highly developed skills in oral and written communication.
Global supplier audit experience and familiarity with multiple manufacturing technologies .

Previous supervisory experience is highly preferred.
ASQ recognition as a Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence and/or Certified Quality Engineer is highly desirable.

Beyond competitive benefits and compensation, Kohler proudly offers a rich history, steeped in creativity and a commitment to our associates and communities. We invite you to learn more about our culture and company at company website .

Since 1873, our life's work has been to contribute to a higher level of gracious living for those who are touched by our products and services. Today, over 50 leading edge Kohler brands deliver on that promise to customers in six continents- a testament to the craft of over 30,000 associates and the culture in which they operate.

As Kohler associates we are stewards of our craft, our culture, our environment and our communities. We care about our work and are committed to a single level of quality. We forge our own path. And in turn, experience the joy of discovery and the opportunity to grow.

If you're ready to contribute to our culture and set your mark, apply today at

We are an equal opportunity employer.

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