This position is responsible for driving quality improvement projects and assuring production readiness with existing suppliers and the proper development and qualification of new suppliers while meeting pre-established timelines and quality objectives.
The primary area of responsibility for this position will be working with steel and metal forming suppliers. The proper candidate must be able to demonstrate a deep working knowledge of these areas and meeting other minimum qualifications outlined below.
This individual will be a member of a GSQA team and operate in full compliance with Global Quality Assurance (GSQA) and Purchasing Process (GPP) and be responsible for full project management and results for assigned suppliers and projects
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Understand, communicate and work within Electrolux methodologies and policies.
Work cross functionally with Purchasing, R&D, Quality, Materials and Manufacturing to prioritize suppliers and projects according to defined quality specifications and project timing requirements and to align on problem solving and support for new supplier processes.
Meet defined SCR and PPM targets for assigned commodities.
Lead supplier quality audits and improvement programs with defined tasks and action items to deliver defined objectives.
Leverage statistical tools for evaluation of process capability on critical-to-quality parameters.
Prepare supplier quality plans for new product launches.
Ensure supplier preparations and readiness for relevant new business or new technology.
Provide Electrolux quality system training internally and externally as required.
Prepare necessary presentations as required.
Perform additional duties as assigned.
BS Engineering or equivalent degree.
Demonstrated working knowledge of metal forming processes and/or coil steel processes at mills & processing facilities
3 years to 5 years relevant experience in supplier development, engineering, operations, or R&D roles.
6 sigma green belt certification or equivalent highly preferred
Specific knowledge of Quality tools
Experience with program management a plus
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED
Able to operate effectively in stressful situations.
Result driven and action oriented, self motivated & able to act independently as needed
Ability to effectively utilize application software, word processing, spreadsheets and specialized application software.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to travel 50%-75%, both domestic and international.
Electrolux is a global leader in appliances for household and professional use. The company focuses on innovations that are thoughtfully designed, based on extensive consumer insight that meet the real needs of consumers and professionals, which speaks to our core values – Passion for Innovation. Customer Obsession and Drive for Results. Electrolux products are in three sectors - major appliances,... small appliances and professional which contribute the full spectrum of consumer’s needs, wants and wishes. 50M products are placed in over 150 countries each year under esteemed brands such as Electrolux, Frigidaire, Kelvinator, AEG, and Eureka. Electrolux has sales each year in excess of $16 billion with 6B in the United States with approximately 60,000 employees. The Electrolux North American headquarters is located at 10200 David Taylor Drive in Charlotte, NC. For more information visit http://newsroom.electrolux.com/us/.