In this role, you have the opportunity to
Manage the quality performance of critical suppliers assigned within your respective regional hub across active products as well as New Product Introduction (NPI) with advanced quality improvement tools and Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) methodology.
You are responsible for
Managing Supplier Quality performance and reporting, Monthly Quality reports and Quarterly Supplier Reviews for assigned sites;
Analyzing technical & operational capabilities of assigned supplier sites on an on-going basis to prepare a comprehensive Master Supplier Capability Workbook that will by PE / CM teams for supplier selection;
Participating in Supply Base and Commodity Strategy Development within the EMS Hub;
Managing supplier conformance to PQA requirements;
Managing strategic supplier development & improvement plans with the use of industry expertise, technical expertise, advanced statistical & lean tools;
Verifying supplier readiness to the appropriate level of maturity, from the quality management perspective, at each milestone in a product development process;
Acting as the extended part of supplier team to ensure early supplier involvement / input into product requirements and design specifications, and supplier participation in Philips design reviews;
Leading & implementing a standardized way of working between supplier sites and different Philips Bus for NPI Engagement, Operational Improvements & APQP deployment;
Approving technical & operational capability assessment during supplier selection wherein assigned sites are being considered for supplier transfers & NPI business awards;
Proactively identifying quality / technical issues at suppliers & drive resolution with the supplier with minimal support from BU resources;
Being fully responsible for improving internal yield & DPPM at supplier sites to provide leverage for transformation cost improvement year over year;
Conducting line release activities for assigned supplier sites, leveraging the
support of SQE assigned to related Philips businesses as needed;
Escalation point for supplier wherein improvements are required for Philips design related issues;
Key partner for R&D in supplier designed projects, ensure that supplier fully owns their design scope and manages sub-
tier supply chain independently without Philips oversight.
To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience
Deep experience in the electronics contract manufacturing industry specifically in operations, manufacturing engineering & quality;
Proven expertise in the use of advanced quality, statistical & lean tools;
Strong project management skills preferred;
Experience working in large scale EMS suppliers;
Deep experience in understanding technical product requirements and translating it to manufacturability;
Demonstrated experience in execution of the APQP process with suppliers, including the following methodologies / tools : D / PFMEA, Control Plans, FAI, Six Sigma / SPC, MSA, DOE, etc.;
Expertise / experience in problem solving with quality tools such as 6-sigma / 8-D / CAPA / FMEA / 5WHY etc.;
Proven ability to manage relationships at all organisational levels;
Demonstrated ability in working in a complex / global environment.
Education / Skills :
Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent. Master is preferred;
7+ years’ experience in the EMS industry with a focus on operations, manufacturing engineer & quality;
Strong level of written and spoken English and locale language;
Analytical and strategic thinking;
Ability to lead teams and influence cross-functional relationships;
Excellent presentation, communication and negotiation skills, across functions and organizational layers.
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