Track the supplier's performance indicators, based on their scorecards and rankings, to facilitate and develop the supply base's ability to consistently meet or exceed our defined expectations.
Routinely provide performance communication to the supply base and internal personnel to insure the proper use of suppliers based on performance.
Develop the supplier's ability to support Nordson's Lean manufacturing principles and problem avoidance processes through the use of best in class quality, delivery and lead-time performance processes.
Drive a systematic problem solving and process improvement approach utilizing Lean Six Sigma principles.
Function as a technical liaison between suppliers, engineering, SCM group, business group, and manufacturing sites, to resolve supplier related issues.
Assure supplier's corrective and preventive action plans are developed and executed in compliance with Nordson expectations. Report on the status of corrective actions, as required, to manufacturing, business group and executive management.
Perform supplier on-site assessments and assistance visits for supplier selection, to improve supplier performance, and achieve Nordson's balanced improvement objectives.
Develop and implement (APQP) Advanced Product Quality Planning for new and existing purchase parts.
Review supplier processes, collaborate with suppliers on process improvement, and value enhancement opportunities.
Support and utilize the Strategic Group's activities and direction on supplier development, risk management, reduction and consolidation.
Promote early supplier involvement at project development stages.
Support and coordinate with the Business Unit's new product activities and direction to better ensure component manufacturability, more than satisfactory and sustainable quality performance for every component, particularly critical components, during the transition from new product development to production.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTEducation: Bachelor's degree in Engineering, or related field
Minimum 2-4 years minimum experience in direct supplier relationship management or industrial engineering with supplier interaction
Six Sigma Green Belt Strongly Preferred
PREFERRED SKILLS & ABILITIES
Strong communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively at any level
Fundamentally sound in all basic processes and aspects of the function, including:
8D Corrective Action
A balanced professional capable of seeing the big picture while managing the details
Motivated by results
Problem solve and handle multiple tasks effectively
Proficiency with MS Office applications: Word, PowerPoint and particularly Excel