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Supplier Quality Engineer

Operations | Cegled, Hungary, Hungary
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The Role:Xylem seeks to hire a professional responsible for conducting on-site supplier audits to ensure supplier compliance and mitigate supplier risks, qualifying suppliers and purchased products, and developing suppliers towards Continuous Improvement.

Essential Duties/Principal Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain supplier quality audit & risk assessment plan. Perform audits and assessments to identify compliance gaps and supply risks.
  • Report on supplier risks and non-compliance to management. Follow-up with suppliers regarding any required corrective actions till closure.
  • Support supplier quality audit and risk assessment plans at sites and monitor progresses.
  • Support and/or lead supplier and part qualification process in sourcing projects.
  • Lead resolution of major supplier quality issues with suppliers.
  • Provide input to Category Management and Site Sourcing teams on supplier capabilities and risks.
  • Participate and/or lead New Product Development and Value Added Value Engineering projects from supplier quality standpoint.
  • Promote, manage and coordinate supplier development activities.
  • Drive supplier continuous improvement initiatives to achieve preventive-based quality assurance and mitigate risks.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Education, Experience, Skills, Abilities, License/Certification:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related technical discipline.
  • At least 5 years of experience managing supplier quality and/or auditing suppliers for qualification and compliance.
  • Strong knowledge of manufacturing processes and quality requirements in engineering industries.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of ISO 9001:2015, Lean Six Sigma and quality tools.
  • Excellent communication skills in order to effectively interact with all levels within Xylem and suppliers.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and effectively.
  • Capability of working in a multiple-culture environment.
  • Proficiency in oral and written English.
  • Travel up to 50%, domestic and/or international

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certified Quality Auditor (ASQ or equivalent) highly desired.

Additional Information:

Physical Demands:

  • Work is generally conducted in an office environment and manufacturing factories when visiting suppliers.
  • Regularly required to sit, stand, walk and reach with hands and arms.
  • Frequently required to communicate orally.
  • Ability to use hands and fingers dexterously to operate office equipment.
  • Vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
  • Will require travel to Xylem and supplier sites. 
  • Work may require lifting less than 35 lbs.
  • Employee use of personal protective equipment (PPE) may be required in certain situations. 
  • Employee must comply with all local regulations and published Company work rules as well as written instructions. 

Work Environment:

  • Office:  Florescent lighting, dust, recycled air, cooling fans, semi-enclosed areas, central heating, seasonal warmer temperatures and office noise

Shop:    In locations with a factory or shop floor, exposure to factory/shop and machinery.  

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