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General Electric Advanced Product Quality Planning Program Leader in Barcelona, Spain

Job Description Summary

GE Offshore Wind is one of the world's leading offshore wind energy companies, with a portfolio of offshore wind turbines ranging from 6 MW to 14 MW that offer increased value to customers with proven performance, reliability, efficiency and availability. We have invested more than $500 million to develop the Haliade-X, the world's largest and most advanced wind turbine, an investment that will also drive down offshore wind farms’ cost of energy, helping make offshore wind energy more competitive for our customers. The Haliade-X was the industry’s first 14MW offshore wind turbine with 200 meters+ rotor diameter that has been been in operation.

Job Description

Why we come to work:

Our Quality teams are driven to deliver the best -every single time. Their can-do attitude means they’re masters of getting the job done while remaining compliant at all times, and they take pleasure in the fact that their role is critical to our success. Their work is meaningful and impactful, and their decisions affect the whole value chain. To thrive in Quality, you must be resilient, hard-working, and have a real enthusiasm for success. You’ll get to work with some of the best people in the industry, in a role with true purpose, while experiencing global cultures. We are a gender diverse team, with many nationalities and backgrounds coming together everyday to make the world a better place ... today and tomorrow.

Main responsibilities

Lead Offshore wind APQP program deployment based on leading industry best practices, continuous improvement activities & risk management to deliver products with zero defects.

Develop a clear strategy and deployment roadmap for APQP in GE Offshore to drive delivery of better quality across the full end to end value chain from customer to warranty execution.

Understand customer requirements for APQP implementation in Offshore and focus on exceeding or meeting those standards.

Embed and maintain the APQP Model into New Product Development/ Design, in accordance with milestones to get it right first time

Regularly Conduct benchmarking of New Product, Design, Sourcing & Manufacturing processes against industry leading standards and practices for APQP deployment.

Continuous measurement and tracking of APQP performance as per defined performance targets during the product life cycle.

Lead organisational APQP taskforce and support related change management, communication, engagement and training to achieve 100% adoption. Drive cross-functional collaboration for effective enterprise-wide APQP implementation

Report on progress of key performance indicators, targets to improve, problem solving reports, LEAN events & projects as required

Qualifications/Mandatory Requirements/Years of experience

  • Engineer Degree from an accredited college or university with Engineering/ Technical preferred.

  • An automotive or industrial manufacturing background preferred.

  • Senior experience in a leadership operating position of minimum 5 years (Product Dev, Sourcing, Transactional, Manufacturing) preferred.

Competencies (Technical and behavioural skills)

  • LEAN: knowledge & experience in either of manufacturing, engineering, sourcing, product development, engineering or transactional LEAN deployment.

  • Quality & APQP : knowledge and skill in deployment of of Advanced Part Qualification Process.

  • Risk Management : knowledge of risk management scoring, process & mitigation at business level.

  • Problem Solving : Experience of Root cause Analysis.

  • Program Management : Experience of leading multi-year projects.

  • Change Management : Change agent with strong credibility and influence in the organization

  • Quantitative & Analytical Skills : Knowledge of Business Finance and quantitative analysis

  • Communication : Written & Verbal communications & presentations

  • Leadership: Strong interpersonal, team work and leadership skills. Customer focus, Creativity and open-mindedness. Ability to build & maintain good relationships with key stakeholders

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes

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