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General Electric Lead -Supplier Quality Development in Chennai, India

Job Description Summary

Supplier Quality Development -Lead, will be responsible to drive product qualification activities, support part and documentation quality activities at suppliers, organize witness/surveillance inspection and manage non-conformities and quality improvement projects.

Her/his main internal stakeholders will be corresponding Product Lead,Sourcing and Mfg Quality team.

Candidate must be self-motivated, have superb attention to detail and able to organize workload with minimal supervision.

Projects/Products : Drives & Automation.LV3,MV6(Power Electronics),Electric Motors/Generators,Transformers,SFC (Start Up Frequency Converter)

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

The Supplier Quality Management Lead is responsible to perform quality assurance activities with external suppliers to secure purchase parts to meet defined quality level.

  • He/she responsible to support both GEPC India and Global Projects.

  • Monitor Supplier Quality Performance & lead Supplier quality crisis.

  • Track and drive progress against roadmap commitments with regular reports to stakeholders and management.

  • Execute activities to drive quality, delivery, and compliance excellence within the GEPC India & global supply base.

These activities include:

Supplier on-boarding and qualification

  • Assess suppliers manufacturing capability through technical assessment,

  • Assess suppliers QMS through audits,

  • Supplier assessment and development

  • Contribute to the Supplier Performance Rating process,

  • Review/update suppliers’ qualification status based on their performance rate,

  • Initiate and manage supplier Q development and improvement actions.

  • Purchase Order Kick-off Meetings.

  • Organize Kick-off Meetings with suppliers and GE representatives,

  • If applicable, review supplier quality documentation (ITP, procedures, …).

  • Monitor the execution of surveillance inspections:

  • Schedule quality surveillance inspections at suppliers,

  • Assure compliance with contract requirements and applicable regulations,

  • Timely review and distribute the inspection reports.

  • Release material for shipment:

  • Ensure all deviations are closed,

  • QIP & Part Qualification Approved.

  • Authorize shipment once all quality requirements are met.

  • Manage technical deviations:

  • Continuously follow up the punch items and nonconformities resulting from the quality surveillance inspections up to their closure,

  • Record and/or distribute nonconformities identified at suppliers,

  • Drive RCA with suppliers, with 8D at least following High & Critical NCRs,

  • Analyze Cost of Poor Quality (CoPQ) and support Sourcing claim process,

  • Ensure corrective actions are implemented by suppliers.

  • Manage surveillance audits:

  • Organize surveillance audits as necessary, monitor the closure of CAPA,

  • Record associated reports in the supplier database.

  • Drive a strong EHS culture throughout the supply base.

  • Following supplier caused quality escapes, support/lead critical root cause analysis and create the right corrective actions and preventative actions.

  • Support cost-out opportunities identified by the suppliers.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college (Electrical/Electronics/Mechanical Engineering with a minimum 10-12 years of experience in Supplier quality & Development)

  • Strong communication skills in English language.Strong quality mindset with proven use of the quality tool kit in risk assessment, 8D and manufacturing process controls.

  • Aptitude to create and deliver reports for review by key stakeholders.

  • Capacity to read and interpret Engineering drawings and Standards.

  • Decision maker with excellent problem-solving skills.

  • Experience in RCA methodologies.

  • Experience in supplier auditing

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel spreadsheet development and analysis.

  • Proven experience to define / delegate and coordinate mission-based tasks.

  • Experience in Lean & Six Sigma is an advantage.

  • Flexible,as Domestic Travel is required to visit supplier network

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