General Electric Supplier Quality – QMS & Compliance Leader (m/f) in Jenbach, Austria

About Us:

This position is based in the center of the Alps, in Tyrol - a region that provides a pleasant variety of recreational opportunities and a high quality of life. We are passionate about making life better with new ideas and technologies. You can expect to join a diverse team, which offers comprehensive and international career opportunities and is known for leadership development. Our 1,500 employees at our location Jenbach are working in a collaborative way to power the future.

GE’s reciprocating engines business sets an industry standard for fuel flexibility, lower emissions and higher efficiency. It specializes in developing local power near or at the point of use and gas compression solutions that deliver environmental friendly, more efficient, more affordable power to customers around the world.

Role Summary:

The Lead Supplier Quality Engineer, specializing in compliance, demonstrates accountability for functional, business, and broad company compliance objectives. In this role you will partner with regional and functional teams to drive compliance standards across the organization, manage complex issues within functional area of expertise, be involved in annual supplier outreach for long-term planning, and contribute to the overall business strategy.

Job reference #3103762

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Drives the implementation of Technical Requirements & Standards (TRS) at GE’s suppliers, ensures full compliance of each supplier with applicable requirements

  • Collaborates with cross-functional compliance experts to maintain overall TRS compliance in the company

  • Communicates new or modified TRS requirements to Sourcing personnel and suppliers and leads TRS trainings

  • Ensures that Declarations of Conformity & TRS Documentation are provided by suppliers in a timely fashion

  • Ensures that QMS (Quality Management System) procedures in the sourcing department are maintained and up-to-date

  • Identifies opportunities for improvement in Sourcing processes and collaborates with management to implement them

  • Single point of contact for Sourcing for all internal & external audits

  • Ensures timely closure of audit findings in the Sourcing department

  • Partners with GE Power and GE Corporate counterparts to develop and implement new business-wide Sourcing procedures

  • Coordinates & executes “Supplier Responsibility Guidelines” audits to the suppliers of GE Distributed Power- Reciprocating Engines

  • Trains new Supplier Quality Engineers (SQE’s) on relevant QMS procedures and teaches them how to run supplier audits

  • Drives Performance Improvement Plans (PIP) with suppliers to increase their Quality, Logistics or Commercial performance. Owns the overall PIP process & reports regularly to management on the progress of all active supplier PIP’s Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree from an accredited university/college or equivalent

  • Significant work experience in Sourcing, Quality or related fields

  • Green Belt Certified

  • First experience in the implementation of Technical Regulation & Standards applicable in the energy or automotive industry

  • A valid work permit for Austria is a prerequisite for this position (Non-EU citizens: please attach the work permit to the application)We put great emphasis on providing our employees with recognition, flexibility, competitive and fair compensation, as well as numerous other benefits.According to Austrian law, job postings need to include the minimum salary for a position. For this position, the minimum salary based on the collective agreement is EUR 3192.58 gross per month. We will be pleased to discuss the appropriate effective salary based on your qualifications and experience. Desired Characteristics:

  • ISO-9001 Auditor

  • Fluent in English – German is a plus

  • Must be comfortable with presenting/interfacing at the senior executive level

  • Solid Continuous Improvement background and proven track record in process improvement assignments

  • Unyielding Integrity

  • Prior leadership experience is preferred

  • Change agent with strong credibility and influence in the organization

  • Established analytical and quantitative ability

  • Statistically literate and familiar with Six Sigma quality concepts and tools

  • Demonstrated commitment for process improvement

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

  • Customer-focused in defining quality and establishing priorities

  • Able to make executive level presentations

  • Strong organizational skills Locations: Austria; Jenbach