General Electric Supplier Quality Manager – APAC MSD in Shanghai, China
Job Description Summary
Supplier Quality Manager – APAC MSD (SQM APAC MSD) will be leading the team of SQEs responsible for developing the quality of suppliers in APAC region delivering Material Shipped Directly (MSD) equipment to Gas Power project sites globally. The role will work in full alignment and close collaboration with internal stakeholder functions including but not limited to sourcing, engineering, manufacturing, and project management to assure project execution excellence.
The scope of activities includes supplier product qualification, audit, surveillance, and quality issues’ resolution and root cause investigation. The objective is to assure delivery to customer project sites on time, on budget, meeting customer quality expectations and Gas Power SQ KPI targets.
Roles and Responsibilities
Manage team of Supplier Quality Engineers to drive quality, delivery, and compliance excellence within the MSD supply base for Gas Power in APAC region.
Drive systematic improvements to meet CoPQ targets, on-time delivery, first-time-right product quality, Cost Out/Savings, customer event and escape reduction, and other SQ KPIs
Mentor, coach and motivate the team, developing a strong leadership pipeline based on integrity and compliance
Drive strong EHS, Compliance, Quality and Lean culture throughout the supply base and within the team
Align with Supply Chain Quality and Procurement and Strategic Sourcing Leaders in the MSD scope in APAC region in identifying and driving supplier development programs to continuously improve supplier performance
Execute global Sourcing and Quality strategies, managing complex relationships between numerous stakeholders in numerous countries
Develop and execute qualification, development, and surveillance audits.
Drive compliance to the management system procedures for supplier approval and product qualification
Supervise detailed Root Cause Analysis when issues arise, drive preventative actions that ensure issues do not re-occur
Manage budgets effectively for people and projects, optimizing resources, and minimizing costs
As needed, deputize individual SQEs in following activities, among others:
Develop and monitor SQ on assigned equipment/product from supplier qualification phase to final inspections to verify compliance with technical and quality requirements before shipment release
New Supplier Evaluation / Onboarding: rigorously execute the supplier evaluation process, including quality & compliance audits to ensure that only appropriately qualified suppliers are taken through the process. Work with sourcing/commodity team to meet business goals of new supplier addition and provide input to technical tender assessment
Drive Supplier Qualification in partnership with Strategic Sourcing/Procurement, Engineering and Project Quality
Prepare Supplier Quality Documents for project such Quality Control Plan (QCP), ITPL (Inspection Testing Plan) Product Testing procedure
Perform FAT (Factory Acceptance Test) and PSI (Pre-Shipment Inspection)
Organizing/performing inspections at suppliers and ensuring the product quality compliance
Develop and execute surveillance audit plans to assure that suppliers have effective process control, rigorous product acceptance standards, and robust quality systems
Own SRG (Safety/Health/Environment Supplier Responsibility Guidelines) metrics for assigned suppliers and conduct SRG audits in APAC region
Manage Supplier Deviation Request (SDR), Non-Conformance Report (NCR) and Root Cause Analysis (RCA) for nonconformities caused by suppliers and drive resolution of complex, cross-functional quality issues for severe NCR/RCA
Review and approve supplier End of Manufacturing Reports and give release for shipment
Minimum bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing, Mechanical, Electrical or Quality Engineering from an accredited university or college
5+ years of experience in quality, operations/supply chain or project management
5+ year experience in Power industry, preferably in MSD and/or BoP product scope, with proficiency to understand technical drawings, specifications, and standards
Must be able to travel 25%
Fluent in English language
Strong skills for developing, coaching, mentoring, and influencing the team
Strong organizational, interpersonal and facilitation skills.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills to effectively communicate across all organizational levels, departments, and functions.
Ability to work in cross-functional matrix environment and international team experience.
Safety, compliance, quality, and lean mindset
Humble, open, collaborative, and continuously learning
Proficient with Six Sigma DMAIC, 8D, or other Root Cause Analysis techniques
Demonstrated ability to figure out and resolve problems
Working knowledge on manufacturing processes such as Casting, forging, Welding, Heat treatment, Coating process
Familiar with ASTM, ASME and API codes
Welding and NDT knowledge, preferably CWI (Certified Welding Inspector) certificate
Drive auditor experience and certification
Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally at short notice
Relocation Assistance Provided: No
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