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Senior Supplier Development Engineer, Plastics

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Job Detail

  • Offered Salary 1000
  • Experience 5 Years
  • Gender Male
  • Industry Management
  • Qualifications Degree Bachelor

Job Description

Job Description Summary

This is a technical role within the Cepheid global supply chain organization and specifically within supplier development group. The individual in this role will be collaborating with Plastics Injection molding suppliers and internal teams such as engineering, operations, and quality. The ideal candidate for this role would be someone with experience in Injection molding (preferably Tooling) as well as possess soft skills to effectively collaborate with multiple functions and business acuity to understand the financial impact of improvement projects.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate technical capabilities at supplier sites and qualify suppliers based on selection criteria
  • Provide feedback and update internal supplier selection and qualification processes
  • Identify, quantify, prioritize, and drive supplier improvement projects
  • Use data analytics to make recommendations and drive VAVE projects (Quality, Cost, Efficiency)
  • Responsible for reviewing tool health, spares, and making recommendations on required repairs/refurbishment
  • Establish, track, and trend key supplier performance metrics – OEE, FPY, Tool Availability, and SPC
  • Understand and represent supplier capabilities to engineering teams during program design changes/development
  • Review, initiate and represent supplier recommended design changes to internal engineering teams while also executing Engineering change orders to suppliers
  • Deploy & Improve Metrology capabilities at the Supplier site
  • Responsible for training suppliers on Cepheid protocols & knowledge transfer
  • Develop and execute qualification protocols with Engineering, Quality and Manufacturing teams
  • Characterize existing processes, establish controls for critical parameters, improve process robustness and yield
  • Establish uninterrupted and efficient flow of plastics/consumables utilizing dock-to-stock & vendor managed inventory
  • Function as a liaison between purchasing, engineering, manufacturing, and suppliers to provide technical support on supplier quality issues


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering (or relevant field) with 5+ years of related work experience OR Master’s degree with 3+ years of related work experience
  • Demonstrated technical and analytical ability with a high degree of professional acuity
  • Strong / Concise verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience in Injection molding & tooling development
  • Ability to read 2D drawings with GD&T and work with CAD (preferably Solid Works)
  • Demonstrated experience with equipment selection, operation, and processing
  • Understanding of processing limitations and design characteristics of plastic parts
  • Demonstrated experience with high volume manufacturing processes – injection molding
  • Familiar with 6 step studies / DOE / Process window development
  • Demonstrated experience with Injection molding process and controls
  • Familiar with ISO and GMPMD requirements
  • Experienced and comfortable with executive-level presentations (.ppt / “elevator pitches”)
  • Basic Understanding of Metrology concepts – GRnR, equivalency, etc.
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Must be willing and able to travel to supplier locations – primarily regionally located

Physical requirements/abilities:

  • Ability to work at Supplier sites and office environment
  • Some travel domestically and internationally is required (25%)

Preferred Qualifications (optional):

  • Master’s degree (business or technical)
  • APICs certification
  • Must be willing and able to travel to supplier locations – primarily regionally located
  • Proficiency in MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, Agile, and SAP
  • Ability to read and interpret product Bill of Materials (BOM’s)
  • Must be a self-starter and be able to operate independent of day to day supervision
  • Self-starter with the ability to adapt, critical thinking skills, and problem solve under pressure

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