Supplier Quality Engineer @ Whirlpool

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Job Description:

Your responsibilities will include

Existing Products Improvement

  • Monitor ongoing  quality performances of Suppliers Package, by using SAP and IT applications

  • Take full leadership of Suppliers Package, managing and assessing the quality improvement plan and serving as a quality single contact point between Supplier and Whirlpool. When needed, lead cross functional teams to ensure effective problem solutions

  • Define Focus Suppliers and work with them by utilizing adequate problem solving techniques to develop Corrective Action Plans

  • Support internal analysis of defective components returned from the field and joint analysis at Suppliers’ premises, where appropriate

  • Work with right speed and priority to resolve significant / epidemic quality issues caused by defective components on the market (Failure 2 Solution projects)

  • Support Manufacturing Quality in case of defects caused by components in Zero Hour Test and Reliability Lab (“A” Defects)

 

New Product Introduction

  • Lead PIQ projects ensuring timely progress of the activities and discipline from Suppliers’ side. Work closely with Supplier as well as internal functions to ensure effectiveness of the activities and appropriate escalation and resolution of potential issues

  • Validate Supplier quality and manufacturing processes development for the new product. Verify their readiness for mass production

  • Ensure positive completion of PPAP / FPA, as well as quality performances in first months of mass productio

New Sources Qualification / Suppliers Development

  • In alignment with Purchasing strategy qualify new potential sources or develop capabilities of existing Suppliers according to Whirlpool Quality standards

  • Coach and develop Suppliers’ skills by training them on quality tools as Six Sigma (OpEx), FMEA, SPC, 8D / Drill Deep & Wide, etc, as well as Whirlpool Quality process and requirements

Minimum requirements

  • Fluent English is mandatory
  • 3+ years of similar experience ( Metal Stamping, Mechanical Components, Raw Material Steel areas)
  • Deep knowledge of Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets is required. SAP knowledge is a plus.
  • Availability to travel minimum 1 week per month without constrictions
  • Strong organization and communication skills
  • Ability to quickly build strong rapport and relationships with internal process partners and suppliers
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Team working skills
  • Ability of multitasking and prioritizing activities with strict deadlines

Benefits:
Experience Level: Mid-Senior
Work From: Onsite

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