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Supplier Quality Manager (f/m)

  • GE Oil & Gas
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/23/2017 11:40:55 AM
  • 2737629
  • Job Function: Sourcing
  • Business Segment: Oil & Gas Digital Solutions
Location(s): Germany ; Huerth (near Cologne) or Wunstorf (near Hannover)

About Us:
GE Oil & Gas is a world leader in advanced technology equipment and services for all segments of the oil and gas industry, from drilling and production, LNG, pipelines and storage to industrial power generation, refining and petrochemicals. GE Oil & Gas also provides pipeline integrity solutions, including inspection and data management, and designs and manufactures wire-line and drilling measurement solutions for the oilfield services segment. Oil & Gas is present in Germany with development, production and sales units at various locations.

GE is committed to taking on the world’s toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that promise we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to employ the world's brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles... people like you.

Role Summary:
The Supplier Quality Manager (SQM) will integrate and develop processes that meet business needs across the organization, be involved in long-term planning, contribute to the overall strategy, and manage complex issues within functional areas area of expertise. In this role, you will manage a US based Supplier Quality Engineer, provide direction to a regional SQE supporting IT supplier quality activities and directly execute supplier quality activities in Europe.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Lead and direct Global Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) activities in support of the Oil & Gas Inspection Technology business
  • Manage SQE resources to provide technical guidance to a global supplier base to assure product and process compliance with engineering drawings and specifications Manage and execute the supplier qualification process and supplier surveillance process
  • Work effectively with commercial, sourcing , engineering and manufacturing teams to eliminate any barriers that may affect the quality and delivery of sourced components
  • Monitor supplier non-conformance performance, and drive root-cause analyses, corrective actions and process improvements to reduce the escaping defects and cost of failure
  • Actively participate in supplier recovery efforts by managing technical issue information, providing technical disposition for supplier caused issues, and reviewing metrics for trending data
  • Support Global Sourcing quality initiatives and metrics
  • Set team objectives and goals that are aligned with those of the business
  • Drive process consistency and adherence to Global Sourcing quality procedures
  • Directly execute SQE activities for a designated group of suppliers supporting the Inspection Technologies site based in Germany-including qualifications, audits, and continuous improvement actions


  • Preferred field of study is engineering – electrical and/or mechanical
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong financial, quantitative and data analysis skills
  • Strong project management and process improvement skills
  • Six Sigma training (GE employees only)
  • Ability to motivate in a cross-functional, multi-site, global team environment
  • Ability to influence at all levels of the organization
  • Strong oral and written communication skills as well as strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Demonstrated project, program or team leadership skills
  • Demonstrated technical aptitude: strong background in interpretation of blueprints / specifications, metrology, and manufacturing process planning / valuation
  • Sound knowledge in ISO QMS Requirements and application
  • Fluent in German and English is a must

Locations: Germany ; Huerth (near Cologne) or Wunstorf (near Hannover)

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
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