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Lead Sourcing Specialist- Supplier Quality Engineering

  • GE Oil & Gas
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/23/2017 4:54:57 AM
  • 2831482
  • Job Function: Sourcing
  • Business Segment: Oil & Gas Headquarters
Location(s): India ; Pune


About Us:
GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

Role Summary:
Lead -SQE is a key role in Sourcing & Quality accountable for Own & Achieve Supplier quality goals for assigned supplier base & commodity. Meet sourcing goals across product groups, Work with sourcing counterparts to identify & grow sourcing opportunities. This is a key technical position, affecting part quality for both installed base & NPI parts. SQE is expected to deliver on supplier approval, qualification, quality sustenance, continuous improvement to achieve best quality products, OTD.

Essential Responsibilities:
Drive quality for assigned suppliers, including quality plan implementation. Select suppliers through qualification processes. Own supplier results, drive improvements utilizing supplier scorecards. Own supplier audits, ensuring compliance, and driving improvement plans where needed. Positions requiring understanding of a concepts, methods and procedures to enable sourcing execution


The role Includes both Supplier Quality Assurance and Supplier Quality Development. Includes supplier qualifications, action plans, audits, performance monitoring, and assisting key suppliers towards industrial standards of excellence. SQEs have various levels of differentiation which are related to level of technical understanding of engineering drawings and ability to manage vendors. Assess supplier capabilities and make recommendations on supplier acceptability. Understand strategies for assigned commodities & proactively drive initiatives to meet Sourcing objectives under supervision. Analyze and track Supplier promise date accuracy and develop reports to ensure Supplier promise date accuracy .Support commodity buys. Works within a team setting and / or under guidance. Alternatively: executing routine but complex analysis. Signals flaws in approaches, methods, procedures and processes and suggests improvements. Contributes to project as a team member.

The Supplier Quality Engineer has to develop & maintain objectives to deliver following responsibilities:
1. Responsible for driving quality for assigned suppliers, improving quality performance via facilitating continuous process improvements at supplier facility. Select suppliers through qualification processes. Own supplier results, drive improvements utilizing supplier scorecards. Own supplier audits, ensuring compliance, and driving improvement plans where needed. Positions requiring understanding of a concepts, methods and procedures to enable sourcing execution
2. Handhold supplier in Flawless Execution of Qualification on new Products. ·
3. On-time execution of new component qualifications using GE Qualification procedure.
4. Responsible for meeting Supplier Quality metrics such as supplier yield, field cost, field defect rate, supplier quality plan, COQ, On-time corrective action closure, Audit rigor and improve supplier quality score card.
5. Identify & qualify new products & suppliers in the region to drive growth.
6. Drive and develop a strong QMS mind set at supplier site; Accelerate improvements in supplier quality and deliver value ·
7.Provide correlation with GE facilities · Act as consultant to the Quality, Manufacturing and Engineering organizations to improve Quality and Manufacturing processes, introduce new products and improve product design
8. Specify and develop product acceptance/test procedures that relate to a complex process highly complex product ·
9. Audits (Process, Product, Quality systems, SRG/Compliance, 'Eyes always open'): Obtain a sound understanding of GE expectations on audits. Conduct audits keeping with good practices & publish professional reports in the appropriate system. Identify & communicate best practices/risks Work with supplier & other stakeholders to close findings & improve supplier processes

Qualifications/Requirements:
Min. Bachelor Degree in Mechanical/Production / Weld Engineering. - 8~10 years’ experience in quality / manufacturing / vendor development functions. -Ability to manage multiple qualifications and work with global teams to approve/qualify suppliers and improve their performance.

Must have hands on experience in one or more of following fields
(1) Medium to Heavy forgings casting and machining
(2) Adequate Knowledge in Hydraulic and leak testing process
(3) Ability to understand the CTQ’s and suggest suitable machines for machining
(4) Ability to prepare manufacturing process plan (MPP) for machining, by selecting process steps, suitable machines, conducting FMEA and preparing control plans.
(5)Ability to understand and establish appropriate inspection/measurement system based on the geometry /tolerance and part profile. -Ability to understand drawings, dimensioning and geometrical tolerencing (GT)
(6) Knowledge on selection of weld specific process parameters.
(7) Basic knowledge about NDT techniques including RT, UT, VT and knowledge about such testing machines
(8)Strong EHS background, familiar with India Environmental, health, and safety law and regulations -Very Strong Result Oriented Mindset; and process improvement approach. -Exposure to ISO 14001 and OSHAS Standards will be added advantage

Desired Characteristics:
1. Candidates with certifications in technology, quality systems, audit or testing areas can be preferred based on relevance of certification
2. Strong oral and written communication skills - Strong interpersonal and leadership skills - Ability to cope with multiple complex situations daily -Ability to guide and influence others -Sourcing experience /prior Oil & Gas Industry experience. -Green Belt certified (GE employees only) -International Experience. -Lead Auditor Certification- ISO-9001/2000
3. Candidates from Oil and Gas Industry preferred.
4. MUST: Highest Level of Integrity. -MUST: Willingness to travel for more than 50-60% of the time .
5. Strong oral and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal and leadership skills. Ability to work independently. Strong problem solving skills.

Locations: India ; Pune

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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