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Supplier Quality & Development Engineer

Location: Istanbul, İstanbul, Turkey
Job ID: R0041786
Date Posted: Feb 2, 2024
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Energy
Profession (Job Category): Quality Management
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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General Information


We are looking for our next “Supplier Quality & Development Engineer”, who will report to APMEA Hub Supplier Quality & Development Manager and will be able to demonstrate knowledge at Hitachi Energy at Transformers in Dudullu with below qualifications.


Your responsibilities

·       Support Category teams within the supplier qualification process through evaluating the
supplier qualification assessment forms and recommending the appropriate qualification level.

·       Ensure the supply base is and remains fully qualified and compliant through regular monitoring and the reporting of the qualification status. 

·       Plan and conduct the required supplier on-site audits including the assessment reporting (with qualification decision), corrective action plan alignment with the suppliers .

·       Follow-up and confirm the effective closure of corrective action plan items by the suppliers.

·       Participate in the SSDP (Supplier Sustainability Development Program) assessments.

·       Conduct regular status update meetings with the suppliers and confirm the closure of corrective action plan items by the suppliers within the defined resolution time frame. 

·       PPAP process governance for BU/HUB Category parts/components (creation of category specific parts approval requirement standard) 

·       Lead the production part approval process for the high priority cases including the coordination of trial parts and first article inspection activities with the factory quality. 

·       Visualize the successfully completed PPAP’s at the global/regional level to all SCM/Quality community to avoid the duplication of the efforts. 

·       Lead the non-conformity resolution process with the suppliers in case of the escalated technical issues from the factories and ensure the effective root-cause analysis and the countermeasure implementation by the suppliers. 

·       Lead the escalation of the suppliers to BU/HUB SQM in-case of the poor resolution of the identified issues. 

·       Monitor and consolidate the supplier delivery and quality KPI’s, the critical non-conformities escalated from the factories. 

·       Ensure completion of annual Supplier Performance Evaluations (SPE) for the identified suppliers by the category management (including reporting per Category/HUB) 

·       Identify the critical supplier list per category and define the improvement target(s) per supplier. 
Plan/execute the supplier on-site assessment in case of a detailed process investigation
is required. 

·       Share the supplier performance KPI’s and the critical supplier list regularly with the BU/HUB SCM and the Category Teams. 

·       Lead the supplier performance improvement actions for the targeted suppliers to meet the customer and the ABB factories’ expectations (following DMAIC, A3 and/or 8D methodology).

·       Lead the escalation of the suppliers to BU/HUB Category Management in-case of uncollaborative suppliers. 

·       Implement PG/PGTR supply quality procedures within the assigned responsibility area.
Develop/issue the specific supplier and part/material quality procedures for the related category.

·       Ensure the appropriate utilization of the SBM tools within the BU/HUB organizations and the local units. 

·       Monitor and ensure the supplier performance data, the supplier quality costs and the claims are reported according to PG/PGTR guidelines and instructions.

·       Closely collaborate with the Category teams to support the implementation of Category strategy (CIPS) and provide recommendations from supplier performance and capability perspectives (e.g: support for the supplier classification, new supplier selection, onboarding or de-sourcing recommendation). 

·       Represent the “voice of customer” to the suppliers during the supplier audits and as well as other remote activities and follow-up (e.g: interface with suppliers’ engineering, operations and quality senior management).

·       Complete special quality and continuous improvement projects such as Advanced Product Quality Planning, Lean Six Sigma, supplier manuals, etc. in line with the yearly BU SQ targets. 

·       Lead and execute the assigned Dynamic Evolution projects for the corresponding categories (including the team establishment, necessary preparation to pass each gate
and tracking of benefit realization).


Your background


·       Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial or Production engineering.

·       Experienced in Welding Technology, Heavy Metal Fabrication.

·       Experienced in Surface treatment & Painting.

·       Having experience in Transformers industry is preferable.

·       3-5 years of hands-on experience.

·       Excellent oral and written communication skills in Turkish and English with the ability to collaborate effectively with all levels of management.

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