Collins McNicholas

Summary 

The Supplier Engineer concentrates on all aspects of supplier selection, supplier process & material changes and technical support for all purchased commodities in Galway. The Materials Supplier Engineering Team is responsible for the technical leadership and resolution of non-conformances within the supply chain and achieving year-on-year material cost reduction targets.

Responsibilities 

  • Technical Team Member on Teams comprising representatives from Purchasing, Supplier Quality and Business Units responsible for all aspects of Supplier Management of Acquisitions.
  • Demonstrates Technical skills in risk management and remediation.
  • Responsible for supporting objectives of the Team in terms of Quality, Cost and Service.
  • Supports Continuous Improvement of Quality & Quality Systems, Service Capability and Total Cost of Ownership throughout the Supply Chain.
  • Supports investigation of Material Quality issues as they arise. Works with Quality, Procurement & Business Units to resolve issues and disposition product.
  • Promotes the Quality System within the Supply Base.
  • Works with Procurement, Supplier Quality Engineering, Receiving Inspection & Business Units to ensure that components meet established requirements.
  • Ensures that adequate Corrective Actions are identified, implemented and controlled by Suppliers
  • Provides guidance to other functional areas in applying Supplier Management system requirements
  • Contributes to the development, maintenance and improvement of Supplier Management Policies and Procedures.
  • Communicates effectively with all Internal & External Stakeholders.
  • Develops new Supply sources with Procurement Team
  • Assesses and Approves Supplier Requested Process Changes 
  • Identifies, Supports and Leads Material Value Improvement Projects (VIP’s) throughout the Supply Chain.

Skills/Qualifications 

  • 5 – 8 years’ work experience in a relevant field.
  • HETAC Level 8 degree in a relevant field.
  • Working knowledge and application of business and technical concepts, procedures and practices required to successfully integrate new acquisitions.
  • Knowledge to scope, plan and execute risk review and successfully remediate risks highlighted as a result of the review process.
  • General knowledge of complimentary industry practices, techniques, and standards.
  • Previous experience of managing acquisitions from a supplier management perspective desirable.

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Stephen Kelly on 091706714.

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