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Senior Principal Supplier Process Engineer

Senior Principal Supplier Process Engineer (I9)

The SQE will work with China-based Global Supplier Quality Engineering Management on all battery-related supplier quality issues. Works on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of multiple factors. Exercises broadly defined practices and policies in the selection of methods, techniques and evaluation criteria to ensure battery quality. Responsible for executing to defined and agreed upon plans and strategies in the supply chain that have high impact to overall business activities.

+ Closely monitor supplier performance both onsite and remotely while providing reports to Dells China-based team on performance of suppliers against key quality metrics and initiatives.

+ Validate supplier deliverables toward product phase gate qualification of new products as justification for phase exit approval.

+ Lead quality system and process audits and provide recommendations to Dell Procurement and Battery Core Teams for supplier selection.

+ Ensure suppliers compliance to new product introduction schedules culminating in predictable manufacturing ramp times to mass production volume.

+ Continuously evaluate supplier's overall quality performance. Proactively update Dell internal teams on all issues affecting supplier performance and its impact to Dells business strategy.

+ Drive supplier compliance to all Dell-defined quality metrics.

+ Provide guidance and assist in the development and implementation of effective JQE structure/program at supplier manufacturing facility to support Dell expectations.

+ Develop and administer improvement programs for supplier.

+ Ensure appropriate education with suppliers (educated to defined processes and procedures) on the execution of quality tools, methodologies and requirements.

+ Serve as a quality liaison between Dell and the supplier manufacturing facility and improve visibility to supplier actions and processes through effective and frequent communication w/ SQE based in China.

+ Establish working relationship with peers and management at key suppliers

+ Comprehend need for partnership while understanding complex interactions in driving consistent improvement.

**Knowledge & Skills:**

+ Complete knowledge of battery pack and cell manufacturing processes, backend test, and customer usage. Including battery pack and cell assembly process, mechanics, and electrical components.

+ Candidate must have in-depth knowledge of industry standard specifications

+ Advanced quality system and lead auditor experience a plus

+ Communicate effectively with extended team, suppliers, Senior Managers and Directors.

+ Strong project management skills

+ Active, positive and able to lead and drive key quality improvement initiatives

+ Strong command skills to drive the implementation and execution of quality management plans and continuous improvement plan

+ Knowledge of statistical quality tools to drive and assist suppliers in their improvement

+ BPI or Six Sigma knowledge; Green Belt or Black Belt certified is plus and CQA, CQE or CQM of ASQ is plus.


+ Preferred: +15 years of relevant experience.

+ Minimum:

+ BS + 10 yrs.

+ MS + 7 yrs.


Posted: 2022-05-25 Expires: 2022-07-15

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