Parker Hannifin Corporation Supplier Quality Manager in Washington, Missouri

Supplier Quality Manager

MO-Washington, United States

Group: Instrumentation Grp N. America

Job Family: Quality

Job ID: 11785-1A

Posted: 2018-10-04

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Founded in 1917, Parker Hannifin Corporation is a $12 billion, global company.

With annual sales of $12 billion in fiscal year 2017, Parker Hannifin is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company has operations in 50 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 61 consecutive fiscal years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index.

Parker’s engineering expertise and broad range of core technologies uniquely positions the company to solve some of the world’s greatest engineering challenges. By partnering with customers, Parker improves their productivity and profitability and seeks new ways to solve humanity's biggest challenges.

Essential Functions

Position Summary: Develops, grows and communicates a functional understanding of Parker products and services to our supply base. Influences supplier’s behavior and commitment to quality, delivery and cost. Works closely with supplier to develop their capability to produce Parker products with repeatable and sustainable processes to ensure zero defects, on time delivery at the best cost. Utilizes Six-Sigma, APQP and PPAP methods in everday activities. Builds a culture of Premier Supplier Performance innovation and strategic supplier parternships. Hosts and supports supplier Kaizen events conferences and symposiums. Generates and applies LEAN, Problem Solving and Innovative ideas to suppliers and the Supplier Development Organization. Ensures timely and efficient completion of detailed supplier engineering project phases or major projects to achieve division quality objectives. Plans, schedules, and coordinates efforts of the supplier development engineering staff or acts as an individual researcher or functional expert on projects with significant customers/suppliers and business impact.

Scope/Supervision and Interaction: X_ Has Direct Reports __ Does Not Have Direct Reports

Position typically reports to the Business Systems Manager for the division. Will work with the internal staff and outside suppliers, vendors and customers. Must have the ability to deal with people at a cross-functional level. Position requires the ability to effectively communicate in oral and written form in order to present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, suppliers, customers and the general public.

Essential Functions: Establishes and maintains a Supplier Quality System that is effective in producing, measuring and maintaining a supply base measured by DPPM / RPPM, as well as delivery performance, and contractual pricing.

Ensures compliance to procedures and requirements outlined in the Supplier Quality Manual. Revises and implements changes as required, and partners with the supplier base to roll out these changes for implementation at the suppliers' location.

Participates in supplier reviews and provides input to the Purchasing, Quality and Engineering Departments in regard to supplier quality. Performs Supplier Quality System Initial Audits and Surveillance Audits as required.

Ensures reliability and accuracy of products provided by the supply base. Ensures that disposition of nonconforming material is handled in a timely manner. Addresses deficiencies in the Suppliers' Performance Rating as it relates to quality, performance and delivery. Issues follow-up reports and corrective action reports and provides follow up and closure of nonconformance issues.

Coordinates with suppliers all initiatives relating to supplier quality performance. Tracks performance trends and performs quality trend analysis from supplier base and facilitates corrective actions as appropriate.

Leads supplier development activities for dock-to-stock program.

Utilizes lean manufacturing, error proofing and continuous improvement initiatives to support the supplier base by assisting in development of robust processes that assures quality products and services.

Provides support to customers relative to supply based issues.

Qualifications: -Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering or a related discipline - 5-10 years of related experience (Supplier Quality, Quality Assurance & Manufacturing preferred) or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. -Thorough knowledge of state-of-the-art inspection and quality inspection and quality engineering/assurance techniques, procedures, instruments, equipment, theories, principles and concepts and general business operations. -Must have ability to effectively solve problems, assess and implement continuous improvement techniques to Quality and Manufacturing functions, to use standard business applications software and/or specialized data analysis tools, to establish goals and objectives to complete projects, and to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. -Prefer at least two of the following certifications: ISO Lead Auditor Certification, ASQ Certification, Six Sigma Green/Black Belt Certification, and/or ISO Internal Auditor Certification. -Regular travel may be required to customers, suppliers and may include international travel in addition to domestic travel to support the division's goals. -50% travel is required.

Additional Comments: The essential functions have been provided as examples of the type of work performed by employees assigned to this job classification. The Company reserves the right to modify the work assignments and/or to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions. The job description is not intended to be an all inclusive list of duties and responsibilities. It is intended to describe the general nature of the position.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Parker is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Parker is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job related reasons regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. U.S. Citizenship/Permanent Resident is required for most positions.

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