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Norgren GT Development Supplier Development Engineer in Auburn, Washington

NORGREN GT DEVELOPMENT LLCFull Time SalaryAuburn, WA, US1339Norgren is part of global engineering organization IMI plc. IMI is at the forefront of delivering the solutions we need in a changing world and is focused on creating tremendous value by solving key industry problems in attractive markets and working with the best.Norgren has a proud history of creating innovative engineering solutions in precise motion control and fluid technology, and we collaborate with our customers across more than 50 countries in critical areas such as Factory Automation, Material Handling, Rail, Energy, Process Control, Life Science and Commercial Vehicles.SummaryThe Supplier Development Engineer is the primary point of contact between GT Development and its suppliers on matters related to initial part qualification and effective quality issue resolution. The Supplier Development Coordinator supports both the Quality and the Materials Groups by ensuring that parts, materials, and sub-assemblies received from suppliers consistently conform to GT specified requirements. This position also has the responsibility for assuring that supplier selection and qualification, and supplier maintenance, development and change activities are conducted in accordance with GT requirements.Essential Functions and Responsibilities *Develops supply base, driving improvements in supplier quality, delivery, cost and systems. *Coordinates with suppliers for compliance with GT’s corrective action requests, assuring that actions taken are timely and effective. *Supports the introduction of new and derivative products (NPI, DPI) by: *Communicating process and technical requirements to the supplier. *Providing guidance to supplier, as needed. *Coordinating timely resolution of quality issues, if/as they develop. *Assuring required information is received from the supplier. *Providing input for the supplier analysis process *Coordinates supplier change activities, assuring change schedule is maintained. *Conducts quality system assessments of suppliers as required. *Maintains the Approved Supplier List, assuring suppliers meet or exceed GTs minimum requirements. *Maintains the Supplier Quality Requirements Manual. *Compiles and reports supplier performance information both internally and to the suppliers. *Refines the supplier rating systems to reflect the actual cost of doing business. *Solicits cost savings and/or manufacturability suggestions from the supply base. Understands and clearly communicates technical detail. *Manages projects related to supplier development, as needed. *Supervises Document Control personnel *Facilitates CRB meetings QualificationsEducation and Experience *Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering or Supply Chain from an accredited university is preferred. *Familiarity with TS-16949, ISO-9001:2000, and ISO-14000 quality system standards. *Experience managing projects. Skills and Competencies *Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, blueprints or government regulations. *Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. *Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and manufacturing personnel. *Ability to work with computer software programs such as MS Word, MS Access and MS Excel. *Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. *Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, ratios and proportions to practical situations. *Ability to define problems, colle