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Honeywell Lead Supplier Development Engineer in Olathe, Kansas

The future is what you make it.

Are you ready to make a difference, work on the most impactful projects influencing our business and be at the heart of revolution to create a world-class supply chain? In Supplier Performance Engineering we’re finding innovative, collaborative ways to improve the delivery and quality of our suppliers creating a vital link between our supply chain, internal factories, and our customers.

Come be a part of a team of future shapers that:

  • Proactively reviews supplier capabilities, assesses operational gaps to identify risks and takes systematic actions to develop a world-class supplier.

  • Is globally responsible for all supplier development and quality improvement and sustainment.

  • Systematically drives Root Cause Corrective Action (RCCA) investigations to prevent defects.

  • Works directly with sourcing, business, engineering, and our customers on strategies to improve product quality and delivery.

  • Identifies and leads the implementation of continuous improvement projects.

  • Are leaders creating a performance culture with our suppliers through coaching and technical engagement.

The position requires a breadth of technical experience across multiple programs and products, both electrical and mechanical, working directly with suppliers daily, influencing/working closely with the sourcing commodity leadership teams, Quality and NPD. The successful candidate should be able to effectively communicate with senior management, have a big-picture strategic mindset, handle multiple priorities, influence, and solve complex problems.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead process improvement projects and /or events to streamline supplier performance

  • Develop positive relationships and work closely with Global Sourcing leaders to manage, implement and track supplier/engineering, design changes, capacity studies, New Product Introductions (NPI), and transitions.

  • Research external market information and entrepreneurial companies to identify potential sources and suppliers. Drive supplier selection through robust qualification processes.

  • Assess new and existing supplier capabilities to meet product, cost, quality, capacity, and fulfillment.

  • Drive improvements utilizing Lean methodologies, supplier scorecards, and supplier assessments.

  • Track the supplier’s performance indicators, based on their scorecards and rankings, to facilitate and develop the supply base’s ability to consistently meet or exceed defined expectations.

  • Support the manufacturing of complex parts and sub-assemblies by providing technical expertise and support for suppliers.

  • Review manufacturing processes to ensure they will yield parts compliant with engineering drawings and specifications.

  • Create and participate in PFMEA activities, Work Instruction Improvements, and Control Plan effectiveness with suppliers.

  • Drive improvements utilizing Six Sigma methodologies, supplier scorecards, and supplier assessments.

  • Ensure supplier compliance while driving systematic problem-solving and process improvement plans to deliver performance.

  • Execute Supplier Development Engineering Playbook and Create a strategic improvement plan at each supplier

  • Drive cross-functional engagement to remove roadblocks necessary to improve supplier performance

  • Eliminate any risks that will prevent suppliers from meeting performance targets, and escalate as needed

YOU MUST HAVE

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Sourcing, Manufacturing, or Business management

  • 8+ years combined of Supply Chain, Operations, Business Management, or Manufacturing Engineering experience

  • Six Sigma Black Belt or Lean Expert Certification

  • Experience in performing production readiness & rate readiness reviews/assessments

  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written.

  • Experience with project management and Kaizen facilitation.

  • Ability to interface effectively with all levels of leadership.

  • Proven problem-solving skills, including the ability to interpret business performance and financial data, define actions, and implement solutions.

  • Willingness to travel, up to 50%

WE VALUE

  • Able to read technical drawings and documentation (GD&T)

  • Effective collaboration skills to motivate and influence others at various levels without a direct reporting relationship.

  • Knowledge of using Six sigma/quality Tools and APQP (PFMEA, Control plan, SPC MSA, etc.)

  • Experience in working with global suppliers/customers

Compensation & Benefits:

Incentive Eligible

Salary Range: $110,000 - $130,000

For benefits information please visit https://benefits.honeywell.com/.

Current employees may visit HR Direct.

Honeywell is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, religion, or veteran status.

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