ParkerWith annual sales of $14.3 billion in fiscal year 2018, Parker Hannifin is a Fortune 250 global leader in motion and control technologies. For more than 100 years the company has engineered the success of its customers in a wide range of diversified industrial and aerospace markets. Strong competitive advantages, a clear strategy and goals, consistent execution and performance, and many opportunities for growth, have allowed the company to consistently deliver strong shareholder returns. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 62 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. Parker Hannifin's Hydraulics System Division (HSD) has an exceptional culture seeded in values of passionate people, valued customers and engaged leadership. We have an exciting opportunity for a Supplier Development Manager located in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Major Duties1. Develops and establishes supplier relationships through training and understanding of their capabilities. Communicates supplier capabilities to internal team to assist in work transfer, long term agreements and cost reduction activities. 2. Identifies delivery and quality performance, trends and corrective actions by coordinating with suppliers. Ensures compliance to specified contractual and drawing requirements by performing supplier audits and surveys. Develops and initiates programs to improve supplier performance. 3. Asses supplier operational capacity and machine capacity. Assess and evaluates supplier business operations for maturity and risks. Determines supplier core capability, growth potential and operational sustainability. 4. Refines and enhances products and processes by applying continuous improvement and key lean manufacturing/production principles and techniques to critical areas of a supplier’s production (PCI). 5. Provides input on delivery and quality to product development teams; recommends producibility improvements by facilitating process reviews, addressing technical data packages, manufacturing methods, equipment, tooling and training at the supplier (PCI). 6. Understands statistical process controls by reviewing and maintaining applicable control charts. Analyzes data by completing hypothesis, normal distribution, and process capability analysis tests. 7. Assesses delivery and quality performance (or cost-of-quality) using statistical and analytical methods. Devises and implements various statistical methods and procedures for inspecting, testing, and evaluating the precision, reliability, and accuracy of products, processes, and production equipment at the supplier. 8. Prepares comprehensive reports by collecting, interpreting, analyzing, and summarizing data and making recommendations. Analyzes proposed changes in methods and materials. Compiles and writes training material and conducts training sessions on quality control activities. 9. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing publications, establishing industry networks, benchmarking state-of-the-art practices, maintaining American Society for Quality certification, and/or participating in other professional associations. 10. May provide leadership to others in department. Acts as prime contact on high level projects. Establishes goals, objectives, and metrics required to complete projects. Trains and mentors less experienced employees. 11. Shares specialized knowledge with others. Represents Company on high-level projects. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. Work assignments may include cross-functional or project team responsibilities (e.g. continuous improvement).
ResponsibilitiesLeads a team of supplier development engineers to ensure the supplier performance development in quality, delivery, cost, continuous performance improvement, and supplier lean initiatives. As appropriate, implement and utilize tools and process such as APQP and PPAP in support of these efforts. Responsible for the institutionalization of Zero Defects Program (ZDP) and Escape Prevention Program (EPP) within the supply base. This role will provide process oversight, standard work and rigor around supplier performance, across the division, via the management of processes and tools supporting quarterly business reviews, get to green plans, supplier improvement plans, suppliers CARs, etc… Initiates and facilitates internal and externally generated Process of Continuous Improvement (PCI) suggestions at the supplier and with Parker Engineering. Collaborates with Suppliers and Parker Engineering to improve supplier processes and product manufacturing risks quantified in dollars saved. Employs Project Management initiatives to drive PCI suggestions to closure. Executes delivery and quality improvements plans with suppliers to ensure delivery and quality requirements are met. Utilizes project management methods to complete improvement plans. Review supplier business operations, assess capacity and business health risks at key and proposed suppliers. Communicates Risks to internal customers. Helps generate strategies with internal teams based on team inputs. Leads and participates in requirement discussions with suppliers to support and mitigate work transfer risks. Provides statistical information for delivery and quality improvements by determining and applying statistical process control methods and criteria. Responsible to guide technical evaluations, analysis, and related data acquisition processes to ensure division delivery and quality objectives are achieved.
QualificationsBachelor’s degree (BS) in Engineering or a related technical discipline. Demonstrated ability to perform the essential functions of the job typically acquired through six or more years of related experience. American Society for Quality certification desired. Lean training desired. Six Sigma certification desired and will be required after start date. Thorough knowledge manufacturing processes of multiple commodities and quality engineering/assurance techniques, procedures, instruments, equipment, theories, principles and concepts and general business operations. Knowledge of aerospace industry or similar industry products and legal and regulatory requirements related to field. Ability to effectively assess and implement continuous improvement techniques to quality and manufacturing functions. Ability to use standard business applications software and/or specialized data analysis tools. Ability to work on a variety of problems of diverse scope and complexity where analysis and evaluation of various outcomes require tradeoffs and negotiation. Ability to solve a wide range of difficult problems utilizing six sigma methods and A3 reporting techniques that may require coordination across multiple teams.
Equal Employment OpportunityParker 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. (“Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/VEVRAA Federal Contractor”) If you would like more information about Equal Employment Opportunity as an applicant under the law, please go to http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf and http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_gina_supplement.pdf