Caterpillar Facility Supply Quality Supervisor in Jiangsu, China

As a Purchasing Advanced Product Quality Planning Leader, you will be responsible for driving collaboration among engineering personnel, business unit Concurrent Product and Process Development Team Leader, Process Control Engineers and suppliers for purchased components on matters regarding Concurrent Product and Process Development, New Product Introduction, Continuous Product Improvement, engineering changes, deviations, supplier designs and specification approvals while meeting New Product Introduction cost goals.

Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

**Provide coordination support during start-up & New Product Introduction activities

  • Entering status of supplier related Advanced Product Quality Planning activities to New Product Introduction tracking tool

  • Communicating pertinent information from Concurrent Product and Process Development meetings to PCE

  • Coordinating meetings among Process Control Engineer, suppliers and engineering

  • Arranges joint development meetings between suppliers & design engineering for early supplier engagement in Caterpillar designs

  • Manages and supports applicable Advanced Product Quality Planning metrics to Concurrent Product and Process Development team leader or New Product Introduction manager

  • Coordinates process control engineers to ensure complete category and supplier coverage of Advanced Product Quality Planning steps

  • Provide properly timed coaching to Concurrent Product and Process Development teams regarding Advanced Product Quality Planning tools and support processes

**Ensures that Caterpillar provides suppliers with proper Advanced Product Quality Planning inputs to plan for zero defects

Required Qualifications:

**Minimum of 7 years of job-related experience

  • Bachelor’s level degree (or equivalent experience) preferably in engineering

  • Engineering or project management background

  • Familiarity with Advanced Product Quality Planning processes used to manage components and assemblies through New Product Introduction & re-sourcing cycles

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and project management skills

**Strong leadership ability to develop working relationships with others, inside and outside of Caterpillar

Desired Qualifications:

**Knowledge of the tools and techniques of 6 Sigma Define, Measure, Explore, Develop, Implement (DMEDI) methodology likely attained through prior completion of Black Belt training

  • Quality engineering certification

**Supervisory and operations experience

Job: *Purchasing & Procurement

Title: Facility Supply Quality Supervisor

Location: China-Jiangsu-Wuxi

Requisition ID: 170006L3