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Sierra Nevada Corporation Supplier Quality Manager II in Centennial, Colorado

The Supplier Quality Manager reports to Quality Operations and is responsiblefor providing guidance and oversight to their Supplier Quality Engineeringteam. The Supplier Quality Manager leads an effort to improve overallsupplier performance.They identify, analyze and address gaps preventing 100% supplier qualityand delivery performance. This function works hand in hand with ProcurementSpecialists/Subcontracts Administrators, Procurement Analytics and QualityAssurance.Their team is integral to supplier qualification/improvement, supplierproduct quality, supplier audit, root cause analysis/8D effectiveness,supplier quality scorecard review and continuous improvementRequired:BS in engineering or a related technical field with 8+ years of demonstratedhands on Supplier Quality Engineering experience required.Expert proficiency in AS9100/ISO 9001Manufacturing and a Space background is an asset.Strong leadership, teaming and change management skills required.Strong problem solving skills required.Proven ability to assess complex situations and arrive at creative solutionsto ensure SNC's suppliers meet cost, schedule and technical requirementsrequired.Work collaboratively with peers, subordinates and suppliers to achieve successAbility to represent the company effectively is essentialRequires comprehensive written, verbal and personal communication skillsAbility to communicate at all levels of SNC and supplier managementMinimum Fundamental Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities as stated in SNC'sResponsibility MatrixPreferred:ASQ certification preferred.Certification in Lean Six Sigma preferred.Knowledge reading defense related drawings and specifications preferredPRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:Define, develop, and effectively implement integrated, end-to-endprocesses and procedures that support the Supplier Quality Management functionin alignment with internal customer and business partner processes that meetrelevant industry standard and regulatory requirementsDefine, develop, implement, measure, analyze, monitor, and respondto Supplier Quality Management process effectiveness metricsBuild and effectively lead a team of Supplier Quality Engineers, managingworkload assignments and assessing staffing needs to support internalcustomersChampion a pro-active supplier quality management methodology working inpartnership with suppliers to define and successfully deliver overallimprovements in Quality SystemsProvide manufacturing guidance to suppliers. Work as the quality liaisonbetween SNC and our suppliers on resolution of any quality, test orcertification requirements. Provide guidance on product and component qualityrequirementsOversee the supplier certification/qualification program; Establishcriteria and rating system for key suppliers, monitor strategic supplierperformance and any respective supplier corrective actions plans.Drive issue resolution with suppliers, engineering, and manufacturingthrough identification and mitigation of vulnerabilities within thesupplier's manufacturing and quality systems. Ensure effectiveness of 8Dthat tackles root cause and eliminates reoccurrenceConduct audits of Supplier Quality Management system, qualitycapabilities, processes and facilities in accordance with ISO 9001 /AS9100 best practices.Rank and prioritize suppliers for development; develop suppliers to meetincreasing quality and regulatory requirements/expectationsAssist in developing new suppliers to meet strategic Business ArearequirementsLead effective boots on the ground" supplier recovery actions atsupplier's facilityEffectively engage with and lead Business Reviews with Key suppliers and keycompany personnel to include ongoing evaluation of supplier capability,capacity, opportunity, and riskConduct supplier engagements related to capability, capacity, opportunityand riskIdentify and mitigate vulnerabilities within the supplier's manufacturingand quality systemsPerform technical evaluations in support of cost and price analysisProactively