Supplier Quality Engineer

Supplier Quality Engineer
Lehigh Valley, PA

Job Description

Lutron Electronics Co., Inc has an immediate opening within their Supplier Quality Organization.  In this role you will gain a thorough understanding of Lutron’s quality standards and how quality expectations are managed throughout the supply chain.  You will work closely with Procurement, Engineering, Operations, and Corporate Quality to ensure Lutron’s suppliers consistently provide conforming components and assemblies while continually improving quality, cost, and delivery.  Establishing and fostering strong professional relationships is essential to success in this role.

The Job Responsibilities:

  • Resolution of supplier related quality issues through formal methods

  • Supplier relationship management

  • Managing alignment between cross-functional stake holders

  • Identifying and implementing continuous improvement initiatives with engineering, procurement, manufacturing, and suppliers that result in higher levels of measurable supplier quality

  • Execute new supplier qualification

  • Lead the  identification and development (improvement) of suppliers

  • Perform onsite and remote suppliers audits

  • Developing consultation level relationships with suppliers, positively impacting their operations, quality controls and efficiencies

Highlights of the position:

  • Opportunity to travel and build relationships throughout Lutron's global supply base

  • Leading corporate initiatives from day one

  • Exposure to a wide variety of commodities

  • Visibility to all levels of Lutron organization

Ideal Candidate will have:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Proven presentation skills

  • Ability to think on your feet

  • Ability to understand a wide range of engineering discipline issues (electrical, mechanical, manufacturing….)

  • Strong sense of urgency

  • Ability to drive issues across organization and at the highest levels of leadership

Education & Experience:

  • BS in engineering or other related technical field required

  • Certified Quality Auditor (CQA), or equivalent experience preferred

  • Six Sigma Green Belt / Quality Credentials preferred

  • Experience in Corporate Engineering work environment a plus

  • Experience with use of Corporate ERP and PLM systems required (Oracle preferred)

  • Global travel experience

Lutron Electronics position as the leading manufacturer of lighting controls worldwide, our unsurpassed quality, the breadth and depth of our product offerings, and our commitment to servicing our worldwide customers have resulted in strong sales and profitability growth year over year. This growth has in turn allowed the company to continue to invest in recruiting and retaining the best people we can find to service our customers. Continuous growth has also fueled our ability to constantly develop new technologies and new manufacturing processes that in turn drive the creation of new or better products and services.  EOE/AA

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