Company Name:

Kelly Engineering Resources


Syracuse, NY

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Date Posted:

June 17, 2019

Supplier Engineer

Job Details:
Work Location:  Syracuse, NY - Remote position
Job Title:          Supplier Engineer
Duration:          12 Months (Temporary/Contract)

Supplier Development Engineer – Syracuse, NY
Every day, Kelly Services connects professionals with opportunities to advance their careers. We currently have an exciting 12-month, long term contract opportunity as a

Drafter for a top fortune 500 company in Syracuse, NY.


Candidate will work remotely from home out of Syracuse, NY 

The qualified candidate will use their knowledge of quality systems, advanced product and quality planning (APQP), supplier management, program management, continuous improvement tools, and commodity manufacturing processes to manage the key SDE workstreams: High Risk Supplier APQP, Focus Supplier, Supplier Continuous Improvement/Cost-Out, and Supplier Risk Management. 

This position will be responsible for developing individual team member leadership competencies and driving functional excellence in the management and launch of high risk supplier components, leading supplier continuous improvement activities to reduce cost and improve capability and supporting supplier risk management activities such as focused systemic improvements at chronic supplier sites. They will also assure proper training and utilization of all Global SDE tools and procedures within the region. 

The specific functions of this position include the following: 

A. Supports the development and deployment of Global SDE tools and processes to enable improvement in both Quality and Delivery performance and enhance overall supplier capabilities to meet future business needs. 

B. Builds organizational capability globally by developing commodity/process expertise to support effective supplier selection, management, continuous improvement and problem solving. 

C. Works cross-functionally with SCM, Engineering, and Operations to ensure supplier sourcing, launch and on-going performance meet defined targets and overall business needs. 

D. Manages SDE activities on all major Aerospace NPD programs involving suppliers. 

E. Monitors overall supplier performance metrics (DPPM, DMR, OTD, PRR etc) and addresses performance gaps by driving defined strategies in accordance with the Focus Supplier Process or other short-term recovery plans. 

F. Assures proper alignment of continuous improvement activities with the SCM team at group and with the plants. 

G. Conducts Business/Quality and Technical assessments, in support of new sourcing, to determine if a supplier’s business operating system and technical competency meet expectations. 

H. Drives process for systemic improvements at chronic (Focus) supplier sites, through the use of quality tools (SPC, Lean, Six Sigma) and validates improvements through defined KPIs to reduce quality non-conformances, and delivery disruption. 


Basic Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree in a related engineering or supply chain management field 

• Minimum 5 years of experience in manufacturing, quality, supply chain or operations 

• 3–5 years’ experience in using quality tools/methodologies (PPAP, APQP, QSA, SPC, auditing) 

• Knowledge of Industry specific quality registrations (ISO9001, AS9100, NADCAP) 

Preferred Requirements: 

• Six Sigma Greenbelt or Blackbelt 

• Lead auditor qualification 

• Lean training and hands on experience is desirable 

• MBA is a plus Ability to effectively communicate at all levels within the company 

• Ability to work cross-functionally 

• Ability to think strategically 

• Demonstrated Functional Competencies 

o Leadership (Advanced) 

o Product and Process Quality Planning (Advanced) 

o Analytical/Statistical Tools and Methods (Advanced) 

o Inspection and Testing (Advanced) 

o External Requirements (Practitioner)
Why Kelly?

  • As a Kelly Services employee, you will have access to numerous perks, including:

    • Exposure to a variety of career opportunities as a result of our expansive network of client companies
    • A competitive hourly pay rate with weekly checks
    • Access to newly expanded Medical Plan options
    • Online continuing education via the Kelly Learning Center
    • Several employee discounts
    • And more!

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Important information: This position is recruited by a remote Kelly office, not your local Kelly branch.  Applicants must be legally permitted to work in the United States.


Why Kelly®?

Kelly puts you in charge of your career, with access to cutting edge projects and technologies in industry leading organizations. Top companies throughout the world have trusted Kelly as a premier source of engineering talent and services since 1965. And engineering job seekers know Kelly as a firm with an unmatched reputation for quality, integrity and professionalism. Whether you seek the variety and flexibility of working on short term project engagements, or prefer contract-to-hire or direct hire placement with our clients, apply with Kelly to explore opportunities that suit your specific professional interests.

About Kelly Services®

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Kelly Services is an equal opportunity employer including, but not limited to, Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law.


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