- Six Sigma Certification
- Project management
- Analysis skills
- Supply chain management
- Lean Six Sigma Certification
XALT Energy is a leading developer and manufacturer of large-format lithium ion battery cells and associated modules & packs.
Utilizing its state-of-the-art production operations, proven technology and talented human capital, XALT Energy delivers practical, cost effective and well-engineered energy storage and usage solutions to its global customers in marine, commercial transportation, stationary power storage and defense industries.
Based in Midland, Michigan, XALT Energy continues to expand its knowledge and expertise to explore and evaluate next generation lithium ion battery technology and engineered solutions for current and future applications.
If you value creativity, entrepreneurship and operational excellence, we encourage you to consider XALT Energy as your career path.
Position Title: Supplier Development Specialist / Supplier Quality
Reports To: Manager of Supplier Development
Status: Regular, Full-time
Location: Midland, MI
The Supplier Development Specialist is an integral part of the Purchasing Team. The objective of the position is to improve supplier performance, increase product quality and drive continuous improvement activities throughout the supply chain. The Supplier Development Specialist will manage quality and technical performance of the direct material supply base across multiple commodity segments including die cast, plastics, metal components, electronics and chemical raw materials. The individual will also act as a project manager for purchasing and supply chain management projects.
Identify and lead projects to improve supplier quality, cost and delivery performance
Supplier Corrective Action Request (SCAR/8D) management, tracking and follow up
Lead and/or support continuous improvement activities at suppliers (Lean Systems / Six Sigma)
Supplier Change Request (SCR) management, tracking and follow up
Work closely with Purchasing on market analysis and commodity strategies
Coordinate complex price and risk reduction change management projects on purchased materials/services
Perform supplier quality audits
Lead/support advanced sourcing activities (APQP)
Supplier documentation monitoring and maintenance
Collect, analyze and report out on supplier quality and delivery
Assures compliance to XALT and Freudenberg best business practices for all supplier development activities
Demonstrate ability and/or development of the primary and secondary skills outlined in the Supplier Development Competency Model
Other duties as assigned
Domestic and/or international travel required. Travel approximately 10 - 30%.
Special Circumstances on the job:
The candidate requires a combination of purchasing and business management skills sufficient to lead the managed groups to higher levels of performance. A solid understanding of purchasing systems, supplier development and the technical aspect of manufacturing processes are essential to success. The candidate must be capable of promoting and selling concepts at all levels of the organization through sound analysis and business judgment. The candidate must perform with a minimum of supervision and be a demonstrated team player.
Bachelors Degree in Engineering, Supply Chain Management or equivalent
Strong leadership skills
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Ability to communicate / interface across all organizational levels.
Demonstrated project management skills and experience
Demonstrated analytical skills
High energy, good presence
Supply Chain Management or Supplier Quality experience
Knowledge of statistical process control, advanced quality planning, PPAP, problem solving techniques and other quality processes
Lean Systems or Six Sigma certification
Ability to work independently with minimal guidance on assignments and projects.
Interfaces effectively as a team player internally and externally.
NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by staff assigned to this position. The above statements are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills that may be required. All staff may be required to perform duties outside their normal responsibilities as needed.