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Global Engineering Manager

Job description

Global Engineering Manager

As the Global Engineering Manager, you will design and develop a clear strategy and roadmap of transformational programs in global Supplier Development programs. You will drive improvement and corrective action in the quality of components sourced from suppliers. This is a permanent job with a growing department in a leading medical device company.

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Your Responsibilities:

  • Lead team of component engineer’s commodity experts to drive improvement within our supply base
  • In support of New Product Introduction (NPI) efforts, work with design engineers and suppliers to optimize design drawings and supplier manufacturing processes so that high quality parts are consistently delivered
  • Drive early supplier involvement and identifies cost drivers to influence design decision making and achieve target cost saving for NPI programs
  • Provide engineering oversight, support and consultancy to suppliers on process validations, design for manufacture (DFM), material selection, and process development
  • Identify and prioritize parts (components and assemblies) requiring supplier development activities
  • Review, understand and incorporate technical design risk assessments into the part evaluation process.
  • Lead the technical aspects of Problem Solving, Failure Analysis, and Corrective and Preventative Actions with suppliers. Promote a culture of structured problem solving with suppliers.
  • Monitor and control the progress of supplier engineering projects to ensure sound application of engineering principles are used and design intent is being followed.
  • Assist Supplier Quality Engineering and suppliers to develop Component Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (CFMEA).
  • Assist suppliers in developing final test requirements to ensure products meet specifications, engaging in test method development as necessary
  • Work with Incoming Quality Control department to evaluate parts and resolve issues
  • Provide technical support to product cost reduction and continuous improvement initiatives. Escalate potential supplier manufacturing and compliance issues.
  • Provide technical support in failure analysis, re-design and drawing updates for discrepant production components, assemblies and field returns.
  • Travel to manufacturing supplier sites as necessary.

Your Background and Experience:

  • Primary Degree level qualification in a science or engineering discipline, plus 6 years of related work experience with a good understanding of specified functional area, or Master's degree in engineering with 3 years of related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Experience with manufacturing processes, including machining, extrusion, molding, welding. Experience with GDT (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing), quality measurement technique and use of SolidWorks
  • Lean, six sigma training and statistical ability a distinct advantage
  • Demonstrated capability in process development and transformation.
  • Clear demonstrated capability in Organisational change Management.
  • Excellent communication skills to support virtual program management requirements.
  • Clear demonstrated experience in working in a diverse cultural environment.
  • Excellent presentation skills to facilitate communication throughout the organisation.
  • Travel pending company policy, global and country regulations is 25% APAC and 15 % Global. In addition, excellent use of virtual communication technology is required for effective workshop leadership and change management.

For more information, please contact Emma on 091 455 307.

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