The primary function of this position is to manage Cook Ireland’s process engineering requirements with respect to suppliers and supplier changes, and to lead opportunities for the reduction of cost, yield or quality improvements with existing or new suppliers.
Reporting to: Senior Sustaining Engineer
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Liaise with Sustaining Engineering, and other departments, to develop and introduce new products, components and processes in key supplier sites.
Lead process engineering projects to implement supplier based changes, from feasibility through to, validation, qualification and implementation.
In conjunction with Sustaining Engineering and Supplier Quality engineering, support and advise suppliers on validation requirements as necessary.
Work with internal groups to review and assess the impact of supplier change requests, and responsibility for implementation and approval of same. Become a Subject Matter Expert (SME) of Cook Ireland’s supplier processes.
Establish and develop good working relationships with Cook Ireland suppliers.
Support the assessment of non-conforming raw materials received from suppliers.
Liaise with Purchasing and Supplier Quality Engineering to improve the Quality Systems procedures relating to suppliers.
Identify and capitalise on opportunities for the reduction of cost, yield or quality improvements with existing or new vendors, via process improvement or transfer.
Assess current internal supplier processes to streamline and optimise.
Liaise with the Purchasing group to identify new suppliers as needed.
Liaise with Supplier Quality Engineering and Sustaining Engineering (CAPA) to ensure the effective completion of Supplier Corrective Actions (SCA’s)
Ensure effective reporting to the Engineering Management team.
Provide technical support and input when required to the Suppler Audit process.
Liaise with supplier and regulatory to obtain the supplier related information required for regulatory submissions.
Ensure the Supplier Engineering team compliant with:
Cook’s Code of Conduct.
Cook’s Quality System requirements.
Company HR policies.
Liaise with other Cook manufacturing facilities.
Benchmark systems and processes against best industry practice and modify and develop accordingly to further improve operations efficiencies.
Responsible for operating general internal quality systems and documentation.