Global Component Engineering Manager
Any applicant must have an existing work permit / visa for Ireland. (Stamp 4 or EU Passport).
Responsibilities and Duties:
• 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.
• 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.
• The preferred location for this role is Ireland