Supplier Quality Specialist

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Are you motivated to be a part of an industry-leading organization alongside a talented team of individuals? Are you looking to join a company offering opportunities to develop your skills and grow your career? If you join Valiant TMS, you’ll be part of a company that embraces diversity and provides a competitive compensation and benefits package.

Valiant TMS is a global company powered by people working together to be the most trusted partner in delivering intelligent automation solutions. In order to remain at the forefront of innovation, we need skilled and determined people that deliver results.

We are seeking a Supplier Quality Specialist to join our Corporate Quality group.  You will be the voice of the customer and advocate for the company during the design, build and integration phases of customized equipment.

What you’ll get to do

  • Participate in supplier evaluation, qualification and development process and provide input to manage risks related to the suppliers
  • Provide training & feedback to suppliers and lead the effort to implement steps to continuously improve supplier performance
  • Conduct supplier audits, monitor and report on quality performance and capabilities & communicate the results to the suppliers & Valiant TMS internal customers
  • Monitor purchase order releases and manufacturing priorities and follow-up with suppliers, ensuring technical specifications are available and suppliers build equipment per requirements
  • Coordinate with project management, procurement and manufacturing to ensure supplier provides quality product based on timing constraints and project requirements
  • Coordinate with engineering departments on possible supplier proposed design changes, ensure deviations are documented and approved
  • Support buy-off activities for outsourced services, processes, materials, parts and other commodities
  • Collect qualitative & quantitative supplier information & data, prepare reports focusing on compliance, conformance and effectiveness of the operations for potential and existing suppliers
  • Manage all supplier-related Non-Conformances (NCRs) for all outsourced services, processes, materials, parts and other commodities,  coordinate effective resolutions for all supplier-related NCRs
  • Collect information to determine potential root causes, issue supplier corrective actions and/or 8Ds, and participate in and report on the progress and effectiveness of the supplier corrective actions and continuous improvements tasks
  • Coordinate supplier returns/repairs, including shipping requests for items returning for rework, track status of returns, determine supplier cost of quality, cost recovery and/or cost avoidance
  • Maintain & improve supplier directory information, generate supplier scorecards, maintain and report on supplier quality dashboard
  • Ensure job-related open purchase orders are on schedule as per system assembly requirements and report any variances to the schedule to the project manager and to purchasing

What you bring

  • Bachelor’s Degree is preferred, candidates with sufficient technical experience in Engineering and/or Manufacturing will be considered
  • Knowledge of print reading, GD&T, special processes, and print notes related to custom machine & tooling industry
  • Familiar with welding and machining best practices
  • Familiar with quality and continuous improvement tools
  • Familiar with ISO9001 and AS9100 standards
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Ability to travel to supplier locations and Valiant TMS facilities, mostly within Canada and the USA
  • Demonstrated leadership and team-building skills, and the ability to coordinate teams across cross-functional disciplines
  •  Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills

What we offer

  • An opportunity to work alongside, and learn from, a highly skilled team of professionals who are consistently recognized among the best in the industry
  • Competitive health, dental, vision, employee assistance and wellness benefits, beginning on the first day of employment
  • Matching contribution pension plan
  • Internal development and promotion opportunities, both locally and globally
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Employee referral bonus program
  • Social events and community engagement
  • Customer and other marketplace discounts
  • An inclusive and diverse work environment
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