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Supplier Operations Engineer








Northampton, Massachusetts, United States






We have an outstanding Contract position for a Supplier Operations Engineer to join a leading company located in the Northampton, MA. **Position requires U.S. Citizenship.** As a Supplier Operations Engineer one will use your developed knowledge of a supplier's implemented process control and inspection planning effectiveness. One will aggressively work to reduce the non-value added expense associated with receiving inspection and purchased material. Our Supplier Operations Engineer will be expected to work with our suppliers to improve OTD performance and facilitate production cost and lead time reduction. Major functions: - Understand the factors which, both positively and negatively, affect our supplier's ability to deliver compliant parts to KEO, on time. - Establish a comprehensive understanding of the capabilities and capacities of their assigned suppliers, as a basis for improvement project recommendations. - Ensure the most advantageous utilization of our current qualified supplier base in support of the KEO's goals and objectives. - Work with KEO's Purchasing Organization to identify capable and interested second sources, ready to provide a competitive option. - Champion inter and intra-company cross-functional Engineering activities throughout the - entire product lifecycle, including: - Information flow (RFQs, production progress updates, risk and mitigation activity, shipping/receiving process) - Quality (OQE, contractual requirements flow down, process control monitoring, incoming inspection planning) - Manufacturing (Manufacturing Readiness Reviews, production floor assembly method considerations, material handling, fixturing, testing plans) - Design Engineering (prototype to production translation, material selection, - Tolerancing, target dimension considerations, manufacturability and reliability). - Serve as an advocate to suppliers when at KEO and represent KEO business interests when working with these suppliers. - Establish effective internal systems and processes to track supplier performance metrics. - Monitor supplier performance and facilitate improvement projects using KEO KPI's as a basis for prioritization and maintain total internal and external customer awareness. - Support the receipt and processing of purchased material. - Perform other related duties as assigned. Qualifications: - Must have 5 + years' relevant operations experience - Minimum Education Required: Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Management or other - related field. Desired Characteristics: - Working knowledge of ISO 9001 principles - Proficiency in MS Office Suite - Excellent written and verbal communication skills - Must have the ability to travel up to 25% to supplier facilities