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Supplier Action Center Group Leader

  • Location
    • Bowling Green, Kentucky
  • Schedule Full time
  • Posted


Onsite: This role is categorized as onsite. This means the successful candidate is expected to report to Bowling Green ASSY - Kentucky on a full-time basis.

The Role:

Manages Supplier Action Center (SAC) and Enhanced Supplier Engagement Process (ESEP) activities to ensure product quality for the Chevrolet Corvette.  Leads a small group of hourly employees and acts as liaison to third parties responsible for containment sorts and reworks of in-house vehicle components. Responsible for the proper disposition of scrap and rejected components.

What You'll Do:

  • Manage all Supplier Action Center (SAC) & Enhanced Supplier Engagement Process (ESEP) activities including coordinating preventive/receiving inspections to detect non-conforming material, providing immediate containment inspections and initiating part rework/repair (if required) to avoid major disruptions to the assembly line related to supplier parts.

  • Serve as liaison between Assembly Plant, Supplier and Supplier Quality Engineering.

  • Lead emerging issues for supplier commodities to ensure parts are delivered to the line in accordance to GM Standards and Specifications through proper containment actions, root cause analysis, countermeasure actions and continuous improvement.

  • Successfully manage multiple projects with broad scope and varying degrees of difficulty.

  • Fix supplier quality and engineering issues impacting Global Customer Audit (GCA), Direct Run Rate (DRR), Warranty and Compass.

  • Solve problems using Red X and other tools as applicable.

  • Develop quality standards and procedures for the plant.

  • Assist production in preventing defects and recommend process improvements.

  • Work with Launch Team on new vehicle builds.

  • Collaborate with suppliers to address SPPS’s (Supplier Practical Problem Solving) issued and ensure robust corrective action.

  • Share Lessons Learned with Engineering to prevent repeat design or build issues.

  • Review nonconforming parts and sub-assemblies for proper initial disposition and root cause.

  • Coordinate periodic system and process audits at the plant and supplier facilities.

  • Support quality evaluation of new vehicles with engineering and production.

  • Coordinate engineering change implementation and assist in running PTR’s (Production Trial Runs).

  • Support execution of all GMS (Global Manufacturing System) requirements.

Additional Description

Your Skills & Abilities (Qualifications):

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or other Technical Degree

  • 2 years of quality, assembly plant, supplier, or supplier quality engineering experience

  • Ability to pull prints, read drawings, understand GD&T, work with Vis mockup and GDIS

  • Good understanding of Statistical Process Control (SPC)

  • Extensive experience with problem solving processes and tools

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

What Will Give You a Competitive Edge (Preferred Qualifications):

  • Working knowledge of Supplier Action Center (SAC) and Enhanced Supplier Engagement Processes (ESEP)

  • Working knowledge of Global Manufacturing System (GMS) requirements

  • Familiarity with Plant Quality systems/applications including

  • Familiarity with Engineering & Supplier Quality systems/applications

  • Familiarity with Engineering Work Order (EWO), Temporary Work Order (TWO) and parts release processes

  • Red X Journeyman Certification

  • Certified Quality Engineer

  • Previous experience managing hourly employees in a manufacturing environment

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