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Supplier Performance & Quality leader

Purchasing Suzhou/ 苏州 , Jiangsu , China Fixed Term contract Full-time Bachelor's Degree More than 5 years English Fluent

Job Description

- Manage the operational performance (logistics and quality) of suppliers
- Ensure the monitoring of suppliers and their approvals
- Support the development of suppliers (Supplier Development)

Key responsibilities & Main Activities:
- Participate in the evaluation of suppliers during the selection process
-- Support Purchasing Team on preparing Risk analysis summary prior to
Supplier Selection Committee (SSC)
-- Participate in Supplier Selection Committee and be the voice of supplier
performance to ensure
- Evaluate the level of supplier risk, define and deploy the associated monitoring
plans, including to support the ramp-up / down phases and the introduction of
new products / dual source implementation
-- Establish annual risk monitoring plan with cross-functional team (procurement,
purchasing, technique). Follow its deployment and measure its effectiveness
-- Perform Rate Readiness Assessment (RRA) at supplier to validate the ability to
achieve future aircraft rate and identify production bottlenecks several years in
advance. Drive capacity adjustment (investment, process qualification,
recruitment) at supplier
-- Monitor Finished Goods (FG), Work-In-Process (WIP), Raw Material (RM)
coverage vs. Monthly Supplier order book to ensure Production is started on-
time and raw material stock is sufficient to protect 3month+ On-Time Delivery
- Analyze the logistics and quality performance of suppliers and quantifies the
quality (NQC) and logistics (LD) compensation (scorecard) based on the
measurements carried out by the supplier and SQF (Supplier Quality Flow)
- Lead the escalation process; in case of escalation to the red / black level, directly
pilot activities D4 to D8 of the 8D
- Manage and develop the quality standard
-- Review Quality events trends and Quality monitoring audits performed to
assess Quality Risks and ensure improvement plans are in place
- Manage supplier approvals, ensure that quality requirements are taken into
account by suppliers & internal SLS Teams
- Support supplier maturity upgrading plans and promote best practices (MRPII,
QRQC, 8D, AMDEC, SPC, etc.); support suppliers in the implementation of
progress plans in line with SLS objectives and customer requirements
- Set up supplier inspection/quality delegations (DPRV)

Job Requirements

Education: Bachelor or above
Experience: 5+ years proven experience in Supply Chain/Purchasing or Supplier
quality Production
-English: full proficiency
- Excel: ability to use complex formulas, pivot tables
- PowerPoint. can make clear and concise presentation
- VBA is a plus
Technical Skill:
- Knowledge of production planning and supply chain principles
- Proficiency in the use of quality tools (8D, Lean-6 Sigmas)
- Experience in quality and product/process audit
Soft Skill:
- Communication: ability to effectively communicate at Senior Management Level
(Supplier and Safran)
- Result Driven: ability to focus on target and not get disturbed by high flow of
information and multiple stakeholders
- Team Leadership
- Coaching & Mentoring
- Long term vision to establish strategic action plan
- Flexibility to manage business trips and communicate with oversea SLS sites in
different time zones
- Flexibility to adjust supplier portfolio and take Mainland China suppliers as per
business / organization requirements

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Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defense and space markets. Its core purpose is to contribute to a safer, more sustainable world, where air transport is more environmentally friendly, comfortable and accessible. Safran has a global presence, with 76,800 employees and sales of 15,3 billion euros in 2021 and holds, alone or in partnership, world or regional leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes research and development programs to maintain the environmental priorities of its R&T and innovation roadmap.

Safran was ranked as the world's third best employer in its sector by Forbes magazine in 2021.

Safran Landing Systems is the world leader in aircraft landing and braking systems. The company has partnerships with 20 airframers in civil, regional, commercial and military transport, and supports 27,000 aircraft.

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