Supplier Development Specialist
Midland, MI 
Posted 30 days ago
Job Description
Working at Freudenberg: "We will wow your world!" This is our promise. As a global technology group, we not only make the world cleaner, healthier and more comfortable, but also offer our 51,000 employees a networked and diverse environment where everyone can thrive individually. Be surprised and experience your own wow moments.

Trucks, buses, ships - when large loads or many people are set in motion, we are in our element at Freudenberg e-Power Systems. As one of the leading suppliers of emission-neutral energy systems for heavy-duty applications, we offer our customers long-standing expertise and unbeatable know-how. That's because we combine the best of both worlds by offering both battery and fuel cell systems. You support our team as Supplier Development Specialist
  • Identify and lead projects to improve supplier quality, cost and delivery performance
  • Supplier Corrective Action Request (SCAR/8D) management, tracking and follow up
  • Lead and/or support continuous improvement activities at suppliers (Lean Systems / Six Sigma)
  • Supplier Change Request (SCR) management, tracking and follow up
  • Work closely with Purchasing on market analysis and commodity strategies
  • Coordinate complex price and risk reduction change management projects on purchased materials/services
  • Perform supplier quality audits
  • Lead/support advanced sourcing activities (APQP)
  • Supplier documentation monitoring and maintenance
  • Collect, analyze and report out on supplier quality and delivery
  • Assures compliance to XALT and Freudenberg best business practices for all supplier development activities
  • Demonstrate ability and/or development of the primary and secondary skills outlined in the Supplier Development Competency Model
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Domestic and/or international travel required. Travel approximately 10 - 30%
  • Special Circumstances on the job:
  • The candidate requires a combination of purchasing and business management skills sufficient to lead the managed groups to higher levels of performance. A solid understanding of purchasing systems, supplier development and the technical aspect of manufacturing processes are essential to success. The candidate must be capable of promoting and selling concepts at all levels of the organization through sound analysis and business judgment. The candidate must perform with a minimum of supervision and be a demonstrated team player.
  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering, Supply Chain Management or equivalent
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Ability to communicate / interface across all organizational levels.
  • Demonstrated project management skills and experience.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills.
  • High energy, good presence
  • Team player


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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