WE'RE LOOKING FOR Global Project Supplier Quality Leader Employment type Regular / Permanent Location Richmond, Virginia, 23173 United States Reference Number req8030 Who we are? With 90,000 people on five continents, SUEZ is a world leader in smart and sustainable resource management. We provide water and waste management solutions that enable cities and industries optimize their resource management and strengthen their environmental and economic performances. SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions looks for innovation everywhere. For more than 100 years, SUEZ has been at the forefront of innovation, from the SUEZ Canal to addressing water scarcity. Finding solutions to the world's biggest problems has never been more important than right now. Join us today and become an essential part of the Resource Revolution Who are we looking for? Qualifications and Education Requirements BACHELOR S DEGREE IS REQUIRED, WITH MAJORS IN IN ELECTRICAL, MECHANICAL, MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING, MANAGEMENT OR SIMILAR DISCIPLINE. A MINIMUM OF FIVE YEARS' EXPERIENCE IN A MANUFACTURING ENVIRONMENT, SIX SIGMA AND LEAN MANUFACTURING CERTIFICATION PREFERRED. AQC CQE CERTIFICATION DESIRED. POSSESS STRONG ORAL, WRITTEN, AND LISTENING COMMUNICATION SKILLS, AND TEAM BUILDING SKILLS PREFERRED SKILLS DMAIC (BLACK BELT/GREEN BELT) TRAINING, LEAN MANUFACTURING EXPERIENCE, PROBLEM SOLVING TRAINING (8D OR SHAININ), STRONG FACILITATION SKILLS, WORKING KNOWLEDGE OF APQP TECHNIQUES. What will you be doing? REPORTING TO THE GLOBAL SUPPLIER QUALITY LEADER, THIS ROLE WILL LEAD ALL PROJECT SQE/EXPEDITOR TEAM MEMBERS IN ALL REGIONS. THE GLOBAL PROJECT SQ PROJECT LEADER WILL BE RESPONSIBLE TO DEVELOP STRATEGIES FOR THE PROJECT SQE GROUP TO HELP BEST ALIGN RESOURCES TO SUPPORT ON- GOING AND FUTURE SUEZ WTS PROJECTS. DEVELOP AND BUILD THE GLOBAL PROJECT SQE STRUCTURE, INCLUDING TRAINING AND COACHING SQES. THE PERSON IN THIS ROLE WILL WORK TO BUILD UPON THE 4 PILLARS OF SQE WITHIN THE SUEZ WTS GROUP. THE 4 PILLARS FOR THE SUEZ WTS GROUP: 1. Supplier Compliance Ensure Suppliers can meet the following based on the parts or services they are providing to Suez WTS: a. Government Regulations (e.g. REACH, UL, CE, CCC) b. Industry standards (e.g. ISO 9001- OHSAS 18001) c. Suez Specific requirements (e.g. SRG, EHS Sourcing audits) 2) ENSURE SUPPLIERS ARE SELECTED BASED ON MEETING SUEZ WTS SUPPLIER COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS ARE ABLE TO SUPPLY PRODUCTS AND OR SERVICES THAT MEET SUEZ WTS PART/SERVICE COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS. WORK WITH GLOBAL PROJECT TEAMS TO ENSURE INSPECTION TEST PLANS ARE STANDARDIZED FOR EACH CATEGORY. 2. Part/Service Compliance Ensure suppliers can meet the Suez WTS part/service Global Standard Requirements: d. Suez WTS Inspection Test Plans e. Suez WTS Engineering & Client Technical Specifications 3) ENSURE SUPPLIERS ARE CONTINUOUSLY MONITORED, WITH KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS REVIEWED ON A REGULAR BASIS. SUPPORT SUPPLIER GENERATED SCORECARDS, PROVIDING FEEDBACK TO THE GLOBAL SUPPLY BASE. WORK WITH CATEGORY AND PRODUCT MANAGERS TO CONSOLIDATE THE SUEZ WTS SUPPLY BASE. WORK WITH EXISTING SUPPLIERS TO DETERMINE STATUS OF THE SUPPLIERS AS EITHER EXIT OR GROW SUPPLIERS. WORK WITH SUPPLIERS TO HELP DEVELOP BEST PRACTICES. 3. On-going Supplier Performance Continually review Suez WTS supplier's performance to ensure they are meeting all Suez WTS part/service compliance requirements, along with individual supplier compliance requirements f. Continuous Improvement- monitoring of Supplier KPI's g. Suez WTS Global Standard- Supplier Scorecard h. Supplier Grow/Exit Strategy based on On-Going Supplier Performance i. Benchmark Suppliers based on best in class technology, performance, and reliability 4) UTILIZE A SINGLE SOURCE FOR SQE REPORTING ACROSS ALL GLOBAL REGIONS IN SUEZ WTS. UTILIZE THIS IT QMS TO HELP DRIVE EFFECTIVE DATA DRIVEN CHANGE. HELP CREATE DOCUMENTATION AND PROCEDURES TO HELP DRIVE STANDARDIZATION ACROSS THE SUEZ WTS PROJECT TEAMS. 4. Central IT Quality Management System Functioning integrated QMS IT solution that will enable communication and collaboration from procurement up through design, manufacturing, and service. j. Allow data driven decision making by all regions in the Suez WTS family k. Support cross other Suez WTS plants globally with regional support l. Documentation to support Suez Production Plant Quality when support is needed on a global basis IN ORDER TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THIS ROLE, YOU NEED TO BRING STRATEGIC THINKING, HANDS-ON ACTIVE MANAGEMENT, COACHING, TRAINING, TEAM BUILDING, TEAM MANAGEMENT AND CHANGE MANAGEMENT SKILLS. YOU WOULD ALSO NEED TO BE ON-SITE OF THE MOST CRITICAL SUPPLIERS, UNDERSTANDING THE PRODUCTION PROCESSES, IDENTIFYING SHORTCOMINGS AND DRIVING MEASURES TO IMPROVE THE SUPPLIER QUALITY. THIS REQUIRES YOU TO ALSO WORK CLOSELY WITH THE CATEGORY AND PROJECT MANAGERS TO JOINTLY MANAGE THE SUPPLIERS AND IMPROVEMENTS. AS A RESULT OF YOUR ACTIVITIES, YOU WILL BE PERCEIVED AS STRATEGIC PARTNER TO OUR PROJECT/CATEGORY LEADERS IN THEIR EFFORTS TO SUCCESSFULLY RAMP-UP AND DEVELOP OUR EXTENSIVE SUPPLIER BASE, WITH THE GOAL TO PROACTIVELY MANAGE AND ENSURE THE HIGHEST QUALITY FOR MATERIALS PURCHASED. PRINCIPAL DUTIES: WORK WITH CATEGORY AND PROJECT LEADERS TO DEVELOP SUPPLIER COMPLIANCE STANDARDS FOR EXISTING AND FUTURE SUPPLIERS WORK WITH GLOBAL PRODUCT LEADER AND OTHER GLOBAL SOURCING LEADERS TO HELP CONSOLIDATE THE EXISTING SUEZ WTS SUPPLY CHAIN WORK WITH ENGINEERING, PROJECT, AND CATEGORY LEADERS TO DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT SUPPLIER PRODUCT/SERVICE COMPLIANCE STANDARDS FACILITATE DEPLOYMENT OF GLOBAL SUPPLIER METRICS ACROSS PROJECT SUPPLY BASE SUPPORT PROJECT CATEGORY, PROJECT AND ENGINEERING TEAMS AND THE RESOLUTION OF TOP SUPPLIER NCR ISSUES AND IN THE APPLICATION OF, PROBLEM SOLVING TECHNIQUES AND QUALITY TOOLS. FACILITATE UTILIZATION OF APQP TYPE TOOLS, WITH MANUFACTURING AND ENGINEERING ORGANIZATIONS SUPPORTING SUPPLIER RELATED ACTIVITIES DEVELOP SUPPLIER ENGAGEMENT SCHEDULES IN CONJUNCTION WITH PROCUREMENT STRATEGIES, PROJECT GROUP REQUIREMENTS SUPPORT SQE'S IN VALIDATING AND VERIFYING CORRECTIVE ACTIONS WITHIN THE SUPPLY BASE ACT AS A LIAISON BETWEEN PROCUREMENT AND PROJECT GROUP LEADERSHIP TO SUPPORT SUPPLIER WARRANTY AND QUALITY INITIATIVES INCLUDING COST RECOVERY. DEVELOP SUPPLIER QUALITY ROADMAPS LEADING TO IMPROVED SUPPLIER PERFORMANCE METRICS. SUPPORTS PROJECT MANAGERS IN SUPPLIER QUALITY ISSUES AND HELP LEAD AND DRIVE CORRECTIVE ACTIONS WITH THE SUPPLIERS FACILITATE AND DRIVE THE APPLICATION OF PROBLEM-SOLVING TECHNIQUES IN ALL SUPPLIER QUALITY ASPECTS LEAD AND MANAGE CROSS FUNCTIONAL PROJECT TEAMS USING STANDARD PROJECT MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES TO DRIVE TOWARD CORRECTIVE AND PREVENTIVE ACTIONS. TRAIN KEY SUPPLIERS AND PROJECT TEAM MEMBERS IN CRITICAL COMPETENCIES NECESSARY FOR PROJECT REALIZATION. PERFORM OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED Compensation: Annual 0.00 - 0.00 USD Is relocation for this position offered: Yes Number of Job Openings: 1 Company Grade/Band: Senior Professional SUEZ's Water Technologies and Solutions (SWTS) offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. WTS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.