Director Corporate Quality
The Supplier Quality Manager role provides leadership for the global sourcing quality functions to ensure product quality at the suppliers. The role provides leadership for quality and technical activities related to ensuring suppliers deliver products on time, on cost and with correct quality according to our customer s and Exterran s requirements. The Supplier Quality Leader role is responsible for collaborating with Sourcing to guide our overall Supplier Management efforts, implementing the quality management system at the global supplier sites, driving defect data collection, and implementing corrective/preventive actions intended to avoid repetition of these costs.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Implement standard procedures for global quality supplier management to drive risk reduction for Exterran while striving for efficiency and simplicity.
Provide cross functional training for supplier management procedures and processes and monitor adherence.
Establishes goals/objectives and performance metrics for the Sourcing Quality functions for Exterran.
Ensures products are supplied in compliance with customer and regulatory requirements.
Collaborate with ITO and Application Engineering to ensure appropriate Supplier Quality costs are included in key bid proposals.
Review project quality documentation requirements and identify customer requirements that are required to be transitioned to the supplier.
Leads Supplier Qualification program including supplier due diligence, audits and scorecards.
Regularly reports operational and financial status, quality system health, and process improvement impact to Director Corporate Quality and business stakeholders.
Drives continuous improvement at supplier locations. Provides leadership to Supplier Quality Engineers to drive cost out through outsourcing and process improvement initiatives.
Develops team to improve quality techniques and competencies and improve flexibility in assignment while ensuring quality standards.
Provides coaching to Supplier Quality on performing their duties and growing their capabilities and adherence to the Exterran s Code of Conduct.
Develops positive relationships and collaborates closely with Engineering, Sourcing and Suppliers to implement an effective program and address issues.
Bachelor s Degree in Engineering
Required Experience & Skills
20+ years of experience in an industrial environment.
15+ years knowledge of ISO 9001, API, ASME standards for vessels and piping standards.
10+ years of Supplier Quality experience.
Demonstrated global leadership experience in a Quality organization.
Experience in Quality Systems management.
Experience leading in global environments.
Working knowledge of recognized standards and codes such as ASME Section VIII, NACE, AWS, etc.
Ability to read, write, speak and understand English.
Computer experience in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
Ability to interpret engineering drawings, technical notes, standards and specifications.
Able to work in a fast-paced environment with the ability to evoke critical thinking.
Ability to communicate to Technical and Leadership audiences.
Demonstrated abilities related to problem-solving, decision-making, judgement, leadership, and team-oriented skills in order to manage multiple projects.
Demonstrated collaboration, negotiation and conflict resolution skills with suppliers.
Ability to coordinate with customers as well as third party auditors.
Analytical understanding of defect data and ability to determine and address root causes.
Strong knowledge in the use of Microsoft suite of office software applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
Ability to travel locally within Middle East and internationally up to 20% of time.
Preferred Experience & Skills
Experience in operations and leading in a matrixed organization
Strong knowledge of ASME standards.
Experience in using Oracle.
Fluency in Arabic, Spanish, Thai or Indonesian in reading, writing, and oral communication.
Preferred Training & Certifications
LSS (Lean Six Sigma) green belt.
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