LocationUS-Iowa-DavenportDate Posted15 Mar 2019 Cobham is seeking a Supplier Development Engineer that will be responsible to drive improvements for assigned programs and processes including identifying, leading, and coordinating strategic changes that result in cost reductions, quality improvements, product design upgrades driving error proofing, manufacturability and testability, and customer satisfaction throughout the supply chain. The SDE's primary mission is to engage, coordinate, and collaborate with suppliers to improve quality, on-time delivery performance and optimize processes (Lean / 6 Sigma). This position is designed to drive and ensure uninterrupted and efficient flow of optimal quality materials, products, and services entering the supply chain. Tactics will include utilizing dock-to-stock (supplier to point of use), certified strategic suppliers such as Designated Supplier Quality Representatives (DSQR), vendor managed inventory (VMI), and Supply Chain pull systems. The SDE will work closely with procurement, engineering, quality engineering, receiving inspection, and operation organizations to ensure that Cobham's division goals and customer expectations are realized. Additionally, the SDE is responsible to manage the Designated Supplier Quality Representative (DSQR) Program at Cobham. This includes monitoring DSQR supplier performance (OTD & QTY) and mitigation unacceptable risk. The position uses analytical and quantitative methods to understand, predict, and enhance supply chain and supplier (OEM) processes. This position is for future opportunities and located in Davenport, IA. Key Responsibilities:Train Suppliers BASIC Root Cause/Corrective Action, Process Mapping and Problem solving to Suppliers.Collaborate with shop floor personnel and extended Manufacturing teams regarding performance of product and support the technical team to determine process improvements required to eliminate waste.Manage Corrective Action Resolution for DSQR suppliers. Drive improvement projects and RCCA as required. Investigate supply chain disruptions caused by DSQR suppliers, typically systemic in nature, to determine a strategic course of action required to initiate root cause. Direct cause can be technical, administrative, or process. This includes coordinating and collaborating with required technical knowledge experts such as: Design Engineering (DE), Supplier Quality Engineering (SQE), Manufacturing Engineering (ME), Procurement, Material Planning, Assembly line, etc., and OEM suppliers responsible for providing an optimal solution.Participate and at times lead Kaizen events (internal, across Zodiac Seats (RC, CH, and GV), and OEMs as required to drive process improvements.Gather, interpret relevant data, and create effective presentations (costs, productivity, defect patterns, etc.)Augment effective communication by interfacing with Cobham's ASL Suppliers, Procurement, Quality, Engineering, Continuous Improvement (Lean), and Value Stream organizations.Create and present DSQR supplier performance metrics to management. This includes informal (email, hard copies, etc.) and formal (meeting presenter) presentation of DSQR supplier performance.Manage DSQR logistics including the monitor & control process improvement initiatives. This includes participating in and on occasion, leading rapid improvement teams as needed to improve an existing process or address an emerging problem.Set up and lead IPTs meetings with DSQR / pre - DSQR suppliers, SQEs, and other technical organizational representatives as required to review supplier performance score card charges, validate direct causes, and drive periodic improvement teams to complete RCA and / or implement solutions.Coordinate, monitor the process, and / or create monthly supplier score cards and off-board to suppliers including the data representing the charge to the supplier impacting OTD and Quality performance.Assist the Quality & Supply Ch