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Senior Supplier Development Engineer

Shanghai Shi, China
Supply Chain / Logistics


Job Description


·        Evaluate potential new suppliers and support casting commodity managers in selection of new suppliers.

·        Support new programs from the scratch, through sourcing decision, product and process development in suppliers up to early stages of production.

·        Drive process and systemic quality improvements, at assigned suppliers, to reduce quality non-conformances (DMR) and cost of poor quality.

·        Detain knowledge on suppliers manufacturing process and products.


1.     Driving process and systemic quality improvements, at assigned supplier sites, through the use of basic and advanced quality tools (SPC, Lean, Six Sigma) and validates improvements through defined measurable to reduce quality non-conformances (DMR).

2.     Lead DP on continually monitoring suppliers’ performance status and work with responsible SDE for improvement.

3.     Works with suppliers and plant SQA to implement effective 8D corrective action and comprehensive performance improvement plans as required for Gear and Shaft

4.     Lead Quality/EHS risk assessments (QSA and technical assessments), in support of new sourcing, to determine if a supplier’s quality system meets Eaton’s performance thresholds. Set Action Plans to fulfill gaps found on QSA assessment, support and assure implementation plan. Act on sourcing recommendation to lead risk mitigation on strategic projects.

5.     Participates on commodity regional commodity strategy teams and provides the quality detail required to define strategy and to support strategy implementation.

6.     Act as a reference for plant SQE for problem solution and acts as point of escalation to leading cross-functional teams on major supplier issues resolution.

7.     Performs fundamental data analysis (Quality systems, PPM, DMR) to determine performance level of suppliers and lead performance improvement through action plans setting and implementation as required.

8.     Lead training of staff (suppliers and Eaton SDE) on supplier development procedures, processes and work instructions.

9.     Act as a reference for error proofing design at design & manufacturability reviews held with Product Engineer and suppliers, prior to source selection. Drive Error Proofing culture and maintenance in suppliers.

10.  Works in accordance with Eaton’s defined Supplier Development Procedures, Processes, and Work instructions. Participates on process/procedures review and improvement. Assess process deployment and compliance.

11.  Work with SDE to conduct VAVE workshop with key suppliers in APAC for gear/shaft/bearing etc.


1.     Technical degree in casting engineering discipline

2.     Complementary formation (Master / Specialization / Post Graduation) in Quality or Technical area

3.     ASQ certified Quality Engineer

4.     6-9 years foundry manufacturing experience

5.     6-9 years’ experience in using quality tools/methodologies(PPAP, APQP, MSA, SPC, auditing)

6.     Certified Six Sigma Green Belt

7.     Knowledge of Hydraulics Industry specific quality requirement

8.     Ability to effectively communicate at all levels within the company

9.     Ability to work cross-functionally

10.  Ability to think strategically

11.  Speaks English as a primary or secondary language fluently.

12.  Demonstrate knowledge on specific commodity (Heat Treat, Casting and machining, Gear & Shafts, etc)

13.  Demonstrate Quality Role profile competence at levels as listed below:

A.         Quality Leadership

B.         Product and process Quality Planning

C.        Analytical /Statistical Tools & Methods

D.        Inspection and Testing

E.         External Requirements

We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters. We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Supply Chain / Logistics

Region: Asia Pacific
Organization: Corporate Sector

Job Level: Individual Contributor
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 047294