The Aerospace, Defense and Marine (AD&M) business unit of TE is part of the Industrial Solutions segment (Industrial Solutions) and is a world leader in the design of components and electrical interconnection solutions that are used for applications in extreme and rigorous environments.
These interconnection solutions make possible applications of avionics, jet and propulsion engine management, flight controls, grounding systems and on-
board entertainment (EAB) for today's "connected aircraft". This capability is extended to military, marine, aviation, space, land and drone vehicles, as well as oil and gas exploration of open-
ocean deposits. TE offers solutions for enhanced connectivity that work and resist in the most extreme environments on Earth, from the deepest oceans to the ends of space.
In your relentless activities to save space and weight, improve data delivery and power, you will find that AD&M is ready to collaborate with your design team to help you present your product more quickly in the market with smarter and better interconnect solutions.
The Supplier Development Engineer (SDE) role is a new position within AD&M to focus on the supplier readiness prior to launching serial production.
Additionally, the position ensures supplying TE systems, processes and build capabilities to meet the design intent of the customer and are compliant with the end customer’s needs.
This includes initial supply chain company verification. Today AD&M has over 2500 global supplier and one of our key initiatives is to consolidate the number of suppliers via the transfer of non-
strategic (exit) suppliers to internal and strategic suppliers. It is vital that our new sources of production are prepared for acceptance of the production responsibilities to ensure quality expectations are delivered to our customers.
We believe this is a key element to support the Extraordinary Customer Experience!
Responsibilities & Qualifications
As a Supplier Development Engineer (f / m), your responsibilities would include but are not limited to the following :
Act as an interface between supply base and internal customer to provide project support for issues related to supplier performance.
Maintain accurate reporting and communication for supplier capabilities, capacity and performance information for improving supplier selection process.
Participate / Support supplier development efforts based on technical deficiencies or areas of weak performance. This can include : developing a corrective action plan to address non-
compliant issues, working with TE portal support, TE procedure and processes.
Participate in the development and deployment of multi-year strategies for tooling that are aligned with the stamping and casting strategies
Identify and implement cost savings projects related to the molding commodity
Learn, promote and provide instruction on established processes, standard works and best demonstrated practices developed to support the stamping and casting supply base.
Support supplier identification on new product introduction (NPI) as required
Extend the TE Operational Advantage (TEOA) into the supply base to generate continuous improvement deli erring incremental improvements through the supplier development lead projects.
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related field
Several years’ experience with focus on stamping processes is necessary
Technical background or experience working with high / complex technical products / components
Commercial or procurement experience (contract management, negotiation skills, supply chain processes, etc.) will be recommended
Several years’ experience in Quality and robust quality system knowledge is nice to have
Strong background in Lean practices will be highly appreciated
Willingness to travel (25-50% approx.)
Fluent in French and English (reading, writing, and speaking)
Motivated and energetic individual with the ability to learn quickly and work in a self-directed work environment with minimal supervision
Optimistic and positive attitude
Ability to think strategically and execute tactically to deliver results
Analytically minded and data-driven to have a holistic overview of complex situations
A clear communicator who can speak and present confidently to a diverse audience, including senior management
Capability to deal with change and new challenges
Ability to work well in a cross-functional environment and with global team members