Supplier Quality Manager I - Interconnect with Security Clearance

BAE Systems
Nashua, New Hampshire
Apr 01, 2024
Apr 08, 2024
Safety / Security
Position Type
Manager / Leader
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
Job Description Job Description
You don't see it, but it's there. Our employees work on the world's most advanced electronics - from saving emissions in the City of Lights to powering the Mars Rover to protecting the F-35 fighter jet. At Electronic Systems, you'll be among the brightest minds, working on the aerospace and defense industry's most difficult problems. Drawing strength from our differences, we're innovating for the future. And you can, too. We put our customers first - exemplified by our missions: "We Protect Those Who Protect Us " and "We Innovate For Those Who Move The World." Sound like a team you want to be a part of? Come build your career with BAE Systems. Our flexible work environment provides you a chance to change the world without giving up your personal life. Nashua New Hampshire is an hour northwest of Boston with all the cultural offerings and professional sports team of city life, and less than two hours from skiing and the New Hampshire Seacoast. The Successful Candidate BAE Systems is seeking a Supplier Quality Manager I - Interconnect, who will report to the Director of Supplier Quality - Mechanical & Interconnect. This role will be responsible for developing, maintaining, and optimizing the Supplier Quality Assurance program, supporting all BAE ES business units, to improve product and process quality and delivery within the supply chain. This role will be directly responsible for the management of supplier quality across the Interconnect category and commodity supply base. This individual will lead a geographically diverse team of professionals responsible for AS9145, Lean-6Sigma, and Quality science tool deployment and continuous improvement that will have substantial impact on the KPIs, business results, and on delivering operational excellence to customers. This individual must be a self-starting leader who can effectively partner with multiple functional organizations internally (BAE Electronic Systems) and externally (Supply Base) for success. Responsibilities:
Develop, execute, lead, and enhance the supplier quality strategy in partnership with Supplier Partnerships, Engineering, and SQ supervisor on category management and business strategy, and aligned to business area short and long-term objectives
Total ownership of the Interconnect supply base quality through product life cycle, from initial sourcing to development, launch, and ongoing business management
Develop and implement an Interconnect based supplier development strategy that includes capability, performance, quality, cost, and delivery improvements to our internal and external customers, using AS9145, Lean-6Sigma, and Quality science tools
Evaluate, qualify, create development plans, and manage the status for suppliers in the maintenance of the ASL
Drive rapid Root Cause Corrective Action (RCCA) investigations to prevent defects and communicate to internal partners
Monitor, report on, and improve on key supplier KPIs, understanding root cause(s) of changes in metrics, identify trends and associated action plans
Drive AS9145 deployment in key suppliers of the category supply base to mitigate risk
Partner with Supplier Partnerships to create a One-Voice BAE message to the supply base and internal partners
In collaboration with the business area Supplier Quality leads, drive the SCAR, Audit, FAI, supplier change management, quality agreements, risk management, and FAI processes
Responsible for engaging key supplier's management in a business review process to monitor metrics, identify trends and implement programs to assure demonstrated performance improvements
Manages and develops a high performing and diverse team of Supplier Quality Engineers
Enhance supplier and organization quality culture through coaching and technical engagement
Potential expansion to additional management responsibilities of SQEs in the Mechanical Category Required Education, Experience, & Skills Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Quality or Manufacturing
10+ years direct experience, or related experience in Supplier Quality; 5+ years' experience managing teams
Strong experience in Interconnect technologies, processes, and suppliers
Experience with ISO 9000:2000, AS9100 Quality Systems; AS9145 or APQP is a desire; Lean and 6Sigma certifications a plus
Significant experience with, and an understanding of, sourcing and execution in regulated, demanding industries such as Aerospace/Defense, Automotive, etc
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels and in diverse and different settings
Self-starter; identifies challenges/problems and takes the initiative to identify solutions
Must demonstrate high degree of compliance, flexibility and efficiency in building systems and trust with suppliers and customers including regulatory agencies
Motivates team members, fosters and nurtures teamwork
Can diffuse high-tension situations calmly and effectively
Must be able to travel Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills Master's Degree
Secret clearance Pay Information
Full-Time Salary Range: $126610 - $215270 Please note: This range is based on our market pay structures. However, individual salaries are determined by a variety of factors including, but not limited to: business considerations, local market conditions, and internal equity, as well as candidate qualifications, such as skills, education, and experience. Employee Benefits: At BAE Systems, we support our employees in all aspects of their life, including their health and financial well-being. Regular employees scheduled to work 20+ hours per week are offered: health, dental, and vision insurance; health savings accounts; a 401(k) savings plan; disability coverage; and life and accident insurance. We also have an employee assistance program, a legal plan, and other perks including discounts on things like home, auto, and pet insurance. Our leave programs include paid time off, paid holidays, as well as other types of leave, including paid parental, military, bereavement, and any applicable federal and state sick leave. Employees may participate in the company recognition program to receive monetary or non-monetary recognition awards. Other incentives may be available based on position level and/or job specifics. About BAE Systems Electronic Systems BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it's what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts - defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team-making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you'll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference. Electronic Systems (ES) is the global innovator behind BAE Systems' game-changing defense and commercial electronics. Exploiting every electron, we push the limits of what is possible, giving our customers the edge and our employees opportunities to change the world. Our products and capabilities can be found everywhere - from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of space. At our core are more than 14,000 highly talented Electronic Systems employees with the brightest minds in the industry, we make an impact - for our customers and the communities we serve. Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
At BAE Systems, we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where employees are valued and feel like they belong. We are conscious of the need for all employees to see themselves reflected at every level of the company and know that in order to unlock the full potential of our workforce, everyone must feel confident being their best, most sincere self and be equipped to thrive. We provide impactful professional development experiences to our employees and invest in social impact partnerships to uplift communities and drive purposeful change. Here you will find significant opportunities to do meaningful work in an environment intentionally designed to be one where you will learn, grow and belong.