-Product Industrialization (Across a range of categories/vendors)
-Interact/work with engineering procurement and other HQ based functions (Procurement, R&D, Business Unit, Engineering) to define/agree on specifications to ensure products meet
-Ensure processes are well understood and resultant process controls are implemented to guarantee minimal risk of process or product non-compliance.
-Work to complete and comply with the standard industrialization milestone/gate process (including 4M changes – man, machine, method, material)
-Complete vendor approval audits at vendors with the support of Vendor Operations Excellence team.
-Manufacturing/technological capabilities, OHS&E, innovation, management and quality systems/controls, shop floor management. Results of audits/vendor visits need to be followed
up to ensure completion and sustainability.
-Facilitate root cause analysis and associated corrective/preventive actions concerning non compliant products or processes. This may include on-site visits for analysis of root cause and
validation together with verification of effectiveness and sustainability of corrective/preventive actions.
-Using performance data compiled from suppliers propose improvement actions both internally and to the external vendor base.
-Through routine vendor audits/visits, review supplier processes (including manufacturing) and work with them to optimize/reduce process waste.
-Where necessary facilitate the escalation and ultimate resolution of product/supplier issues to ensure any additional costs/delivery and product quality risks are minimized.
-Provide monthly reporting/analysis of supplier performance.
-Manage the IPO System ensuring contents/processes in the system remain relevant and provide expected outcomes.
-Manage and ensure compliance with internal IPO processes/databases and company policies and procedures through periodic auditing of internal systems.
-Any other ad-hoc duties assigned
-Proficient in Japanese to liaise with related party
-Quality Management experience to work for production/manufacturing
-Interested in manufacturing or the improvement activity in shop-floors
-Able to travel overseas up to 50%
-Knowledge of product design, production process and quality assurance methodologies are a plus