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Supplier Quality Engineer

Company: Berry Plastics
Location: Bowling Green
Posted on: May 1, 2021

Job Description:

Overview
Berry Global Berry Global, headquartered in Evansville, Indiana, is committed to its mission of 'Always Advancing to Protect What's Important.' With $13 billion in revenue for fiscal year 2019 on a combined pro forma basis from operations, Berry is a leading global supplier of a broad range of innovative nonwoven, flexible, and rigid products used every day within consumer and industrial end markets. Berry operates over 290 manufacturing facilities worldwide, on six continents, and employs over 48,000 individuals.At Berry, we pursue excellence in all that we do and are always advancing to improve the way we work along with the products and services we provide. Our culture fosters trust and partnerships through appreciation, acknowledgement, and inclusion. At Berry, we are continuously improving to support our mission and exemplify our values of partnerships, excellence, growth, and safety. To learn more about Berry, visit berryglobal.com
This role will support the business by working internally with engineering and regulatory groups to ensure suitablity of materials, while continuously working with and evaluating vendors and suppliers.
This role will require travel 25-30% and proximity to a large airport will be helpful.
Responsibilities


  • Research and find the best vendors to supply materials needed for manufacturing process
  • Build and maintain a supplier audit program
  • Assure a robust assessment of suppliers for new business, new products and current production
  • Review engineering and manufacturing specifications to identify materials needed for manufactured goods
  • Interface with company regulatory department to ensure suitability of materials to be secured
  • Contact vendors and liaise between purchasing, product engineers, manufacturing personnel and suppliers to secure required materials
  • Conduct supplier quality systems audits on a regular basis to ensure vendors and their supplies remain in compliance with company and customer manufacturing and production standards
  • Communicate with vendors regularly to address any concerns and foster an environment that facilitates continual improvement in working relationships
  • Define and manage improvement plans with critical suppliers and monitor progress
  • Understand and interpret all manufacturing audits, including ISO 9001, ISO 15378, GFSI, IMS, and other industry standards
  • Maintain a supplier database and include performance evaluations and quality systems audits in the database for in-house access by company personnel

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in an engineering science or logistics
    • 5-7 years experience
    • Excellent in-house and external communication and liaison skills
    • Advanced knowledge of manufacturing and production process
    • Advanced knowledge of quality control regulatory standardsPreferred:
    • Prior supplier quality management experience (3 years)
    • Auditor certification for recognized Quality Management Systems and/or GFSI Food Safety standard
    • Green Belt Six Sigma

      Responsibilities Research and find the best vendors to supply materials needed for manufacturing process Build and maintain a supplier audit program Assure a robust assessment of suppliers for new business, new products and current production Review engineering and manufacturing specifications to identify materials needed for manufactured goods Interface with company regulatory department to ensure suitability of materials to be secured Contact vendors and liaise between purchasing, product engineers, manufacturing personnel and suppliers to secure required materials Conduct supplier quality systems audits on a regular basis to ensure vendors and their supplies remain in compliance with company and customer manufacturing and production standards Communicate with vendors regularly to address any concerns and foster an environment that facilitates continual improvement in working relationships Define and manage improvement plans with critical suppliers and monitor progress Understand and interpret all manufacturing audits, including ISO 9001, ISO 15378, GFSI, IMS, and other industry standards Maintain a supplier database and include performance evaluations and quality systems audits in the database for in-house access by company personnel

Keywords: Berry Plastics, Bowling Green , Supplier Quality Engineer, Engineering , Bowling Green, Kentucky

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