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Regional Supplier Quality Manager

Company: Plexus Corp.
Location: Nampa
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Your journey to building a better world starts here!


We help our customers deliver products that have a profound impact on people's lives. From ultrasound units and 3D printing to network security applications and in flight Wi-Fi, we help create products that build a better world. Now, more than ever, we are making an impact on the world as we support products used in the fight against COVID-19.

We're a global team of over 19,000 Engineering, Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Aftermarket Service experts that partner with our customers to bring their products to life through inspired innovation and world-class customer service.

We are currently hiring for full-time, immediate, career opportunities even as we continue to work remotely temporarily due to COVID-19. Our interview process is now performed virtually for your safety and our own. Whether you're looking to start, make a change, or advance your career, find your path at Plexus and leave your mark on the world around us.


Engaging and challenging projects that fulfill and develop you. People that support and inspire you to realize your full potential. A workplace centered on collaboration and integrity. At Plexus, we're at our best when opportunities are met with passion, open communication and teamwork.


As the Regional Supplier Quality Manager you will manage the supplier quality function to ensure processes are consistent with strategies and vision. In this role, you will develop and implement appropriate data driven reporting measurement systems, inclusive of toolsets, key metrics, and business processes.

Key Job Accountabilities:

  • Strategy - Contribute to defining, execution and maintaining consistent global Supplier Quality strategy and structure to develop key supplier capability for strategic growth and supplier processes to enable flawless execution. Propose additions to, review, and approve all Supplier Quality QMS documentation
  • Supplier & Part Approval - Participate in defining systems and criteria for supplier assessment and development activities. Perform assessment and development activities as required to ensure supplier capabilities meet current and future strategic growth requirements including regulatory and customer Quality Management System requirements and applicable process/product qualification and controls. Final decision maker on Supplier Approval.
  • Part Qualification - Perform supplier assessment and development activities as required to ensure supplier capabilities meet requirement for process/product qualification and controls. Assess part qualification requirements for full value stream, new Customer programs to ensure appropriate Q.Codes are assigned at the part number level. Manage protocols and review/approve results when process validation is required as part of qualification activities.
  • Supplier Performance Monitoring - Monitoring of regional supplier quality performance metrics to identify supplier performance issues and drive appropriate supplier development actions or risk mitigation.
  • Supplier Development - Contribute to defining supplier assessment and development criteria, conducting assessments and monitoring closure of development actions to ensure supplier capabilities meet current and future strategic growth requirements related to regulatory and Quality Management System requirements and applicable process/product qualification and controls.

Additional Accountabilities:

  • Material Issues - Support site escalations related to problematic suppliers/material issues through on-site audits, SCAR analysis and customer/supplier communication forums. Responsible for addressing systemic supplier issues within region (ex. issues identified through Supplier scorecards or standard reports) and addressing through appropriate means ex. SCAR, QIP.
  • Supplier Add & Onboarding - Contribute to defining assessment criteria across the areas of Quality Management Systems, Counterfeit Avoidance and Industry Problem Advisory tools (GIDEP, ERAI) to mitigate supplier risk when adding to AVL and supplier onboarding.
  • Supplier Quality Management System - Management of supplier quality systems and tools, inclusive of verification of purchased product processes, NCM, SCAR, supplier performance data collection and flowdown requirements.

What we are looking for:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree is required.
  • Seven (7) years of related experience is required.
  • Detailed knowledge of ISO 9001, AS9100, TL9000, ISO 13485 and FDA GMP Quality System requirements required for this role.
  • Formal Quality certification (CQE, CQM) preferred for this role.
  • Ability to travel up to 40% of the time to supplier sites and/or Plexus manufacturing sites.
  • Willing to consider remote candidates.

This document does not represent a contract of employment and is not intended to capture every possible assignment the incumbent could be asked to perform.

Some offers of employment are contingent upon successfully passing a drug screen and upon completion of a confidentiality agreement.

Our Values and How We Lead behaviors guide our processes. Plexus does not make employment decisions based on race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and encourage all to apply today!

Globally, our policy is to recruit people from wide and diverse backgrounds. However, our company does not typically undertake sponsorship, including for H-1B, TN, and other nonimmigrant visas. Additionally, certain positions require access to controlled goods and technologies subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Applicants for these positions may need to be "U.S. persons." "U.S. persons" are generally defined as U.S. citizens, nationals, lawful permanent residents (or, green card holders), individuals granted asylum, and individuals admitted as refugees.

Keywords: Plexus Corp., Nampa , Regional Supplier Quality Manager, Other , Nampa, Idaho

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