Supplier Quality Specialist

Xylem Inc. Morton Grove, IL
Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology company committed to developing innovative technology solutions to the world's water challenges. The Company's products and services move, treat, analyze, monitor and return water to the environment in public utility, industrial, residential and commercial building services settings. Xylem also provides a leading portfolio of smart metering, network technologies and advanced infrastructure analytics solutions for water, electric and gas utilities. The Company's more than 16,500 employees bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on identifying comprehensive, sustainable solutions. Headquartered in Rye Brook, New York with 2017 revenue of $4.7 billion, Xylem does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands.

The name Xylem is derived from classical Greek and is the tissue that transports water in plants, highlighting the engineering efficiency of our water-centric business by linking it with the best water transportation of all – that which occurs in nature. For more information, please visit us at

The Role: Xylem seeks to hire a Supplier Quality Specialist to support, monitor and measure suppliers and vendors ensuring supplier compliance to Xylem Supplier Quality Requirements and Expectations

Essential Duties/Principal Responsibilities:

* Execute duties per the Supplier Quality Audit and Performance program.

* Support release of suppliers and associated parts and products.

* Assess and develop suppliers ensuring compliance to supplier quality management program.

* Deploy and support part qualification program through FAI, ISIR, and PPAP.

* Support part and product transfers, new supplier on board, and supplier process change management

* Issue and follow up on supplier corrective actions.

* Support supplier rating and metrics.

* Enable supplier quality and delivery improvements.

* Support activities to maintain Quality System registration.

* Coach and Lead receiving inspection personnel and develop inspection and test plans

Key Relationships:

* External: Sourcing, Global Sourcing, Source Inspection, Suppliers, Vendors

* Internal: Purchasing, Receiving, Quality, Production

Qualifications: Education, Experience, Skills, Abilities, License/Certification:

* Bachelor's degree in Manufacturing, Industrial, Mechanical Engineering or related field required

* Minimum 3-5 years' experience in Quality with emphasis on quality principles and methods desired.

* Comprehensive knowledge of particular areas of expertise required including Supplier Quality System Assessments/Auditing, Quality System auditing, problem solving and CI core tools FMEA, PPAP, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications:

* ASQ certified Green Belt preferred

* ASQ certified Quality Engineer preferred

* Machine shop / heavy industrial experience

* Safety training preferred, OSHA 30 hour training a plus

Additional Information:

Physical Demands

* Physical requirements include: good vision and hearing; ability to stand and walk, lift and carry up to 20 pounds occasionally and/or 10 pounds frequently; stoop, crouch, kneel reach for and handle items, pick, pinch or otherwise work with the fingers and use the fingertips to perceive attributes of objects such as size, shape and surface finish.

Work Environment

Standard weekly job hours:

* 40 hours

Travel requirement:

* Less than 10 %

EOE/Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Disabled

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