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Company: Air Products
Location: Allentown
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description and QualificationsAir Products and Chemicals, Inc., a Fortune 500 manufacturer of industrial gases, has an immediate opening for a Supplier Quality Lead at our Corporate Headquarters in Allentown, Pennsylvania or in the Houston, TX office.

The position will be responsible for planning and execution of supplier management across all regions globally for equipment and materials. In addition, this position interfaces closely with Category sourcing, Engineering, Global Procurement and Supply Chain to manage supplier risk and monitor, correct, and prevent supplier performance issues. The selection & approval of best capable suppliers and further management of supplier performance within the Air Products 4S culture of Safety, Speed, Simplicity, & Self-Confidence. This position reports to the Supplier Quality Manager India and will be supporting the Global Strategic and Corporate Sourcing organization. The position requires 30% to 50% travelling to suppliers.


The Supplier Quality Lead will be responsible for the following:

  • Ensure adherence to the Supplier qualification & approval process including the development of supplier qualification plans, review and analysis of supporting data, and recommendations on supplier qualification status by means of EMOC approvals.
  • Obtain supplier feedback in SCAR system. Review and evaluate supplier quality data to identify process improvement opportunities within the supply chain
  • Facilitate internal / external BMS audits and ensure the implementation of Supplier processes across all regions
  • Monitor and assess supplier performance, improve supplier communication, discuss existing or potential problems, review deficiencies, review analytical data, and educate suppliers on Air Products requirements.
  • Participate in supplier development activities - evaluate and make recommendations on potential new suppliers
  • Drive supplier quality improvement programs.
  • Monitor the Supplier Nonconformance process and escalate issues that are not resolved in a timely manner. Support regional project execution teams to drive the implementation of robust root cause investigations and corrective/preventative actions.
  • Support Engineering team and collaborate with suppliers on process improvement and value enhancement opportunities
  • Create and issue timely reports and/or presentations to the organization,
  • Takes accountability to create and execute solutions that deliver desired results and "own it" in a Performance Driven Culture as part of continuous improvement
  • Monitor, communicate, and respond to changing market conditions and business drivers to maximize leverage and minimize risk.
  • Embody the 4S culture of Safety, Speed, Simplicity and Self-Confidence
    • Ability to review and analyze data
    • Ability to create simple yet powerful reports
    • Ability to collaborate effectively with internal stakeholders and external suppliers, contractors/3rd parties
    • Strong Presentation skills
    • Influencing, communication, and facilitative skills
    • Minimum technical understanding of industrial gases plants and related equipment.
    • High ethical conduct
    • Knowledge and proficiency with the Microsoft office suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, One Note) and collaborative tools.

      • Qualifications
        • Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain, Engineering, Business and/or Materials Management
        • Certification or extensive knowledge & skill set in ISO management systems & processes
        • Green Belt or Black Belt certification preferred
        • Preferable with working experience in Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC), Industrial Gases or Petrochemicals / Chemicals or Oil & Gas Industries.
        • Worked with a multinational company in a matrix set up will be an advantage
          • Experience
            • Minimum 8 years in Supplier management or other applicable disciplines
            • Strong planning and organizing skills
            • Demonstrated analytical, problem-solving, and reporting skills
            • Ability to work independently, with limited required direction and guidance.
            • Ability to communicate effectively across all levels of the organization & countries.
            • High energy with ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
              At Air Products, we work in an environment where diversity is essential, inclusion is our culture, and each person knows they belong and matter. To learn more, visit About Air Products.

              We offer a comprehensive benefits package including paid holidays and vacation, affordable medical, dental, life insurance and retirement plans. You will be eligible for benefits and also be 100% vested in your retirement benefits on your first day of employment.

              We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (U.S.). You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, citizenship, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or veteran status.Req No.37135BREmployment StatusFull TimeOrganizationGlobal Engrg Mfg Technology & EquipmentBusiness Sector / DivisionEquip Sales Plant Support & Global Capital ProcurementRegionNorth AmericaCountryUnited States

Keywords: Air Products, Allentown , SUPPLIER QUALITY LEAD, Other , Allentown, Pennsylvania

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