Supplier Performance Development Engineer

Monroe, NC

Company Description

Tyco is the world's largest pure-play fire and security company.  Tyco provides more than three million customers around the globe with the latest fire protection and security products and services.  A $10 billiion company, Tyco has more than 69, 000 employees in 1, 000 locations in nearly 50 countries serving the world's most demanding environments.

Job Description

Supplier Performance Development Engineer I


An excellent opportunity is currently available for a talented Supplier Performance Development Engineer (Supplier Development Engineer I).  This key team member will be responsible for Development and Strategy Deployment in a specific Region/ Country in order to:


  • Improve performance of existing suppliers
  • Support flawless Product Launch
  • Support Category  Performance
  • Standard Work Execution
  • Policy, Procedure and Tools Execution
  • New Supplier On-Boarding
  • Supplier Assessment and Validation (OSA and Technical Reviews)
  • Capacity Verification and Improvement
  • Emerging Issues On-Site Support & CA
  • Change Management (Resourcing and NPI)
  • Supplier APQP
  • Capacity verification and improvement
  • Emerging Problems solving and sustainable solution


The business will cover and support:


  •  $450 Million of spend
  •  10, 000 suppliers
  •  50 NPI projects a year and 50 re-sourcing projects


Additional responsibilities will include (but not be limited to):


  • Demonstrating sustainable improvement of the supplier performances, for the suppliers in the region to meet the quality and business objectives of the products, services and contracting businesses.
  • Supporting new product introductions and sourcing changes.
  • Being responsible for developing suppliers to improve performance and compliance in the region.
  • Supporting category strategy, supplier validation and on boarding.
  • At a supplier level, local suppliers as well as global suppliers (delivering to more than one location, region) this person will:
  • Demonstrate strong business acumen and agility in working within a matrix and cross-functional environment to proactively (and reactively) address supplier quality, service, delivery and other critical supply issues; ability to understand and work within diverse cultural landscape and close organizational levels to seek opportunities for improvement and leverage resources for problem resolution.
  • Demonstrate good judgment for escalation process. Structured approach like 8D, A3 for problem solving engagement, communication and sustainable solution approach


  • Act with customers in mind; promoting customer focused business practices; will take time to establish personal contact with key internal customers and ensure organizational and business needs are being met; constantly look for “voice of the customer” with respect to continuous improvement opportunities.
  • Demonstrate good communication skills – verbal, non-verbal-, leadership, active listening, assertiveness, problem solving, decision making, stress management, perseverance ,the ability to influence and lead in driving changes in the organization,  negotiation skills and long term relationship approach, customer focus, and continuous improvement focus; team player


Deploy Standard Work Execution (Supplier Policies)


  • Policy, Procedure and Tools Execution
  • Audit plan and audit management, QP, CP
  • Supplier Capacity, financial, and other risk analysis
  • APQP
  • FMEA
  • Audit and assessment of suppliers
  • Development of suppliers
  • Problem solving
  • Change management experience
  • Operation management


Master Quality systems


  •  Audits and suppliers assessments
  •  Control Plan, Quality plan
  •  SCAR or / and SPAR processes
  •  PPAP processes
  •  Change management (Supplier deviation request)
  •  APQP
  •  Lean and Six Sigma tools
  •  Capacity analysis
  •  International compliance and regulation awareness
  •  Continuous improvement workshop





  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience.
  • Bachelor's degree (B.S.) from four-year College or University in Business, Procurement or Supply Chain Management; or Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical or associated).
  • Certified auditor or supporting experience.
  • Quality management certificates or supporting experience.
  • Green Belt is a +


Travel: 30%-40%.


Tyco is a EEO/AA/D/V employer

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