FOX Factory, Inc. – Supplier Development Engineer – Braselton, Georgia (30517)
About the Company:
For over three decades, FOX has been an industry leader in the design and development of high performance shock absorbers and racing suspension products for snowmobiles, mountain bikes, motorcycles, ATVs, UTVs, off-road cars, trucks, and SUVs.
In 1974, Bob Fox started racing his products in motocross and we haven't stopped racing since. FOX has equipped vehicles and racers that have stood atop podiums in every sport we have competed in — from the sands of Baja to the dunes of Dakar.
Our team of engineers perform rigorous tests with our athletes year round. The data we collect from performance testing and our application of that knowledge to our product is what separates FOX from every other suspension company.
If you have a passion and a drive to be the best, we have a great opportunity for you! FOX Factory, Inc., a fast-growing and dynamic company has an exciting opportunity of a Supplier Development Engineer available.
The Supplier Development Engineer will be located at the FOX facility in Northeast Georgia. This is a full-time opportunity that comes with outstanding benefits.
Responsibilitiesinclude but not limited to:
Coordinating development activities across multiple suppliers:
Coordinating with project team in US to ensure suppliers meet requirements.
Follow up and monitoring the project development timeline with suppliers and ensure Safe Launch plans for key suppliers
Assist suppliers to plan the most robust process flow to meet high quality and throughput requirements
Identify and report suppliers' capability
Drive actions to develop best-in-class supply base and assist with New Supplier onboarding processes
Understand and validate suppliers OEE and reported capacity
Monitor and audit Supplier quality management systems (ISO, IATF, AS9100, etc)
Responsible for managing all Run @ Rates for all Product Launches, ensuring accuracy of process flow documentation
Conducts Supplier Assessments, reviews all supporting documentation, and responsible for closing out all identified open issues or audit findings.
Assist with New Supplier onboarding processes
Coordinate, validate, and analyze all Supplier Launch PPAP documentation
Training Suppliers on PPAP elements and required documentation
Trouble-shooting Supplier Quality Issues:
Facilitate activities with suppliers to identify and evaluate the root cause of escalated quality issues, implement robust containment strategies, and improve process to avoid future discrepancies
Work with suppliers to improve overall quality ratings
Work with suppliers at the start of a project on DFM proposals to drive cost reduction and quality improvement efforts. Ability to do the cost analysis by working with purchasing and engineering team to develop cost to design products.
Lead supplier quality improvement initiatives
Education - Bachelors' degree in Engineering, Business Administration, or Operations Management from a four-year college or university is required.
Experience (Required) - 5+ years of relevant work experience as a Supplier Development Engineer, Supplier Quality Engineer, or in another engineering role responsible for developing, managing and improving supplier relationships, processes and efficiencies
Process capability knowledge set – Working knowledge of general process capabilities and limitations for above listed required skills.
Travel – Up to 60% of time travelling, domestic and international
Communication and Language skills – Organized, technical communication skills; must have the ability to give, receive, and analyze information, formulate work plans, prepare written materials, and articulate goals and action plans. Ability to merge Cross cultures communication.
APQP and PPAP Qualification analysis – Ability to coordinate APQP procedure and PPAP documentation
Technical skills – An in-depth understanding of at least three of the following six manufacturing processes: CNC precision machining; aluminum forging; magnesium die casting; surface finishing and paint; assembly troubleshooting; plastic injection molding.
Problem solving skills – Demonstrated success in objectively identifying process issues, isolating root cause, and coordinating resources to solve manufacturing and assembly issues. Knowledge of 6sigma or 8D problem solving methodology.
Proficiency in GD&T – Ability to review Fox Factory drawings and engineering requirements.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Internal Number: 1646
About FOX Factory, Inc.
For over three decades, FOX has been an industry leader in the design and development of high performance shock absorbers and racing suspension products for snowmobiles, mountain bikes, motorcycles, ATVs, UTVs, off-road cars, trucks, and SUVs.In 1974, Bob Fox started racing his products in motocross and we haven't stopped racing since. FOX equipped vehicles and racers have stood atop podiums in every sport we have competed in — from the sands of Baja to the dunes of Dakar.Our team of engineers perform rigorous tests with our athletes year round. The data we collect from performance testing and our application of that knowledge to our product is what separates FOX from every other suspension company.