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Supplier Development Engineer

Last Updated Date: Jan 10, 2019

Location: Statesville, NC, US, 28625

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Location : Statesville 

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Job Information

Within the site Sourcing organization or the Regional Sourcing Center, the Supplier Development Engineer is responsible for:

• The quality of all parts/processes supplied by external suppliers that are developed during the New Product Development process within the assigned categories / commodities.

• Driving continuous improvement within the Doosan Bobcat supply base by supporting New Product Development, Strategic Sourcing, Supplier Approval and Qualifications, Current Issue Resolution, Lean Six Sigma deployment and Value Analysis / Value Engineering.

Role & Responsibility

Supplier Development

• Support the development of suppliers that partner with Doosan Bobcat

• Process excellence and capability within the supply base.

• Promotion of Lean Six Sigma deployment within the supply base. 

• Participation in Cost Improvement projects.

• Work with all facets of the organization promoting quality, productivity, strategic alliances, information sharing, customer support, and continuous improvement.


Support Strategic Sourcing

• Supports the strategic sourcing initiatives contributing continuously to Quality, Delivery, Cost improvements.

• Monitoring and reporting of business KPIs.

• As required, support the organization in any emergency issues related to supplier poor quality / delivery issues.

• Compliance to the Doosan Global Sourcing System and ensure suppliers comply to requirements.

• Participate in and support the supplier’s evaluation, selection and risk management.

• Lead new supplier assessments (new supplier introduction and approval)

• Support the organization in execution of Value Analysis/Value Engineer, productivity improvement, optimum usage of supplier’s capacity. 

• Supplier Change Request management.


NPD Process

Completion of the required tasks:

• Development and qualification of supplier product / process of new purchased parts through the DGSS APQP process working with Sourcing, Engineering, Quality, Manufacturing and the supplier (PPAP, Supplier process audits…)

• Problem solving with suppliers during NPD

• Participate in project reviews; Escalation to Management & NPD team. Mitigation of Risks.

Job Requirement

• Engineering-Industrial Bachelor’s Degree, allow equivalent

• 2>5 years of experience

• 3+ years including equivalent position (CE industry preferred)

• Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality Assurance experience

• Broad base technical knowledge

• Project management skills

• Knowledge and ability to apply quality tools and techniques (APQP, PPAP, SPC, MSA, Problem solving, LSS…)

• Quality audit experience (system, process), understanding of international QS requirements

• Ability to communicate with everyone within an organization (shop floor to lead management)

• Experience on implementing processes or projects and cross functional work

• Lean or Six Sigma certification preferred

• Certified Quality Auditor / Registered Lead Assessor or equivalent preferred

• Understanding of Sourcing risk mitigation, negotiation and contracting decisions

• Strong business aptitude

• Team facilitation

• Strong computer skills

• Good verbal and written communication, presentation and interpersonal kills

• Good judgment and quick analysis on complex situations, can lead

• Must be a self-starter

• Fluent in English 

• 25 - 50% travel

• Certificates – Six Sigma

• Global Breadth – North America

• Prerequisite Training Course - Green belt preferred





Difficulties & area of focus when carrying out job (position)

•Ability to work on a team project basis; be a facilitator.

•Drive continuous improvement at vendors and be a Change Agent.

•Provide quality recommendations to impact on quality and cost of preliminary engineering designs.

To solve the problems affecting DI CE, the individual must be able to effectively Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control. This requires a thorough understanding of the situation and a drive to improve as well as the resilience to sustain in improvements.

Extensive travel to supplier locations is required with this position.  Must have the ability to work in various manufacturing environments\conditions.


The world-renowned brands that make up Doosan Bobcat produce industry-leading compact and heavy construction equipment, attachments, air compressors, lighting systems, generators and articulated dump trucks. Doosan Bobcat is a part of the Doosan Group, which employs 43,000 people in 38 countries worldwide. With people at the core of who we are, we believe the growth of our people will lead to the continued growth and success of our world-class company. Our team of dedicated employees is the backbone that allows us to provide construction equipment solutions that help our customers build the world of tomorrow. Wherever you find us, you’ll hear the sounds of progress, see the results of our people and feel the rhythm of transformation in everything we do.

Doosan is committed to a diverse workforce and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, age, race, color, religion, creed, citizenship status, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law. Individuals with disabilities who require a reasonable accommodation in the application process or who need assistance accessing the information on this website should call 701-476-4263. Doosan is a VEVRAA federal contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans.

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