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Supplier Development Engineer

Last Updated Date:  May 27, 2023

Various; see below, ND, US, 58504

Company:  Bobcat

Job Information

The Supplier Development Engineer will develop a world-class supply chain through the execution of continuous improvement, problem-solving tools, and training within the Doosan Bobcat supply chain.



Location(s): Bismarck, Gwinner, Wahpeton, and West Fargo, ND; Litchfield and Minneapolis, MN; Johnson Creek, WI; Statesville, NC; Hybrid Eligible

Role & Responsibility

  • Identify and evaluate strategic suppliers and execute continuous improvement projects and\or training utilizing Lean Six Sigma principles to achieve world class supplier performance in Safety, Quality, Delivery and total cost of ownership.
  • Prioritize multiple tasks and identify internal and external resource needs for timely execution of projects and issue resolution within the supply base.
  • Identify and monitor supply chain KPI’s that are aligned with Doosan Bobcat supply chain strategic needs
  • Influence new product designs and supply chain processes to meet quality, delivery and cost targets utilizing APQP tools
  • Mitigate risks from supplier product or process change requests
  • Identify world class supply chain process\product techniques and technologies to leverage within our internal organization as well as our supply chain while maintaining the intellectual properties of Bobcat and our supply base
  • Perform supply base quality systems, process, capability and capacity audits

Job Requirement

  • Engineering- Bachelor’s Degree (allow equivalent)
  • 1 - 5 years of experience
  • Design Engineering, Manufacturing, and\or Quality Assurance experience
  • Project management skills
  • Knowledge and ability to apply quality tools and techniques (APQP, PPAP, SPC, MSA, 8D, DMAIC, etc.)
  • Quality audit experience (systems and process)
  • Good verbal and written communication, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Must be a self-starter
  • 25 - 50% travel


  • Sourcing Quality must drive continuous improvement. 
  • To solve the problems affecting the company, the individual must be able to effectively identify, analyze, improve, and sustain. 
  • This requires a thorough understanding of the situation and a drive to improve as well as the resilience to sustain in improvements.
  • Extensive travel may be involved in the evaluation of supplier capability and development. 

As a part of the Doosan Group, which employs more than 43,000 people in 38 countries worldwide, the company offers its customers products and solutions to help build stronger businesses and communities. Based in Seoul, South Korea, with its North America headquarters in West Fargo, North Dakota, Doosan Bobcat is a leading global manufacturer of construction, agriculture, landscaping and grounds maintenance equipment, attachments and services. The company is committed to empowering people to accomplish more. 

Doosan Bobcat North America is home to world-renowned brands, including Bobcat® compact equipment, Doosan® portable power products, Ryan® and Steiner® grounds maintenance equipment and Geith® attachments. Doosan Bobcat North America is a tradename of Clark Equipment Company.

Doosan is committed fostering an inclusive and 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. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at 701-476-4263. Doosan is a VEVRAA federal contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans.

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Nearest Major Market: North Dakota
Nearest Secondary Market: Bismarck

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