The Supplier Development Engineer will provide technical leadership to Visby’s strategic partners in supply chain enabling them to meet and exceed technical sustainability of quality component supply, at scale, across Visby Medical. This includes Value Stream Mapping of the operation, establishing Engineering standards and best practices for category areas, developing and/or selecting appropriate technologies and processes, and being responsible for supplier technical evaluation, partner selection, component and technology validation, transfer, and integration, as well as identifying technical supply risks, mitigations and business impact in concert with cross-functional teams from global Operations and New Product Development sites.
- Execute in the global Technical Category strategy and associated supplier processes and management.
- Develop “should cost” models for various commodity and category strategy to enable commercial negotiations.
- Ability to identify and troubleshoot molding processing issues.
- Source and audit current and future suppliers for technology needs in global geographical areas.
- Lead in identifying risk, developing complex mitigation strategies, best practices, alternative solutions, resolving issues, etc. in collaboration with cross functional and/or matrix teams.
- Ensure teams select, scale-up, and implement robust category processes to budget and schedule while maintaining compliance to comprehensive medical device standards.
- Abilities to travel internationally and domestically as needed.
- Other duties as assigned.
Education and/or Experience
- Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical, Industrial Engineering required; Master's Degree or equivalent in Engineering preferred or equivalent experience.
- 3 - 6 years of Experience
- Experience in developing components and processes used in the medical device industry, as well as experience in managing associated technical engineering functions required.
- Experience in hands on implementation and support of medical device technologies within a highly regulated cleanroom manufacturing environment required.
- Extensive experience in Injection Molding technology development and Injection Molding manufacturing processes required.
- Injection mold tooling design and fabrication experience both domestically and international
- LSR part design, tooling design, fabrication and molding experience.
- Solid Works and Moldflow software experience required.
- Ability to be a hands-on person, as needed.
- Proven track record of successfully developing suppliers across multiple categories and commodities.
- Proven ability to evaluate manufacturing processes and automation technologies and develop a strategy for application of these systems that adds high value to the business.
- Excellent documentation and communication skills, interpersonal relationship skills including relationship management skills with ability to drive achievement of objectives.
- Ability to interact professionally with integrity across all organizational levels and proactively escalate issues to appropriate levels of management in the organization.
- Ability to work, have fun and excel within a fast paced, dynamic, and constantly changing work.
- Plastic part design and tooling design DFM experience across multiple process platforms.
- Polymer science background in material selection.
- Metallurgical experience in materials, processes and finishes.
- Comfortable performing repetitive tasks and/or motions.
- Must be able to lift a minimum of 10 lbs.