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Supplier Quality Engineer

Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology company committed to developing innovative technology solutions to the world's water challenges. The Company's products and services move, treat, analyze, monitor and return water to the environment in public utility, industrial, residential and commercial building services settings. Xylem also provides a leading portfolio of smart metering, network technologies and advanced infrastructure analytics solutions for water, electric and gas utilities. The Company's more than 16,500 employees bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on identifying comprehensive, sustainable solutions. Headquartered in Rye Brook, New York with 2017 revenue of $4.7 billion, Xylem does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands.

The name Xylem is derived from classical Greek and is the tissue that transports water in plants, highlighting the engineering efficiency of our water-centric business by linking it with the best water transportation of all - that which occurs in nature. For more information, please visit us at .

**The Role:** The position is responsible for conducting on-site supplier audits to ensure supplier compliance and mitigate supplier risks, qualifying suppliers and purchased products, and developing suppliers towards Continuous Improvement.

**Essential Duties/Principal Responsibilities:**

+ Develop and maintain supplier quality audit & risk assessment plan. Perform audits and assessments to identify compliance gaps and supply risks.

+ Report on supplier risks and non-compliance to management. Follow-up with suppliers regarding any required corrective actions till closure.

+ Support supplier quality audit and risk assessment plans at sites and monitor progresses.

+ Support and/or lead supplier and part qualification process in sourcing projects.

+ Lead resolution of major supplier quality issues with suppliers.

+ Provide input to Category Management and Site Sourcing teams on supplier capabilities and risks.

+ Participate and/or lead New Product Development and Value Added Value Engineering projects from supplier quality standpoint.

+ Promote, manage and coordinate supplier development activities.

+ Drive supplier continuous improvement initiatives to achieve preventive-based quality assurance and mitigate risks.

+ Perform other duties as assigned.

**Minimum Qualifications: Education, Experience, Skills, Abilities, License/Certification:**

+ Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related technical discipline.

+ At least 5 years of experience managing supplier quality and/or auditing suppliers for qualification and compliance.

+ Strong knowledge of manufacturing processes and quality requirements in engineering industries.

+ Demonstrated knowledge of ISO 9001:2015, Lean Six Sigma and quality tools

+ Excellent communication skills in order to effectively interact with all levels within Xylem and suppliers.

+ Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and effectively.

+ Capability of working in a multiple-culture environment.

+ Proficiency in oral and written in English.

**Preferred Qualifications:**

+ Certified Quality Auditor (ASQ or equivalent) highly desired.

**Physical Demands:**

(The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

+ Light lifting (20-25 lbs.), office environment

+ Regularly required to sit or stand, reach, bend and move about the facility

**Work Environment:**

(The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

+ Office: Standard office equipment; work usually performed in an office setting free from any disagreeable elements.

+ Standard weekly job hours: 40 hours

**EOE/Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Disabled**