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Supplier Quality Lead
Harley-Davidson | Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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Job Description

Auto req ID: 5503BR
Title: Supplier Quality Lead
Job Function: Materials Management
State and City: Wisconsin, Menomonee Falls
Company: Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Full or Part-Time: Full-Time
Shift: Shift 1

Job Summary
Since 1903, our bold and unique purpose has been fulfilling dreams of personal freedom for our customers - and we live our purpose every day. It's more than just a business to us. Our passion for our products and loyalty to our millions of riders and fans worldwide inspire us to deliver premium motorcycles, parts and accessories, apparel, and unmistakable and unmatched experiences.

From Milwaukee to Milano, and many places in between, our employees are essential to our success. We need people who wake up every day with a passion for customers and who come to work with the creativity and drive to make amazing things happen.

Our Powertrain Operations facility, located on Pilgrim Road in Menomonee Falls, WI, is where the "jewel" of the motorcycle comes to life. Pilgrim Road employees produce engines and transmissions for the final assembly plants in York, Pennsylvania, and Kansas City, Missouri as well as transmissions, and replacement parts for sale through Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Parts and Accessories business. Join our team as a Supplier Quality Lead. The SQ Lead will serve as a leader and a resource regarding supplier quality issues, problem solving and continuous improvement.

This is what you'll do:

•Oversee a local Supplier Quality team and activities to ensure they align with department strategy.

•Lead site metrics review and data analysis for supplier activities.

•Prepare reports detailing performance against defined key metrics.

•Work with the Manufacturing and Quality groups, in assessing and addressing supplier quality issues with assigned suppliers

•Lead high impact initiatives to drive issue resolution and mitigate interruption to the plant

•Support process standardization/ development across all plants

•Ensure robust and effective non-conformance investigations addressing root causes to prevent recurrence

•Contribute to Supplier Quality Excellence and Inspection Readiness for internal and external audits

•Lead efforts to drive improvement in supplier quality through implementation of H-D quality strategies (ex. Materials Quality Strategy) and objectives (ex. Materials Quality Playbook & Supplier Quality Manual).

•Attend local site quality reviews as the Supplier Quality representative.

•Lead the day to day quality initiatives in the plant as they relate to supplier components, and assure that purchased parts and assemblies are processed and tooled to meet optimum quality, quantity and cost requirements.

Education Required
Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Quality preferred
Professional society/organization certification preferred (CQE or CQA)

Experience Required
We are looking for someone with …

• Eight (8) years of Supplier Quality, Quality Assurance and/or manufacturing experience in a production environment.

• Understanding and ability to use problem-solving and quality system management techniques.

• Ability to systematically gather/analyze data to make decisions/recommendations that solve problems and prevent recurrence.

• Ability to travel occasionally and sometimes on short notice

Direct Reports: No
Travel Required: 0-10%

About Harley-Davidson

Harley-Davidson, Inc.operates in two segments: the Motorcycles & Related Products segment and the Financial Services segment. The Motorcycles & Related Products (Motorcycles) segment includes the group of companies doing business as Harley-Davidson Motor Company (Motor Company) and the group of companies doing business as Buell Motorcycle Company (Buell). The Motorcycles segment designs, manufactures and sells at wholesale primarily heavyweight (engine displacement of 651+cc) touring, custom and performance motorcycles, as well as a line of motorcycle parts, accessories, general merchandise and related services. The Financial Services (Financial Services) segment includes the group of companies doing business as Harley-Davidson Financial Services (HDFS). HDFS provides wholesale and retail financing and insurance and insurance-related programs to Harley-Davidson and Buell dealers. In August 2008, the Company announced the completion of its purchase of MV Agusta Group.

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