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Energizer Supplier Quality and Development (SQD) Engineer in St. Louis|Dayton|Westlake, Missouri

This is Energizer

At Energizer Holdings, we are passionate about bringing our brands and products to the world better than anyone else. It’s our passion and drive that makes us proud stewards of iconic brands including AC/Pro, Armor All, Energizer, Rayovac and STP, part of our broad portfolio of products that millions of consumers know, trust, and rely on every day.

When you come to work here, you’ll quickly see that we love what we do, we care about each other, and we continuously learn and improve to meet the needs of our customers and consumers around the world.

We have talented colleagues around the world with varied skillsets, backgrounds and experiences, and we embrace this diversity because it’s a big part of what helps us deliver results to grow the company. Whatever your specialty, you'll find that excelling at Energizer provides opportunities to grow in ways you never expected.

Come join our team!

Position Summary

Based in St. Louis, Missouri, and reporting to the Sr. Manager, SQD, the SQD Engineer lead regional efforts to improve external supplier quality, performance, process efficiency and ensure timely project completions. Ensure Energizer Plants and the supply base understand and are in compliance with Energizer requirements. The successful candidate requires a high degree of technical expertise in materials and manufacturing processes.

Specific Accountabilities

Supplier Development

  • Auditing – Champion the audit process and conduct/ follow up on supplier on-site audits, supplier self-audits, supplier re-audits, technical audits, process audits and supplier readiness reviews.

To work with the supply base to improve current capabilities and to prepare for future supplier capability needs.

  • Champion SQD policies - follow, implement and monitor policy activities to verify the results for effectiveness. Assist in driving improvements in the policies and policy compliance.

  • Product Approval – champion the product approval process to verify the product/ material meet the design inputs.

  • Training – Provide training/coaching to team and suppliers as needed to improve current and needed capabilities to meet Energizer needs.

Supplier Quality

  • Champion the CAR process for Third Party Manufacturing (TPM) suppliers and with the Plants and WHS.

  • Address TPM customer complaints that are the result of supplier issues.

  • Address and resolve escalated supplier issues.

  • Reports - Track, report and follow up on quality metrics for assigned regional TPM and RM suppliers. React to risk issues identified in the reports to correct and improve supplier performance.

  • Monitor and improve supplier performance.

  • Schedule and track surveillance testing for Third Party Manufacturing products.

  • Training - Provide training/coaching to team and suppliers as needed to ensure compliance with Energizer SQD policies.

  • Reports - Track, report and follow up on quality metrics for assigned RM and TPM suppliers or categories. React to risk issues identified in the reports to correct and improve supplier performance.

Required Skills and Experience

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in quality management, manufacturing, engineering, supply chain or other related degree. S/he will have a minimum of 3 years addressing and improving supplier development to improve and expand supplier capability and capacity, and a minimum of 3 years monitoring, addressing and improving supplier quality to improve supplier performance.

  • Proficient with data analytics and in quality analysis tools such as 8D, PPAP, 7 basic Quality Tools, and control plans.

  • In-depth understanding of manufacturing engineering and practices including lean and six-sigma.

  • Excellent communication and organization skills in a multinational environment.

  • Self-motivated with a high level of initiative.

  • Able to lead and facilitate cross functional teams.

  • Ability to guide, coach, and train Energizer associates and suppliers.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Suite and statistical analysis applications.

  • Ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language

  • Internal or external auditor certification

  • Professional Quality Certifications (ASQ CQE, CRE, CQA or Lean/6 Sigma, etc.)

  • Possess process optimization certifications (Lean, Six Sigma Green Belt, or equivalent)

  • Fluency in English and regional language(s) (written and spoken).

  • Fluency in Spanish is a plus.

Working Relationships & Environment

  • Ability and willingness to travel regionally and internationally as much as 50% of the time.

  • Flexible work schedule to accommodate virtual meetings with other regions.

An Offer to Grow On

Come join us!

Energizer offers a competitive total rewards package which includes a range of health, wellness and retirement savings coverage, paid time off and holidays, and many opportunities to learn, develop and grow. At Energizer, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute and make an impact every single day.

Energizer is an equal opportunity employer, and we prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.