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Supplier Development Engineer

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

We are seeking a Supplier Development Engineer to join our Supply Chain department at BRUSH. The successful candidate will generate, develop and maintain an approved supplier list for BRUSH Power Distribution division.

Please note that this position will be field based as per supplier locations.


Role Responsibility

  • Generate, develop and maintain an approved supplier list for Brush Power Distribution division.  
  • Interface with cross functional areas of the business (Commodity Buyers, Engineering, Manufacturing, Operations Quality and Finance) to identify best in class suppliers that support the commodity strategies.
  • Participate in technical reviews with qualified suppliers.
  • Participate in the supplier selection process and lead the on-site evaluation of new suppliers by conducting initial SSA (Supplier sourcing audit).
  • Apply APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning) process after source selection on every high and medium risk new program.
  • Communicate and ensure all approved suppliers agree and sign up to Brush Supplier Quality Manual which clearly defines expectations.
  • Capture on- time delivery and quality incidents from system driven supplier performance data, that forms part of KPI / balanced scorecard measures to be communicated across the supply base.
  • Manage process for non-conforming product & suppliers ensuring any financial liabilities effecting Brush  are recharged to the supplier. Procedure to recharge to be developed
  • Verify all APQP elements are optimized and meet program requirements (FMEA. Process flow. Control plans, run rate etc.) RFT (right first time) culture.
  • Communicate supplier issues with Purchasing, Engineering, Quality and Manufacturing & NPD on a timely basis.
  • Support tooling refurbishment evaluations and cost implications to ensure supply continuity of product is maintained.
  • Prioritize role requirements to meet the flexibility and time-lines of the business needs.
  • Ensure all parts are compliant through the business parts approval process. (PPAP).
  • Support for cost down and VA/VE initiatives.
  • Develop part approval, effective problem solving, risk analysis and other best practices with suppliers.

The Ideal Candidate


  • Degree or equivalent in Engineering / Quality

Skills & Experience: 

  • Fluent Italian speaking
  • Must Have 5 -10 years’ experience in Quality and or Engineering role
  • Manufacturing experience in key processes (Electrical, Plastics, Steel ,Copper, Machining & Castings) is preferred
  • Thorough working knowledge of SQA / SQE processes & practices
  • Strong working knowledge of  lean methodology and 6 sigma in manufacturing and production assembly environments
  • Commercially astute and the awareness of cost implications that may affect the business
  • Blue print reading and working knowledge of drawings, specifications and inspection methods
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills with the ability to contribute, influence and work in a team environment
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills
  • Must be able to travel both domestically and internationally
  • Desirable industry experience in heavy engineering, automotive or aerospace sectors

About the Company

The BRUSH Group is the world’s largest independent manufacturer of generators above 20MVA. With a comprehensive range of products and services including transformers, switchgear and control & monitoring systems, BRUSH is your ideal partner for electric power generation, distribution monitoring and control.


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Please note that BRUSH Group does not accept unsolicited CVs from recruiters of employment agencies. Without the authorisation of the Group Talent Acquisition Manager to submit CVs for that role, BRUSH Group will not agree to payment of any referral or recruiter fee.

In the event of a recruiter or agency submitting a CV or candidate, without the prior authorisation of the Group Talent Acquisition Manager, BRUSH Group explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidates without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency.

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