Supplier Development Specialist


Midland, MI

Empowering people, creating technology.


Identify and lead projects to improve supplier quality, cost and delivery performance

Supplier Corrective Action Request (SCAR/8D) management, tracking and follow up

Lead and/or support continuous improvement activities at suppliers (Lean Systems / Six Sigma)

Supplier Change Request (SCR) management, tracking and follow up

Work closely with Purchasing on market analysis and commodity strategies

Coordinate complex price and risk reduction change management projects on purchased materials/services

Perform supplier quality audits

Lead/support advanced sourcing activities (APQP)

Supplier documentation monitoring and maintenance

Collect, analyze and report out on supplier quality and delivery

Assures compliance to XALT and Freudenberg best business practices for all supplier development activities

Demonstrate ability and/or development of the primary and secondary skills outlined in the Supplier Development Competency Model

Other duties as assigned

Domestic and/or international travel required. Travel approximately 10 - 30%

Special Circumstances on the job:

The candidate requires a combination of purchasing and business management skills sufficient to lead the managed groups to higher levels of performance. A solid understanding of purchasing systems, supplier development and the technical aspect of manufacturing processes are essential to success. The candidate must be capable of promoting and selling concepts at all levels of the organization through sound analysis and business judgment. The candidate must perform with a minimum of supervision and be a demonstrated team player.


      Bachelors Degree in Engineering, Supply Chain Management or equivalent

      Strong leadership skills

      Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Ability to communicate / interface across all organizational levels.

      Demonstrated project management skills and experience.

      Demonstrated analytical skills.

      High energy, good presence

      Team player

      The Freudenberg Group is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion. Employment opportunities are available to all applicants and associates without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, genetic information, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, protected military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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