Lockheed Martin Supplier Quality Engineering (SQE) Manager in Grand Prairie, Texas

The Supplier Quality Engineer Line of Business Lead (SQE LOB) has a dual responsibility to lead and/or support supplier quality issues specific to their assigned Line of Business (LOB) and to provide strategic support for overall MFC supplier performance excellence. This role tactically engages in the LOB but also executes strategic activities assuring comprehensive approaches to shared supplier quality issues or initiatives.

SQ LOB Lead

Lead/Support Functional Strategic Activities

Assure alignment between program and functional goals and objectives; identify and resolve issues

Ensure effective communication of key functional initiatives

Communicate adverse challenges potentially impacting the enterprise

Coordinate the LOB Supplier Surveillance and/or Subcontract Excellence plans

Assure appropriate field resources and support field activity/inquiries

Identify and promote usage of best practices

Serve as the Program Supplier Quality spokesperson and advisor to Program Management on Program Supplier Quality issues

  • SAS LOB Steering Committee*

Advocate the usage of SAS across all functions

Analyze/monitor SAS metrics (e.g., supplier changes (R/Y/G)) and assure appropriate attention and/or action

Review status of SAS resource, generate improvements and evaluate user community recommendations / requests for change

Drive accuracy of SAS data feeding the SRI; assure timely closure of actions

SQ Strategy Team

Participate in SQ Strategy Meeting to review supply chain performance, Q-ELC Metric analysis and actions, etc.

Participate in MFC/LOB strategies to identify suppliers requiring additional management

Produce and/or review Red Flag Report for LOB and review the MFC and early warning indicators from other LOBs/programs

Expand communication channels with M&FC sites on supplier quality issues

Represent LOB SQ in Supplier Performance Review

Coordinate common supplier issue resolution with LOB SQEs

Collaborate on significant LOB technical issues which impact other programs (Warning Alerts, GIDEPS)

Support Senior Leadership Engagements attend/prepare data and lead related LOB SQ Performance Improvement action plans

Compile and submit the program risk/perception inputs and performance scorecards

Monitor and drive closure to action items issued during executive engagement efforts

When requested by either functional or program Director, support executive engagement events and represent QMS leadership

Ensure Active Partnership and Engagement with LOBI and GSC

Execute to SQ/GSC teaming strategy to include GSC Risk Board preparation and actions

Foster partnership with GSC LOBI regarding systemic opportunities and Supplier Health Improvement Initiatives

Support SPMT as LOB lead to GSC SPMT: evaluate supplier risks and identify engagement plans, i.e. visits, projects, events, etc.

Training & Professional Development

Coach, mentor and develop Supplier Quality professionals - Provide routine feedback on developmental opportunities and strengths

Determine the body of knowledge required for the LOB supplier quality functions

Provide training, as needed, to the LOB supplier quality functions

Assure timely communication and resolution of enterprise level issues impacting the program or organization

Basic Qualifications

Technical Engineering Degree

Must have ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance

Advanced understanding of Quality principles in Aerospace industry

A strong understanding of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T), engineering requirements as well as mechanical and electrical inspection methods

Ability to effectively communicate and interface with Suppliers, Quality Program Management, Engineering, Sub-contracts (Buyers) and Government Representatives

Strong organizational skills and the ability to work in a dynamic environment, multi-task and meet deadlines

Capable of performing root cause analysis and identifying solutions to complex problems

Ability to focus on continual improvement practices using causal analysis tools to drive corrective and preventive actions

Experience with performing First Article Inspections to AS9102 requirements

Experience with control and disposition of non-conforming material

Proficient skill level with Microsoft Office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.

Must have the ability to travel

Desired skills

A basic understanding of the MFC SAP and Procure to Pay (P2P) business systems

ASQ Certification or Lean Six Sigma Certification (Green Belt / Black Belt)

Experience with source inspection, surveillance activities and special process at suppliers

Advanced AS9100, AS9102 and TS 16949 Interpretation and application experience

Experienced as a team lead and facilitator

Familiar with requirements for handling and control of Government Furnished Equipment / Property

Experienced in Bid, Proposal and Estimating practices and development of Quality Assurance Basis of Estimates (BOE)

As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin’s vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories.

Join us at Lockheed Martin, where we’re engineering a better tomorrow.

Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Job Location(s): Grand Prairie Texas