A-dec, Inc. Supplier Quality Engineering Manager in Newberg, Oregon


This position is accountable for product quality assurance for all sourced materials and components and works closely with Purchasing to select, manage, and develop suppliers. The incumbent manages and assists in the development of new and existing supplier processes, which include supplier and part qualifications, supplier corrective and preventative action, new product introductions, and supplier incoming inspections.


  • Develops and/or maintains processes for supplier selection and evaluation, performance measurement, and continuous improvement. Develops processes to improve supplier development, supplier and product qualification, incoming quality inspections, and other related processes.

  • Develops strategies for supplier quality programs and initiatives, including risk identification and mitigation efforts with the company’s highest risk suppliers.

  • Works with suppliers to refine and enhance products and processes by applying continuous improvement and lean principles to assure purchased components meet specifications.

  • Ensures project and/or process control documentation is compliant with requirements and contracts.

  • Provides adequate resources to support purchasing, engineering, and production, while ensuring that personal and direct report work assignments are carried out in a complete and timely manner.

  • Contributes to the achievement of department and cross-departmental goals/projects in quality, safety, on-time delivery and cost efficiency by analyzing and improving production workflow, methods, and controls.

  • Remains current with new technology or areas of expertise and identifies training needs for all direct reports, promoting each direct report’s personal development for job enrichment and growth.

  • Oversees activities in the development and introduction of new products from a supply chain standpoint. Directs project plan development, assigns supplier quality engineering resources, provides design-for-manufacturability and production expertise, and provides project direction/leadership to engineers to achieve goals.

  • Provides manufacturing engineering support for the A-dec Hangzhou manufacturing operation.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field with 5+ years of Quality Engineering experience.

  • Demonstrated leadership ability, including supervision or project leadership, as well as the ability to effectively coordinate and lead cross-functional teams. Advanced project and time management skills and experience required.

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and must posses strong organizational skills with the ability to manage time and resources effectively.

  • Willingness and ability to travel up to 15%. Travel will primarily be domestic, but some will be international.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • ASQ, CQA or CQE certification preferred.

  • International supplier experience preferred.

Drug Screen and Background Check required.

A-dec is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.In addition, A-dec will not discriminate against applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another.*VEVRAA Federal Contractor”

Job ID 2017-1585

of Openings 1

Job Location(s) US-OR-Newberg

Posted Date 6/9/2017

Shift Day M-F

Category Supply Chain & Logistics