Supplier Quality Engineer

Bend, Oregon

Posted in Manufacturing and Production

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Job Info

Join our Operations team at Helen of Troy and make an immediate impact on our trusted brands: OXO, Hydro Flask, Osprey, Honeywell , PUR , Braun , Vicks , Hot Tools , Drybar , Curlsmith , and Revlon . Together, we build innovative and useful products that elevate people's lives everywhere every day.

Look around your home, and you'll find us everywhere, in your kitchen, living room, bedroom, and bathroom. We are already making your everyday lives better. We are powered by knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and forward-thinking people committed to developing a culture of inclusion. Whether you are just starting your career or in need of a challenge, we recognize, develop, and empower talent!

Position: Supplier Quality Engineer

Department: Operations, Hydro Flask

Work Location: Bend, OR, Hybrid (work 3 days onsite)

Hybrid Schedule: Helen of Troy associates enjoy the advantages and flexibility of a hybrid working model, allowing for in office 3 days minimum, and remote 2 days. Any changes to this working model would be communicated accordingly.

What you will be doing:

The Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) is responsible for helping develop communication standard processes with suppliers and ensuring the supplier implements defect prevention systems, continue to meet quality standards and adhere to processes. The SQE is the primary point of contact for final product inspection reviews and non-APO supplier audits (QMS, SCARs, etc.)

  • Supervise supplier performance key performance indicators by way of pre-shipment inspections, SCAR completion, and 1Factory data. report on supplier product quality and associated business impact.
  • Lead the review and audits against supplier QMS (i.e. SCARs, Process FMEA's, PPAPs, Inspection plans etc.) at suppliers.
  • Monitor field return rates for quality escapes, supplier PPM, supplier problem solving on time, cost recovery and supplier warranty indicators.
  • Maintain Quality Assurance Plans in Quality Standards Portal.
  • Proactively work on the identification and / or prevention of supplier quality issues.
  • Work on quality initiatives at suppliers, with product support and regulatory teams.
  • Support sourcing / supply chain with the supplier approval process by helping assess risks.
  • Participate in Operation Review meetings to provide insight from the finished product expectations and bring up concerns that have or may come up from suppliers and final inspections.
  • Collaborate with product development team to ensure quality of product during development
  • Document and review product specific quality documentation for inspection to use during production of product during Pre Shipment Inspections (PSI)
  • Ensure all Critical To Quality (CTQ) features are validated at Pre Shipment Inspection (PSI)
  • Handle the distribution of signed samples to inspection teams and supplier teams
  • Assess potential quality escapes to identify initial root cause and collaboratively work with partners (i.e. suppliers, APO SQEs, advanced quality engineer, or product engineers/managers) to align on next steps.
  • Work with Customer Service team to test warranty/product claims. Provide Investigation Reports for any product claim tested.
  • Work with supplier to ensure corrective actions are effective when there are quality escapes
  • Work with the product develop team to drive product quality improvements.
  • Collaborate with Quality team to review monthly field data and resolve areas for improvement at the supplier or with product team.
  • Review PPAP documentation for new suppliers outside of APO prior to shipping first product
  • Audit suppliers to the QMS standards
  • Help train suppliers on quality expectations for the product
  • Create and audit supplier to any non-compliances found during the onboarding process using SCAR system.

Skills needed to be successful in this role:
  • Proven record of problem solving and implementing corrective action
  • Proven to proactively address trends
  • Quality management systems
  • Statistical quality analysis
  • Product quality standards and compliance

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Quality, Manufacturing or Mechanical Engineering or equivalent experience
  • 2+ Years of experience working with product quality management
  • Proven background in solving product/manufacturing defects and implementing corrective action
  • Experience presenting with a global vendor network
  • Authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in metals, plastics and soft-goods manufacturing

Benefits: Salary + Bonus, Healthcare, Dental, Vision, Paid Holidays, Paid Parental Leave, 401(k) with company match, Basic Life Insurance, Short Term Disability (STD), Long Term Disability (LTD), Paid Time Off (PTO), Paid Charitable (volunteer) Leave, and Educational Assistance.

Wondering if you should apply? Helen of Troy welcomes people as diverse as our brands! Have the confidence to come as who you are because your point of view, skills, and experience will make us stronger. If you're eager to share new ideas and try new things, we want to hear from you.



For more information about Helen of Troy, visit . You can also find us on LinkedIn , Glassdoor , Facebook , Instagram and Twitter .

Helen of Troy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to developing a diverse workforce and cultivating an inclusive environment. We value diversity and believe that we are strengthened by the differences in our experiences, thinking, culture and background. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or any protected basis.

We will provide individuals with disabilities reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application process. If you would like to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources at (915) 225-8000.

Founded in 1968, Helen of Troy is a prominent player in the global consumer products industry, offering diverse career opportunities across North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. We boast a collection of renowned brands such as OXO®, Hydro Flask®, Osprey®, Honeywell®, PUR®, Braun®, Vicks®, Hot Tools®, and Drybar® - many of which rank #1, #2, or #3 in their respective categories, making the Helen of Troy name synonymous with excellence and ingenuity.

At Helen of Troy, our strategy involves acquiring brands that we can integrate and enhance, amplifying their unique attributes to drive growth and profitability. Embracing a culture of collaboration internally and externally, we are committed to providing innovative solutions tailored to consumers, operational excellence, global scalability, and exceptional shared services to support our brand portfolio. This dedication to fostering development and success sets Helen of Troy apart as a pioneer in the industry, propelling our brands to unparalleled heights of success and recognition worldwide.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified. Management retains the right to add or to change duties of the position at any time.

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