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Supplier Support Engineer

Honda North America
paid time off, paid holidays, sick time, tuition reimbursement, 401(k), relocation assistance
United States, Birmingham
June 27, 2023
Honda Development and Manufacturing of America, LLC.

Supplier Support Engineer

Location: Alabama

Grade: EX3, CL4

What Makes a Honda, is Who makes a Honda

Honda has a clear vision for the future, and it's a joyful one. We are looking for individuals with the skills, courage, persistence, and dreams that will help us reach our future-focused goals.

At our core is innovation. Honda is constantly innovating and developing solutions to drive our business with record success. We strive to be a company which serves as a source of "power" that supports people around the world who are trying to do things based on their own initiative and that helps people expand their own potential. To this end, Honda strives to realize "the joy and freedom of mobility" by developing new technologies and an innovative approach to achieve a "zero environmental footprint."

We are looking for qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, continuous improvement values, and a strong work ethic to join our team.

If your goals and values align with Honda's, we want you to join our team to Bring the Future!

About this Position:

This roles mission statement is to "Advance our ability to improve supply chain stability with a single and efficient regional mindset." This contributes to maintaining strong delivery characteristics with a regional viewpoint in order to support smooth production operations across North American manufacturing facilities ensuring customer satisfaction.

Under limited supervision, responsible for leading NA Crisis mitigation and countermeasure for OEM Suppliers and managing supplier performance, in addition to other duties not specified but required for production and/or other core business activities. Participates in broad scope projects and handles complex supplier situations.

Approach to job:

- Collaborate with Suppliers and other Honda Business Units to achieve supplier stability

- Minimize supplier touchpoints thru optimizing activity.

- Clearly summarize each supplier situation so issue, impact, root cause and CM are clearly communicated

Responsibilities include:

  • Lead / Perform situation appraisal and analysis of a supplier crisis on a specific part or assembly process (Tooling / Equipment Spec / Part Drawing Spec or Evaluation / OEE / Volume Assessment / SAP development, Etc.)
  • Coordinate and lead implementation of immediate corrective action plan (short term and long term) at critical suppliers.
  • Lead communication, interaction and summary reviews with supplier and HDMA Management.
  • Support critical proactive projects (Capacity Management / Minimum Process Requirements / A-Rank NARS reporting, Shutdown, Etc.)
  • Complete reporting and Gemba activity for root cause analysis / countermeasure implementation to solve complex problems w/ attention to closure speed and effectiveness
  • Strive for continuous improvement through cycling Plan Do Check Action (PDCA) for area of responsibility (Capacity and/or Special projects) to ensure associate success
  • Develop capability of self, colleagues, and team through training, mentoring, and sharing of experiences in the area of technical expertise and understanding for succession planning and team growth
  • Support company vision through Business Plan, KPI, and other Business Unit initiatives in areas of knowledge and technical expertise

Who we are seeking:

Required Work Experience:

  • 5+ years of relevant engineering experience

Required Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or equivalent related experience

Desired skills:

  • Manufacturing process knowledge (Stamping, welding, assembly, material flow, electronics, injection molding, paint, casting, machining, etc)

Additional Position Factors:

  • Strong Sense of urgency and flexibility to respond to critical issues and unplanned risk events
  • Ability to travel at moments notice to confirm supplier situation at the spot (50% time)
  • Ability to work in an open office environment, at a suppliers operations, or conduct business virtually where expectations are maintained.
  • Ability to work 1st,2nd, or 3rd shift in a limited basis to support on-site supplier crisis.
  • Ability to work up to 5-15 hours OT each week as needed

At Honda, you will play a key role in our journey to become a company that society wants to exist now, and in the future. Your endless curiosity will drive innovation and your courageous spirit will challenge the status quo. We believe having a workforce made up of diverse thinkers and innovators makes us a better Honda. Respect for each other and respect for diversity each and every day drives our associates to contribute at the highest level and work effectively in a team environment. We make the dream of mobility a reality with our innovative and high-quality products. Together, we Bring the Future to our customers, associates, and communities. We are Honda!

What differentiates Honda and make us an employer of choice?

Total Rewards:

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  • Competitive Base Salary
  • Annual Bonus
  • Overtime Pay
  • Associate lease car program with a cost
  • Industry leading Benefit Plans (Medical, Dental, Vision, Rx)
  • Paid time off, including vacation, paid holidays, sick time, personal days
  • 401K Plan with company match + additional contribution
  • Relocation assistance (if eligible)

Career Growth:

  • Advancement opportunities

  • Career mobility
  • Education reimbursement for continued learning
  • Training and Development programs

Additional Offerings:

  • Wellbeing program
  • Community service and engagement programs
  • Product programs
  • Free drinks onsite

Honda is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor