Harry's is hiring a

Supplier Quality Engineer

New York, United States
Company Overview:  
Harry's Inc. focuses on one simple belief: everyone deserves a great shave at a fair price. As such, we provide exceptional shaving products direct to our customers through the Harry’s brand (www.harrys.com) along with products sold in stores as their own brands throughout Europe and the rest of the world.
Tremendous response from our customers has shown us that we are serving a true need.  People deserve quality products and experiences, which is why in January of 2014 we bought our German factory and became the only vertically integrated shaving brand – consolidating the company into Harry's, Inc. We are eager to add talented people and are looking to bring amazing people together to help us change the world, one 5-o-clock shadow at a time.
 
The Harry's Inc. Supply Chain team is responsible for the production and delivery of the high quality products for both the Harry’s brand and our many store brand partners.  The Quality Team supports a key strategic goal of the company – to continue to provide high-quality products to customers and retailers all over the world. 
 
Job Description:  
We are seeking a Supplier Quality Engineer to lead the creation and implementation of quality standards and inspection processes for new products being developed by Harry's Inc., and ensure that we continue to deliver high-value quality products in a timely fashion.  Additionally, you will support in diagnosing customer complaints and driving corrective actions by changing manufacturing processes, test methods, quality systems and product designs.  You will work with teams in the New York and Germany, along with our third party manufacturing partners globally in a role that will have a tremendous impact on the company, and most importantly, on our customers.
 
Role and Responsibilities:
  • Work cross-functionally (especially with the broader Production, Supply Chain, Product Development and Engineering teams) to define and execute Supplier Quality Management and Supplier Development strategies, with the goal of reducing variation (and cost) in sourced and manufactured products.
  • Work with suppliers to ensure all necessary quality activities are rigorously addressed during initial product release and on-going production.
  • Work with suppliers to quickly address and resolve any quality issues seen during on-going production.
  • Implement quality tools such as: process mapping, Process FMEA, process control plans, process validation (IQ, OQ, PQ), Measurement System Analysis(MSA/GR&R), Statistical Process Control (SPC); and Design of Experiments(DOE).
  • Support advanced product quality planning (APQP) process to ensure successful integration of new products into operations.
  • Manage injection molding tool qualification for for parts made at our third party manufacturing partners as well as our own production facility in Germany.
  • Proactively work with the Product Development team and suppliers to improve design for manufacturability and reduce defects and cost.
  • Ensure supplier test strategy aligns with quality goals & Harry's requirements. Execute supplier audits, CAPA’s and monitor metrics. 
 
Background & Experience:
  • Minimum: Bachelor of Engineering
  • 3-5 years of experience with 1-2 of them in a manufacturing or production environment
  • Exposure to both large (Fortune 1000) multinational companies and smaller, high growth companies 
  • Exposure to industrial engineering and design for manufacturability is a plus
  • Ability to design test equipment and fixturing is a plus
  • Exposure to plastics manufacturing is a plus
  • Fluency in Mandarin and/or German and significant international work experience are a strong plus
 
Characteristics/Traits we are looking for:
  • Proven ability to make judgments in uncertain and unstructured environments
  • Ability to build towards a future vision, making decisions now with the end goal in mind
  • Ability to communicate complex problems in a straightforward and logical manner
  • Ability to build lasting relationships with external partners and grow with them
  • Intensely organized—Able to diligently track important figures and efficiently produce them in organized and easy to digest ways for the company
  • A sense of humor and an ability to balance the serious times and fun times