Supplier Development Specialist

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POST DATE 10/11/2017
END DATE 3/2/2018

Parker Hannifin Corporation OTSEGO, MI

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Org Marketing Statement

With annual sales of $12 billion in fiscal year 2017, Parker Hannifin is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company has operations in 50 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 60 consecutive fiscal years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index.

Essential Functions

The Supplier Development Specialist will facilitate continuous improvements initiatives and problem resolution of quality and delivery issues / opportunities with suppliers and monitor supplier s performance against contractual obligations, scorecards and key performance indicators. Initiates and facilitates internal and externally generated Process of Continuous Improvement (PCI) suggestions at the supplier and with Parker Engineering. Collaborates with Suppliers and Parker Engineering to improve supplier processes and product manufacturing risks quantified in dollars saved. Employs Project Management initiatives to drive PCI suggestions to closure. Executes delivery and quality improvements plans with suppliers to ensure delivery and quality requirements are met. Utilizes project management methods to complete improvement plans. Review supplier business operations, assess capacity and business health risks at key and proposed suppliers. Communicates Risks to internal customers. Helps generate strategies with internal teams based on team inputs. Leads and participates in requirement discussions with suppliers to support and mitigate work transfer risks.


1. Develops and establishes supplier relationships through training and understanding of their capabilities. Communicates supplier capabilities to internal team to assist in work transfer, long term agreements and cost reduction activities. 2. Identifies delivery and quality performance, trends and corrective actions by coordinating with suppliers. Ensures compliance to specified contractual and drawing requirements by performing supplier audits and surveys. Develops and initiates programs to improve supplier performance. 3. Asses supplier operational capacity and machine capacity. Assess and evaluates supplier business operations for maturity and risks. Determines supplier core capability, growth potential and operational sustainability. 4. Refines and enhances products and processes by applying continuous improvement and key lean manufacturing/production principles and techniques to critical areas of a supplier s production (PCI). 5. Provides input on delivery and quality to product development teams; recommends productivity improvements by facilitating process reviews, addressing technical data packages, manufacturing methods, equipment, tooling and training at the supplier (PCI). 6. Understands statistical process controls by reviewing and maintaining applicable control charts. Analyzes data by completing hypothesis, normal distribution, and process capability analysis tests. 7. Prepares comprehensive reports by collecting, interpreting, analyzing, and summarizing data and making recommendations. Analyzes proposed changes in methods and materials. Compiles and writes training material and conducts training sessions on quality control activities. 8. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing publications, establishing industry networks, benchmarking state-of-the- art practices, and/or participating in other professional associations. 9. May provide leadership to others in department. Acts as prime contact on high level projects. Establishes goals, objectives, and metrics required to complete projects. Trains and mentors less experienced employees. 10. Shares specialized knowledge with others. Represents Company on high-level projects. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. Work assignments may include cross-functional or project team responsibilities (e.g. continuous improvement).


Bachelor s degree (BS) in Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Materials Management, or a related technical discipline. Demonstrated ability to perform the essential functions of the job typically acquired through three to five or more years of related experience. Possess analytical and technical skills required to understand business practices. Must have advanced computer skills and be able to understand of electronic processing. Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills for effective interface with all internal and external contacts. Must be an innovator and embrace lean enterprises principles and practices. Ability to effectively assess and implement continuous improvement techniques to quality and manufacturing functions. Ability to use standard business applications software and/or specialized data analysis tools. Ability to work on a variety of problems of diverse scope and complexity where analysis and evaluation of various outcomes require tradeoffs and negotiation. Ability to solve a wide range of difficult problems utilizing proven methodologies and reporting techniques that may require coordination across multiple teams.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Parker is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Parker is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job related reasons regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. U.S. Citizenship/Permanent Resident is required for most positions. ( Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/VEVRAA Federal Contractor ) If you would like more information about Equal Employment Opportunity as an applicant under the law, please go to and


The position is located in Otsego, Michigan within the Fluid System Connectors division.