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Supplier Engineer - NPI Sourcing Specialist - $8,000 Hiring Bonus

Supplier Engineer - NPI Sourcing Specialist - $8,000 Hiring Bonus

  • 2022-29157.2
  • Hercules, California, United States

The Supplier Engineer-NPI Sourcing Specialist is assigned to work directly with the R&D Engineering Teams at the onset of a Design Project. The Supplier Engineer-NPI Sourcing Specialist is responsible for ensuring suppliers meet Bio-Rad’s requirements for quality, service, delivery, and cost. Drive suppliers to continuously improve business and manufacturing processes. Help Procurement teams evaluate and select suppliers. Guide Engineering in choosing suppliers for new products and provide DFM input to new designs. Supports both NPI and on-going production. Executes detailed projects with suppliers to implement changes and improvements affecting quality, cost, capacity, risk, and sub-supplier management.


The ideal candidate possesses broad and deep hands-on electronic manufacturing, metal machining manufacturing, and/or plastic injection molding experience along with skills to select and develop suppliers.


This candidate would work with procurement and Bio-Rad R&D engineering during new product introduction to:

  • Develop supplier ramp readiness plans by judging business risk based on forecast, supplier capacity, quality performance, and process capability DFM by engaging suppliers early in development cycle to feedback manufacturability improvements in the designs prior to production.
  • Influence and guide Engineering in choosing suppliers by determining selection criteria for preferred suppliers and leading the team effort to evaluate preferred suppliers.
  • Review, analyze and close customer complaints, manufacturing variance requests, and first article inspections by judging risk analyses and justifications.


How You’ll Make An Impact:   

  • Support design changes to product requirements as necessary by initiating and managing changes to specifications and drawings through the engineering change order process. 
  • Manage supplier changes including manufacturing process changes, production optimization, facility changes, new equipment qualification, and new line validations.
  • Drive suppliers to continually improve their business and manufacturing process performance to meet Bio-Rad’s requirements for supplier excellence using a collection of best practices in project management, Six Sigma, Lean, SPC and negotiation.
  • Lead these efforts without managerial guidance at several suppliers simultaneously. Provide effective and timely supply base health information and recommendation to management by creating and delivering data-driven supply base information and prepare and deliver supplier communications as required by independently working with suppliers on scorecard creation.
  • Serves as advisor to functional decision makers and holders about project material spend.
  • Mentors junior Sourcing Specialists as well as Supply Assurance Specialists. 

What You Bring:

  • BS degree in Engineering, Business, Economics or equivalent experience, advanced degree preferred.
  • Minimum 7 years related experience in engineering, procurement and manufacturing of PCBAs, metal components, and/or plastic.
  • injection molding. Experience working in medical devices industry is desirable.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including presentations to executive level management.
  • Excellent Interpersonal skills and teamwork.
  • A proven history of implementing Lean/6 Sigma/SPC Programs at suppliers.
  • Excellent Project Management skills.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills along with good judgment.
  • Demonstrable knowledge in evaluating and challenging supplier technical, quality, and business capabilities.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of a wide range of manufacturing processes including understanding of key input variables for quality, cost, and capacity (specialization can be in metal fabrication, plastics, electronics, and/or contract manufacturing).
  • Excellent knowledge of 21 CFR part 820 and ISO 13485 (experience in auditing suppliers to these standards).
  • Significant computer experience using Windows, Word, Excel, Access, and ERP Information Systems, preferably SAP.


Hiring Bonus: This role offers a $8,000 hiring bonus for a limited time only. Hiring Bonus is offered for direct hire roles only and is applicable to specific positions as labeled. Agency hires and internal transfers are not eligible. Recipients must be employed at the time of payout. Payout is after 30 days of employment with Bio-Rad. There is a 12-month repayment clause.


Vaccination Requirement: Ability and consent to upload proof of completed Covid-19 vaccination into our secure database within 3 days of start date. 

Total Rewards Package: At Bio-Rad, we’re empowered by our purpose and recognize that our employees are as well. That’s why we offer a competitive and comprehensive Total Rewards Program that provides value, quality, and inclusivity while satisfying the diverse needs of our evolving workforce. Bio-Rad's robust offerings serve to enrich the overall health, wealth, and wellbeing of our employees and their families through the various stages of an employee’s work and life cycle. 

Benefits: We’re proud to offer a variety of options, including competitive medical plans for you and your family, free HSA funds, a new fertility offering with stipend, group life and disability, paid parental leave, 401k plus profit sharing, an employee stock purchase program, a new upgraded and streamlined mental health platform, extensive learning and development opportunities, education benefits, student debt relief program, pet insurance.

Compensation: The estimated base salary range for this position is $111,900 to $153,900 at the time of posting. Actual compensation will be provided in writing at the time of offer, if applicable, and is based on several factors we believe fairly and accurately impact compensation, including geographic location, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, and other job permitted factors.  ​This position is eligible for a variable annual bonus, which is dependent upon achievement of your individual objectives and Company performance.

Who We Are: For 70 years, Bio-Rad has focused on advancing the discovery process and transforming the fields of science and healthcare. As one of the top five life science companies, we are a global leader in developing, manufacturing, and marketing a broad range of high-quality research and clinical diagnostic products. We help people everywhere live longer, healthier lives. Recently voted a Best Place to Work, Bio-Rad offers a unique employee experience with collaborative teams that span the globe. Here, you are supported by leadership to build your career and are empowered to drive change that makes an impact you can see.

EEO Statement: Bio-Rad is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and we welcome candidates of all backgrounds. Veterans, people with disabilities, and people of all races, ethnicities, genders, ages, and orientations are encouraged to apply. 

Agency Non-Solicitation: Bio-Rad does not accept agency resumes, unless the agency has been authorized by a Bio-Rad Recruiting Representative. Please do not submit resumes unless authorized to do so. Bio-Rad will not pay for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.  #LI-LL1 



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