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Supplier Development Engineer-US

Job Category:Quality
Location(s):Field Based (US), Rochester (NY, US), Cleveland (OH, US), Keene (NH, US)
Closing Date:November 30, 2023

G&H is a world leader in optical designing, testing and manufacturing. As experts in the technology of light, G&H works with OEM customers worldwide to provide optical systems, assemblies, and components for demanding applications, often for deployment in harsh environments. Our products are based on six core technologies: acousto, crystal, electro, fiber and precision optics, and optical systems.

The role will encompass involvement throughout the whole product life cycle; working with design & manufacturing engineers internally & externally to identify and realise cost of manufacture opportunities, on boarding of new suppliers and conducting audits, resolving supplier quality problems by implementing effective root cause analysis and corrective actions, monitoring and analysing defect trends and working with suppliers to close out actions in a timely manner. Additionally, working with Supply Chain in support of the Supplier Risk Management process, Supplier Performance Reviews in identifying and managing supply chain developmental opportunities, along with fulfilment of regulatory Component Compliance activities. All aimed at delivering a robust supply chain with optimal cost of acquisition.


Function line reporting to: Global Supplier Quality Manager

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

  • New Product Development and introduction of Preferred suppliers:-
    • NPI and gate review preparedness
    • DFM analysis
    • Supplier selection and onboarding
    • Capability assessment
  • Risk Management:-
    • Supplier Risk data gathering and Profile management
    • Mitigation plan coordination
    • Reporting into management
  • Supplier performance:-
    • Periodic supplier performance management
    • Maintain/Grow/Exit planning
    • FAIR acceptance coordination with sites
    • Manage audit program
    • Perform supplier audits in country and overseas
    • Effective closure of audit findings
  • Problem resolution through:-
    • RCA
    • 8D reporting
    • Data analysis
    • Provide support to site Quality teams
  • Cost reduction:-
    • Overviewing QCD (Quality Cost Delivery)
    • Establishing Supplier Development projects
    • Lean Management/CI initiatives
    • A3 reporting of development/CI projects
    • Reduction in on-site verification activities
    • Monitoring COSQ (Cost Of Supplied Quality)
  • Regulatory requirements with 3rd Party to meet:-
    • RoHS
    • CMRT
    • TSCA

You may be required to carry out other duties which are reasonably in line with your capability.


  • Degree or equivalent in engineering, business or science related field preferred
  • 5+ years’ experience in a manufacturing AS9100, ISO13485 or ISO9001 quality role
  • Extensive experience for internal auditing to minimum of ISO9001 Lead assessor
  • Application of quality within a manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrated success in managing multiple improvement projects
  • Understanding Engineering drawings , manufacturing processes and specification requirements
  • Fully versed in visual metrics, continuous improvement activities along with analytical and problem solving techniques to address effective Root Cause Analysis


  • Self-driven and well organised
  • Strong team working and ability to influence others remotely
  • Ability to apply positive change management within a diverse and dynamic environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to present data effectively

Salary Range: $110K to $120K per year

G&H is an equal opportunity employer and, as such, affirms in policy and practice to recruit, hire, train, and promote, in all job classifications, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic. G&H will not discriminate against persons because of their disability, including disabled veterans, and will make reasonable accommodations for known physical or mental limitations of qualified employees and applicants with disabilities. If you are interested in applying and require special assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please contact our Human Resources department at 585-295-0215.

The responsibilities of this position will involve having access to items and technical data that may be controlled under U.S. export laws and regulations (“U.S. Export Control Laws”), including but not limited to the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”). In order to comply with the U.S. Export Control Laws, and in conjunction with the review of candidates for those positions within G&H that may present access to export-controlled technical data, G&H must assess whether candidates are “U.S. persons” as defined under the EAR (15 C.F.R. Part 772) and the ITAR (22 C.F.R. § 120.15). Certain questions asked during the application process are intended to assess this and will be used for evaluation purposes only.