Supplier Quality Manager (SQM)

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Ambient Photonics

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Scotts Valley, CA, United States

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30+ days ago

At Ambient Photonics, Inc., we are committed to empowering sustainable solutions that protect our environment for future generations. We are creating this market from the ground up, by taking energy harvesting and PV-powered loT from just an idea to a mass scale.

Are you an early adopter? Can you envision how a new product can change the way the world powers everyday electronics—and does it excite you to become part of the team providing it? If you are committed to sustainable solutions that protect our environment, we think you would be a great fit to our team.

Ambient Photonics has been laying the groundwork since early 2019 and started its rapid growth stage in 2022. Now you can develop your career by working with the best and brightest, but also partnering with some of the most innovative manufacturers in the world.

We believe that the best way to deliver exceptional products to our customer partners is to build an environment where our employees feel appreciated and valued. Come develop excellence in sustainable solutions and be a part of new ways of thinking, new technology, and a new future!

What You Will Do:

SQM is the process of monitoring a supplier’s ability to meet the customer’s needs. SQM measures supply chain performance using a proactive and collaborative approach.

To Master SQM:

  • Companies have to hit a few targets
  • First you need to foster positive relationships with suppliers throughout your who supply chain.
  • Need to develop an organized supplier quality management procedure with easy-to track metrics for success regarding quality and compliance.
  • Once you’ve nailed your metrics and procedures, its time to start tracking the data to dig up supplier insights.
  • The trends you find in these insights will help you understand how well suppliers are meeting the needs of API and its customers across the who supply chain.
  • Relationships with suppliers plan a bigger role in SQM than you might think. To establish an effective SQM process, you need strong trust, as well as the ability to exchange expertise and resources across expansive supply chains.
  • Working together also required both parties to understand their role in the process.

The ideal candidate understands the requirements for Ambient’s products and have a sense of responsibility towards our potential and existing customers. The goal is to help enhance our reputation by ensuring that our products and services exceed customer expectations.

Essential Job Functions

  • Providing outstanding leadership for Ambient Photonics by developing world-class Quality systems and processes that support our growth and meet the requirements of our suppliers.
  • Serve as an internal advocate for adherence to internal and customers’ quality standards throughout Ambient’s operations.
  • Understand and document supplier needs and requirements to develop effective quality control processes
  • Devise and review specifications for components
  • Collaborate with QMS in support the certification and maintenance for ISO 9001 and 140001 standards
  • Set requirements for raw material and intermediate products for suppliers and monitor their compliance
  • Train team members on modern quality control methods and use of industrial statistics
  • Supervise and guide quality engineers, inspectors, technicians.
  • Keep accurate documentation and perform statistical analysis
  • Submit detailed reports to appropriate executives
  • Identify and explore opportunities for improvement and develop new, more efficient procedures

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent team player with strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong knowledge of modern quality theory and practice
  • Ability to hire and mold the Quality team
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Naturally able to positively influence others
  • Drive to implement engineering change control procedures

Required Qualifications & Competencies

  • Proven experience as a Quality Manager
  • Conscientious and responsible
  • A sharp eye for detail and a results-driven approach
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • Proficient in MS Office and stats packages (JMP, MVPstats, etc.)
  • In-depth understanding of quality control procedures and relevant legal standards
  • Excellent math abilities and working knowledge of data analysis/statistical methods
  • BSc/BA in Quality Management, Business Administration, Engineering, or relevant field is required
  • Must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. Ambient Photonics does not offer any visa sponsorship
  • Ambient does not offer (in country) relocation support

Preferred Qualifications & Competencies

  • Industrial experience in similar positions in PCB, PCBA, Displays, IC or solar cells

Benefits and Perks

We value team-driven efforts where our employees can collaborate and share ideas. Our commitment to your success is enhanced by our competitive compensation and extensive benefits package including medical, dental, 401(k) and equity potential.

Why You’ll See Yourself Here

Ambient Photonics, Inc. is looking for people who are motivated by our mission of changing the world by bringing our groundbreaking technology to global leaders in loT. Our employees are all given the opportunity to work effectively as part of our diverse team in a fast-paced environment. Join us in helping to reduce negative environmental impacts and in the discovery of what endless power can do.

We are an equal opportunity employer. At Ambient Photonics, we are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to promote inclusiveness in everything we do. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. Ambient Photonics is also committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and see. We will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations.