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Senior Manager

Supplier Quality NPI & Process Excellence, Onsite

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Axon

Axon

1,001-5,000 employees

Public safety technology and evidence management

Hardware
Aerospace

Compensation Overview

$105k - $175kAnnually

+ Bonus + Stock Awards

Expert

Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Category
QA & Testing
Quality Assurance
Required Skills
Tableau
Requirements
  • 5-10 years’ experience in supplier quality or product quality, including managing people.
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering.
  • Power BI and Tableau programming skills to be able to develop dashboards and data views.
  • Proficient in MS Office suite of applications. Proficiency in Minitab.
  • CMQ/OE, CQE and CSSBB certifications are preferred. CRE certification a plus.
  • Knowledge of Statistical Process Control (SPC) and statistical tools. Experience with implementing the AIAG Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) process and elements with external suppliers.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate at all levels within the organization, influence and coordinate suppliers and internal groups with speed and accuracy.
  • Generate and implement cost saving ideas for the business, including process and design improvements.
  • Highly motivated with a high sense of urgency and accountability.
  • Self-directed with a proactive mindset to identify problems and leading teams to solve them.
  • Inherent sense of curiosity predisposed to learning and driving to root cause.
  • Healthy dose of skepticism to challenge the status quo of existing systems and processes in pursuit of continuous improvement.
  • Ability to operate in a dynamic environment to execute multiple priorities, being responsive to emergencies, or wherein processes and procedures are not well defined or documented.
Responsibilities
  • New Product Introduction (NPI) Supplier Quality activities including supplier selection & qualification, supplier assessments and part approvals.
  • Ensuring new supplier capability assessments in partnership with Supply Chain and Engineering.
  • Working with suppliers to build strong partnerships, establish timelines for part qualifications and accomplish timely PPAP approvals in support of product launch.
  • Ensuring measurement methods between supplier and Axon are aligned upfront.
  • Establishing and maintaining an Approved Supplier List (ASL) for Axon with systemic controls for supplier add/remove.
  • Developing, implementing, and continuously improving global procedures, work instructions, and guidance, while training to operationalize Supplier Quality requirements.
  • Supporting processes adopted by Supplier Quality and Supplier Development team members globally for consistent execution through training, coaching, tool support, and guidance.
  • Establishing Key Performance Indicators for Supplier Performance Management.
  • Establishing Supplier Quality performance dashboards and facilitating KPI/metrics reviews and business reviews with global team; circulating meeting minutes and follows up on closure of all open actions.
  • Identifying system-wide risks, develops risk mitigation plans, and drives actions to closure. Demonstrating knowledge and courage to escalate risks early.
  • Leading SCAR Review Board with team members to drive supplier corrective actions. Improving timeliness and effectiveness of SCARs.
  • Developing and implementing Corrective Action plans for internal and external audit findings.
  • Leading the monitoring and execution of Supplier Quality Manual with suppliers. Tracking lessons learned, identifies, and incorporates updates to the Manual.
  • Working with IT to automate and use data to drive simplicity and effectiveness of Supplier Quality Processes such as Supplier Corrective Actions, Supplier Onboarding, etc.
  • Ensuring effective change control process to proactively communicate with suppliers regarding any changes in design or process affecting form, fit, or function of the product.
  • Developing a supplier audit plan (QMS and process audits) for the year, ensures assignment of auditors and monitors execution per schedule.
  • Reporting Cost of Quality estimates on ‘supplier at fault’ issues for cross-charge to suppliers.

Axon specializes in public safety technologies such as connected cameras, advanced energy weapons, and evidence management software, focusing on enhancing safety and reducing conflicts. Working at this company offers a unique environment committed to high-stakes problem solving and impactful innovation. Employees can take pride in contributing to significant societal benefits, including significant initiatives aimed at reducing gun-related deaths between police and the public, aligning personal goals with broader social impact.

Company Stage

IPO

Total Funding

$246M

Headquarters

Scottsdale, Arizona

Founded

1993

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

9%

1 year growth

19%

2 year growth

55%

Benefits

Medical, Dental, Vision

Fitness Programs

Mental Health

Pre-Tax Savings (401k, HSA, FSA)

Annual Bonuses

Stocks

Remote Work

Paid Time Off

Parental Leave

Room to Grow

Leadership Development Program

Learning and Development