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Suzhou, CN

Date:  Nov 23, 2021
Job ID:  4044

Supplier Development & Quality Assurance

Barco designs technology that makes everyday life a little better. Seeing beyond the image, we develop sight, sound, and sharing solutions to help you work together, share insights, and wow audiences. Our focus is on three core markets: Enterprise (from meeting and control rooms to corporate spaces), Healthcare (from the radiology department to the operating room), and Entertainment (from movie theaters to live events and attractions). With a team of over 3,300 employees, located all around the globe, we realized sales of 770.01 million euro in 2020. 

This position is responsible for the successful development of suppliers' business processes that result in qualitative and reliable products in line with the Barco requirements through assessment and management of quality risks and detailed capability analysis. In case of escalated supplier issues, manages prompt resolutions and act as primary interface between internal and external parties.


Position Description:


  • Perform risk assessments on product quality and review suppliers' capability for new suppliers, new manufacturing processes and create (supplier quality) critical component list. Drive supplier selection and sourcing decisions based upon risk level.
  • Determine and execute solutions/actions to de-risk the critical component list during the NPI-projects by both challenging supplier capabilities as well as feasibility of the Barco designs, aiming to reduce manufacturing and technology complexities. Close follow up on First Article Inspection results and evaluate corrective actions to secure next milestone.
  • Manage the de-risking activities on time in full by making use of available historical data, lessons learned, onsite audits and process validations, FMEA, DFX. 
  • Lead cross functional critical component meetings aligned with the stage gates to enable timely risk identification and actions for risk avoidance/mitigation.
  • Report open risks and provide fact based evidence for granting or failing stage gates based upon open quality risks.
  • Organize lessons learned sessions to improve supplier learning, spark supplier innovation and/or cost reduction.
  • Structurally implement learnings in quality acceptance manuals and design directive to prevent reoccurrence for future projects.
  • Continuously monitor and proactively analyze supplier performance trends through benchmarking internal and external data. Identify and report risks: prioritize supplier development needs in collaboration with CPE to consistently meet or exceed the quality targets expectations.
  • Assess new and existing supplier capabilities to meet product, cost, quality, timing, capacity and regulatory requirements through onsite process audits.
  • Provide cross-functional leadership during investigations of escalated supplier quality problems and coordinate and report between all internal and external stakeholders.
  • Influence suppliers to be self-driving towards continuous sustainable improvement on quality, yield, audit compliance, security and environmental requirements.
  • Prepare, distribute and communicate periodic supplier performance status and risk assessments to divisional leadership as required.
  • Ensure continuous training in technical and manufacturing know-how.
  • Other tasks assgined by the reporting manager.




Bachelor or Master degree or equal by experience.



  • 5-10 years of experience in a quality or engineering function.
  • Excellent knowledge of problem solving methodologies and techniques.



  • Strong drive and passion for achieving results.
  • Able to work independently by setting priorities, planning and execution.
  • Master problem solving techniques.
  • Able to build strategic partnerships with internal customers and external suppliers.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Project management skills.
  • Team player.
  • Eye for detail.
  • Influencing - motivating skills.