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Supplier Quality Development Engineer at ABB Group

Supplier Quality Development Engineer

ABB Group Richmond, VA Full-Time

Supplier Quality Development Engineer

Take your next career step at ABB with a global team that is energizing the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future.

At ABB, we have the clear goal of driving diversity and inclusion across all dimensions: gender, LGBTQ+, abilities, ethnicity and generations. Together, we are embarking on a journey where each and every one of us, individually and collectively, welcomes and celebrates individual differences.

As a Supplier Quality Development Engineer, drive the supplier qualification/re-qualification process and ensure the supply base is and remain fully qualified and compliant. Support supplier onboarding (buyer responsible). Do risk assessment and based on this, plan and conduct, or ensure, required supplier assessments including assessment reporting and non-conformance reporting. Verify effective closure of assessment non-conformances, by the supplier. Ensures each supplier is in compliance with the ABB Supplier Code of Conduct, ethics and corporate governance, ABB standards and applicable regulatory requirements. Ensure every supplier is linked to a GUID and all master data ok.

This position reports to

Quality Manager

Your responsibilities

  • Schedule, monitor and approve supplier part, material and project subcontractor service activities, as applicable. Note: requires often close coordination with other functions/experts like engineering and where applicable includes PPAP
  • Perform required product surveillance at supplier manufacturing site.
  • Issue resolution and claims Operationally lead and fast execute upcoming supply issues like quality issues, late deliveries, non-conforming products or project services.
  • Perform assessments to establish a fact-based baseline of current state using standardized assessments.
  • Perform supplier audits and establish development plans for identified areas based on the assessments/ supplier data and carry out the development plan with necessary resources from supplier and ABB.
  • Ensure Early Supplier Involvement (ESI) in product development activities.
  • Develop and support targeted suppliers to achieve ongoing conformity with Customer and ABB requirements and continuous improvement in quality. (e.g., reduction of variation and cost or increase of sustainability, service/delivery performance).
  • Define & develop with local unit counterparts (Sourcing, Quality, Operations, R&D / Technology) local quality procedures & practices.

Your background

  • Bachelor’s degree within an Engineering field or related science-based discipline
  • 2+ years of related work experience
  • Ability to conduct supplier development
  • Ability to ensure conformance with Customer and ABB requirements and the implementation of category strategy both on short and long term.
  • Ability to perform risk mitigation activities.
  • Ability to lead required Supplier Performance Evaluations (SPE) and secure that the results are shared with the supplier (buyer responsible).
  • The role requires the ability to work closely with category teams, responsible buyers, Quality & Operations, Sustainability/HSE, R&D/Engineering and project tender teams, among others. Represents the “Voice of Supplier” to ABB, eg. R&D, Engineering, Procurement & Logistics, Quality, and Manufacturing. Represents “Voice of Customer” to supplier.
  • Ability to coach and lead team members involved in the development activities.
  • Ability to monitor and report supplier performance (KPIs), quality issues, and development actions.
  • Candidates must already have a work authorization that would permit them to work for ABB in the US


  • Retirement plan
  • Life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Medical insurance
  • Wellbeing program

More about us

ABB Smart Power is a global technology leader, with products and solutions that make power supplies smart, connected and protected. Its intelligent products and solutions make power more competitive by improving the energy efficiency, productivity and reliability of almost any operation.

We look forward to receiving your application. If you want to discover more about ABB, take another look at our website

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action at ABB

ABB is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, creed, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, citizen status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status, family medical leave status, or protected veterans status. For more information regarding your (EEO) rights as an applicant, please visit the following websites:

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