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Cummins Inc. Supplier Quality Leader in Columbus, Indiana

Supplier Quality Leader


Cummins is a place big enough to coach and develop a global workforce and create the world’s leading clean, engine technology. We’re also small enough for you to find your fit and personal passion with a team of dependable, innovative thinkers who are developing their careers within a diverse, inclusive, empowering environment.

Learn more about this role and how you can begin Working Right .

Our Engine Business Unit delivers reliable, durable, high performing products to our global partners. Working in an innovative space, you’ll develop high tech solutions that will fuel your advanced career skill set and empower you to own your career. Our integrated businesses demand the talents and creativity of individuals with a wide range of skills and experience.

This is an exciting opportunity in Columbus, Indiana for a Supplier Quality Leader. Cummins USA is where you can work on industry leading projects.

Your impact will happen in these and other ways:

  • Leads the selection and development to ensure defect-free performance of the business' supply base.

  • Develops people capabilities, processes, and tools to continuously improve the critical supplier quality function.

  • Oversees the supplier quality resources for new product introduction and current products to reduce supplier-related issues, improve process capabilities, and ensure timely project launches.

  • Establishes effective deployment of relevant purchasing and supplier processes for key components across a variety of programs, commodity resourcing, and other purchasing and supplier activities.

  • Manages, mentors, and develops Supplier Quality team members to deliver functional excellence and take accountability for results.

Manages project budgets.

  • Collaborates with leadership to develop long-term strategic quality plans.

  • Works closely with functional area management to ensure awareness of ongoing quality control issues, supply base, design considerations, and other supplier influenced considerations.

  • Improves processes for supplier selection and management, new product implementation, and business sourcing on a continuous basis; develops and manages supplier quality reporting measures and methods.



Ensures accountability - Holding self and others accountable to meet commitments.

Attracts top talent - Attracting and selecting the best talent to meet current and future business needs.

Manages complexity - Making sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems.

Manages conflict - Handling conflict situations effectively, with a minimum of noise.

Develops talent - Developing people to meet both their career goals and the organization’s goals.

Directs work - Providing direction, delegating, and removing obstacles to get work done.

Persuades - Using compelling arguments to gain the support and commitment of others.

Quality Leadership (Cummins Operating System) - Demonstrates knowledge of the Cummins Operating System, quality management systems by applying the ten practices to assess business segment and functional performance, set strategy aligned with business needs and create consistency of purpose for continuously improving products, processes, services; enables data driven decision making and removes barriers to enable individuals to have line of sight to the customer; uses metrics to drive continuous improvement.

Problem Solving - Solves problems using a systematic analysis process by leveraging industry standard methodologies to create problem traceability and protect the customer; determines the assignable cause; implements robust, data-based solutions; identifies the systemic root causes and recommended actions to prevent problem reoccurrence.

Advanced Product Quality Planning - Leads the technical quality planning and ensures customer satisfaction through structured and measurable processes as defined by industry standard.

Quality System Management - Guides in the practice and application of quality system standards required by international certification bodies, industry specific regulatory authorities and customer’s contractually specified requirements

Supplier Quality Management - Leads all aspects of supplier quality management; helps develop strategy and collaborative supplier partnerships; identifies supplier innovation capabilities; contributes to supplier audit and certification process; tracks supplier performance metrics and acts to quickly resolve issues to improve supplier quality performance.


  • Minimum 15 years of experience in a Supplier Quality function in a global manufacturing environment.

  • Minimum eight to ten years of experience in managing global supplier quality teams.

  • Solid experience with quality methods and techniques, process control systems, and continuous improvement programs.

  • Experience in a global, matrix industrial manufacturing environment.

Required Education, Licenses or Certifications

Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Industrial Manufacturing, Quality, Supply Chain, or related field required. MBA preferred.

Compensation and Benefits

Base salary rate commensurate with experience. Additional benefits vary between locations and include options such as our 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, Cash Balance Pension Plan, Medical/Dental/Life Insurance, Health Savings Account, Domestic Partners Coverage and a full complement of personal and professional benefits.

Cummins and E-verify

At Cummins, we are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity in the workplace. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, color, disability, national origin, age, religion, union affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity and/or expression, or other status protected by law. Cummins validates right to work using E-Verify. Cummins will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

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Primary Location United States-Indiana-Columbus-US, IN, Columbus, Corporate Office Building

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Sep 20, 2019, 12:47:02 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 190004BE