Supplier Development Engineer

Department: Operations
Location: Menomonee Falls, WI

Alto-Shaam is more than just a place to work. We believe that our people are the key to our success and we want to see all of our Alto-Shaam team members develop themselves professionally and succeed in their careers. We are dedicated to recruiting and training the best talent in the industry from entry-level positions to senior executives. We provide opportunities to enhance your career and income through honest work and high performance. We work together as a team, and we provide the education, training, and coaching you need to become a valuable team member.

Alto-Shaam, is a family-owned, privately held company who specializes in commercial foodservice equipment. Alto-Shaam pioneered the solutions that are essential to profitable foodservice and retail operations around the world. We partner with our customers to innovate and develop new products that will provide high-quality food while reducing energy, food shrinkage and labor costs. We focus on giving our customers a higher return on their investment.

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Drives improvement in supplier performance through implementation of A-S Supply Chain Management strategies and objectives. Assures that purchased parts and assemblies are tooled and processed to meet optimum quality, quantity, and cost requirements. Provides subject matter expertise in the use of quality/business tools, techniques, and methodologies. Utilizes advanced problem-solving tools to lead the implementation of continuous improvement activities that directly impact business metrics and performance.


  1. Rapidly responds to and addresses supplier quality and performance issues that are impacting daily manufacturing operations utilizing a corrective action process.
  2. Coordinates efforts required to develop, implement, and verify manufacturing control systems at suppliers.
  3. Promotes design for manufacturability by working with Product Engineering and suppliers to review/modify tolerances/specifications on both new and existing designs.
  4. Supports various elements of Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), including review and sign-off of the Production Part Approval Process (PPAP).
  5. Coordinates with purchasing, engineering, and manufacturing to prepare suppliers for new product launch so to minimize impact to the business.      
  6. Reviews key internal quality metrics (NCM, PPM, Warranty, etc.) and identifies, initiates, and completes corrective/preventive actions to achieve desired performance targets.
  7. Leads on-site supplier process assessments and quality systems audits - recommends improvements and monitors implementation of changes.      
  8. Works with suppliers to develop continuous improvement initiatives to yield timely and effective solutions to complex manufacturing and/or quality problems.
  9. Supports the standardization of quality/business methods, measures and tools.
  10. Assists in the identification of value engineering and process improvements that result in cost reduction opportunities.
  11. Leads key Supply Chain Management elements of the Quality Management System to maintain internal ISO compliance/registration.     
  12. Leads and mentors employees in the use of quality tools, problem solving techniques, and methodologies to measure, monitor, report, and improve business performance.
  13. Maintains high level of technical expertise through on-going education and training.
  14. Performs other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  

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