• Company: The Home Depot
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Posted: July 21, 2016
  • Reference ID: 100508
POSITION PURPOSE - Does bringing great products to market excite you? Do you find solving a problem with no direct path to the underlying root cause intriguing and challenging? Do you have an inquisitive mind and data speaks to you? If you answered yes to these questions, then we welcome you to explore the opportunity of becoming a part of the winning team at the largest Home Improvement retailer in the world!
You will be contributing to the success of a team bringing great products to market that exceed customer expectations. Strategically lead supplier performance improvement projects in an effort to increase the capability of that supplier to consistently meet THD requirements. Projects may include process analysis, value stream mapping, process capability and throughput analysis, 6-Sigma, DMAIC tools, and Kaizen events. Drive "Zero Defect" mentality within the supply base by establishing specific short / long term supplier quality goals and effectively communicating those goals. Champion problem solving and root cause analysis activities with suppliers to eliminate recurrence of non-conformances. Utilize FMEA, Control Plan, GD&T, Gage R&R, Statistical dimensioning and Tolerancing, Statistical Process control, Poke Yoke, Manufacturing processes and control, Anova, Statistical Design of Experiments, and Regression Analysis to solve complex problems.
Develop and validate factory and product assessments, tests, and inspections in coordination with suppliers, Global sourcing offices, and service providers. Ensure optimal execution of process controls for The Home Depot and related companies so that factories used and products manufactured meet or exceed product specifications and relevant national, state, and local standards. Monitor the implementation of continuous improvement / corrective / preventive action plans throughout each process. Integrate all available supplier / factory / product data and analyze metrics and reporting to effectively monitor quality, service, cost, and risk components of each process.

MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITIES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES -Lead Kaizen and Product/Process improvement activities with suppliers globally. Develop / validate test and inspection plans designed to assure quality of factories and products based on a review of all applicable safety standards (such as American National Standards Institute or Underwriters Laboratories), industry trends, and historical performance data. Monitor and evaluate Private Brand product returns, damages, and voice of customer data in order to implement continuous improvement / corrective & preventive action plans throughout the product life cycle. Conduct product tear downs and failure analysis to determine root cause of failures and implement corrective actions. Evaluate and document cost / benefit trade-offs between prevention, detection, and failure response activities. Support management in the review and resolution of issues with suppliers, factories, service providers, merchandising, store operations, distribution, safety, customers, and other related supply chain components as required. Analyze and interpret assessment, test, and inspection results, determine root cause of failures and non-conformities, and drive continuous improvement and best practices.

NATURE AND SCOPE - Position Reports to Manager Quality Assurance " />

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