Supplier Quality Lead/Engineer

Innovate Recruitment Ltd
40000.00 - 45000.00 GBP Annual + GBP40000 - GBP45000/annum + Excellent benefits
18 Mar 2019
15 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Supplier Quality Lead/Engineer
Salary: GBP45,000
Location: Stoke-on-Trent
As part of my client's global growth and the continuing expansion of their UK division. A vacancy has arisen for a Supplier Quality Lead/Engineer to join the business at their high-technology manufacturing facility near to Stoke-on-Trent and Reporting to the Quality Director.
My prestigious client seeks a confident and experienced Supplier Quality Lead with extensive experience in ensuring supplier quality and compliance. The successful Supplier Quality Lead will take responsibility to drive supplier performance excellence, zero defects, reducing variation, waste and risk reductions. You will be accountable for ensuring Supplier Quality Engineering maintains effective collaboration, communication and alignment with suppliers, procurement, manufacturing engineering, design engineering and quality assurance throughout the product life cycle
The key functions of the role:
• To Ensure robustness of new product introduction with suppliers, ensuring advanced quality planning tools are deployed and used.
• Develops and maintains a Supplier Audit Schedule based on supplier risk, scope of supply, performance, business criticality and compliance with QMS
• Perform supplier audits with concise reporting, clear development actions and timescales.
• Evaluates supplier capability and quality management system assessments and recommends improvement actions to address gaps.
• Manages and maintains supplier ratings, monitors and reports monthly performance and recommends actions to reward top performing suppliers and identify, improve or remove poor performing suppliers.
• Developing risk mitigation plans for poor performing suppliers.
• Monitoring SQE supplier assignments to ensure sufficient coverage across supply base.
• Collaborate with Engineering, Operations and Supply Chain to ensure supplier quality is maintained in respect to the Engineering Change Order process outputs.
• Lead, manage cross functional teams to resolve complex supplier quality problems which may have significant impact on the business i.e. product recalls, production downtime, safety and regulatory issues.
Qualifications / Education / Experience required:
• Degree or equivalent in a quality, technical or engineering discipline
• Recognised qualification in quality management
• Good work experience in a quality role, preferably in a manufacturing environment
• Exceptional problem solving/avoidance capability
• 3-5 years' experience as a Quality Engineer or Supplier Quality Engineer in an Engineering Environment (preferably automotive or aerospace)
• Experience with New Product Introduction responsibilities desirable.
• Experience with ISO 9001, AS9100 and ISO14001 standards.
• Trained Auditor to ISO9000/AS9100
• Clean Driving License.
• Lean and or Six Sigma experience.
• Thorough knowledge of fundamental manufacturing processes