Supplier Development Engineer

18 Apr 2019
16 May 2019
Contract Type
This global enterprise that works with customers across virtually all industries has been established in the UK for over 50 years. The company global workforce is over 50,000 strong with a presence in nearly 100 countries. Their facility in Warwick designs, develops and manufactures a variety of solutions for mobile applications.

The company is now looking to appoint a Supplier Development Engineer to assist with key mobile platform projects and in doing so help grow the business and deliver premier customer service. This is a newly created role within the Supply Chain Quality Team

Responsibilities include:

• Management and development of suppliers during the prototype phase of projects through to production release

• Understanding of technical requirements to support correct supplier selection

• Support and engage in design reviews to promote solutions that are easy to purchase, maximise quality and minimise cost

• Purchasing and control of prototype and low rate production hardware to ensure premier customer service and allow smooth transfer to full series production

• Conduct supplier visits and audits to ensure alignment and optimised performance

• Progress 8D and A3 investigations to ensure corrective actions for quality issues are successfully completed

• Participate in high performing team (HPT) activities to ensure good team-working

• Work within a lean environment and adopt lean principles

• Liaise with Quality and EHS to ensure standards are maintained

Qualifications, Skills & Experience Required:

• Degree level education (or equivalent) in an engineering, quality or supply chain subject

• Excellent 8D problem solving skills

• Excellent communication and team working skills

• Experience of supplier development

• Proficient in Microsoft Office and Project, JD Edwards experience would be of benefit

• Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings

• Experience of manufacturing capabilities

• Innovative in approach to solution generation

• Have a positive, pro-active attitude

• Keen Lean practitioner, with knowledge of Lean enterprise

• Full driving licence and be prepared to travel in the UK and overseas

In return, the company can offer a competitive salary and package including 25 days holiday + stats (rising to 30 days over time), above average pension and optional health schemes as well as the opportunity to develop your career with a global enterprise

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