Supplier Development Engineer (LEAN SIX SIGMA)

ETS Technical Sales
Warwick, Warwickshire
£28000 - £32000 per annum + Comprehensive Benefits
20 Jun 2019
27 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Supplier Development Engineer (LEAN SIX SIGMA)

Location: Warwick / Coventry

A new vacancy for a Supplier Development Engineer with the UK division of a global US manufacturer of components & systems used across a wide range of industrial markets. 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 hydraulic systems 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 (root cause analysis) problem-solving skills

* Excellent communication and team working skills

* Experience of supplier development/supplier management

* Proficient in Microsoft Office and Project, JD Edwards experience would be of benefit (or similar ERP system)

* 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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