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Supplier Quality Engineer

Prospec Associates

Coventry

Permanent

£40000 - £45000/annum

CV11LF

Posted: 17/06/2024

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My client, an SVO specialising in low volume builds and hypercar productions, requires a supplier quality engineer.

The supplier quality engineer will manage, enhance and improve supplier performance related to quality, cost and delivery in order to meet current and future business requirements.

Responsibilities:

* Organise and prioritise work with various suppliers using schedules, action trackers, meeting minutes and other business documents/tools.

* Managing and supporting suppliers for successfully Supplier Launch Readiness on new programs.

* Support APQP project milestones that result in an on-time PPAP submission.

* Review supplier PPAP’s and prepare the same for approval by Management.

* Lead supplier run-at-rate / PSO and capacity studies document and submit to APQP.

* Develop a method and action items matrix to closely follow-up any open items for correction.

* Implement and verify corrective actions in a timely fashion on-site at supplier locations.

* Actively participate in supplier PSO process as required.

* Support supplier selection by conducting on-site robust quality audits. Provide timely reports and recommendations to the purchasing team.

* Provide leadership during investigation of major quality concerns. Lead supplier activity during containment, root cause investigation and permanent actions resolution.

* Act as a liaison between the supplier, APQP, plant quality, and purchasing as required.

* Review data pertaining to the issues noted on DMN’s, including actions and costs, as an escalation path from the divisions.

* Drive supplier improvements utilizing Lean methods, supplier KPI’s and continuous Kaizen strategies.

Requirements :

* Degree or equivalent in mechanical engineering with proven experience in Automotive Manufacturing Engineering, Quality, or Supply Chain (or similar manufacturing environment).

* Process/Quality Engineering experience would be desirable.

* Excellent knowledge and understanding of APQP, PPAP’s and Project Management.

* Good Computer skills including knowledge of MS project, Excel, Word and others.

* Ability to understand and interpret engineering drawings.

* Knowledge of IATF16949 / ISO14001 systems.

* Must be able to travel

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