Supplier Quality Engineer










Bianca Harris

01268 582926

Position Title: Supplier Quality Engineer

Duration: Permanent

Location: Surrey

• Our Client is a UK-based global luxury brand dedicated to creating and manufacturing the world’s greatest driving cars.
• These ultra-exclusive cars are engineered and designed without compromise to provide unrivalled driving experiences and driver- centric connection.
• They currently have exciting opportunities for Supplier Quality Engineers to join our Quality Team (Composite Structures & Panels) based in Dunsfold, Surrey.

• Complete the supplier quality activity throughout the process from concept through to production
• Responsible for successful on time delivery of components that achieve the design specification
• Responsible for quality manufacturing activity with supplier and identification of critical and significant characteristics and ensure that these are identified correctly in the supplier
• Be on site at supplier as required to ensure supply of parts to specification internal customers
• Maintain the PPAP tracker and communicate status of PPAP to the senior engineer
• Responsible for approving first article inspections by supplier
• Define Part Quality Standard with supplier
• Support new product launches to ensure that supplier quality meets the required standards
• Manage root cause analysis and corrective actions of quality issues and perform verification of corrective actions at supplier within the contracted time scales using 8D and CAR methodology
• Support DFM activity with engineering & supplier
• Manage engineering change sign off
• Manage supplier PCN activity
• Escalation of unresolved supplier quality issues to the Senior Supplier Quality Engineer
• Report on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for suppliers (PPM, etc.)
• In conjunction with the Engineering, Logistics and Procurement functions, assist in resolving issues and general queries regarding supplier quality issues
• Conduct supplier audits and support nomination activity
• Support & develop supplier & supplier process maturation
• Management of supplier quality concerns and concessions in agreed time scales to enable parts to be supplied to maintain build
• Feedback any concerns raised to supplier in a timely manner to allow analysis to begin
• Support supplier charge back activity
• Support supplier contract activity regarding quality clauses
• Collection of evidence of supplier quality certification (ISO 9001, IATF16949)

Experience and Qualifications:
• Technical expertise in vehicle systems (e.g. chassis systems, interior systems, electrical or composite structures) as well as experience and knowledge of assembly processes
• Strong knowledge of Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) and Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA)
• Lean Manufacturing knowledge
• In depth knowledge of IATF 16949:2016
• Understanding of ISO14001
• Metrology, inspection methods and equipment
• Understanding and interpretation of engineering drawings
• Understanding of manufacturing processes
• Ability to work in a diverse and dynamic environment
• Planning and prioritizing activities
• Good communication and interpersonal skills
• Negotiation skills
• Ability to present data effectively
• Understanding of Health and Safety


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