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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