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We are recruiting an exciting opportunity for an SQA Manager to join an Engineering business in the North Oxfordshire area: 


SQA Manager


£60,000 - £65,000 


We have an exciting opportunity for a Supplier Quality Manager to be responsible for the Supplier Quality Assurance organisation activities in a rapidly expanding and exciting work environment. Leading the Supplier quality functional strategy and tactical activity.

Working closely with Procurement to develop a supply chain that is fit for purpose and delivering conforming product on time, every time.


  • Lead supplier Quality Assurance function.

  • Lead activities within the supply chain including developing the process audit and surveillance visits plan; PPAP activities, order to ensure that supplier components and assemblies meet the demanding programme quality and schedule requirements.

  • Support the business in creating an integrated supply solution, delivering a best-in-class supply chain

  • Work with the wider business to identify potential partners and critical suppliers;

  • Develop, implement and utilise supplier assessment and onboarding process, tools and methods that will deliver a world class supply chain

  • Lead all activities associated with specific non-conforming product containment incidents, identifying root causes and ensuring robust and rigorous problem resolution utilising such techniques as 8D, 5-Why, Ishikawa, etc.

  • Ensure the management of supplier concerns are concluded in a timely manner including verification and implementation of corrective actions.

  • Developing and implementing a supplier performance monitoring system to drive continual improvement in the supply chain.

  • Work closely with procurement and the supply base to develop improvement plans and deliver performance improvement

  • Support the development of policy and process to on-board suppliers and refine the supply-chain to deliver world class products and supply-chain performance .

  • Drive quality performance reviews and Learning-From-Experience activities to ensure no repeat issues from previous projects

  • Act as the day-day point of contact for Supplier Quality and the SQA team

  • Support programme and technical reviews internally and with the customer

  • Defining and mitigating risks associated with supplied material and supply chain


  • A formal engineering qualification (e.g. HNC/D, Degree, apprenticeship) with proven experience of working in a Supplier Quality role within automotive, aerospace or similar industry. Demonstrable experience working with electrification of vehicles would be a distinct advantage.

  • ISO9001 internal auditor qualification (experience with ISO/TS16949 is preferable)

  • Knowledge of APQP, PPAP, IMDS

  • A team player who can communicate at all levels within the business; Ability to convey complex ideas and data in a concise manner; works to strict deadlines and able to prioritise in a complex and shifting environment;

  • An experienced leader, with demonstrated ability to build teams, develop personnel and drive positive change within a Supplier Quality organisation.

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