We are recruiting an exciting opportunity for an SQA Manager to join an Engineering business in the North Oxfordshire area:
£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, etc.in 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
EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS
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.
Reference ID: 490602
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