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Supplier Quality Engineer

Posted 2 February by Owen Daniels Consultancy Ended

Supplier Quality Engineer

Our client is a very reputable Aerospace business seeking a Supplier Quality Engineer to join their performing and growing business in the Nottingham area.

Job Summary:
Investigate, analyse and resolve supplier quality problems by conducting audits, analysing defect trends and leading continuous improvement projects.

Supplier Quality Lead
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• To perform this job successfully, the employee will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform the essential duties proficiently.
• Conduct supplier audits to drive process standardization, waste elimination, and continuous improvement
• Monitor, communicate and improve key supply chain KPI’s, including Supplier OTD (Past due), DPPM and waste
• Work to resolve supplier technical issues in a timely manner to ensure continuity of supply
• Develop long-term supplier relationships and generate and implement cost reduction ideas
• Aide manufacturing in the evaluation and qualification of new supplier materials following a defined new product development process
• Strategically lead supplier performance improvement projects in an effort to increase the supplier capability of consistently meeting the company’s requirements. Projects may include: process analysis, value stream mapping, process capability and throughput analysis, 6-Sigma, 5S and Kaizen events
• Work with purchasing to ensure supplier performance is regularly reported and that appropriate and timely corrective actions are implemented
• Maintain and update critical supplier audit system and schedule
• Establish specific short / long term supplier quality goals
• Champion problem solving and root cause analysis activities with suppliers and customers to eliminate recurrence of non-conformances
• Drive "Zero Defect" mentality within the supply base

Additional Responsibilities:
• Employees will be required to follow any other job related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.
o Aide in the new, probationary and rejected supplier transition processes
o Travel to supplier locations to resolve quality problems
o Assure compliance to all applicable legal requirements pertaining to the environmental aspects and impacts.
o Work to help achieve the performance goals established in the environmental measurement areas.
o Communicate engineering and manufacturing specifications to supplier technical teams
o Actively manage suppliers to ensure there are no regressions with the implementation of new processes
o Offer suggestions that can lead to improved environmental performance whenever possible

Supplier Quality Engineer
• Initiate action to prevent the occurrence of any non-conformities relating to product, process, and quality systems
• Identify and record any problems relating to the product process and quality system
• Initiate, recommend, or provide solutions through designated channels
• Verify the implementation of solutions

• Knowledge of various quality system methodologies 8D, Lean, 5 Why’s, Pareto Analysis, Six Sigma, 8-D, DFMEA, PFEMA, PPAP, etc. preferred
• Must have strong verbal and written communication skills, work well with diverse groups of people and be able to function independently of direct supervision
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Advanced computer skills using Microsoft Office applications
• Strong problem solving skills
• Strong organizational skills

Supplier Quality Enginee

Reference: 34384395

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