Supplier Quality Engineer

Supplier Quality Engineer

Job Title: Supplier Quality Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Desford
Salary: Competitive Salary Offered
Start Date: 2018-12-07
Reference: J140301
Contact Name: Eugene McIntyre
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 07, 2018 12:09

Job Description

Are you a Supplier Quality Engineer looking for a progressive role in a within a purchasing team that focuses on NPI, supplier performance and development? The primary responsibility is to help in pro-actively engaging the Purchasing function & supply base in the New Product Introduction (NPI) process.
Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
-Drive proactive project management through each project phase, to deliver a seamless series production launch.

-Assist with ensuring active global Purchasing participation throughout the design process / stages of NPI (Strategy Phase, Concept Phase, Development Phase, Pilot Phase, and Production Phase).

-Specific attention to be given to program monitoring and preparing material for reporting on group performance at regular intervals, dictated by project gateways and updates to KPI's at regular review points.

-Control extends upstream to ensure material is ordered to support PD builds in a timely manner, through to governance to ensure supplier PPAP submission performance is in line with plan
-Ongoing role development will be with the Fabrications Supplier Development Engineer, where the primary responsibility of the incumbent is to help with development of new and existing suppliers worldwide, in terms of Quality, Cost, Logistics, Development, Management (QCLDM).

-Provide leadership in resolution of quality problems associated with purchased materials from CPI through to warranty cost recovery related to supplier quality.

-Leadership in Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) activity, engaging Engineering personnel to achieve cost effective, manufacturable designs, resulting in robust Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) completion.

-Leadership: - This position has no direct reports. The incumbent must exhibit strong leadership qualities to ensure that team members and suppliers agree to and deliver against commitments in a timely manner. In addition, the incumbent will be required to represent the Purchasing team in both internal and external review meetings.

Skills, experience & qualifications you will have;
-Degree in Engineering / Manufacturing or equivalent extensive experience
-Excellent computer skills i.e. data analysis (Excel) and presentation (PowerPoint) necessary
-Ability to communicate at all levels and the ability to listen to others, along with the ability to work on own initiative is important to the job.
-Solid ability to use and demonstrate statistical and problem-solving tools is required. Skills, experience & qualifications you may have;
-Engineering or manufacturing background plus familiarity with manufacturing processes used to produce components and assemblies for Caterpillar Products is desirable.
-Previous experience / understanding of New Product Introduction (NPI) processes including Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) & Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)
-Knowledge of manufacturing processes and purchasing systems

If the position sounds of interest, please send your CV's through and call Eugene on 01202 596366.

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