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Senior Engineer Programmes - Supplier Quality

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Norwich, Norfolk
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 20/02/2019
  • Duration: 1 month
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The Role:
Key Responsibilities:
Management of supply base quality activities for programme(s) ensuring both proactive and reactive actions are in place to assure production of OK parts for Manufacturing and Products.
Supplier Audit/Assessment:
- Ensure supplier audit/site assessments conducted against Plan for Series Production and Projects
- Drive resolution of open issues raised by team
Supplier Development:
- Agree supplier development activity plan with internal stakeholders
- Ensure team achieves plan and PPM /Quality improvements achieved
- Report out KPIs and status within Lotus and escalate issues as required
- New Part Introduction and Supplier Preparation:
- Develop Quality Planning (APQP)/PPAP activity plan for new projects
- Ensure all supplier visits completed and manage completion of actions raised
- Report approval status at Lotus project reviews and gateways including key issues resolution plans
- Management of PPAP/LPAP activities, including parts readiness & part approvals
Project and Production Support:
- Interface between Lotus factory/Parts Quality and SQA team to ensure issues are prioritised and addressed in a timely manner
- Root cause analysis/Troubleshooting at suppliers to ensure continuity of supply of assured parts
Supplier Sourcing:
- Interface with Lotus Purchasing Management to ensure consistent sourcing direction and consensus
- Manage business relationships within the supply base

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* Degree or similar - Mechanical, Electrical or Automotive Engineering
* Several years Automotive OEM or 1st tier supplier SQA experience, must have sound knowledge of APQP systems & procedures
* MS Word, Excel & PowerPoint
* SQA experience in related industry or 1st tier supplier
* Self-starter, able to work under own initiative
* Must possess 'presence', be assertive, articulate & logical in order to have high credibility with supplier senior management
* Capability to operate under pressure
* Must be able to demonstrate good problem solving skills & logical approach
* Pro-active approach to supplier development

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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