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Supplier Quality Engineer- Automotive

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: London
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 23/08/2019
  • Duration: ongoing
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The Company:
Our Client is one of the world's biggest manufacturing companies and the UK's largest privately-owned company, and in a new departure, they are now seeking to add world-class Automotive expertise to support the manufacture of a new, uncompromising 4x4 coming to market by the end of 2020. The creation of this new 4x4 will honour the spirit of traditional rugged off-roading, whilst offering a step change in build quality and reliability and meeting the safety and environmental considerations of the present day - a significant challenge, and an exciting market opportunity.

The Role:
Please note this role will be home-based with 50% of time spent travelling (primarily Europe). We are looking for a creative, ambitious and dynamic Supplier Quality Engineer to support this project through two phases:

Phase 1, the 'Project Phase'
*Vehicle will be designed and a full project plan will be created with decisions made on how and where to build the vehicle and set the plans in motion.
*Your role will be to evaluate suppliers to ensure that from a quality perspective we source the most adequate suppliers. In addition the employee will manage the supplier maturity gate process to safeguard the ramp up of serial production.

Phase 2- 'Production Phase'
*Sustainable manufacture of the product will come on stream.
*Your role will be to conduct supplier quality monitoring as well as supplier development to maintain high quality product supply and continuously improve product and process quality of our suppliers.

Benefits:
- flexible home-working, with approximately 50% of time spent in Europe
- excellent annual bonus scheme up to 20%
- excellent contributory group pension scheme
- private healthcare

Requirements:
* Minimum 3 years' experience gained at either a Tier 1 automotive supplier or automotive OEM
* Able to demonstrate direct knowledge of automotive supplier quality management from concept-through-industrialisation-to-operation
* Experience in leading cross functional change management projects
* Excellent project management skills, with a track record of delivery
* Demonstrable ability to prioritise tasks and have effective time management and analytical skills
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
* There will be significant travel involved in the role

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