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  • Job reference: RMS0179624

Supplier Quality Engineer - Exteriors

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Crewe, Cheshire
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 15/05/2017
  • Duration: on going
  • Time left:
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The Role:
The job holder is responsible for Quality planning activities for all bought in parts, maturation in line with design specification and approval of parts and completion of 2DP process. Technical support on complex Supplier Quality issues including KAF, Production and Field. Drive quality improvements at external suppliers to ensure Product Quality targets are achieved.Ensure the company has the right information related to supplier quality performance to nominate suppliers that achieve the quality standards.

1. Delivery of Parts Quality planning tools in line with project gateways
a. Lessons learnt
b. Risk assessments of parts content
c. Facilitation and reporting of QTR activities
d. Application of Quality planning tools QPN-i

2. Part Maturation, Approval and Capacity analysis
a. Conduct approval process with support from other functions where required
b. Meisterbock process including management of suppliers and parts through process
c. Problem management with supply base
d. Conduct and report 2DP in line with Quality plan

3. Achieve Quality targets on pre series & series vehicles (Audit, DPV, Aftersales)
a. Drive actions to achieve targets on Product Quality issues
b. Identify risks against targets and escalate
c. Drive actions to achive targets on QMM warranty/PDI issues

4. Drive supplier improvement & Problem solving
a. Monitor supplier performance measures
b. Drive supplier improvement intitiatives
c. Support the supplier nomination process
d. Solves problem susing recognised techniques to establish root cause and containments
e. Deliver effective presentations

Experience and knowledge of Engineering across multiple commodities or as a specialist in one commodity.
Significant experience in automotive supplier quality management either at a supplier or OEM.
Significant experience of management systems and processes to mature parts and resolve technical problems related to parts quality from suppliers.
Significant experience and demonstrable track record of quality planning.
Demonstrable experience of delivering QA standards related to parts QA against time & cost constraints.
Computer literate with excellent presentation skills to senior management level.
Can motivate and influence others to change including management & management at suppliers.
Can communicate convincingly and professionally to management within Bentley & at suppliers.

Practical knowledge and experience in at least one commodity ( Electrical etc)
Demonstrable application of quality techniques, including (but not limited to):
Analytical techniques, including statistical process control, Process capability, including ability to train others.
Complex or advanced problem solving (e.g 6-sigma, DoE, Global 8D, Kepner Treygoe, DMAIC).
Understanding of Quality planning tools (e.g APQP).
Understanding of Product Emergence Process (PEP).
IT skills including Microsoft Office and custom applications.
German language skills.

Bachelor's degree qualification or higher in an engineering field or HNC/HND in an engineering discipline with extensive relevant experience.
Associate membership of a relevant professional institution.
Driving license.

The Company:
Is a leading Automotive manufacturer with a reputation for outstanding quality the world over. With demand increasing and an upturn in production, there is a need to bring further skills into the business to deliver on current and future projects.

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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