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  • Job reference: RMS0109302

SQM Specialist

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Leatherhead
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 13/04/2012
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The Company:
Our global leading client is seeking highly skilled, experienced & capable contract international employees to work on a large multinational complex oil & gas project..

The Role:
Our client is seeking an experienced primarily responsible to plan, manage & conduct (where appropriate) on site supplier assessments for both TPI & Vendor qualification/approval activities across the sector when required.

The role will also be expected to lead and drive the deployment of global procurement & SQM strategies within Upstream, ensuring business requirements are fulfilled and value is optimized across multiple businesses.

The role is key in extracting the full value from Suppliers activity including optimising opportunities in HSSE, Cost of Poor Quality (COPQ) and defect reduction across the supply base.

The role will ensure Supplier activities result in identifying supplier development opportunities, root causes of Client/Supplier Defects/ CoPQ opportunities are identified and permanently eliminated.

The role holder is responsible for supporting the SQM Manager for Azerbaijan Developments.

Key accountabilities:

Approved Vendor List & Supplier Pre-Qualification
 Minimize the risk and maximize value by pre-qualifying the right suppliers and contractors for Client
 Supplier Development plans to ensure identified gaps are addressed and closed in a timely manner
 As required, lead international supplier audits and assessments including selection of audit team members from internal Client functions
 For each high level IM risk suppliers, develop and prepare an audit plan based on the results of the risk assessment process
 Manage the completion of supplier assessments with targeted suppliers including working with suppliers to complete self assessments, and completion of on site reviews
 Ensures appropriate contractor/ supplier verification and audit programs are established and prioritized in accordance with risk/ criticality assessment,

 Ability to articulate and communicate the strategic vision for PSCM & SQM and translate into actionable plans, deployed within the SPUs/ Sector Directorates.

RPU, Sector and Supplier Stakeholder Management
 Routinely communicates openly and with integrity with key business stakeholders to align direction between PSCM and the internal customer intent
 Coordinates SQM activities and implementation programs with RPU / Sector QM strategies and Segment QM strategies/ guidance
 Interfaces with functional disciplines such as facilities, subsea, drilling and completions to ensure that operational and reliability requirements are delivered
 Interfaces with related Client networks to ensure best practice SQM is transferred to RPU / sector PSCM activities in a cost effective and practical manner

Right First Time & Quality Planning
 Lead the application of appropriate quality tools within the supply base to:
• Support engineering to identify contractor/ supplier risk in accordance with criticality assessment
• Identify supplier certification and verification documents that need to be in place
 Ensuring contractor/ supplier Management of Change MoC processes are established and implemented
 Integration of SQM processes into PSCM Sourcing and Supplier Management Processes
 Establish Right First Time Performance Targets with key suppliers and contractors

Measurement and Monitoring of Supplier Quality:
 Implements Supplier Performance Management processes by identifying leading and lagging metrics to be applied to specific contracts and purchase orders and ensuring that their output is measured and followed up as part of a continuous improvement process.

Continuous Improvement
 Drives a step change in performance by:
• Reduce the cost of poor supplier quality
• Facilitating specific improvement workshops at suppliers’ premises to identify process failures and corrective actions to prevent re-occurrence.
• Introduces Lean, Six Sigma and/or equivalent concepts as part of the continuous improvement cycle
 Supports Client’s continual improvement programs, recommending and introducing process improvements by leveraging an extended network of thought leadership avenues

SQM Process & Tools
 Assist in the development of SQM Processes & Tools as required
 Continually looks for improvements in SQM Processes to drive internal efficiency

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Mechanical/Materials Engineering Degree (or equivalent experience)
ISO Lead Auditor Qualified
Experience of manufacturing - particularly process control, measurement & calibration
Thorough understanding of Root Cause Analysis, Preventive action & Poke Yoke
Thorough understanding of “Cost of Poor Quality”

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Six Sigma Black or Green Belt Qualification
5 years oil and gas experience (Up stream), multi industry experience
Experience in welding, coatings & corrosion
Experienced in health and safety management system assessment
Experienced in delivering training materials to colleagues/suppliers
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