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  • Job reference: RMS0159827

Supplier Development Engineer

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Coventry
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 04/08/2015
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (21/08/15)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
An established 1st Tier automotive component and sub-assembly supplier based in the West Midlands is seeking to recruit a Supplier Quality Engineer to be based from the Coventry site and to cover customer locations across the Midlands.

The Role:
Summary of Position

Under the direction of the Procurement Manager or designate: work within a team environment to develop and implement practices that emphasise defect prevention, reduction in variation and waste and provide for continuous improvements in meeting customer requirements. In all aspects of the job, functions in an accurate and efficient manner in order to promote public image.

Core Responsibilities
•Collect and evaluate supplier quality data to identify process improvement opportunities within the supply chain.
•Working with the supplier directly, create corrective action plans to address process failures
•Review supplier manufacturing processes, collaborate with suppliers on process improvement and value enhancement opportunities
•Promotes the use of customer preferred techniques for continuous improvement such as 6 Sigma, Error Proofing, and Measurement System Analysis.
•Participate on Cross functional teams in the development of new products or changes related to current products in meeting customer requirements. Assist in new product launches
•Participate in the development and refinement of Design and Process FMEA's (failure mode and effects analysis).
•The development of Control Plans for the various product families produced. This includes Prototype, Pre-launch and Production Control Plans consistent with the requirements set forth in the AIAG Advanced Product Quality Planning Reference Manual.
•Qualify processes that directly affect quality, including the use of SPC methods, prior to these processes being implemented in regular production. Seek continuous improvement through on-going process control monitoring.
•Ensure that controlled documents supporting the quality system, as they relate to the quality assurance department, are developed, current and relevant. Maintain quality records that support this activity.
•Provides for concise, complete and accurate documentation of inspection results relative to their area of responsibility. In appropriate functional areas, this refers to supporting inspection and test status requirements defined by government regulations, engineering product specifications or Control Plans.
•Participate in lean manufacturing activities and contribute to process improvements including product flow and process organization/ layout
•Address Customer concerns; prepare responses as appropriate to the customer. Process customer warranty claims and disposition product as required with agreement of the quality manager, assist customer at site if required.
•Assist the Procurement Manager to monitor and report on supplier product quality and performance.
•Understand and implement customer quality standards.

Key Business Priorities for Role (inc KPI and Targets)
•PSW submission and validation within project time lines
•PPM (Measured Incidents) mitigate to zero level
•Drive OTIF performance
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