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  • Job reference: RMS0129660

Supplier Preparation Management Engineer

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Warwick
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 17/12/2013
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The Company:
A luxury Automotive OEM based in the West Midlands. After continued growth & success there are a number of new exciting engineering projects underway and we currently have requirements for experiences engineering professionals.

The Role:
Responsible for the continued quality of supplier parts into the Engine Plant. Developing and delivering quality part and process preparation with suppliers, to ensure the smooth launch of new engine programmes.
Manage the delivery of off-tool, off-process 100% accurate parts and final part approval for the commodities allocated
 Lead the application of Quality tools with emphasis on FMA activities and Practical Problem Solving at all stages of new model launch
 Confirm supplier manufacturing capacity status and ensure no negative impact to supply and quality during new model launch
 Leading the development and implementation of quality process and agreed operating practices by working with other teams internally and at suppliers.
 Complete supplier quality audits and define improvement action plans
 Report quality status at major programme gateways to senior management.
 Lead and assist both new model and current vehicle teams to resolve supplier quality concerns impacting upon manufacturing plants and it’s customers
 The post holder will undertake other duties as may be required to achieve the Company’s objectives, commensurate with the grading of the post.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Technical education to degree level or equivalent qualification or experience.
 Engine or Powertrain experience is essential, either working for a Powertrain component supplier or preferably previously worked in an engine assembly plant.
 Fluent in German would be desirable.
 Proven experience of quality tools including Supplier Part Approval Process (SPAP or PPAP) and problem solving techniques 8D and PPS.
 Experience in a SQA or STA role previously would be beneficial.
 Ability to self-manage and work under pressure to deliver quality, production and engineering requirements
 Able to apply problem solving techniques to improve process capability, repeatability and reliability at supplier sites
 Strong communication skills and a proven ability to develop good teamwork with cross functional peers
 Due to the nature of the role, flexibility on working hours required to ensure completion of activities and supplier site visits. This may include working for extended periods

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