Supplier Quality Engineer

£32k - 38k per year
14 Jun 2017
14 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
SQE / Supplier Quality Engineer / Supplier Quality Assurance Engineer / Supplier QE

Location: South Manchester/Cheshire

Salary: Circa £32,000 - £38,000 DOE

A Medical Device Manufacturer based in South Manchester are seeking a Supplier Quality Engineer to join their dynamic team on a permanent basis. This role has come about due to internal growth and my client are ideally looking to bring someone on board ASAP with the view to line interviews up from early next week commencing Monday 19 th .

The role:

To work within product related quality control across the organisation and with suppliers to ensure continual improvement of processes and products, thus helping reduce defects, problems, etc. To drive improvements within the organisation and within the supply chain by implementation of relevant and timely actions (including corrective and preventive).

To ensure new suppliers are chosen based upon assessment for business requirements and to ensure all quality activities and communication with the suppliers are completed including but not limited to validation, product verification, audit and any other required activities deemed needed.


* Manage suppliers to reduce number of non-conformances (NC) and to improve quality from the supply chain.
* Provide general support in the development, maintenance and improvement of an International Quality System
* To liaise with internal and external resources in order to drive identification and implementation of related actions [corrective and preventive] in a timely manner.
* Maintain the non-conformance system; ensure content and status of NC record and related actions are maintained as they occur.
* Review & trend non-conformance records and prioritise related actions accordingly using a risk based approach
* Conduct non-conformance related investigations and progress related NCR's to closure
* Work with the company to align and address product related quality issues
* Identify new, or changes to existing, supplier quality systems to improve effectively and efficiency.
* Conduct quality assessments (Audit) of current suppliers, report findings and recommendations.
* Formulate and present supplier quality information as requested e.g. manufacturing; Quality; Supplier Business review, SQMT meetings.
* Conduct Internal and Departmental audits where required.
* Enact first time shipment inspections of instruments and spares.
* Participate in Management Reviews and provide data.
* Inspection of parts for identification during investigation and effectivity checks.
* Investigation of Non-conformances and ability to determine corrective actions suitable for eliminating re-occurrence.
* Work cross functionally to ensure activities and potential improvement work is aligned.
* Produce weekly and monthly metrics relating to responsibilities, trend and propose corrective actions.
* Supplier Selection and evaluation with an Impact assessment to ensure correct suppliers for business.
* Build relationships within the company and externally with suppliers to clearly promote requirements for the company.
* Use of quality principles to reach desired output metrics and targets.
* Validation and verification activities to ensure Process capabilities can be achieved
* Flexibility to travel / work to achieve targets as required

It would be highly beneficial to be lead audit qualified to a minimum of ISO 9001 and highly desirable to be ISO 13485 qualified and have experience working within the Medical Device Industry.

Medical Devices / ISO 13485 / ISO 14971 / FDA / CE Marking / Supplier Audits / Auditing