Supplier Quality Development Pofessional

Durham, County Durham
18 Jun 2017
18 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Purpose:

To deal with the Supplier Quality Development for GT Group

Job Description

  • Must be willing to travel worldwide to visit suppliers for about 40% of the time (for which expenses will be paid)
  • Planning and realization of supplier audits in line with central strategy and according to the VDA 6.3 and PSA rules

  • Escalation and solution of issues related to the supply chain (suppliers) with target to assure the serial deliveries for final customers

  • Management of new components release process (component PPAPs management)

  • Cooperation on supplier evaluation process in cooperation with central PUR organization and CoC PUR organization

  • Manage evidence of capabilities study results for SC/CC suppliers characteristic

  • Manage quality supplier related internal procedures according to KB/GT rules and ISO TS (IATF) rules

  • Manage keeping KB/GT KPI targets - supported with monthly reporting of fulfillment - if KPI's not fulfilled set-up the correct countermeasures

  • Defines semi-product quality specifications and requirements, and qualifies and approves potential suppliers, in cooperation with purchasing department

  • Defines quality planning of semi-products, and conducts inspection and approval

  • Conducts workshops at suppliers

  • Constantly monitors quality performance and liaises with defined suppliers to keep quality standards on a high level

  • Initiates escalation process for qualification, if appropriate

  • May provide advice for suppliers on design of semi-products

  • Supports complaint management regarding supplier problems

  • Performs regular reporting of audit, project and workshop results as well as local quality reports

  • Manages concessions for suppliers for whom we have not received products within the exact specification


  • Must have a quality management or technical qualification or equivalent

  • Must have 5 years' previous experience in a similar role

  • Must have knowledge of automotive industry norms such as ISO TS (IATF) rules

  • Must have knowledge of the following quality standards/methods: FMEA, 8D and PPAP

  • Will ideally have knowledge of audit management VDA 6.3 rules

  • Must have excellent English language skills and be computer literate