Supplier Quality Manager

AJP Recruitment
Peterlee, County Durham
£35000 - £40000/annum Plus benefits
18 Jun 2017
18 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client are specialists in sub contract fabrication, machining and the manufacture of bespoke turnkey solutions across a broad range of sectors and due to growth now require a SQA Manager to deal with Supplier Quality Development, reporting to the Quality Manager.

The Role

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 company rules and ISO TS (IATF) rules
Manage keeping 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

The Person

Must hold a quality management or technical qualification or equivalent
Must have 5 years’ previous experience in a similar role
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
Should be willing to travel worldwide to visit suppliers for about 40% of the time (for which expenses will be paid)
Must be able to return to site with the problem description and be confident enough to explain/ follow up the solution to that problem