Supplier Quality Assurance Engineer - NPI

Ricardo Uk Limited
£40,000 - £45,000
28 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
The successful candidate will be rewarded with the opportunity to be a key member of a team with a broad remit to support the quality of New Product Introduction across new projects within the Performance Products division of Ricardo. As a NPI Parts/Supplier Quality Engineer you will be responsible for the quality of purchased parts from concept to series production from the suppliers and projects you are assigned. Working alone or leading a small team on designated projects your key objectives will include: - Supervising and coaching a small team to deliver projects on time and in full - Supplier Quality Assurance activities within the supply chain including: APQP, PPAP, Supplier assessment audit, surveillance visits - Creating and managing customer quality requirements - Generating goods receiving inspection documents - Series process and part approval - Working closely with procurement, design and system engineers - Problem resolution of parts quality issues working with suppliers using 8D and other automotive industry tools - Management of supplier quality performance, including verification and implementation of corrective actions in pre-series phase - Managing the parts quality implications of product and process changes - Reporting status against project targets - Proactive & reactive supplier improvement activities. Hands-on experience of Lean Manufacturing is preferred but not essential - Developing and introducing processes Relevant Experience and Personal Attributes Experience of NPI and/or Supplier Quality Assurance or a similar role where skills can be transferred into the supply chain. Preferably within automotive sector but other industries would be considered. - Some knowledge of automotive technology and product development - Experience with various manufacturing processes - Excellent problem solving skills - Experience of quality systems, quality tools & techniques - The ability to work as a team or on your own and be self-motivated. - A good communicator with intercultural and interpersonal skills - The ability to communicate and present effectively to suppliers and clients at all levels - Knowledge of IATF 16949 - Tenacity, resilience and focus - Engineering degree or equivalent experience This role involves regular travel to suppliers domestically and internationally.
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