Supplier Quality Engineer

13 Apr 2018
20 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Description For Vacancy No: 239439T

Consultant: Tim Bees

Company Profile: Client is a market leader in its chosen market of Semiconductor and PCBA Test and Inspection Equipment.

Job Location: Buckinghamshire

Job Position: Supplier Quality Engineer

Department: Supply Chain Management

Reporting To: T&I Purchasing Manager

Job Status: Permanent

Job Summary: The Supplier Quality Engineer will be focused on driving exceptional supplier performance thus creating a world-class supply base that exceeds expectations for the business group and the global Supply Chain team. Working with the Purchasing team, their specific focus will be on proactive supplier analysis, development and performance improvement to meet the changing needs of the business. They must also act as a conduit for supplier technical support, part qualification, improvement, corrective action and new product introduction to ensure component parts and assemblies are consistently manufactured in total compliance to specified requirements. Simultaneously and in conjunction with the Strategic Purchasing Group this position will support the balanced improvement of quality, cost and service, all while operating within our client’s Lean manufacturing principals, where appropriate.

Qualifications / Skills & Experience:

* Degree in Engineering is required, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering preferred.
* Extensive experience in an engineering based supplier quality or manufacturing quality role. Some supply chain experience would be preferred.
* Experience in Lean Six Sigma techniques and tools strongly preferred.
* Experience in Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) preferred.
* Strong communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively at any level.
* Strong Teamworking skills and ability to compromise.
* Statistical Process Control Understanding.
* Industry specific DFM Knowledge.
* Project Management skills.
* Inspection/Metrology Experience (Method, GRR, CMM, VMR, tools).
* A balanced professional capable of seeing the big picture while managing the details.
* Motivated by results.
* Critical thinking, Problem solving and multitasking abilities.
* Proficiency with MS Office applications: Word, PowerPoint, Excel.


* Based on the overall strategy of the business, develop, track and rank key supplier performance indicators based on their scorecard, ranking and development potential.
* Based on the overall strategy of the business, analyse key supplier technical, manufacturing and inspection capabilities and make recommendations as to their ability to consistently meet or exceed our defined needs. Support the transition to more suitable suppliers when required.
* Routinely provide performance communication to the business and supplier base to ensure that our key business needs are met.
* Develop the supplier’s ability to support our client’s Lean manufacturing principles and problem avoidance processes through the use of best in class quality, delivery and lead-time performance processes.
* Drive a systematic and statistical problem solving and process improvement approach utilizing Lean Six Sigma principles.
* Function as a technical liaison between suppliers, engineering, SCM group, business group, and manufacturing sites, to resolve supplier related issues.
* Assure supplier’s corrective and preventive action plans are developed and executed in compliance with expectations. Report on the status of corrective actions, as required, to manufacturing, business group and executive management.
* Support on-site assessments for supplier selection, supplier performance improvement to ensure our client’s balanced improvement objectives are met.
* Develop, refine and implement suitable inspection criteria (APQP, PPAP etc.) for new and existing purchased parts so that critical items can ultimately be shipped to stock and NVA inspection activity at DPI is minimised.
* Review supplier processes, collaborate with suppliers on process improvement, and value enhancement opportunities.
* Support and utilize the Strategic Group’s activities and direction on supplier development, risk management, reduction and consolidation.
* Promote early supplier involvement at project development stages for design for manufacturability purposes.
* Support and coordinate with, the Strategic Group’s new product activities and direction to optimize the transition from new product development to production.

Salary/Rate: Please contact Tim Bees on (Apply online only) or

Fringe Benefits:

Healthcare after successful completion of probation (3 months).

Group Personal Pension Plan = 4% employee contribution & 6% employer contribution after successful completion of probation

(3 month).

25 days holidays + UK Bank Holidays

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