Supplier Quality Assurance (SQA) Manager

Recruiter
LMB Recruitment Ltd
Location
Peterlee
Salary
35000.0000
Posted
09 May 2017
Closes
08 Jun 2017
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Purpose:

To deal with the Supplier Quality Development for the Group

Job Description

  • 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 comapny rules and ISO TS (IATF) rules
  • Manage keeping comapny 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

Skills/experience

  • 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

Personality

  • Must 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
  • Must be am ambitious self-starter with the ability to work alone or as part of a team
  • Must have an analytical approach to their daily work
  • Must have excellent interpersonal and Intercultural skills to enable him/her to work all over the world
  • Must be reliable and trustworthy