Supplier Assurance Engineer

Reed Procurement and Supply Chain
14 May 2017
13 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
To conduct audits of new Suppliers to ensure that all of the relevant quality systems and processes are to a world class standard, paying due consideration to IS / TS performance requirements.
To continually provide support to develop the Cwmbran current and future supply chain to achieve world class performance levels.

Principal Accountabilities

• To participate in the Supplier selection process.
• To conduct Supplier visits and to carry out the following activities;
Supplier appraisals
Parts and Process / APQP Audits
Pre-award meetings
Quality reviews
VAVE , Value stream mapping events
• To support Supplier resource activities - this will include;
Programme management
Support DMO / PMO activities
Follow up on Audit actions and close off
• Assist with the Defective Material Notification (DMN) process and ensure that supplier activity is undertaken to aid continuous improvement within their process.
• Audit and close off of Poke Yoke and DMN related corrective actions.
• Must be prepared to undertake further personal development activities.


• Thinks conceptually / intuitively: Links problems and symptoms to identify underlying issues and root causes; focus on important information without getting bogged down in unnecessary detail; define issues clearly despite incomplete or ambiguous information; creatively integrates different ideas and perspectives; approach problems from a systems perspective, seeing connections, linkages and interdependencies

• Makes sound decisions: Make sound decisions in a timely manner; make decisions despite ambiguity or uncertainty; make tough, unpopular decisions when necessary; consider the perspectives of other individuals or groups when making decisions

• Drives for improvement: Use metrics and performance measures to track progress; drive rigorous internal and external benchmarking of performance; redesign or ask others to redesign systems and processes to increase effectiveness; create an environment in which no-one tolerates complacency; eliminates roadblocks, barriers and inefficiencies; quickly embraces new technology to increase capabilities

• Fosters open communication: Promote open discussion of ideas; provide others with open access to information; listen willingly to input and concerns expressed by others; encourage communication and information flow across boundaries; foster the use of technology to improve communication with others

Education and Experience

• Computer literate.
• Experience in component measurement, Geometrical Tolerencing.
• Knowledge of Global quality systems including APQP.
• Extensive product knowledge.
• Extensive automotive supplier process knowledge
• Experience in problem evaluation / solving.
• Well organised, team worker.
• Able to negotiate on activity.
• Good communication skills, Internal / External Suppliers.
• Driving licence / passport.
• Must be prepared to travel Worldwide at short notice

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