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Purchasing Supplier Development Engineer

Pin Point Recruitment
Closing date
6 Jun 2022

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Purchasing Supplier Development Engineer



Salary - £36,000 to £38,000

A local Automotive Manufacturing business based in Sunderland, are looking for a Purchasing Supplier Development Engineer to join the team on a permanent basis.

This is an ideal candidate will be responsible for all Supplier Improvement and Development activities.

Role & Responsibilities

* Responsible for all supplier improvement including quality, projects, and costs within the supply chain

* Responsible for any supplier crisis that may cause stress to the business

* Working directly with suppliers to improve Quality or Delivery performance or business risk demands robust corrective action and improvement

* Utilising expertise and a range of tools to identify and lead improvement actions including material management, problem solving, auditing and load capacity planning.

* Performing capability assessments and process audits with key suppliers, when necessary, with key suppliers

* Supporting the development of improvement plans and coordinate milestones and completion of actions against an agreed plan to improve overall strategic supplier performance

* Actively support supply chain cost reduction projects and new product introduction by working closely with suppliers from development through to production launch

* Coaching suppliers in the deployment of key business processes such as 8D problem solving, Advanced Product Quality Planning and Material Management

* Leading cross functional teams in the development and deployment of effective supplier related policies, processes and procedures as per standards and customer requirements

Knowledge and Experience

* Previous work experience ideally in the automotive industry ideally or within a fast-paced manufacturing company

* Knowledge of ISO/TS:16949, methods and practices including APQP, FMEA, Control Plan and PPAP

* Must be able to travel regularly and at a short notice

* Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Supply Chain Management is preferred

* Lead auditor qualification is highly desirable

If you are interested in this role please send an up to date copy of your CV via the apply button
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