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Strategic Supplier Quality Manager

National Highways
Closing date
10 Jul 2022

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Strategic Supplier Quality Manager - Strategic Support

Job Role

To contribute to the achievement of Strategic Procurement Division objectives by taking ownership of shaping and developing activities that improve the performance of the supply chain.

What you'll be doing
  • Drive quality and supplier performance improvement for assigned suppliers. Own supplier results, enhance best practice utilising established quality tools. Perform supplier assessments and review supplier audits when necessary, ensuring compliance and driving improvement plans where interventions are needed.
  • Managing and building effective relationships with key internal and supply chain stakeholders to promote and support performance improvement activity.
  • Ensure the management of supplier quality development in line with sourcing strategy to achieve the desired supplier performance is met as per the target.
  • To work with suppliers to ensure that robust process controls are in place to prevent non-conformities, to continuously monitor supplier's processes including key manufacturing processes and quality management system for improvement opportunities and manage supply processes e.g. manage shortages.
  • Implement improvements utilising Lean methodologies, supplier scorecards and own supplier audit, ensuring supplier compliance, whilst advancing systematic problem solving and process improvement plans to deliver value
  • Track the supplier's key performance indicators, based on their scorecards and rankings, to facilitate and develop the supply base's ability to consistently meet or exceed defined expectations
  • Create and deliver opportunity cases for business change initiatives in response to the outputs of the Contract Performance Framework (CPF)
  • Evidence based recommendations for prioritisation of improvement areas and associated proposed solutions.

To be successful

Experience & Technical Skills Required
    • The candidate requires experience of working within a supply chain development background, delivering and implementing supply chain improvement projects.
    • Industry experience in Manufacturing, Industrial, Automotive, or Aerospace.
    • Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office. • Sound knowledge and experience of APQP • Auditing skills as per ISO9001:2015, TS16949:2016.
    • Application of quality management tools and techniques.
    • Good knowledge of quality systems and sourcing business processes.
    • Good Project Management skills.
    • Willingness to take responsibility and drive the solution of complex problems.
    • An ability to operate strategically and at times tactically where appropriate
    • A proven track record of working collaboratively with a range of stakeholders to improve supply chain performance
    • Should hold or be willing to work towards the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) Diploma in Procurement and Supply qualification (or equivalent).

Why you should join usAt National Highways we believe in a connected country. We are passionate about creating a culture where colleagues feel connected, included and enjoy greater wellbeing to achieve this. We're proud that as an organisation we are continually striving to do better and actively encourage and support our colleagues to do the same with their careers. So if you put safety first, take ownership of your work, show passion for what you do, work effectively in a team, and demonstrate integrity in how you do it - then you'll be a great fit for our organisationAnd finallyAnd finally we reserve the right to close before the advertised closing date, so we recommend completing your application as soon as possible
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