• Supplier Quality Manager

    Job Locations UK-Kelso
    Req No.
    2018-6995
    Category
    Verification
  • Overview

    ROLE PURPOSE

    Responsibility for improving Supplier Quality performance, driving root cause analysis and the on-going development of increased supplier capability.

    Lead the Supplier Quality team to minimise risk, prevent non-conformance and manage transfer of production.

    Communicate quality standards for suppliers to provide parts and assemblies to specification

     

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

     

    Work in partnership with the IPT to support the delivery of Quality products on time and at the right cost.

    Personally represent Quality at the supplier and drive performance through prevention and early identification of issues

    Ensure the Quality team is managed to support achievement of the objectives.

    Drive prioritized supplier non conformance management and root cause analysis

    Manage supplier approval processes, identifying, certifying, and auditing suppliers,

    Drive supplier quality management in line with company control procedures, and relevant regulatory standards e.g., AS9100 and AS9110

    Ensure Quality Assurance for new and existing suppliers including audits, source inspections, First Article Inspection sign-off and change control process management

    Effective flow down of Quality requirements to suppliers throughout Product Lifecycle

    Ensure best practice is adopted within the supply chain to ensure highest levels of product integrity

    Development of supplier capability via strategic and tactical improvement activities.

    Develops, applies, revises and maintains supplier quality standards.

    Works on supplier sites to observe quality systems and material manufacture processes.

    Analyses, tracks and reports discrepancies and corrective actions taken when vendor products are rejected/returned on receipt or fail post acceptance.

    Conformity Inspections and preparations for Customer Conformity inspections

    First Article Inspections at suppliers

    Co-operate with management to meet the employer’s legal duties and take reasonable care of their own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by their acts or omissions

     

    CORE COMPETENCIES

    Self starter with a desire for problem solving and process improvement

    Experience with manufacturing transfers of existing build to print product

    Proven experience of driving root cause with Suppliers

    Proven background in Quality Assurance and thorough understanding of Quality tools and techniques

    Understanding of key aerospace Quality Standards such as AS/EN 9100 and NADCAP

    Good technical engineering knowledge and ability to read engineering drawings

    Attention to detail and methodical approach

    Professional conduct and good communication skills to influence both internally
    and externally

    Problem Solving & Creativity

    Working in Teams

    Supervisory experience

    Further competencies will be provided via the competency matrix, and linked to the relevant job level

     

     EXPERIENCE

    5 – 10 years experience working in a supply chain organization - Preferred

    Previous experience as a supplier quality engineer or supplier developer within an electrical/electronic  technology company (ideally Aerospace)

    Proven experience of leading improvement with Suppliers

    Proven background in Quality Assurance and thorough understanding of Quality tools and techniques

    Understanding of key aerospace Quality Standards such as AS/EN 9100 and NADCAP

    Supplier Relationship management

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