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Supplier Quality Manager

Recruiter: Jonathan Lee Recruitment
Location: Wolverhampton
Salary: £53,000 + package
Application date: 12th May 2021

Are you a Supplier Quality Manager confident in establishing, maintaining and executing the supplier quality system, governing supplier selection, supplier qualification and supplier metrics? You will drive continuous design and process related improvements with externally sourced suppliers, implement processes for identifying suppliers for strategic development and develop a system for the continuous development of suppliers.

Key responsibilities for this Supplier Quality Manager role will include;

To ensure new factored products follow appropriate approval processes
To define and maintain inspection standards and schedules for all factored product
Providing feedback and manage issues with suppliers & colleagues to a conclusion that protects customer and working with Purchase Dept to recover costs where possible
Managing supplier improvement process by using direct contact and EMEA Asia Sourcing Office
Ensuring that all quality activity is monitored and co-ordinated in an effective manner
Taking active involvement in NPI process to ensure lessons learned from previous launches are built on and that gateway process is correctly adhered to
Reporting on supplier performance and drive structured improvement activity
To develop and maintain quality management system for all overseas factored product
Actively support NPI process from a quality perspective on all factored product
Hold regular structured reviews on quality performance and improvement with key suppliers and colleagues alike
To manage all supplier concerns and returns in a timely, cost-controlled manner
Recover consequential costs eg: inspection, site work from the supplier of a poor quality product
Report on a routine basis performance trends (KPIs) and areas for improvement with key suppliers
Arrange and conduct supplier audits
Day to day of the management of the QA teams based at other sites

In addition to a proven track record in driving improvement, extensive experience in dealing with an international supply base and extensive experience in dealing with certification bodies and maintaining ISO9001 accreditation, this Supplier Quality Manager role will also require;

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, particular focus on working with international partners
Customer Focus
Structured Problem Solving (8D, 5 Why, Design of Experiments, etc.)
Experience in creating and using PPAPs
Continuous Improvement
Planning and Organisation
Design and development of inspection standards and procedures
Internal Auditor for ISO9001:2015
Understanding of REACH and RoHS compliance
Ability to gather, analyse and report on key Quality data/statistics
Knowledge of Microsoft packages; Outlook, Word, Excel (Pivot analysis, etc.), PowerPoint
Data analysis driven

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