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Supplier Quality Engineer

Salary: £0

Location: Cheltenham

Job type: Permanent

Category: Cheltenham

Embedded within the Procurement team – this exciting new position is an opportunity to define & deploy Best Practice methods enabling improvement with our supply base. You will support the client to achieve a sustainable, reliable, and consistent benchmark supplier performance in Quality, Delivery, and value. Directly collaborating with the Engineering, Procurement, Production, New Product Introduction departments and suppliers – enabling the client to meet operational demands whilst improving Customer satisfaction & future proofing our supply chains. Wherever possible, they will consider a variety of working options to suit your lifestyle, whether that be hybrid home/office working, flexible working and part or full time employment. It's the 'innovating' and 'empowering' values that they ASPIRE to be. The client welcomes the challenge to work in new ways and have trust in you when getting the job done because they recognise, their business is their people. Proactive identification of suppliers needing support via performance data will define longer-term focus improvements, this will be in addition to reactive activities to quickly resolve current production challenges as they arise. This requires the successful Engineer to have the following attributes: * Flexibility * Ability to manage conflicting priorities * Tenacity & Thoroughness * Take decisions / be accountable * Enjoy Autonomy * Collaborate and maintain good working relationships * Effective use of Quality tools and problem-solving techniques Key Responsibilities: * Visiting suppliers at their sites when required. * Verifying application of robust countermeasures to consistently achieve zero rejects. * Defining & managing Development plans at supplier facilities * Sharing and embedding best proactive methods to support supplier improvements. * Embed TQM initiatives at our suppliers – this could include LEAN, Statistical methods, Process controls, share best practice. * Influencing suppliers to change to achieve Zero rejects, on time delivery, reduce lead-times and costs. * Perform Supplier Product and Process audits. * Generate countermeasure solutions to supply chain issues. * Support multi-functional team working – NPI projects, cost down initiatives, Supplier concerns. * Supporting NPI with application of APQP / PPAP. * Remain positive operating effectively in a challenging environment. * Perform duties in accordance with company policies, procedures, and processes. Skills & Experience: * Experience within a Quality role in Aerospace / Automotive or other similar Industry. * Direct Parts and Process development – being familiar with Best Practice of manufacturing processes. * Application of Quality tools. * Ability to prioritise tasks and manage time. * Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. * Team player that maintains excellent collaborative relationships. * Determination, Rigour, and good sense of humour. * Full UK driving license. Security Clearance: Candidates must be eligible for SC Security Clearance


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