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Supplier Quality Lead

Ref no. BHN556524
Location Fareham, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Closed

Job summary

Join a dynamic and innovative company within Automotive sector, dedicated to delivering excellence in every aspect of their operations. Our client is seeking a Quality Supplier Lead to lead to drive their commitment to superior product quality

Key skills required for this role

Quality Planning and Management, Continuous Improvement, People management experience


Quality Planning and Management, Continuous Improvement, People management experience

Job description

As the Quality Supplier Lead, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring the quality of their products by managing the Supplier Quality team and overseeing internal quality processes. You will be responsible for a range of critical tasks that contribute to maintaining high standards and continuous improvement.


  • Management and development of the Supplier Quality team/Quality Technicians.
  • Interact with Manufacturing and Quality and supplier personnel to review supplier related quality issues.
  • Resolve Supplier Quality concerns on current production parts.
  • Report defective materials to supply base.
  • Organise separation and containment of supplier suspect stock.
  • Lead the supplier through the problem-solving process, assuring root causes are identified and permanent corrective actions are implemented.
  • Verification of supplier corrective actions.
  • With support from the SDE Team, arrange audits of suppliers in relation to quality concerns.
  • Prepare and present supplier concerns for internal and external reviews.
  • Preparation and presentation of reports as required by Management in relation to supplier activities.
  • Monthly reporting for supplier performance reporting (GSPS) (QCDDMSES).
  • Follow Supplier PPAP timing for current production parts engineering changes.
  • Review and approval of supplier PPAPs for current production part engineering changes.
  • Ensure that you comply and adopt the CANDO(5S) programme regarding the organisation of your work environment.
  • Validate and manage annual changes to supplier parts, adhering to established timelines.
  • Facilitate continuous improvement projects with cross-functional teams, promoting operational excellence.

Bachelor Degree in Business/Quality/Engineering related discipline
Certified Quality Engineer - desirable

Essential Skills

  • Manufacturing background
  • Experience in Quality Engineering function
  • Statistical Process Control
  • Quality Planning and Management
  • Metrology or Inspection Methods and Equipment
  • 8D Problem Solving Methodology
  • Measurement System Analysis
  • FMEA/Control Plan

Our client offer's competitive and comprehensive benefits package, including, Pension contributions up to 7.5%,Cycle to work scheme, Discounted RAC Cover and much much more

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