Supply Chain Quality Assurance Manager

Supply Chain Quality Assurance Manager

Job Description

Job ID: 19450
Job Function: Supply Chain
Job Term: Permanent
Job Region: UK & Europe
Posted Date: 17 Aug 2022

Job Overview

To lead a team of engineers to provide quality assurance of suppliers and products. Working alongside the Procurement team to drive supplier development initiatives and identify supply chain improvement activities to eliminate risk, improve commercial efficiency and enhance on time delivery.

Job Responsibilities

  • Creation and implementation of best practice quality vision, strategy, policies, processes and procedures to aid and improve operational performance across supplier and product quality
  • Lead quality and supplier validation audits, ensuring compliance and adherence to the Quality Management System (IATF16949/ISO9001)
  • Provide day to day technical/engineering support to Procurement and the wider business
  • Support Purchasing with the supplier approval process by assessing supplier capabilities and Health, Safety and Environmental risks
  • Review supplier processes, collaborate with suppliers on process improvement and value enhancement opportunities, promoting the use of customer preferred techniques for continuous improvement such as Lean, Six-Sigma, Poka-Yoke (Error Proofing), Measurement System Analysis and FMEA (Failure Mode and Effects Analysis)
  • Support identification of new suppliers for niche technical projects
  • Contribute to new business initiatives and projects and review and communicate the impact on Supplier & Product Quality activities
  • Complete technical assessment of components or products from alternative sources. Formal responses to Parts Approval Requests
  • Investigations & timely resolution of product quality issues with suppliers, provide formal response to Clients including warranty returns. Identity root cause analysis to put in place effective long-term corrective actions
  • Manage, coach and develop a high performing Supplier & Product Engineering team that meets agreed objectives, and which delivers best practice results, added value and continuous improvements
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure optimal performance
  • Work collaboratively, negotiate and engage with key stakeholders to facilitate delivery and compliance with the procurement strategy
  • Communicate with stakeholders the impact of market change and potential effects on performance. Recommend solutions without compromising quality or service while optimising cost
  • Support strategic supplier reviews as part of a cross functional team.


Qualifications and Skills

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent in relevant subject
  • PCQI qualified an advantage
  • Strong appreciation of Quality Management Systems
  • Working knowledge and implementation of continuous improvement tools and techniques
  • Competent user of IT systems
  • Experience of dealing with customers and suppliers
  • Strong commercial acumen
  • Ability to represent TVS with customers at a senior technical / quality level.
  • A self-starter, motivated and able to positively motivate others
  • Excellent leadership and man- management skills with the ability to manage a variety of cross-functional team members, as well as work as part of a team
  • Evidence of strong stakeholder management
  • Ability to present information in a clear, concise manner up to senior leadership team level
  • Professional and ethical in approach
  • Excellent communicator at all levels across all media
  • Full driving licence and willingness to travel

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