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Senior Supplier Quality (SQA) Engineer

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Salary: Market related

Location: Woking, Surrey

Job Type: Contract

Date Listed: 20 May 2022

Reference: 5479

Senior Supplier Quality (SQA) Engineer
Woking, hybrid working (3-days per week in the office)
Shift: Days – 40 hours per week
Inside IR35

As a Senior Supplier Quality (SQA) Engineer you will be working closely with the suppliers allocated within a commodity group, to ensure the supplier’s management team are fully supporting quality and capacity requirements.

Senior Supplier Quality (SQA) Engineer:

     Understanding of complete supply chain within the business and the suppliers

     Understand the Manufacturing process within MPC

     Ability to interrogate programme plans and evaluate supplier’s ability to deliver, quality on time to meet company milestones.

     Must be capable of planning manufacture of their components at the supplier from goods-in to goods out, if required.

     Capable of carrying out effective scenario planning to establish potential mitigation actions, if required.

     Technical Engineering qualified to Degree standard, or equivalent experience.

     Must have previous experience in SQA, including multiple new model launches.

     Experience of leading suppliers through new model launches

     Have a working understanding of: PPAP, MSA, APQP, FMEA, SPC, 

     Demonstrated structured approach to Problem Solving (8D)

     Practical use of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SAP and CATIA

Purpose of the Senior Supplier Quality (SQA) Engineer role:

     You will be providing leadership for assigned suppliers to deliver all supplier quality, capacity, and timing requirements.

     Establish and maintain control of the supply base part quality and part availability in support of the business objectives. 

     Develop strategic supply base improvement initiatives, that underpin the continuous improvement ethos of the business.


Principal accountabilities of the Senior Supplier Quality (SQA) Engineer:

     Work with Cross Functional partners to drive collaborative behaviours to achieve optimum outcome for profitability. 

     Ensure new supplier site sourcing is well researched to build and maintain a competent supply base

     Support Supplier selection & development processes to achieve a self-sufficient supply base IATF 16949. Ensure Non IATF16949 suppliers deliver their certification qualification to the approved nomination plan.

     Support the implementation of APQP for all new tooled parts.

     Support Robust Manufacturing Feasibility strategy deployment and reviews.

     Ensure that allocated suppliers meet launch / delivery commitments in line with APQP 

     Drive Supplier / Part Risk Assessments and develop risk mitigation actions

     Identify Critical suppliers / parts that require full cross functional team engagement with the supplier. 

     Provide supplier progress reporting to Purchasing and SQA Program team for: APQP open issues, PPAP part pedigree prior to each build phase and PPAP delivery forecast / actual confirmation. 

     Track and manage PPAP part approval to agreed delivery plan. 

     Manage Non PPAP part Concession process to ensure “Plan for every part” is established to support the builds.

     Deliver Quality & Capacity Verification in line with MDP targets.

     Drive Major open issue resolution at Key suppliers, to ensure Supplier Senior Management team are fully engaged in the resolution process.

     Develop improvement strategies with suppliers and ensure they are delivered


The Ideal Senior Supplier Quality (SQA) Engineer:

  •      Good communication skills to deal with people of all levels both internally and at suppliers
  •      Well organised and delivery focused, with a demonstrable track record of on-time delivery in a high-pressure environment
  •      Flexibility in terms work patterns and travel, including short notice travel
  •      Capable of representing a world class automotive brand?


To show your interest in this role please Apply Now with a copy of your CV, should you be successfully shortlisted a member of our Team will contact you to discuss the role in more detail. All applications are treated in the strictest confidence.