Supplier Quality Assurance Supervisor

Location: Solihull | Contract: Permanent

We are now looking for a Supplier Quality Assurance Supervisor to lead the SQA function across our 2 UK plants.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Build and maintain relationships with the UK supplier network and act as key point of contact for both supplier and customer in the escalation process.
  • Act as the UK interface between UK Plants and Head Office to report performance data and support the delivery of the strategic objectives.
  • Analyse data to identify supplier performance issues and drive the resolution process.
  • Technical responsibility for UK supplier quality team including training, development, escalation support.
  • Responsible for monitoring complaints and driving cost recovery exercises.
  • Perform Process Audits at supplier (VDA 6.3)
  • Act as representative for internal, external and customer audits.

 Skills and experience required: 

  • Educated to degree level in relevant engineering discipline, equivalent vocational qualification (HNC) or qualified by experience.
  • Previous experience of managing supplier relationships, ideally within an automotive environment.
  • Knowledge of and demonstrative experience of quality tools, techniques and processes (SPC, FMEA, APQP)
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in written form at different levels and be confident in handling negotiations and conflict situations.
  • Audit experience and ideally, knowledge of IATF 16949.
  • Ideally VDA 6.3 Auditor

Willingness to travel between UK plants and local supplier base with occasional international travel to German Head Office & other sites within Europe.

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