Supplier Quality Manager

United Kingdom
11 Jan 2019
08 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a Supplier Quality Manager to take responsibility for improving Supplier Quality performance, driving root cause analysis and the on-going development of increased supplier capability.

Lead the Supplier Quality team to minimise risk, prevent non-conformance and manage transfer of production.

Communicate quality standards for suppliers to provide parts and assemblies to specification

Work in partnership with the IPT to support the delivery of Quality products on time and at the right cost.

Personally represent Quality at the supplier and drive performance through prevention and early identification of issues

Drive prioritized supplier non conformance management and root cause analysis

Manage supplier approval processes, identifying, certifying, and auditing suppliers,

Drive supplier quality management in line with company control procedures, and relevant regulatory standards e.g., AS9100 and AS9110

Ensure Quality Assurance for new and existing suppliers including audits, source inspections, First Article Inspection sign-off and change control process management

Effective flow down of Quality requirements to suppliers throughout Product Lifecycle

Ensure best practice is adopted within the supply chain to ensure highest levels of product integrity

Development of supplier capability via strategic and tactical improvement activities.

Works on supplier sites to observe quality systems and material manufacture processes.

Analyses, tracks and reports discrepancies and corrective actions taken when vendor products are rejected/returned on receipt or fail post acceptance.

Conformity Inspections and preparations for Customer Conformity inspections

First Article Inspections at suppliers

Co-operate with management to meet the employer's legal duties and take reasonable care of their own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by their acts or omissions


5 - 10 years experience working in a supply chain organization - Preferred

Previous experience as a supplier quality engineer or supplier developer within an electrical/electronic technology company (ideally Aerospace)

Proven experience of leading improvement with Suppliers

Proven background in Quality Assurance and thorough understanding of Quality tools and techniques