Supplier Quality Assurance
England, West Midlands, Coventry - £40,000 per annum
OB TITLE: Supplier Quality Assurance
REPORTING TO:Head of Purchasing / Head of Quality
To monitor and maintain the Quality performance of the Suppliers products and services, via improvement activities and reactions to Quality related issues
To ensure Cmpany and end Customer quality expectations are maintained throughout the production life of the products
To raise, monitor for actions and close Supplier based Quality concerns. To assist the Supplier in the necessary activities required to effectively close such issues in a timely manner
To approve Supplier PPAP and APQP activities for new products and Engineering changes
Promote good Quality practices across the Supplier base in addition to using continuous improvement to improve Supplier performance. This may include End Customer expectations on the Supplier base
Perform audits on Suppliers as necessary and ensure corrective actions are implemented on non-conformities raised
Develop and maintain and Supplier Quality Manual (SQAM), in addition to ensuring that the manual is in line with the requirements of the latest version of TS16949
Monitor Supplier performance on Quality related issues. Eg Quality concerns; repeat concerns
Be involved, as necessary, on Supplier selection processes
Raise debit notes upon Suppliers where necessary and communicate such costs with the Finance Department
To effectively communicate Supplier related information to other departments as necessary
Implement Supplier development upon Suppliers in line with the requirements of the Company Quality System
Support the Supplier base, as necessary, in responding to Quality and performance related issues
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Must have a Quality background with necessary experience in corrective action resolution (8D, 5Y etc), APQP and PPAP.
Must have knowledge of Quality Systems, with experience of auditing to the requirements of TS16949
Experience in data analysis, QOS and business measures is required
The eight disciplines (8D) model is a problem solving approach typically employed by quality engineers or other professionals and commonly used by the automotive industry. Its purpose is to identify, correct, and eliminate recurring problems, and it is useful in product and process improvement.
The approach establishes a permanent corrective action based on statistical analysis of the problem and focuses on the origin of the problem by determining its root causes. Although it originally comprised eight stages, or disciplines, it was later augmented by an initial planning stage.