Supplier Development Engineer
Our heavy mechanical manufacturing client is seeking a new Supplier Development Engineer in a hands on role working with suppliers, developing relationships, performance management and resolving issues. This role would suit someone with a MEng Degree / HNC within an Engineering background with a technical understanding that has moved into supplier development / supply chain and seeking a new challenging role.
To formulate strategies related to and co-ordinate the management and development of the companies Supply Chain for engine related components.
Key Tasks & Responsibilities:
? Supplier Selection and Evaluation
o Support supplier evaluation and selection through a robust, effective qualification process
o Assess new and existing suppliers’ ability to meet product, capability, cost, quality, capacity and order fulfillment requirements and the requirements of ISO9001:2015 and other applicable customer and internal systems and standards
o Work with strategic procurement to ensure strategic sourcing decisions are aligned to supplier capability and capacity
? Supplier Performance and Management
o Work with suppliers to develop and continuously improve their processes, capabilities and performance to reliably and repeatedly deliver high quality products on time
o Work with the Supplier Quality and Strategic Procurement Teams to prioritise supplier development needs and actions
o Track supplier performance via suitable KPI’s to develop the suppliers ability to consistently meet or exceed defined expectations
o Ensure a continuous improvement methodology is utilized within the supply base to improve process efficiency, cost, delivery, quality
o Ensure an effective review and reporting structure in place to drive supplier performance and development
? Supplier Surveillance and Audit
o Generate and complete annual supplier audit programme in line with business needs and group methodologies. Also complete audits as and when required in line with ongoing supplier performance
o Carry out new supplier validation audits in line with business needs and group methodologies
o Implement and continually improve a Supplier Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) process
o Work with suppliers and colleagues to ensure suitable APQP’s are in place and being followed
? Supplier Capability, Capacity
o Work with colleagues and suppliers to analyse supplier capabilities and capacity against future programme needs
o Work with cross-functional teams to develop suppliers to ensure they are capable of controlling critical processes within defined control plans
? Quality Performance
o Drive process and product quality improvements utilizing
o lean methodologies
o systematic problem solving using quality tools such as RCA, 8D, SPC, FMEA,
o supplier scorecards and KPI’s
o Continuous Improvement
? Processes and procedures
o Ensure supply chain adhere to all processes and procedures (Sample, Concession etc.)
o Ensure suppliers evaluate and continuously improve their internal processes and procedures to maximise performance and minimise cost.
o Assist with new product launch and engineering change by working with Engineering to ensure the appropriate processes are followed (ex. DA, Clearing round, Sample) and that suppliers are policed and supported during these processes
o Provide technical expertise and knowledge during the sourcing and development of all suppliers
o Work with the Engineering team to define process parameters and criteria to ensure supplier process capability is effective to meet product and process requirements
o Specify and develop product acceptance / test requirements / procedures and ensure suppliers are compliant with the businesses Requirements.
Experience & Skills
o Extensive experience of Supply Chain Management and Development within an engineering, automotive or aerospace environment.
o Familiar with the development and implementation of Supply Chain KPI’s using them to monitor and improve Supply Chain performance.
o Experience of identifying, implementing and developing new sources of supply for large engineered components.
o Demonstrate experience of successfully achieving supply chain deliverables associated with major customer projects and contracts.
o Demonstrate a knowledge of driving process and product quality improvements within a Supply Chain
o Previously worked in an environment promoting an SRM culture with high levels of Supply Chain interaction.
o An understanding of engineered products and their associated processes of manufacture.
o Engineering, technical or manufacturing background with the ability to effectively communicate with the Technical functions within the organisation and externally within the Supply Chain.
o Experience of executing supply chain audit programmes in line with business requirements
o High level of computer literacy, ability to produce and deliver reporting to a high standard.
o Technically strong, engineering & product knowledge
o Understanding of quality & lean manufacturing tools & techniques
o Ability to develop relationships with suppliers to maximise quality performance and operational efficiency
o Ability to be able to design and develop “fit for purpose” processes and procedures
o Ability to generate and manage “Development” plans for suppliers and quality issues
On application please send an MS Formatted version of your CV.