Our client, a solutions provider to some of the most prestigious fast car brands across the globe, has a new role immediately available.

We require a highly motivated self-starter who prides themselves on their ability to deliver results and has a flair for engineering and robust manufacturing practices. As a key member of the Operations Team you will have a detailed understanding of automotive supply chain processes, and will be able to demonstrate the ability to deliver results in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.

Reporting to the Head of Purchasing, this role exists to improve the end-to-end supply chain performance of product and service suppliers. This includes: the development of supply chain related procedures and processes; supplier assessment and qualification; management of supplier concerns; leading/coordinating supplier APQP activities; management of problem resolution and other quality/purchasing improvement initiatives and activities.

The role includes assessment of the current supplier base to identify, evaluate and develop suppliers capable of providing cost effective quality component for existing and future projects.

Key responsibilities will include:

Carrying out supplier qualification assessments including detailed on-site process audits (to automotive standards)
Preparing sourcing recommendations based on the results of supplier assessment activities
Communication and implementation of supplier quality and inspection requirements
Leading the implementation of supplier development activities with the aim of delivering year-on-year supplier QCD improvements
Establishing supplier scorecards monitoring quality, delivery and commercial performance
Leading the successful implementation and owning the delivery of specific Advanced Production Quality Plans for New Product Introduction and sourcing activities
Working closely with Quality, Engineering, Manufacturing and Programme Management on supplier selection for new products and services
Approving new products and services in line with company procedures
Dealing with specific non-conforming product containment incidents, identifying root causes and ensuring robust and rigorous problem resolution in a timely manner
Leading supplier monitoring visits and audits, both in the UK and overseas, as required.
Supporting the implementation and subsequent maintenance of systems and processes to ensure compliance with the automotive TS16949 Management Systems standard
Analysis and reporting of supplier quality incidents.

The ideal candidate will have:

Minimum HNC/Degree in Engineering discipline (or equivalent)
Experience gained in a supply chain quality environment, preferably in high volume automotive manufacturing business
Experience of automotive supplier assessment and selection activities
Experience of auditing both internal and supplier processes
Experience of supplier development programmes to drive quality improvements
Knowledge of APQP tools and techniques (including FMEA and Control Plans)
Knowledge of statistical analysis, process capability and problem resolution tools (8D, 5 Why, 6 Sigma etc.) and techniques
A team player with the ability to work on own initiative, and able to influence others by demonstrating a positive “can do” attitude.
Strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills
Ability to work at pace in a multi-project environment
UK driving license and ability to travel.

Rate of Pay

£40,000.00 – £50,000.00 per year

Job ID – J2000

  • Full Time

Job Spec

Reference J2000
Job Type Full Time
Location Oxford,Oxfordshire,UK,OX2
Salary £40,000.00 - £50,000.00 per year
Contact Laura Claughan
Phone 01392 458 586
Email laura@whurk.co.uk
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