• Supplier Development Engineer

    Job Location UK-WMD-Wolverhampton
    Req No.
    Supplier Development and Engineering
    GBP £45,000.00/Year
    Duration (Days)
  • Overview

    The candidate will work on a core team to manage supplier development initiatives in his geographical area. The focus will be on improving supplier quality, supplier on-time delivery, support supply chain strategies, etc.

    Responsibilities include the following:

    • Partner with key suppliers to pursue continuous improvement, problem solving, waste elimination with the objective of improving performance to the customers business units.
    • Implement proactive and reactive strategies and tools to drive performance improvements in the supply base.
    • Drive problem resolution process at supplier, incl. ability to lead problem solving teams
    • Provide supplier quality and delivery oversight, analysis, and performance tracking
    • Lead the implementation of quality clinics and supplier gold at suppliers
    • Perform capacity assessments at Suppliers on behalf of the UTAS business units.
    • Perform PPAP on site validation at suppliers.
    • Develop and execute action plans to address opportunities in supply base
    • Analyze strategic quality and delivery performance data
    • Report results to the internal customers at various levels of the organization.
    • involve internal customers in problem resolution when needed.
    • Contribute to the advancement of tools and techniques in the Supplier Performance teams


    • 4 - 6 years experience minimum in manufacturing, quality or engineering
    • ACE or equivalent certification in Six Sigma and/or Lean preferred
    • Significant experience in manufacturing and quality operations
    • Experience with assessing supplier capability, applying lean manufacturing and value stream mapping
    • Experience with Advanced Quality Planning tools (such as FMEAs, Control Plans, PPAPs, etc), and ability to assure implementation within the supply base
    • Experience with capacity analysis and production readiness tools.
    • Demonstrated ability to manage and complete multiple projects and objectives, simultaneously
    • Demonstrated ability to work under different timelines and to manage in parallel short term imperatives and long term strategies
    • Strong problem solving and analytical skills and ability to influence individuals and groups
    • Excellent interpersonal, communication, presentation and facilitation skills
    • Experience with ISO-9001 and/or AS9100 requirements; QS9000, ISO13485, TS-16949, a plus
    • Knowledge of theory and application of statistical concepts
    • In depth knowledge of quality systems, policies, procedures, and ability to apply them to supplier requirements




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