- Quality Management
- Quality Audits
- Communication Skills
- Root Cause Analysis
All US Quality Assurance initiated activities within the external supply base
Developing and deploying performance and process metrics for the supply base, followed by identification of poor performing suppliers and implementation and delivery of improvement plans
Work with Procurement colleagues to ensure clear quality targets are set for all suppliers and action plans in place for delivery. Participate in Supplier Business Review Meetings to lead quality performance discussions.
Support Procurement in identification and approval of new suppliers.
Support sites during sourcing, resourcing and new product introduction process
Immediate problem solving if major quality issues arise
Ensuring problem solving and root cause analysis activities with Site & Suppliers to eliminate recurrence of non?
Manage the evaluation and qualification of new suppliers & materials, i.e., closure of audit actions and co-ordination of FAIRs requirements
Working with Quality function to establish key common processes for assessment of suppliers and problem management
Promoting improvements in COST of Quality and supporting cost reduction projects
US/Green card citizen
Management of REACH compliance in the supply base
Drive & Determination
Quality and Accuracy
Safety, Quality, Compliance
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree or HNC/HND in Engineering
Proven experience in a quality role within Aerospace or Medical
Extensive experience of leading supplier quality audits to; ISO9001, AS9100.
Qualified to either ISO/AS level Internal Auditor
Proven track record of implementing improvements using structured problem solving techniques; 8D, Lean, 5 Why’s, Pareto Analysis, Six Sigma, DFMEA, PFEMA, PPAP, etc.
Direct involvement with supplier issues management from initiation to closure.
Willingness to travel will be an essential part of the role.
Sound knowledge of manufacturing and quality management systems ISO 9001 and AS9100
Experience in problem solving tools
Sufficiently knowledgeable in REACH regulation to manage this within the supply base