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Quality Manager

Summary: Organised and experienced professional with at least 5 years engineering quality experience

Description: The Role

Reporting to the Quality Director, responsibilities include:
Planning and realization of supplier audits in line with central strategy and according to the VDA 6.3 and PSA rules
Escalation and solution of issues related to the supply chain (suppliers) with target to assure the serial deliveries for final customers
Management of new components release process (component PPAPs management)
Cooperation on supplier evaluation process in cooperation with central PUR organization and CoC PUR organization
Manage evidence of capabilities study results for SC/CC suppliers' characteristic
Manage quality supplier related internal procedures according to KB/GT rules and ISO TS (IATF) rules
Manage keeping KB/GT KPI targets - supported with monthly reporting of fulfillment - if KPI's not fulfilled set-up the correct countermeasures
Defines semi-product quality specifications and requirements, and qualifies and approves potential suppliers, in cooperation with purchasing department
Defines quality planning of semi-products, and conducts inspection and approval
Conducts workshops at suppliers
Constantly monitors quality performance and liaises with defined suppliers to keep quality standards on a high level
Initiates escalation process for qualification, if appropriate
May provide advice for suppliers on design of semi-products
Supports complaint management regarding supplier problems
Performs regular reporting of audit, project and workshop results as well as local quality reports
Manages concessions for suppliers for whom we have not received products within the exact specification

The Person

The successful candidate will have:
Experience from previously working in a production, automotive or engineering background
Willingness to travel widely throughout the world to visit suppliers for GT and KB for about 40% of their time
Be able to return to site with the problem description and be confident enough to explain/follow up the solution to that problem
Intercultural skills to enable them to work all over the world, and effectively in an international team
At least 5 years' experience ideally from an automotive background and be familiar with dealing with suppliers
A quality management and/or technical degree, or equivalent time served experience
Knowledge of automotive industry norms such as ISO TS (IATF) rules
Knowledge of the following quality standards/methods: FMEA, 8D and PPAP
This is a varied, challenging and interesting role working in a result driven fast paced development environment. If you feel you have the skills and background for this role then please send me your CV an contact Warren.
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Type: Permanent

Location: Tyne and Wear

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