• Location

    Oxford, Oxfordshire

  • Sector:

    Supply Chain

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £45000 - £50000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Chantal Partridge

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Supplier Quality Engineer - Oxfordshire

A fantastic opportunity for a Supplier Quality Engineer has arisen to join a growing Supplier Quality Assurance team in a Manufacturing company in Oxfordshire, with a salary of £50,000. The role holder will have experience in Supplier Quality inspection and Supplier Management in an Automotive Industry, or a fast-paced manufacturing environment.

Candidates will have previous experience within Supplier Quality and Supplier Management.

Role responsibilities of the Supplier Quality Engineer:

  • 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.

Person Specification of the Supplier Quality Engineer:

  • Minimum HNC/Degree in Engineering discipline (or equivalent)
  • Previous proven experience working within 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
  • Proven 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



This role will be well suited to you if you have held a role within Supplier Quality, Supplier management, Quality Assurance.

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