Vacancy Details

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Location: Hethel
Department: Quality
Vacancy Type: Contract (RPR)
Reference: 1629 / 1632

Duties /Responsibilities (Including Objectives of the role):

Group Lotus Plc is seeking a Senior Supplier Quality Engineer to ensure the management of our supply base.  The job holder will ensure both proactive and reactive actions are in place to assure production of OK parts for ongoing supply to Manufacturing and Projects.

Main duties:
  • Ensure supplier audit/site assessments conducted against Plan for Series Production and Projects
  • Drive resolution of open issues raised by team
  • Agree supplier development activity plan with internal stakeholders
  • Ensure team achieves plan and PPM / Quality improvements achieved
  • Report out KPIs and status within Lotus and escalate issues as required
  • Develop Quality Planning (APQP)/PPAP activity plan for new projects
  • Ensure all supplier visits completed and manage completion of actions raised
  • Report approval status at Lotus project reviews and gateways including key issues resolution plans
  • Management of PPAP/LPAP activities, including parts readiness & part approvals
  • Interface between Lotus factory/Parts Quality and SQA team to ensure issues are prioritised and addressed in a timely manner
  • Root cause analysis/Troubleshooting at suppliers to ensure continuity of supply of assured parts
  • Interface with Lotus Purchasing Management to ensure consistent sourcing direction and consensus
  • Manage business relationships within the supply base

Qualifications and Experience (Essential & Desirable criteria):

Essential:
  • Educated to Degree level and/or equivalent within Mechanical, Electrical or Automotive Engineering
  • Previous SQA experience within Automotive or related industries 
  • Sound knowledge of APQP systems & procedures
  • Good written and verbal communication skills 
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Word, Excel & PowerPoint 
  • Full UK drivers licence is required 
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