Vacancy Details

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Location: Hethel
Department: Quality
Vacancy Type: Permanent - New
Reference: 1630

Duties /Responsibilities (Including Objectives of the role):

Group Lotus Plc is seeking a Senior Manager within our Supplier Quality Assurance department.  The job holder will manage supplier quality and part quality activities to ensure day to day production targets are achieved and provide strategic supplier quality direction and guidance for new programmes ensuring we achieve quality, cost and timing targets.  This role will also lead the supplier quality related activities that will deliver visible and measurable improvement of the supplier base worldwide by implementing best practice automotive quality and supply chain strategies. This will involve close liaison with our parent company and other companies within the group. 

Main duties:

  • Manage and lead the SQA team ensuring the correct resource is allocated and prioritised
  • Create activity plans and KPIs for the SQA team, setting objectives, reviewing performance and developing competence
  • Manage PPAP, APQP
  • Concern resolution and warranty relating to supplied parts
  • Produce regular reports including action plans for senior management
  • Manage, plan and carryout supplier assessments to support current production and new progammes
  • Develop and agree supplier development activity plan with internal stakeholders ensuring the team meets the plan and PPM / Quality improvements are achieved
  • New Part Introduction and Supplier Preparation, develop PPAP activity plan for new projects
  • Ensure all supplier visits are completed and manage the completion of actions raised
  • Report approval status at Lotus project reviews and gateways including key issues resolution plans
  • Current Production Support, interface between Lotus factory and SQA team to ensure issues are prioritised and addressed in a timely manner to minimise any effect on production and quality targets
  • Supplier sourcing, interface with Lotus Purchasing Management to ensure consistent sourcing direction and consensus


Qualifications and Experience (Essential & Desirable criteria):

  • Educated to Degree level and/or equivalent within Mechanical, Electrical or Automotive Engineering
  • Broad understanding of manufacturing processes related to automotive production
  • Technically aware and capable of interpreting manufacturing processes
  • Previous Automotive experience within a management role
  • Effective leadership and communication skills
  • Analytical with a strong attention to detail 
  • Chartered/fellow member The Chartered Quality Institute would be desirable 
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