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Duties / Responsibilities (Including Objectives of the role):
Management of supply base quality activities for programme(s) ensuring both proactive and reactive actions are in place to assure production of OK parts for Manufacturing and Products.

Supplier Audit/Assessment:

­           Ensure supplier audit/site assessments conducted against Plan for Series Production and Projects

­           Drive resolution of open issues raised by team


Supplier Development:

­           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


New Part Introduction and Supplier Preparation:

­           Develop Quality Planning (APQP)/PPAPactivity 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

Project and Production Support:

­           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


Supplier Sourcing:

­           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 Criteria:
  • Degree or similar – Mechanical, Electrical or Automotive Engineering
  • Automotive OEM or 1st tier supplier SQA experience, must have sound knowledge of APQP systems & procedures
  • MS Word, Excel & PowerPoint
  • SQA experience in related industry or 1st tier supplier
  • Self starter, able to work under own initiative
  • Must possess ‘presence’, be assertive, articulate & logical in order to have high credibility with supplier senior management
  • Capability to operate under pressure
  • Must be able to demonstrate good problem solving skills & logical approach
  • Pro-active approach to supplier development