Supplier Quality Manager

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    General engineering & manufacturing, Metals industry

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    Grant Nisbet

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    01384 446115

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    6 months ago

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Supplier Quality Manager



To £53,000 + package


Are you a Supplier Quality Manager confident in establishing, maintaining and executing the supplier quality system, governing supplier selection, supplier qualification and supplier metrics? You will drive continuous design and process related improvements with externally sourced suppliers, implement processes for identifying suppliers for strategic development and develop a system for the continuous development of suppliers.


Key responsibilities for this Supplier Quality Manager role will include;

To ensure new factored products follow appropriate approval processes

To define and maintain inspection standards and schedules for all factored product

Providing feedback and manage issues with suppliers & colleagues to a conclusion that protects customer and working with Purchase Dept to recover costs where possible

Managing supplier improvement process by using direct contact and EMEA Asia Sourcing Office

Ensuring that all quality activity is monitored and co-ordinated in an effective manner

Taking active involvement in NPI process to ensure lessons learned from previous launches are built on and that gateway process is correctly adhered to

Reporting on supplier performance and drive structured improvement activity

To develop and maintain quality management system for all overseas factored product

Actively support NPI process from a quality perspective on all factored product

Hold regular structured reviews on quality performance and improvement with key suppliers and colleagues alike

To manage all supplier concerns and returns in a timely, cost-controlled manner

Recover consequential costs eg: inspection, site work from the supplier of a poor quality product

Report on a routine basis performance trends (KPIs) and areas for improvement with key suppliers

Arrange and conduct supplier audits

Day to day of the management of the QA teams based at other sites


In addition to a proven track record in driving improvement, extensive experience in dealing with an international supply base and extensive experience in dealing with certification bodies and maintaining ISO9001 accreditation, this Supplier Quality Manager role will also require;

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, particular focus on working with international partners

Customer Focus

Structured Problem Solving (8D, 5 Why, Design of Experiments, etc.)

Experience in creating and using PPAPs

Continuous Improvement

Planning and Organisation

Design and development of inspection standards and procedures

Internal Auditor for ISO9001:2015

Understanding of REACH and RoHS compliance

Ability to gather, analyse and report on key Quality data/statistics

Knowledge of Microsoft packages; Outlook, Word, Excel (Pivot analysis, etc.), PowerPoint

Data analysis driven


If keen to learn more please don't hesitate to contact Grant Nisbet at

Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

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