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Title:  Senior Supplier Quality Engineer


Hethel, NFK, GB

Department:  Supplier Quality
Date:  08-Jun-2021

Role Responsibilities:

  • To assist in managing supplier’s quality activities within the supplier base to ensure day to day production targets are achieved. This will involve defect prevention and timely problem resolution.
  • This role offers the opportunity to demonstrate business improvement and measurable change throughout the Lotus production supply chain thereby improving product quality and customer satisfaction.
  • This role will be focused on site supplier quality related activities as part of a larger Quality team that will deliver visible and measurable improvement of the production supplier base worldwide by implementing best practice automotive quality and supply chain strategies.
  • Manage production related PPAP and concern resolution activities for current production series and new projects
  • Produce regular reports including action plans for management, supplier development plans and CCARs.
  • Manage, plan and carryout supplier manufacturing site assessments to support current production and new programmes.
  • 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/or new supply source, develop PPAP activity plan in conjunction with SQ projects team.
  • Ensure all supplier visits are completed to process and any actions raised are taken to closure.
  • Report part approval status.
  • Current Production Support, interface with Resident SQ team to ensure issues are prioritised and addressed in a timely manner to minimize any effect on production and quality targets.
  • Experience of using various quality tools such 8D, FMEA, APQP, PPAP,  Control plans, MSA, SPC, process Mapping, problem solving skills. Be able to demonstrate experience of using SQA/Quality core tools.
  • Support SQA site manager and SQA engineers to meet supplier quality targets and meet Lotus business requirements.


Qualifications and Experience:

  • HND/HNC or Degree level in Engineering or similar related discipline
  • Broad understanding of manufacturing processes related to automotive production
  • Technically aware and capable of interpreting manufacturing processes
  • Automotive OEM or 1st Tier supplier experience in a supplier quality role.
  • Automotive supplier in a supplier quality engineering role
  • Effective communication skills with the drive to resolve supplier related quality and production problems
  • Analytical with an attention to detail 
  • Demonstrate a quality mind set and can-do approach to problem solving
  • Results focused
  • Full driving license
  • A willingness to travel worldwide at short notice, working at suppliers’ sites to resolve problems