Our client is a leading automotive manufacturing business who have grown in size significantly in recent years. At the forefront of cutting edge technology for leading OEM businesses we have a role immediately available working out of the Oxford manufacturing centre.
We are looking to appoint an experienced SQA Engineer with fluent German Speaking skills. : This role sees you managing and working closely with German based suppliers.
Key Responsibilities Will Include
Carrying out supplier qualification assessments including detailed on-site process audits (to automotive standards)
Preparing sourcing recommendations based on the results of supplier assessment activities
Communication and implementation of supplier quality and inspection requirements
Leading the implementation of supplier development activities with the aim of delivering year-on-year supplier QCD improvements
Establishing supplier scorecards monitoring quality, delivery and commercial performance
Leading the successful implementation and owning the delivery of specific Advanced Production Quality Plans for New Product Introduction and sourcing activities
Working closely with Quality, Engineering, Manufacturing and Programme Management on supplier selection for new products and services
Approving new products and services in line with company procedures
Dealing with specific non-conforming product containment incidents, identifying root causes and ensuring robust and rigorous problem resolution in a timely manner
Leading supplier monitoring visits and audits, both in the UK and overseas, as required.
Supporting the implementation and subsequent maintenance of systems and processes to ensure compliance with the automotive TS16949 Management Systems standard
Analysis and reporting of supplier quality incidents.
The Ideal Candidate Will Have
Fluen German Speaking Skills
Minimum HNC / Degree in Engineering discipline (or equivalent)
Experience gained in a supply chain quality environment, preferably in high volume automotive manufacturing business
Experience of automotive supplier assessment and selection activities
Experience of auditing both internal and supplier processes
Experience of supplier development programmes to drive quality improvements
Knowledge of APQP tools and techniques (including FMEA and Control Plans)
Knowledge of statistical analysis, process capability and problem resolution tools (8D, 5 Why, 6 Sigma etc.) and techniques
A team player with the ability to work on own initiative, and able to influence others by demonstrating a positive can do attitude.
Strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills
Ability to work at pace in a multi-project environment
UK driving license and ability to travel
Role : SQA Engineer - German Speaking
Job Type : Permanent
Location : Oxford, Oxfordshire,
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