Purpose of the Role :
Reporting to the SQA Manager, responsible for all aspects of new product introduction and maintaining a stable quality level in series for supplied parts to McLaren road cars.
Provides Organisational and Technical support for new SQA Engineers.
Responsible for Purchased New Part Product Quality & Capacity for a specific area of the vehicle.
Drive the assigned Suppliers to ensure components achieve / exceed the required quality level specified.
Ensure all Concern investigation (8D) and QCR’s are resolved on time for Series production parts within the Commodity Group.
Conduct New Product introduction & Process verification audits
Drive the development of supplier processes to BIC standards at supplier locations.
Support production preparation using the Supplier Capacity Verification process to ensure smooth production ramp-up and maintain stability in series production.
Manage and control up front quality planning within the supply base through effective APQP deployment and monitoring.
Manage and Control on time approval of production parts and processes (PPAP) for components.
Drive Implementation and management of part and process improvement activities.
Development and achievement of KPIs
Lead Project status and Management report provision as required.
Track Supplier on time delivery of TS16949 achievement plans.
Create and Maintain Personal development plans and training plans (including Co-Workers).
Provide Stand in support for SQA Manager as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience :
Experience of Automotive Quality / Manufacturing in OEM or tier one, including some new model and series experience in a QA related position
Understand and have experience approving parts using PPAP
Understands TS16949 requirements.
Experienced in project management reporting within an APQP or similar framework
Experience of building close working relationships internally and with suppliers
Experience of using problem solving techniques in a production environment (eg 8D, 5 Why)
Understanding of lean techniques to support problem solving.
IT literate (competent user of MS products e.g. Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
Previous Catia V5 experience and working knowledge of GD&T
Supervisory experience would also be an advantage
Engineering / Automotive Degree or similar
Personal Attributes :
Highly motivated, team player who can lead by example
Good communication skills to deal with people of all levels
Well organised and delivery focused, with a demonstrable track record of on-time delivery in a high-pressure environment
A fast learner
Flexibility in terms work patterns and travel
Capable of representing a world class automotive brand
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