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Supplier Quality Engineer - Manufacturing

Tiger Resourcing Solutions Ltd

Posted on Feb 14, 2023 by Tiger Resourcing Solutions Ltd

Gillingham, Kent, United Kingdom
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Supplier Quality Engineer - Manufacturing

To lead the management of quality at the Gillingham site supplier base to support Manufacturing performance

Position Overview

To lead the management of quality at the Gillingham site supplier base to support Manufacturing performance

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Reporting to plant Purchasing Manager, the plant SQE is responsible for supplier quality at plant level.
  • Working with Engineering operations plant Quality and Vendor Quality to support operational goals.
  • Provide regular feedback to the plant leaders, ensuring business objectives and targets are achieved.
  • When required support the plant with supplier related issues at the supplier's facility. This is not limited to quality but includes capacity related issues.
  • When applicable raise plant related issues including new product launches to Supply chain team
  • Use standard tools and techniques for supplier investigation activity to ensure optimum quality is achieved.
  • Keep accurate records of meetings and visits for traceability and cascading of information purposes.
  • Support pass through customer impacting issues by effective cross functional workshops including design change & MCIP
  • Maintain related documentation within piece part dedicated files.
  • Support VQ technician in containment and escalation of problem case notification allowing suppliers time to respond within the designated 24-hour allocation.
  • Raise problem cases in the appropriate systems, achieving timing & full conclusion.
  • Support TS & customer audits to protect plants accreditation from a supply's quality perspective.
  • Support New product introduction (Hydrogen) Technical reviews and cross functional activity
  • Facilitate appropriate cost recovery of non-conformance from Suppliers
  • Ensure plant ppap files are maintained and up to date.
  • If there is a need to be at the supplier to support plant related issues arrange and notify travel accordingly
  • Closure of open issues in line with APQP

Job Authorities

  • PPAP sign off.
  • Capacity uplift approval
  • Debit note generation
  • Scrap Assessment.



  • Intermediate computer (MS Office) skills
  • Good Communication skills
  • Basic RISK assessment skills
  • Understanding of technical drawings, geometric and material specifications.
  • An appreciation of manufacturing process and measurement techniques.


  • Problem case reduction and SCM organisational ppm targets
  • Be able to be effective on time problem case closure
  • Run reports to support plant and divisional reporting.
  • Be able to identify supplier related cost recoveries affecting the plant, record and recover through problem solver


  • Analytical - data driven decision making
  • Team player
  • Treat colleagues with respect (Equality & Diversity)
  • Strong communication skills both oral and written
  • Willingness to work diligently, with minimal supervision

Experience & Qualifications


  • Software skills in management operating system Software, & Microsoft office.
  • Understand Business requirements to support operational and Supply chain management requirements
  • Understanding of quality operating systems


  • Academic qualification in quality or Engineering

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