Supplier Quality Manager

Posted 2 months ago by Cyrus Bandani
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Job Description

The role aims to ensure the right quality from our suppliers, and thereby minimizing supplier related quality costs through proactive work within the supply chain in cooperation with purchasing, design and production resources.

The person acting in this role has the following overall responsibility:
• to actively participate in the evaluation and qualification of new and existing suppliers according to HOW-0078 and HOW-0019 as member of the supplier team.
• to drive and coordinate supplier audit programs.
• to report audit results to the organizations. The results should serve as input to supplier strategy management.
• to analyze and monitor the supplier’s performance, initiate necessary actions with the supplier, to maintain, improve or re-establish the supplier’s ability to fulfill the existing agreement.
• to drive and coordinate Product/Process Quality Assurance (PQA) activities within the supply chain, Process qualification/validation for special processes (in close collaboration with design, purchasing & production). This can include activities related to Production Readiness Review (PRR), First Article Inspection (FAI), First Article Acceptance Test (FAAT).
• to identify and manage supplier risk and performance ensuring Root Cause and Corrective Action (RCCA) are identified, implemented and verified.
• to determine Quality Control Instructions for purchased products together with Designer.
• to participate in decisions meetings such as Material Review Boards (MRB) and drive supplier product quality claims e.g. Non Conformance Report (NCR) and Supplier Corrective Action report (SCAR).
• to work with pro-active risk mitigation and preventive improvements in close cooperation with the suppliers.
• to initiate supplier development activities by analyzing supplier data such as NCR, SCAR, Perfect Order Fulfillment (POF) and follow-up on supplier improvements together with Supplier Team.
• to collaborate and network with other quality functions within the company.
• to spread “Best Practices” within the company.

The person acting in this role has the following overall authority:
• to request, approve and follow up on corrective actions; verify that implemented corrective actions give the expected result.
• to escalate the case to concerned persons with in the organization, in the event of serious quality defects. Ex. supplier responsible, line manager, quality manager.
• to flow down customer specific requirements within the supply chain, on request.
• to dissuade from business with suppliers that are likely to not meet the quality requirements, for potential new suppliers.
• to advice against usage of suppliers unable, to fulfil requirements based on intended Scope of approval.

The person acting in this role should have the following competences:
• Practical and theoretical quality education/training.
• Extensive knowledge of quality methods and tools – such as 7 Quality Management Tools and Core Tools.
• Extensive knowledge of applicable standards for management systems such as ISO9001, EN9100, ISO 14001 and AQAP etc
• Very good competence with FAI per AS/EN9102 and Counterfeit Part Prevention per AS5553.
• Minimum Green belt in Six Sigma and Black belt merits.
• Very good analytical ability and experience within systematic Problem Solving (8D) using Root Cause Analyses (RCA) and implement Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA).
• Knowledge in relevant Special Processes merits.
• Reading experience and understanding of technical drawings and documentations.
• Very good understanding on supplier processes and the supply chain.
• Very good communication skills and collaboration with internal and external organizations.
• Good communication skills in English spoken and written.
• Good knowledge of Global Management System (GMS).

Uppdraget kan omfattas av försvarssekretess, vilket innebär krav på svenskt medborgarskap och godkännande av säkerhetsprövning utförd av myndighet.