Supplier Development Engineer

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Job Sector:
South East
£41,000 per annum
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Job Description For Vacancy No: 239439TS

Consultant: Tim Bees

Job Location: Buckinghamshire

Job Position: Supplier Quality Engineer

Department: Primarily an outward facing, cost and risk avoidance, supplier development role. Working for the Purchasing Department.

Their main activity will be to support the measurement and development of those suppliers manufacturing make to print parts for our client; typically metal fabrications or machined parts, along with some electrical and electronic assemblies. These are typically based in the UK and EU countries.

Job Status: Permanent

The Candidate: A confident, outward facing individual with a Quality background in manufacturing, preferably with metal fabrication and machining experience. Some knowledge of electronic and electrical assembly manufacture would also be useful.

Strong on “process” (6 Sigma or similar) and be able to demonstrate the benefits of such an approach both externally and internally.

Commercially aware and prepared to show a financial return to the company from the role.

Diplomatic – they will have to be able to liaise with all departments within the company as well as being able to build credibility with the supplier base.

Some corporate experience.

This is a new role with our client and the successful candidate will have to be able to hit the ground running with the minimum of direction and supervision. It’s a critical role to the development of the business as our volumes rise.

Responsibilities: Management and development of the supplier scorecard system. Liaison with the supplier along with the purchasing, Quality, R&D, Engineering and Manufacturing teams to drive improvements and quantifiable benefits from this activity.

Management of all materials returned to suppliers for credit or replacement. Liaison with Quality, Purchasing and Accounts teams to ensure the loop is closed.

New supplier qualification.

Existing supplier development, particularly in the areas of delivery performance and cost avoidance/reduction in all areas. These are typically small to medium sized engineering/electronics companies.

Supplier risk mitigation.

Tracking and supporting annual cost down activities; liaison with the purchasing, engineering and R&D teams to ensure targets are met.

Salary/Rate: Contact Tim Bees on 01621 841234 or email

Fringe Benefits: Various benefits for permanent staff, including annual bonus, pension, Share Scheme, Death in Service Benefit, 25 days paid holiday in addition to statutory holidays.

Contact Details:
Tel: 01621841234
Fax: 01233 645702
Contact: Tim Bees

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