Supplier Quality Engineer - Rubber & Plastics
Working closely with the Engineering and the Procurement team the individual will work to identify process improvement opportunities within the Dyson supply chain. Working with the supplier/s to ensure the integrity and timely management of the suppliers out going quality and supporting data. Understand, establish and develop the suppliers capability ensuring alignment to Dyson manufacturing quality and performance requirements. Drive and coordinate the supplier/s to establish root cause and corrective actions (RCCA) to correct any process/ product failing resulting in maintained or improved quality performance.
1. Supplier Quality Management, Development and Supplier process improvement (65%)
Working with the supplier/s ensure that their process capability is established, agreed, understood and monitored
Collect and evaluate supplier quality data to identify process improvement opportunities within the supply chain.
Ensure suppliers Quality readiness for NPI and SOP for all product categories
Working with the supplier directly, create corrective action plans to address process failures.
Review supplier manufacturing processes/yield, collaborate with suppliers on process improvement and value enhancement opportunities.
Regularly communicate with Engineering, Manufacturing Quality, and Procurement internally to identify opportunities for quality and productivity improvement.
Collect and maintain supplier performance metrics.
Coordinate with Engineering, Manufacturing and Product Quality to ensure awareness to known purchased part or product quality issues.
Coordinate with Engineering, Manufacturing and Product Quality to ensure that the suppliers capabilities are understood and any gaps in requirements are planned for closure
Ensure that alignment and agreement is reached between Supplier/s Engineering and/or Manufacturing for Dyson drawing sign offs, taking in to account the suppliers capabilities to meet the requirements
Assist Procurement in conducting Supplier Audits, reviews assessments and categorizations of new and existing suppliers for selection and de-selection
2. Support corrective action process (10%)
Ensure that the Suppliers RCCA process meets minimum Dyson requirements and expectations
Participate in SEA Quality meetings and present purchased part or product quality issues.
Investigate reported external quality issues that are believed to be purchased part or product driven and present findings at SEA Quality meetings.
Perform, lead or coordinate root cause analysis on purchased part or product quality issues and work issue through containment phase of corrective action process.
Communicate and instruct suppliers on the use of a corrective action process and quality tools & techniques.
Participate in the Corrective Action Review Board (CAR)
3. Support Supplier Qualification and Disqualification (25%)
Maintain supplier performance and audit results.
Identify repeat quality issues by supplier and maintain supplier quality scorecard.
Recommend suppliers for qualification and / or disqualification based upon quality performance in conjunction with Procurement and Engineering.
Candidate must possess a Degree or Diploma in Electronic / Motor / Mechanical Engineering with minimum 5 years' experience in an engineering/quality capacity in a manufacturing environment
Strong technical background in metal processing, rubber/plastic moulding and Quality management
Extensive experience is specifically required in issue management techniques, tools and methods e.g. 8D, 5 Whys, 5S, GR&R, DOE etc…
Demonstrate understanding in full of engineering specs for component or assembly sourcing.
Issue Management - Able to successfully manage complex issues whilst under time and cost pressure, lead / coordinate cross-functional teams in delivering timely solutions
Experience in working in an environment where specification and process are not always predetermined.
Analytical and data driven with an ability to generate a concise argument to support their views.
Motivated by driving continuous improvement programs and application of Lessons Learnt mindset
Seeks to stretch and enhance the role of Quality across Dyson interfacing functions. Supports others within the functions, users and suppliers so that maximum value is derived by all processes
Self motivated, independent, results-driven
Passion for delivering results and product quality
Process change / improvement skills are essential
Analytical and Attention to detail is a must