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Lead Supplier Quality Engineer

  • GE Aviation
  • Experienced
  • Posted 12/6/2017 11:49:53 AM
  • 3021161
  • Job Function: Sourcing
  • Business Segment: Aviation Supply Chain
Location(s): United Kingdom; Cheltenham


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Role Summary:
Drive quality for assigned suppliers, including quality plan implementation. Own supplier results, drive improvements utilizing supplier scorecards. Own supplier audits, ensuring compliance, and driving improvement plans where needed. Comprehensive in-depth understanding of supplier quality, purchasing and sourcing concepts and principles. Strong knowledge of supplier management concepts in order to help drive supplier performance.



Essential Responsibilities:

  • Includes both Supplier Quality Assurance and Supplier Quality Development.
  • Includes supplier qualifications, action plans, audits, performance monitoring, and assisting key suppliers towards industrial standards of excellence.
  • SQEs have various levels of differentiation which are related to level of technical understanding of engineering drawings and ability to manage vendors. Work with allocated key suppliers to improve quality statistics to target levels.
  • Communicates across direct organization.
  • Presents to senior leaders in specific supplier quality space and on cross functional teams on how supplier quality contributes to the overall strategy.
  • Assists in the continuous development of the supplier quality function, towards best practice.
  • Identify and deliver value-adding opportunities from the supply chain.
  • Advises functional managers or other functions regarding approaches, processes and procedures in the own field.
  • Has a role as a project leader of medium sized projects or is a major contributor to bigger projects.


Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college, or equivalent level of experience, some years of experience in Supplier Quality Engineering.
  • Experience in supplier quality engineering
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Ability to influence others and lead small teams.
  • Lead initiatives of moderate scope and impact.
  • Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously.
  • Effective problem identification and solution skills.
  • Proven analytical and organizational ability.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EU/EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post, as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/working

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security. Please see the link below for further details regarding the requirements for BPSS clearance

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/61212/hmg-personnel-security-controls.pdf



Desired Characteristics:
  • Some years of experience in Supplier Quality Engineering.


Locations: United Kingdom; Cheltenham

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.


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