Product Assurance Manager - Supply Chain

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  • Location:

    Luton, Bedfordshire

  • Sector:

    Quality Engineers

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  • Salary:

    £450 - £500 per day

  • Contact:

    Harry Garvin

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  • Published:

    over 2 years ago

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Project Assurance Manager - Supply Chain

Would you like to work for a leading aerospace and defence organisation? -To support Integrated Project Teams, the Procurement and Quality functions and the External Supply-Chain in identifying, scoping and implementing tangible Business Improvement Opportunities.

Key Responsibilities

Work in partnership with Procurement, Quality and the IPTs to ensure:

  • The identification and implementation of IPT Improvement opportunities within the External Supply Chain

  • Supply Chain risks and opportunities are identified, mitigated and exploited as required.

  • The development and implementation of a Supplier Quality Strategy in line with IPT priorities.

  • Compliance to AS9100 Revision D with particular emphasis on the Process Effectiveness (PEAR) requirements and joint internal auditing.

  • The identification and delivery of internal Procurement Improvement opportunities in order to support both delivery and cost benefits.

  • Development of proactive reporting to identify and drive internal and external IPT Improvement opportunities.

  • Implementation of Supplier Failure Review Boards in order to drive IPT Improvement opportunities.

  • Implementation of a proactive Supplier Quality Surveillance programme including maintenance of all supplier approvals.

  • Support, as required, Generic Capability Reviews in the External Supply Chain.

  • Support, as required, all adhoc Procurement and External Supply issues.

Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge

  • Ideally educated to Degree Level or equivalent.

  • Preferably a Chartered Quality Professional.

  • Experience of working within a Project Team Environment.

  • Experience of proactive management of Non Conformance within the External Supply Chain.

  • Experience of deploying Quality Tools and Techniques I.e. Lean, 5S, Root cause analysis, DMAIC, First Article Verifications

  • Familiar with Procurement disciplines within the Defence Electronics and Manufacturing industry.

  • Familiar with the requirements of AS9100 Revision D and auditing to this standard both internally and within the External Supply Chain.

  • Awareness of contributing factors such as regulatory requirements for the External Supply Chain.

  • Ability to identify and deliver change programmes in the External Supply Chain.

  • Ability to develop pro-active reporting in order to drive and measure Business Improvements.