Supply Chain Quality Engineer

BAE Systems
England, Lancashire
Closing date
4 Nov 2019

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Supply Chain Quality Engineer

Would you like to play a key role within Air's quality function? We currently have a vacancy for a Supply Chain Quality Engineer at our site in Warton/Samlesbury.

As a Supply Chain Quality Engineer, you will be working within a high tempo, demanding and customer facing position across multiple products such as Typhoon, Hawk and Tornado aircraft within development, acquisition and in-service phases of the life cycle. The vacancy comes at a significant time during the deployment of the Supplier Quality Assurance Strategy and the role offers an opportunity to contribute to the direction of the Quality and Procurement Functions.

The role is based in the Europe & International Line of Business, with a broad scope of exciting products and services for global customers. It enables an individual to develop supplier and internal relationships, apply engineering and investigation skills and manage tactical and strategic supplier engagement activities.

The positions may require occasional national and international travel in order to work collaboratively with partners and customers.

Your main responsibilities as a Supply Chain Quality Engineer will involve:

Visiting suppliers in the UK and abroad to conduct/co-ordinate investigations, process confirmations, audits and support other functional engagements with suppliers

Contributing to the definition, establishment and deployment of a Supplier Assurance Framework

Providing effective and efficient Quality leadership and support to the business and supply chain on quality related issues

Ensuring suppliers understand and are capable of achieving defined quality requirements (process and product) and recovering non-compliant conditions

Establishing relevant and appropriate indicators/measures that will allow for the evaluation of the effectiveness and efficiency of suppliers Quality Management Systems

Providing accurate, independent Supplier Quality Intelligence and Assurance to the business

Being responsible for reporting the outputs of Supplier Quality Assurance activities

Your skills and qualifications:

Essential skills

Use of industry quality tools such as SPC, Six Sigma, Lean, process improvement, yield improvement, Pareto charts, root cause analysis, etc

Data analysis experience

A strong communicator with excellent presentation skills, and the ability to exchange engineering and performance information across both internal and external customers

Strong IT literacy, especially with Microsoft applications

Ability to adapt, be flexible and to work within a constantly changing environment

Desirable skills

Aerospace and Defence quality experience is not essential. Automotive, Pharmaceutical, procurement or engineering experience may be transferrable

Knowledge of quality requirements for aerospace and defence contracts (e.g. EN9100, AQAPs and Defence Standards)

Assurance experience (e.g. audits, investigations etc.)

What we're looking for in you:

You will have the ability to work as an effective team member using strong listening skills to extract key information from complex messaging. You will have the ability to persuade and influence a variety of stakeholder groups to ensure we drive continuous improvement and consistency across the supply chain

Location: Warton/Samlesbury

Salary: £37,654.00

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems Air

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidats from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possibe if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.

At BAE Systems, we provide some of the world's most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions. We employ a skilled workforce of more than 83,000 people in 40 countries. Working with customers and local partners, we develop, engineer, manufacture, and support products and systems to deliver military capability, protect national security and people, and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.

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