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Supplier Quality Engineer

Do you have experience in an engineering-based quality role? Sepura are looking for a Supplier Quality Engineer to take a pro-active role in the supply chain processes to deliver quality products to agreed specifications and championing continuous improvement within the supply chain.

Main duties:

  • To provide data, analysis and feedback on issues, trends and actions. Ensuring that actions are prioritised and progressed through robust root-cause analysis, corrective and preventative action, to sustainable and cost effective solutions
  • To review and suggest process improvements with external suppliers to ensure our products are manufacturable on a continuous basis with respect to quality, yield and capability
  • To ensure that all suppliers that manufacture custom parts or assemblies have a documented quality control plan that is adhered to
  • To lead and support specific process improvement projects within the company or agree a suitable existing project to deliver the improvements
  • To carry out process and capability audits of suppliers in accordance with ISO9001:2015. Specific monitoring of key suppliers as required in order to maintain our external certification. Ensure any non-conformities are addressed within timescales agreed
  • To work cross functionally to root cause issues that lead to:
    - Poor returns data for Terminals and Accessories that are attributed to supply chain issues
    - Customer issues with respect to supply chain
  • To monitor suppliers of critical/single source components; i.e. case part tooling, conducting regular inspection/tool life calculation. Recommending remedial action or replacement where necessary
  • To provide "troubleshooting" expertise - managing critical supply chain issues
  • To help identify and approve new suppliers that are capable for the part being manufactured, especially custom component manufacturers i.e. tool makers, moulders and contract manufacturers
  • This job involves some travelling so the successful applicant will have a full, clean driving licence and their own car. Travel expenses will be paid
  • Additional duties may arise on a seasonal or ad hoc basis, or as the business requires

Essential experience:

  • Proven experience in management of an international, technically-orientated supply chain
  • Experience in engineering based quality role; supplier quality, product and process audit, spc and data analysis
  • Experience with internal and external audits
  • Knowledge and practical use of six sigma methodology and tools to improve manufacturing processes (yellow belt)
  • Good level of understanding of best practices across industries and how to apply relevant scalable processes
  • In depth knowledge of electro-mechanical manufacturing processes & controls: Surface Mount Assembly, injection moulding (PC & TPE), mechanical assembly and inspection

Desirable experience:

  • Experience working with Asian suppliers
  • ISO9001:2015 audit experience
  • Six sigma (Green belt)

Essential skills:

  • Proven ability to communicate in a variety of formats with an appreciation of target audience
  • Has a passion for Quality, whilst having commercial feet firmly on the ground
  • Extensive people and relationship management skills
  • Process oriented
  • Decision maker, not afraid of accountability, able to act decisively under pressure
  • Ability to liaise with a cross functional organisation
  • Confidence and experience to travel unaccompanied to varied geographical regions and cultures

Desirable skills:

  • 2nd language: Mandarin or Spanish


  • Open attitude to assessing alternative solutions yet determined when required
  • Flexible with the ability to travel internationally for up to 2 weeks at a time, occasionally at short notice

Essential qualifications:

  • Minimum HND in Electronic/Mechanical engineering or 5 years' experience in a similar role

Desirable qualifications:

  • Degree in Electronic/Mechanical engineering
  • ISO9001 lead auditor