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Supplier Quality Manager

  • GE Aviation
  • Experienced
  • Posted 5/8/2017 3:27:17 PM
  • 2821597
  • Job Function: Sourcing
  • Business Segment: Aviation Supply Chain
Location(s): United Kingdom; Hamble-le-Rice

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Role Summary:
In this role, you will own the Supplier Quality Strategy for multiple Composites sites across the UK, including the Supplier Quality performance improvement plan. You will be responsible to develop the strategy, and lead your team to implement and execute it. This includes selecting suppliers through qualification processes, owning supplier results, driving improvements utilizing supplier scorecards, also owning supplier audits, ensuring compliance, and driving improvement plans where needed.

Essential Responsibilities:
In addition, you and your team of supplier quality engineers will:
• Lead the Composites Supplier Quality Engineering staff, driving supplier improvement and defect reduction through robust RCCA and Quality Improvement Plans
• Drive change in the processes used to execute on supplier management and improvement including but not limited to risk assessment, systemic QMS corrective actions, preventive action, supplier development and supplier monitoring processes
• Focus on preventive supplier development throughout the NPI life-cycle as well as through the Transfer of Work process, to ensure quality product and on-time delivery
• Serve as active change agent in implementation of new corporate initiatives associated with GE Aviation Production System (GEAPS) and the House of Quality


• Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college or equivalent knowledge and experience

• Proven years of experience in Production Quality or Quality Management Systems

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

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

Desired Characteristics:
• Working experience in a regulatory environment (Aerospace industry preferred)
• Supplier management experience
• Proven history of leading change for strategic initiatives
• Previous people leadership experience
• Proven analytical and organizational ability
• Lean Six Sigma experience preferred
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
• Ability to influence others, lead teams, and drive change
• Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously
• Ideal candidate is a process thinker and experienced in process improvement
• Effective problem identification and solution skills

Locations: United Kingdom; Hamble-le-Rice
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