Supplier Manager

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Stockport, Greater Manchester | Ref: BBBH19054

Excellent Benefits

Supplier Manager

Role Profile

My client is an Engineering business in the Stockport area and due to continued growth they are looking to appoint an additional person in to their Supply Chain team to further develop the capabilities and capacities of their supplier base.

A key element to this role is maximising supplier quality performance by managing quality throughout the Supply Chain and driving process efficiencies.

Key responsibilities:

  • Support supplier evaluation process to select and onboard new suppliers with the required capabilities
  • Analyse performance of existing suppliers through scorecards and techniques such as 8D, APQP and FMEA
  • Work with Procurement and Supply Chain colleagues to analyse capabilities of supplier base vs anticipated demand
  • Support suppliers to ensure they have the necessarily technical expertise for NPD projects and new product launches
  • Conduct root cause analysis for quality problems within the supply chain and devise/implement corrective/preventative action plans
  • Conduct internal and external supplier audits

Skills & Experience:

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Qualifications in Mechanical Engineering (HNC/HND level as a minimum)
  • Experience of supply chain development within an engineering environment such as Automotive or Aerospace, ideally with evidence of having devised development plans for suppliers
  • Proven experience using quality tools such as 8D, APQP and FMEA
  • Knowledge of Lean and Continuous Improvement
  • Willingness to undertake regular business travel

The successful candidate for this role will be a self starter with excellent communication/relationship building skills.

Client information

A successful engineering business based in the Stockport area going through a period of growth and expansion.


Competitive Salary and Excellent Benefits Package

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