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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Supplier Quality Officer (Mechanical / Production Engineer) Job in Kenya

Supplier Quality Officer (Mechanical / Production Engineer)
Our client who sells highly durable, highly affordable vehicles for Africa’s mass market is looking to fill the above vacancy.
They are seeking a quality professional who will ensure approved suppliers and vendors follow the PPAP process.
The officer will implement Lean Manufacturing principles to new and existing suppliers, with the purpose to maximize quality, cost, logistics and delivery on time.
The role also involves handling Quality spills by the Supplier by ensuring counter measures are being taken to protect the Plant, and support the Supplier with problem solving and implementation of the corrective actions.
Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Responsible for supplier readiness process i.e. implementing Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) requirements.
  • Implement Lean Manufacturing principles to suppliers.
  • Create supplier manufacturing processes for new designs.
  • Review and improve existing manufacturing processes for suppliers to align them with organization’s quality expectations.
  • Support suppliers in problem solving, root cause analyses and corrective action plans of all quality issues.
  • Conduct supplier audits as per audit schedule and maintain supplier audit report.
  • Collect and maintain supplier performance data/records through quality score cards and quality spill reports against set metrics.
  • Analyse & evaluate various supplier performance quality reports, develop and implement improvement plans and Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA) based on these reports.
  • Participate in product round table meetings, document all supplier quality related issues and develop action plans.
  • Maintain supplier problem tracking logs to ensure monitoring & conclusive closure of all quality issues.
  • Advise on qualification and or disqualification of suppliers based on quality performance.
An ideal candidate should combine outstanding technical skills in engineering and operations management with excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively within a team.
They should possess a strong skill set in leading multi-function teams consisting of internal and external Supplier representatives.
Have a strong sense for continuous improvement opportunities with quality engineering processes within the automotive industry.
Should have a strong Lean Manufacturing background and experience base.
  • Bachelor degree or Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing/Production Engineering, Quality Management or similar
  • 5+ years(Diploma) Or 2+ years (Degree) related experience in quality engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, production line operations – preferably with a major automotive company
  • Experience in working with root cause analysis processes
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to build strong rapport with others and suppliers
  • Exceptional integrity, character and a strong sense of ethics
  • Exceptional persistence and endurance to overcome significant challenges
  • Ability to manage difficult suppliers and resolve disputes while preserving relationships with suppliers and internal staff
  • Excellent problem solving ability in cross-functional and multi-cultural environment; able to define problems, collect relevant data, extract meaning from data, and draw valid conclusions
  • Exceptional analytical skills with regards to logistics analysis, data manipulation, and the ability to create information from data
  • Strong knowledge of mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic and electrical systems and components
  • Experience in developing part certification processes and vendor quality measures
  • Structured thinker, high sense of drive and non-procrastinator
  • Able to work with minimal supervision, be independent, systematic attention to detail
If you are up to the challenge and possess the necessary qualifications and experience please address your application and curriculum vitae to
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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