Rockwell Collins Supplier Quality Assurance Team Leader in Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
B/E Aerospace, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rockwell Collins Inc., is a leading manufacturer of aircraft interior products and we currently have some exciting positions based at our Leighton Buzzard facility, including a Supplier Quality Assurance Team Leader.
Reporting to the Quality & Configuration Manager, the Supplier Quality Assurance Team Leader is required to to plan and coordinate supplier quality activities and development programs for the Interior Structures business unit, to ensure that all products are manufactured to relevant international standards and meet BE Aerospace needs, provide Technical support and leadership to purchasing, manufacturing, design engineering and suppliers.
Specifically this role is responsible for:
• Leading and managing The Supplier Quality team, to include, the ongoing recruitment, development and performance of management of all individuals to execute all deliverables effectively• Lead the team in to initiate improvement plans in coordination with the supplier to drive an improvement in their performance Quality Improvement Plans (QIP)• Responsible for all supplier quality deliverables• Work closely with the Purchasing and Manufacturing to ensure join up and appropriate approach to suppliers• Proactively integrate all quality requirements into suppliers program lifecycle to ensure that the product will have no manufacturing and warranty issues• Ensure that the program operates and is executed within the company procedures and in line with regulatory body requirements• Support business processes and personnel in continuous improvement activities• Develop, implement and maintain quality documentation and metrics including process maps, procedures, standards, process and product specifications.• Support the New Product Introduction process through quality planning and implementation, liaising with suppliers• Supporting Purchasing to Set & communicate specific supplier quality targets & significant characteristics Collate reports for identified components rejects, NRFT , Initiate reviews & corrective actions where applicable
Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
• Strong quality and continuous improvement background gained within medium to high volume manufacturing ideally operating within a POA and DOA environment.• Significant experience in a Supplier Quality role• Familiar with auditing procedures and working knowledge and understanding of Quality and or Aerospace Standards ( ISO 9000, AS9100, EASA Part 21, EASA Part 145)• Problem Solving Skills with in an engineering environment - preferably 8D• Continuous Improvement and 5S Mindset• Able to read, understand and interpret engineering information• Managing direct reports and in leading teams
• Effective communicator at all levels• Managing direct reports and in leading teams• IT literate – Effective use of Microsoft Office software; Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access
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