General information

Job Title
SQA Senior Manager
Ref #
196
Date
Friday, July 23, 2021
Country
United Kingdom
Location
Woking
Business area
Supplier Quality Assurance
Department
Supplier Quality Assurance
Contract type
Permanent

Description & Requirements

Background

No restraints. No limitations. We don’t simply push boundaries. We completely rethink them. McLaren Automotive exists to create breath-taking performance road cars.

With innovation at the core of all we do, every challenge starts with the same question. How can we do it better? This restless spirit runs right through McLaren Automotive. And the search for perfection is evident in everything we do.

Purpose of Role
No restraints. No limitations. We don’t simply push boundaries. We completely rethink them. McLaren Automotive exists to create breath-taking performance road cars. With innovation at the core of all we do every challenge starts with the same question. How can we do it better? This restless spirit runs right through McLaren Automotive. And the search for perfection is evident in everything we do. To ensure McLaren Automotive continues its desire to be “the sportscar company” we are looking for an SQA Senior Manager to join the team. Purpose of the role: Organisational Integration The Senior Manager will report to the Purchasing Director SQA. The Senior Manager will have several Mangers as direct report and Engineers to lead. The Role Lead the SQA team in the strategic selection of McLaren’s supply base and ensure that high quality manufacturing processes are deployed to ensure production of quality components at the correctly installed capacity and delivered on time to McLaren. Will be responsible for providing strategic leadership and working closely with internal business partners and all suppliers; closely following programs monitoring and verifying supplier deliverables against gateway criteria and being the single point contact for SQA/ Purchasing between Product Development Manufacturing / Manufacturing Engineering and Quality receiving assignments and data and leading and being responsible for communicating and delivering the required performance from the Supplier and Purchasing/ SQA. Will provide leadership in cross functional problem resolution collaborating with Product Development Quality Manufacturing and Purchasing to drive key open issues to closure. You will interface daily with Manufacturing and Quality Operations to evaluate and verify Supplier caused disruption costs and where required support supplier cost recovery. Develop strategic Supply base improvement initiatives and Supplier Quality Manual revisions and other continuous improvement activities. Lead and approve training and development plans for the SQA Managers and Engineers to include self-development and succession planning.
Principal Accountabilities
Principal accountabilities: Work with Cross Functional Leadership partners to drive collaborative behaviours to achieve optimum outcome for McLaren Profitability. Manage and Maintain supplier performance metrics including open quality concerns PPAP performance and retrieving costs of poor quality from the supply chain that resulted in customer claims related to production losses and downtime within the McLaren Production Centre. Plan and request deployment of Purchasing / SQA resources to cover the allocated suppliers in the Commodity group. Ensure new supplier site Sourcing is well researched to build and maintain a competent supply base. Support Supplier selection & development processes to achieve a self-sufficient supply base (TS16949). Ensure Non TS16949 suppliers deliver their certification qualification to the approved sourcing plan. Ensure all new tooled parts have APQP reporting established at the earliest opportunity (No later than at Sourcing Confirmation). Maintain plan of parts that require PPAP approvals and ensure the Supplier make progress to plan follow ups to maintain the launch / delivery commitments. Drive Supplier / Part Risk Assessments and develop risk mitigation actions. Identify Critical suppliers / parts that require full cross functional team engagement with the supplier. Lead / Co Lead Supplier Business reviews with Purchasing to leverage improved quality / supply performance. Drive Major open issue resolution at Key suppliers to ensure Supplier Senior Management team are fully engaged in the resolution process. Ensure that SQA resources are correctly deployed. Drive Supplier Quality QCR issue resolution (8D) process to closure to prevent reoccurrence. Champion critical supplier issues that require Supplier Senior management engagement. Lead process improvement initiatives. Lead continuous improvement actions in Purchasing / SQA.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
Knowledge skills & experience: Technical Engineering qualified to Degree standard. Previous experience in Engineering and Manufacturing. Have a working understanding of: Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) Statistical Process Control (SPC) Measurement System Analysis (MSA). Structured Problem Solving (8D) Program management Purchasing processes Leading continuous improvement activities Microsoft Outlook Word Excel PowerPoint Project Visio etc.