General information

Job Title
SQA Manager - Body Exterior
Ref #
27746
Date
Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Country
United Kingdom
Location
Woking
Business area
SQA
Department
Supplier Quality Assurance
Position level
E - Management
Working time
Full Time
Contract type
Permanent
Working pattern
8:30am - 5:30pm Monday to Friday

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
  • Work with Cross Functional Leadership partners to drive collaborative behaviours to achieve optimum outcome for McLaren Profitability.
  • Manage and Maintain supplier performance metrics in serial production, including open quality concerns, PPAP performance and retrieving costs of poor quality from the supply chain that resulted in customer claims related to warranty or production losses and downtime within the McLaren Production Centre.
  • Plan and deploy SQA Site Engineer 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 SQA Site Engineers 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.
  • Drive Major open issue resolution at Key suppliers, to ensure Supplier Senior Management team are fully engaged in the resolution process.
  • Drive Supplier Quality QCR issue resolution (8D) process to closure, to prevent reoccurrence.
  • Lead process improvement initiatives.
Principal Accountabilities
  • Coach, mentor & develop your direct reports and wider Team.
  • On a daily basis drive and monitor your Team regarding delivery of their KPIs (QCR containment, countermeasure and closure, PPAP maturation, nomination audits and forecast capacity validation etc.).
  • Work with Cross Functional partners to drive collaborative behaviours to achieve optimum outcome for McLaren Profitability.
  • 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 IATF 16949. Ensure Non IATF16949 suppliers deliver their certification qualification to the approved nomination plan.
  • Support the implementation of APQP for all new tooled, critical parts.
  • Support Robust Manufacturing Feasibility strategy deployment and reviews.
  • Ensure that allocated suppliers meet launch / delivery commitments in line with APQP
  • Drive Supplier / Part Risk Assessments and develop risk mitigation actions.
  • Identify Critical suppliers / parts that require full cross functional team engagement with the supplier.
  • Provide supplier progress reporting to Purchasing and SQA Program team for: APQP open issues, PPAP part pedigree prior to each build phase and PPAP delivery forecast / actual confirmation.
  • Track and manage PPAP part approval to agreed delivery plan.
  • Manage Non PPAP part Concession process to ensure “Plan for every part” is established to support the builds.
  • Deliver Quality & Capacity Verification in line with MDP targets.
  • Drive Major open issue resolution at Key suppliers, to ensure Supplier Senior Management team are fully engaged in the resolution process.
  • Develop improvement strategies with suppliers and ensure they are delivered.
  • Coach and mentor the team.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  •  Management experience preferrable but not essential.
  • Automotive experience at OEM or Tier 1.
  • Body Exterior spans numerous manufacturing technologies. Injection moulding knowledge essential. Knowledge of carbon fibre (pre-preg, RTM and SMC) manufacturing, metal pressing / forming, glass production processes and mechatronics assembly preferrable.
  • Understanding of complete supply chain.
  • Experience interacting with suppliers at Senior Management level.
  • Understand automotive OEM manufacturing / assembly processes.
  • Ability to interrogate Programme plans and evaluate supplier’s ability to deliver, quality on time to meet company milestones.
  • Must be capable of planning manufacture of their components at the supplier from goods in, to despatch, if required.
  • Capable of carrying out effective scenario planning to establish potential mitigation actions, if required.
  • Essential Functional / Technical Skills.
  • Technical Engineering qualified to Degree standard, or equivalent experience.
  • Must have previous experience in supplier quality assurance, including multiple new model launches.
  • Experience of leading suppliers through APQP.
  • Have an excellent understanding of: PPAP, MSA, APQP, FMEA, SPC.
  • Demonstrated structured approach to Problem Solving (8D).
  • Practical use of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

Personal Attributes
  • Highly motivated, team player who can lead by example and act with integrity.
  • Good communication skills to deal with people of all levels both within McLaren and at Suppliers.
  • Well organised and delivery focused, with a demonstrable track record of on-time delivery in a high-pressure environment.
  • Self-sufficient with ability to prioritise workload and request help when appropriate.
  • A fast learner.