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SUPPLIER QUALITY MANAGER

GKN

Hoogerheide, Netherlands

About The Opportunity
In this role, you are responsible for the overall quality performance of the global supply chain. Your objective is to reduce the operational risk of Fokker Elmo by evaluating, improving, developing, embedding and maintaining the supplier quality performance and processes of the total supply chain (e.g. suppliers, supplier’s sub-tiers, sub-contractors, FE and her customers). The results will realize reduced quantity of material related complaints, claims and rework which influences the efficiency and results of the company in a positive direction. This process is demanded by Fokker Elmo’s customers, governmental authorities and 3rd party organizations (e.g. IL&T/NADCAP/EASA etc.).

Key Responsibilities
Your responsibilities are:
Communicate the quality performance of the supply chain, improvements realized etc. to Senior Management;
Functionally manage and coach the local Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE);
Manage supplier relationship with quality counterparts;
Escalation for local SQE and defining necessary actions in case of (e.g. involvement Procurement);
Evaluate, improve, develop, embed and maintain tools to compare supplier performance results;
Develop process & procedural improvements and embed in the Fokker Elmo organization;
Lead escalation situations related to quality issues and be the direct contact for the Program Quality Engineer(s) in case of NoE releases, customer audits etc.
Your skills and competences are:
To be successful in this role, you have obtained a Bachelor and a functionally related education (Global 8D / Six Sigma / APQP-PPAP / etc.). You have approximately 8 years of practical work experience and are willing to travel (15-20%). Experience in the Automotive will be seen as preferential. Other important requirements are:
Knowledge of materials, production and quality processes etc.;
Knowledge of English, verbally and in writing;
You possess a healthy dose of persuasiveness and you are a strong, result driven dynamic personality;
You are able to make a quick scan of the maturity of a supplier and adjust the further conversation based upon the analysis performed;
You have a positive attitude and can handle pressure;
You are able to work with world-wide cultures and their specific requirements;
You are analytical, accurate and structured;
You have an excellent advisory opinion.
In return we offer you:
We offer an attractive package including a salary in line with industry standards, an annual profit related payment and 40 days of leave.

About Us
GKN is a global engineering business. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for most of the world’s leading aircraft, vehicle and machinery manufacturers. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to better in everything we do. GKN operates three divisions: GKN Aerospace, GKN Driveline and GKN Powder Metallurgy employing 56,000 people in more than 30 countries.

Fokker Technologies, founded by aviation pioneer Anthony Fokker in 1919, was acquired by GKN Aerospace in 2015.

Fokker’s outstanding people and technologies are now fully integrated into the GKN Aerospace business. The result is a stronger GKN Aerospace business with enhanced market leadership positions, increased exposure to key growth platforms, a more comprehensive global manufacturing footprint and stronger technological offerings. Fokker’s industry-leading capabilities in aerostructures, electrical wiring systems, landing gear and services now sit within GKN Aerospace’s market-leading capabilities.

Diversity and Inclusion
As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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