Head of SQD

What to ExpectWhat You'll Do

  • Driving and monitoring your team regarding delivery of their KPIs (QCR containment, countermeasure and closure, PPAP maturation, nomination audits and forecast capacity validation etc.).
  • Ensuring new supplier site sourcing is well researched to build and maintain a competent supply base.
  • Supporting 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.
  • Supporting the implementation of APQP for all new tooled parts.
  • Supporting Robust Manufacturing Feasibility strategy deployment and reviews.
  • Ensuring that allocated suppliers meet launch / delivery commitments in line with APQP.
  • Driving Supplier / Part Risk Assessments and develop risk mitigation actions.
  • Identifying critical suppliers / parts that require full cross functional team engagement with the supplier.
  • Providing 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.
  • Tracking and managing PPAP part approval to agreed delivery plan.
  • Managing Non PPAP part Concession process to ensure “Plan for every part” is established to support the builds.
  • Delivering Quality & Capacity Verification in line with MDP targets.

What You'll Bring

  • Significant experience leading a Team at Manager level or higher.
  • Automotive experience at OEM or Tier 1.
  • Experience interacting with suppliers at Director 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.
  • 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.

What We'll Do for You

We offer a wide – ranging benefits package, which includes:

Structured career development framework

25 days’ holiday, plus bank holiday. Annual buy & sell up to five days

Enhanced company pension scheme

Discretionary annual bonus award

Private medical insurance and health cash plan

Life assurance 4x your basic salary

Ability to apply for a sabbatical of up to one year after only two years’ service

Benefits you can adapt to your lifestyle, such as discounted shopping

Generous parental leave policies including market leading maternity leave

Tax efficient nursery scheme benefit

A range of wellbeing initiatives, such as employee assistance programme and free financial & mortgage advice

Friends and family day

Opportunities to experience our fantastic cars

*Qualifying criteria applies

Who Are We?

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It takes a community to do what we do. A diverse group of people with many areas of expertise, united by their passion to deliver visionary products and set new benchmarks.

McLaren Automotive commits to equal opportunity for all. Diversity, Equality and Inclusion is at the heart of our impact, it drives our innovation and enables us to truly create something special. Join us on our journey.

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