Supplier Engineer

Job Reference: WM – 2314

Location: Cambridge

Salary: £45,000 - £65,000

Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Supplier Engineer


  • Working closely with suppliers and design groups to facilitate smooth and speedy completion of DFM/A exchanges and to encourage adequate consideration of Design to Cost as part of the de-sign process
  • Design roll out, including equipment/process qualification for volume production
  • Supplier process development to improve quality & consistency and reduce cost
  • Sourcing and reviewing potential new component/assembly suppliers
  • Partnering with the procurement team to manage suppliers
  • Assisting in the development & implementation of supplier management programmes
  • Creating or assisting in supplier risk assessments and identifying areas which are critical to quality
  • Assessing suppliers either remotely or on site
  • Monitoring supplier performance, reporting to management and addressing issues when they arise
  • Leading or monitoring appropriate investigations and facilitating corrective and preventive actions aimed at addressing supplier quality issues
  • Facilitating RoHS and REACH compliance
  • Generating, reviewing and signing off supplier-related documentation including qualification protocols and reports, dimensional and material reports and corrective actions reports
  • Support with maintaining the companies Approved Supplier List

About You:

  • A flexible working style that won’t be daunted by a fast-paced working environment, or by a wide range of tasks
  • The ability to broker strong working relationships with multiple teams and a genuine desire to help and support team members so we collectively deliver quality objectives
  • Experience of medical device manufacture within an accredited ISO 13485 quality management system or one in a similarly regulated industry would be a distinct advantage
  • Knowledge of manual and automated mechanical assembly techniques would be ideal
  • Experience in at least one of the following: injection moulded component tooling, manufacture, fabricated metalwork, electrical/electronic assemblies and/or complex subcontracted assemblies
  • Experience of equipment/process qualification
  • A creative approach to problem solving and demonstrable experience in root cause analysis
  • Willingness to travel globally
  • A good understanding of Quality Management Systems (ideally ISO13485 and FDA 21 CFR part 820); being a certified Lead Auditor would also be an advantage
  • The ability to work with suppliers and drive quality improvement projects
  • Knowledge of RoHS and REACH requirements
  • Experience in facilitating the negotiation process and the completion of quality agreement with suppliers would be an advantage
  • A degree in Engineering or equivalent experience
  • A high proficiency in MS Office tools

Job Application:

If you would like to be considered for this role, please apply to send a copy of your full CV – or call us now.

Whilst this position may not be of interest to you or suit your skills and experience, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with a member of the team at Willcox Matthews to understand how we can support you.

We receive a large number of applications for all of our positions – Therefore, if you have not received a response within 10 working days, your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK