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SQA Engineer

Location: Multimatic Niche Manufacturing UK, Thetford, Norfolk, United Kingdom

Posted: January 18th, 2024

SQA Engineer


Multimatic Niche Manufacturing is seeking an SQA to improve the end-to-end supply chain performance of product and service suppliers. This includes: the development of supply chain-related procedures and processes; supplier assessment and qualification; management of supplier concerns; leading/coordinating supplier APQP activities; management of problem resolution and other quality/purchasing improvement initiatives and activities.

The role includes assessment of the current supplier base to identify, evaluate and develop suppliers capable of providing cost-effective quality components for existing and future projects.

Location: Multimatic Niche Manufacturing, Thetford, Norfolk, United Kingdom


1. Carrying out supplier qualification assessments including detailed on-site process audits (to automotive standards)

2. Preparing sourcing recommendations based on the results of supplier assessment activities

3. Communication and implementation of supplier quality and inspection requirements

4. Leading the implementation of supplier development activities with the aim of delivering year-on-year supplier QCD improvements

5. Establishing supplier scorecards monitoring quality, delivery and commercial performance

6. Leading the successful implementation and owning the delivery of specific APQP / PPAP for New Product Introduction and sourcing activities

7. Working closely with Quality, Engineering, Manufacturing and Programme Management on supplier selection for new products and services

8. Approving new products and services in line with company procedures

9. Dealing with specific non-conforming product containment incidents, identifying root causes and ensuring robust and rigorous problem resolution in a timely manner

10. Leading supplier monitoring visits and audits, both in the UK and overseas, as required

11. Supporting the implementation and subsequent maintenance of systems and processes to ensure compliance with the ISO9001 Management Systems standard

12. Analysis and reporting of supplier quality incidents.

13. Collate and deliver monthly management status report

14. Support and adhere to policies, procedures, and operational guidelines related to established quality management systems.

15. Maintain a working knowledge of safety policies and regulations to ensure duties of self and others are performed in a safe manner.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and the requirements for the performance of this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.



1. At least 3-4 years’ experience

2. Experience gained in a supply chain quality environment, preferably in high volume automotive manufacturing business, but not essential

3. Experience of automotive supplier assessment and selection activities

4. Experience of auditing both internal and supplier processes

5. Experience of supplier development programmes to drive quality improvements

6. Knowledge of APQP tools and techniques (including FMEA and Control Plans)

7. Knowledge of statistical analysis, process capability and problem resolution tools (8D, 5 Why, 6 Sigma etc.) and techniques

8. Knowledge and experience of automotive product development process and activities

9. Good communication and professional presentation skills for customer and supplier interfacing

10. Capable of organising and managing priorities, utilise problem solving techniques

11. Commercial analysis and budgeting skills, experience of working to customer contract terms

12. Computer literate, with advanced MS Word, Powerpoint & Excel skills/abilities, MS Project expertise preferred



1. Minimum HNC/HND third level qualifications.

2. Preference will be given to candidates with Degree level in Mechanical Automotive Engineering, but this is not essential

3. Experience of IATF16949 standard an advantage


If you are interested in this position, apply by sending us your cover letter and resume.
We thank all interested candidates in advance; however, only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
As part of our commitment to ensuring our employment practices are fair, accessible, and inclusive of persons with disabilities, recruitment-related accommodations for disabilities, are available upon request throughout the recruitment and assessment process for applicants with disabilities.