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Lead Supplier Quality Improvement Engineer, NPI

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05 December 2013
02 January 2014
Supplier Quality
Contract Type

Further information

Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana, (USA) Cummins employs approximately 44,000 people worldwide and serves customers in approximately 190 countries and territories through a network of more than 600 company-owned and independent distributor locations and approximately 6,500 dealer locations. Cummins earned $1.85 billion on sales of $18.0 billion in 2011.

Our facility at Daventry

Daventry is a flagship manufacturing site and the lead plant for worldwide sales of Cummins KV & QS KV high horsepower engines, supplying international markets in the electricity generating, mining, locomotive, marine, and oil and gas sectors. A Queen’s Award winner for Export and International Trade, the substantial investment in state of the art technology, has resulted in a highly advanced facility, with a world class reputation.

The Opportunity

We are now looking to recruit a talented Lead Supplier Quality Improvement Engineer, VPI to come and join our world-class service.  This will be an opportunity to join a team that provides expertise across the UK and Europe region, supporting new products.  The role will involve working closely with suppliers and managing the supplier matrix. This is an opportunity to join a world class organisation and build a sustainable career for the future. 


•Assists in the selection, development, management, and assurance of defect-free performance of the business' supplier base with the objective of overall quality improvement

••Participates in supplier evaluation, selection, and strategic sourcing process development

•Assists in the supplier corrective action process including containment, root cause analysis, and corrective action.  Ensures suppliers use quality tools effectively

•Reviews the supplier quality resources for new product introduction and current products to reduce supplier related issues, improve process capabilities, and ensure timely project launches

•Responsible for determining  requirements are met by the supplier for new or changed products

•Measures supplier quality performance according to established procedures; drives appropriate improvements to meet established targets

•Facilitates continuous improvement activities to reduce defects

•Compiles Suppliers corrective action report

•Implements process audits

•Oversee and implement PPAP activities

•Implement feasibility studies with suppliers.


•College, university, or equivalent degree in Engineering.

Skills and Experience Required

•Hands on experience on manufacturing processes  (Fabrication / Forging / Assemblies / Casting)

•Awareness of Quality Management system and tools

•Supplier Process and Quality Improvement knowledge

•Previous experience of corrective actions

•Automotive Industry Supplier Quality Process. (APQP / PPAPS / FMEA’s), preferred

In return, you can look forward to a secure and rewarding future with an acknowledged market leader, able to offer a competitive base of £30,000- £36,000 plus variable bonus, 25 days holiday, life insurance plus genuine prospects to grow with the business.

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Cummins Inc. is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration and electrical power generation systems.