ALSTOM Vacancies 2022 – Apply For Supplier Quality Manager Jobs In Nigel, Gauteng

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Req ID: 359331

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Job Title (Job Code): Supplier Quality Manager Site (QC-SQ-01_001 / QC-SQ-01_002)


Define and Deploy Supplier Quality Assurance requirements in “serial” execution of project including

Responsible for Supplier Quality Assurance policy deployment
Management of incoming inspection activities of purchased parts
Manage Supplier NCR process for external Supplier’s and Zero-kilometer NCR’s including containment, corrective actions and Cost of Non-Quality (CONQ) management

Manage Supplier performance in Serial life to reach region/cluster/site quality targets

Coordination of project supplier quality activities when required


Organization structure (job belongs to…)

Site Quality

Reports directly to

Site Quality Director and when applicable to Cluster Quality Director

Other reporting to:
Regional Supplier Quality Director (QC-SQ-00)

Direct reports:
Serial Supplier Quality Engineers and Technicians

Incoming Inspectors

Supplier Quality Project Engineer

Network & Links


Industrial Quality
Supply Chain,
Supplier Quality network and SQ serial team




The Supplier Quality Manager Site ensures the compliance of purchased products and parts delivered to the ALSTOM facilities. He / She manages the team of Incoming Inspectors to ensure consistent, accurate and on-time completion of incoming inspection activities. He/she also manages the team of Serial SQ Engineers to ensure reactive and comprehensive supplier non-conformity feedback, containment and corrective actions are implemented quickly to secure the supply of parts to the line.

Accountabilities & Authorities:
Incoming Inspection Management:
Collaborate with SPQD and Incoming Inspectors to ensure Control Plans are defined and registered in the ERP system

Ensure inspection instructions/ checklists are defined and available for Incoming Inspectors

Establish and manage the process for maintaining and storing records at Incoming Inspection

Ensure Incoming Inspectors comply with procedures for inspection, tool calibration, storage of records, Non-conformities characterization and ERP transactions.

Initiate outside special process inspections or outside lab testing when required

Ensure control plans modified when Non-conformities are detected at incoming and on the production line

Supplier Nonconformity Management – Ensure site SQ Serial Team’s reactivity and efficiency to:

Secure in a timely manner strong and complete supplier containment actions plan to secure the Manufacturing line

Ensure complete and efficient Supplier’s rootcause analysis and corrective actions to supplier’s Non-conformities

Establish supplier responsibility and assure the invoicing of Cost of Non-Quality to suppliers (CONQ)

Organize supplier retrofits and remedial actions, including storing of vendor work reports and validations

Challenge suppliers to react quickly and correctly identify and rectify root causes of nonconformities to prevent recurrence

Ensure effective Supplier’s waivers management for the Site

Team Management:
Ensure daily meetings and routines to set priorities and manage daily workload

Manage hierarchically the SQ Serial, Incoming Inspection and Supplier Quality Project teams.

Accountable of the performance management cycle of his/her team.

Elaborate the yearly training plan for his/her team and proposes the qualifications.

Prepare and provide the Site SQ Serial reporting based on defined KPI’s and animate teams and suppliers to reach assigned targets

Prepare and manage his/her budget in term of internal resources, external contractors & business travels .

Supplier Quality Performances

Prepare Reports and supplier Quality Reviews for top level management on top quality issues and action plans including managing the red, yellow status of suppliers with ongoing quality issues

Set Suppliers Quality Commitments in accordance with Alstom Procurement objectives

Ensure proper Supplier Quality risk management and deploy dedicated mitigation plans

Monitor and assess suppliers on overall improvement plans

Maintain and publish KPIs and identify opportunities for performance improvement

In relationship with Regional and Global SQ Serial Organization, inform Sourcing, Industrial and Engineering/Project entities about the main issues.

Increment and lead Return of Experience activities on his/her scope of work

Project Supplier Quality Activities Management (as required):
Ensure the performance of source inspections for low critical purchased parts (non-Supplier Part List components)

When required, ensure the coordination of Project Supplier Quality activities for major Projects, including the setting up and maintain of Supplier Part List, priorization and coordination of FAI’s activities performed by SPQD Teams, ensuring regular communication of Project Supplier Quality activities to the Project Team

Establish routines with SPQDs for the weekly status reporting on FAIs

Provide the Project Supplier Quality and Serial SQ reporting and consolidates the results versus the budget

Contribute to site quality continuous improvement program

Prepare and participate in Process reviews, internal/external audits and APSYS roadmap

Contribute to Quality Assurance Plan (QAP) in collaboration of SPQD central teams

Propose good practices

Ensure the strong integration of Return of Experience (REX) to the SPQD teams for next projects.

Contribute to Continuous Improvement activities including internal/external audits, root cause investigations, and internal training programs

Performance measurements:
Measurement of Supplier Performance (Non-conformities quantity/trend, areas of detection, red/yellow status management)

Complete inspections within allocated target lead time and ensure priority inspections are completed on time

Monitor Cost of Non-Quality from Suppliers (CONQ) recovery


Educational Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in quality, technical major or Engineering or equivalent.

Familiar with supplier qualifications standards (ISO, ASME, IRIS, Local Standards, etc.)

Ease with suppliers’ contracts, competence skills and budget management.

Fluent in English.

Master’s degree in Quality or Engineering or equivalent.

Management experience in Supplier Quality

Railway experience a “plus”.

Familiar with a variety of measurement equipment.


Min 5 years’ experience within manufacturing industry or in Quality role

Experience managing supplier relationships

Experience using SAP or similar computer applications

Demonstrated experience in Quality Wall, Quality Basics, P-FMEA and Control Plan management

Quality inspection experience within manufacturing industry.

Experience with typical products used and their defect modes

Experience in Quality / audit are valued

Competencies & Skills

Strong in leadership and conflict management

Analytical and detail-oriented

Rigor and process-oriented

Strong in communication.

Mechanically or electrically inclined, strong technical understanding.

Experience in operational activities, in documentation management & collaboration and team working.

An agile, inclusive and responsible culture is the foundation of our company where diverse people are offered excellent opportunities to grow, learn and advance in their careers. We are committed to encouraging our employees to reach their full potential, while valuing and respecting them as individuals.

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