Supply Chain Quality Lead

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Expleo is a trusted partner for end-to-end, integrated engineering, quality services and management consulting for digital transformation. We help businesses harness unrelenting technological change to successfully deliver innovations that will help them gain a competitive advantage and improve the everyday lives of people around the globe.

We are seeking a highly organised and motivated Supply Chain Quality Lead to join our proactive and innovative team


Quality Lead to support the delivery of manufactured jigs from our supply chain into the customer to support a critical defence programme. This role will be critical to ensure quality of delivery and ensure high RFT standards


  • Quality focused manufacturing troubleshooting support, within allocated suppliers whose quality performance does not currently meet the requirements of the business.
  • A recognized Quality certification
  • Resolve product concerns through root cause analysis / proven problem-solving resolution processes, to obtain an immediate implementation of containment action(s) and a timely Supplier verification of the permanent preventative action, to avoid re-occurrence.
  • Investigate and resolve manufacturing capability issues within the supply chain to ensure business continuity.
  • Define and obtain supplier quality performance data to ensure a meaningful supplier performance evaluation. Determine Supplier Capability and provide technical support.
  • Ability to conduct or audit inspection of product parts to drawing specification to ensure effective containment of non-conforming parts. Leasing with the desking authority to manage concessions
  • Able to prioritize work loads
  • Engineering / manufacturing knowledge of fabrication / welding, machining manufacturing processes & painting.
  • Effective ability to manage a Portfolio of Suppliers with confidence.
  • Enthusiastic and innovative approach to Supplier improvement and support and drive for continuous improvement.
  • Ability to sustain and develop team working and team-based problem solving.
  • Ability to achieve desired outcomes in difficult environments
  • Minimum of 6 years’ experience within a supplier facing Quality Engineering role or similar.
  • Experience of working within an ISO9001 certified business and knowledge of ISO1090 preferable.
  • Ideally, practical manufacturing experience in a Production environment. Experience with large, welded fabrications and tooling would be highly beneficial


  • Robust knowledge of the quality requirements of ISO9001 & ISO1090 preferable
  • Demonstrated experience in a customer facing engineering role.


  • Robust knowledge of the quality requirements of ISO9001
  • Demonstrated experience in a customer facing engineering role.

What do I need before I apply

Recognising the RESTRICTED nature of the work, suitable candidates will need the following:

  • UK National
  • Minimum BPSS, SC Clearance preferred.


  • Collaborative working environment – we stand shoulder to shoulder with our clients and our peers through good times and challenges
  • We empower all passionate technology loving professionals by allowing them to expand their skills and take part in inspiring projects
  • Expleo Academy - enables you to acquire and develop the right skills by delivering a suite of accredited training courses
  • Competitive company benefits such as medical and dental insurance, pension, life assurance, employee wellbeing programme, sports and social events, birthday hampers and much more!
  • Always working as one team, our people are not afraid to think big and challenge the status quo

“We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age”.




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