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Business:  Hiab
Job Function:  Procurement / Purchasing

Dundalk, IE

Apply by:  24-05-2019

Supplier Quality Engineer

Hiab is the world’s leading provider of on-road load handling equipment, intelligent services and digitally connected solutions. As the industry pioneer, Hiab’s more than 3,300 employees worldwide focus on our commitment to increase efficiency in our customers’ businesses and to shape the future of intelligent load handling.  Hiab’s offering encompasses class-leading load-handling equipment, including HIAB loader cranes, LOGLIFT and JONSERED forestry and recycling cranes, MOFFETT truck mounted forklifts, MULTILIFT demountables, and tail lifts under the ZEPRO, DEL, and WALTCO brands. Hiab’s ProCareTM service, award-winning HiVisionTM crane control system, and HiConnectTM platform demonstrate our constant drive to provide intelligent services and connected solutions that add value to our customers.


Hiab is part of Cargotec Corporation. Cargotec's (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2017 totalled approximately EUR 3.2 billion, and it employs over 11,000 people.

Purpose of the position


The Supplier Quality Engineer is responsible for securing supplier compliance to requirements whilst building and maintaining supplier relationships to achieve disturbance free assembly.  Key performance indicators for the role are centered on supplier quality, value add activities, internal manufacturing quality disruptions and customer quality performance.


Main tasks and responsibilities


•    Fulfilment of quality assurance deliverables in new product development and transfers (PPAP, NPD, COPQ).
•    Continuously contribute to cross functional teams to improve Quality, Delivery and Cost through the application of continuous improvements and lean philosophy.
•    Ownership of PPAP process for NPD and Engineering change.
•    Support supplier escalation programs (Q+D), drive recovery plans and resolve supplier quality/delivery issues using root cause analysis tools & methodology to ensure production requirements are secured. 
•    Act as liaison for Product support groups on supplier issues.
•    Provide regular data to support plant metric reporting and local SME for SQA procedures & processes.
•    Ownership and reporting on all quality issues associated with suppliers across a diverse commodity base.
•    Ensure all Supplier related material quality issues are effectively communicated.
•    Act as a support contact for supplier quality during external / internal audits as required.
•    Liaising with the Manufacturing and Quality groups, in assessing and addressing material quality issues.
•    Track supplier quality performance measurement (KPI’s) and participate in supplier performance reviews. Enable reporting of metrics for monthly reviews.
•    Oversight of the Approved Supplier List (ASL) in conjunction with the Sourcing function.

We expect from you


•    Relevant Engineering Degree (Mechanical) or Equivalent industrial experience.
•    Formal audit training (ISO9001: 2015 / VDA 6.3).


•    Minimum 2 years’ experience in a similar position. 
•    International supplier management experience.
•    Experience in using ERP systems (LN.10 advantageous)
•    Strong analytical and problem solving capabilities with the ability to draw insights from data quickly and to define executable actions.
•    Significant experience in quality tools like PPAP, APQP, FMEA, Control plans, 8D, Six sigma (Green Belt) and other quality tools or experience.
•    Working knowledge of FMEA, Validation Programs and SPC processes.
•    Experience in complex steel assemblies / hydraulic systems / electrical & electronics preferred.
•    Strong communication skills. Must demonstrate the ability to communicate up/down and across different levels of the organisation.


•    Proven knowledge and ability to apply lean philosophy to improve process and systems to improve quality, reduce cost and increase profitability and customer value.
•    Good interpersonal and multicultural communication skills.
•    Collaborative and a “can do” mind-set.
•    Drive for continuous improvement.
•    Good influencing and negotiation skills.
•    Project management skills.


•    International travel, sometimes at short notice is an essential part of the role.

We offer you


A competitive salary package with the opportunity to further develop your career in a global organisation.


If you are excited about joining our Company, please submit your application and up to date CV by close of business on 28th May 2019.

For further information about the role, please contact Daniel McCaul, Sourcing Dept, Email: or Clodagh Sands, HR, Email:

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