Senior Supplier Development Engineer

  • Permanent
  • Wymondham
  • £37,021 - 56,439 per year + company benefits

Contract Personnel Ltd

Contract Personnel are recruiting for a Senior Supplier Development Engineer on behalf of one of our favourite clients based in Hethel, Norwich

We are seeking a Senior Supplier Development Engineer to support the supplier risk & development function within our clients business. This involves leading the strategic supplier development activities, with respect to production material supply, as well as supervising & mentoring SDEs and Coordinators.


Duties and Key Responsibilities include (but not limited to):


  • Act as a point of escalation for any ad hoc supplier performance issues, in relation to the supply of direct material.
  • Cooperate with other departments to resolve delivery issues in a timely manner.
  • Perform root cause analysis, both at suppliers and internally, to ensure the continuity of supply.
  • Represent the company across its supply base and maintain healthy business relationships.
  • Conduct regular supplier compliance visits and audits, as per the plans.
  • Interface with other departments within the business to understand stakeholder concerns, with respect to material supply.
  • Provide leadership and mentoring to all junior members of the team.
  • Work to raise the profile of the Supplier Risk & Development Department, with both internal stakeholders and across the entire supplier back.


Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required:

  • Degree or a similar qualification in Engineering and/or a Logistics based discipline.
  • Automotive OEM/Tier 1 SQA or Supply Chain experience.
  • Supplier Audit experience – competent in the use of MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Working knowledge of SAP/SRM.
  • CIPS, or an equivalent supplier development / quality based professional qualification.



A flexible approach to working hours will be required. 

The role will potentially involve a significant amount of travel, both domestic and international.


Salary & benefits:

In addition to a competitive salary, you will have access to the following benefits:

  • 25 days’ holiday plus bank holidays
  • 6% pension contribution
  • Discretionary annual bonus scheme, based on your contribution and the performance of the company
  • Private Healthcare
  • Group income protection based on length of service
  • Paid time off for medical appointments
  • Family Friendly policies
  • Exclusive Employee discount, wellbeing, and recognition platform #ForUSLOT


If you are interested in this superb opportunity please apply below!

Or give Louis at Contract Personnel (Thetford) a call on 01842 750222


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