Supplier Quality Engineer

Deadline: 26th May 2023



Job Title: Supplier Quality Engineer
Employment Status: Permanent
Line Manager: Supply Chain Manager
Location: Shoreham-by-Sea
Standard Working Hours: 37.50 hours per week between 9:00am and 5:30pm, Monday to Friday inclusive, hybrid working
Salary Range: £DOE
Holiday: 25 days + bank holidays
Benefits: Company Pension Scheme, Health Scheme (BUPA), Life Cover, EAP (employee assistance programme), Free Beverages, Discounted Gym Membership, Discounted Eyewear and Free Eye Test, Ride to Work Scheme, Electric Car Charging, Free Parking On-site.

We are currently recruiting a Supplier Quality Engineer to join the Supply Chain team.

Over the last 13 years, Cox Powertrain have been on a mission to deliver a revolutionary new concept in ultra-lightweight diesel engines with their market revolutionising CXO300. Since 2007, Cox has successfully raised over £120 million of private investment, to bring the outboard from a dream to a reality. Having begun production in May 2020, the CXO300 is becoming hugely popular in the market and demand is on the rise.



  • Responsible for ensuring that supplier capability, capacity and performance meets or exceeds our MPS and SIOP requirements.
  • Responsible for supplier quality across multiple commodities, working collaboratively within a Supplier Account Team (SAT) made up of a Supplier Quality Engineer, Strategic Buyer and an Operational Buyer.
  • The Supplier Account Teams will be responsible for governance, development and improvement within the current supply base, as well as being embedded into integrated project teams in support of forward-looking Engineering programmes.
  • Conducting vendor assessment and supplier surveillance audits.
  • Ensuring that PPAPs are reviewed and approved in accordance with project deadlines.
  • Maintaining the component PPAP database and updating departmental KPIs.
  • Organising internal/external measurements as necessary to validate PPAPs.
  • Assisting suppliers develop and maintain Component Quality Plans, as necessary.
  • Maintenance of the Component Quality Plan Database.
  • Creating and maintaining component inspection plans.
  • Raising reject notes and requesting 8D reports from the supplier.
  • Supporting supplier root cause analysis and corrective action planning, as required.
  • Verifying implementation and effectiveness of supplier correction actions.
  • Collating and evaluating supplier quality data to identify process improvement opportunities within the supply chain.
  • Acting as Supplier Development Engineer when required, by supporting supplier improvement activities.
  • Reporting internally on supplier quality performance.


  • A highly organised, self-starter and logical thinker.
  • Clear positive work ethic with a desire to get the job done.
  • Excellent communication skills: ability to deal effectively and considerately with a wide variety of individuals.
  • An enthusiastic, positive, calm and accommodating approach to work and changing priorities in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment.
  • A high level of attention to detail, with an aspiration to deliver technical excellence.
  • Commitment to achieving the company’s long-term business objectives and succeeding as a team.
  • Willingness to travel in UK and internationally.



  • ISO 9001:2015 qualification.
  • IATF 16949:2016 qualification.
  • Previously worked as a Supplier Quality Engineer and/or Supplier Development Engineer in the automotive sector or equivalent.
  • In-depth working knowledge of Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP).
  • Well versed in quality tools and methods, including but not limited to 8D, Ishikawa, 5-Why, SPC, Pareto, etc.
  • Metrology, inspection methods and equipment.
  • Understanding and interpretation of engineering drawings.
  • Full clean driving licence.
  • Understanding manufacturing processes.
  • Planning and prioritising activities and an ability to operate with a level of autonomy.
  • Ability to present data accurately and effectively.
  • Degree in an engineering discipline or equivalent and/or recognised Quality Management qualification


  • IATF 16949:2016 qualification.
  • Knowledge of OHSAS18001 / ISO45001.
  • Knowledge of ISO14001.
  • Lean / Six Sigma Green Belt

Why Cox Powertrain?

With a global reach of over 100 territories, you will be joining a business that puts innovation at the forefront of everything we do and aim to be leaders in our field. To achieve this, we are always on the lookout for new talent to join our team.

Join the team and be a part of revolutionising the marine industry