Supply Chain

Supply Chain Quality Team Lead

Job Ref: 2766454 | Type: Permanent / Full Time

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About The Role

Rocket Lab’s Supply Change function is growing rapidly, and we now have a newly created Supply Chain Quality Team Lead position available, which forms part of the global supply chain team.

This is a great opportunity to join one of New Zealand’s most exciting organisations that offers individuals the opportunity to be challenged daily whilst providing a fantastic service to a wide range of internal stakeholders.

The Supply Chain Quality Team Lead will be responsible for setting up the Supplier Quality Management Process, including writing a supplier quality manual, establishing an auditing process for third party suppliers, establishing inwards goods QC processes and functionally managing the QC team.

Key responsibilities

Quality Management
  • Write and maintain supplier quality manual for Rocket Lab
  • Design and implement supplier auditing process in NZ and globally to establish risk in the current supply chain and support future sourcing strategies
Quality Control (Inwards)
  • Authoring and recording of quality policy/ SOPs
  • Lead the team to ensure inwards quality control processes are followed and recorded
  • Design and implement reverse logistics process
Supplier Auditing
  • Design and implement supplier auditing process together with key internal stakeholders
  • Establish a risk register to identify key supply chain risks from a quality perspective and ensure these are addressed together with the wider team
Process & Procedures
  • Support Rocket Lab in its transition to a manufacturing business based on quality and accuracy by identifying
Customer Service
  • Support Supply Chain in being a trusted partner to the business by maintaining appropriate channels of communication with key stakeholders
  • Ensure information is communicated in a timely manner to relevant people
Reporting & Data Integrity
  • Ensure all supplier quality related data is recorded and updated regularly by the team● Reporting requirements established with the business are adhered to
Essential skills & experience required
  • 5+ years relevant experience in a manufacturing environment
  • A relevant bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification
  • Experience in defining supplier quality management processes and writing supplier quality manuals
  • Experience in auditing suppliers and managing supply chain risks
  • Good verbal and report writing skills and ability to work positively with and influence others
  • An adaptable approach with high emotional intelligence
  • Ability to work in a team and to build effective working relationships with external and internal customers
  • Have a current Driver’s License and ability to travel independently
Preferred skills & experience required
  • Ability to lead a team
  • Experience in Aerospace or Aviation
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings

For security reasons background checks will be undertaken prior to any employment offers being made to an applicant.  These checks will include nationality checks as it is a requirement of this position that you be eligible to access equipment and data regulated by the United States’ International Traffic in Arms Regulations.  Under these Regulations, you may be ineligible for this role if you do not hold citizenship of Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, the European Union or a country that is part of NATO, or if you hold ineligible dual citizenship or nationality. For more information on these Regulations, click here.

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