Manufacturing Quality Engineer

  • Competitive
  • London, England, Großbritannien
  • Festanstellung, Vollzeit
  • Kingfisher Plc
  • 20 Mär 19

Manufacturing Quality Engineer


Who are we?

We are an international home improvement company with nearly 1,300 stores in 10 countries across Europe, Russia and Turkey, supported by a team of 78,000 colleagues. We offer DIY and home improvement products and services to nearly six million customers who shop in our stores and through our digital channels every week. Our customers are everyone wanting to improve their home, as well as the experts and trade professionals who help them. We believe everyone should have a home they feel good about, so our purpose is to make home improvement accessible for everyone.

What are we trying to achieve?

Our ambition is to become the leading home improvement company. We are investing in working better together, to make the most of our scale and to better serve our customers. One of the ways we'll achieve our ambition is by developing and delivering a range of home improvement products based on customer insights that will be available across all of our 10 brands in 10 countries. We've started our transformation journey and are investing significantly to make our ambition a success. Over the past 18 months, we have already made great progress with new ranges already available in all our stores.

Where does this role sit?

The Sourcing Quality Team is responsible for approval of products and vendors for Kingfisher and it's Operating Companies. The primary function of the team is to ensure that all products sold by Kingfisher meet regulatory, quality and performance requirements.


What will you be doing?

Your role as the Sourcing Quality Engineer will be working on a category of products, managing the factory audit, new product approval and ongoing inspection process.

You will manage the factory qualification process to ensure that new factories meet Kingfisher's requirements, whilst also managing the new product introduction process from the selection stage through to manufacturing. You will work alongside the Product Sourcing Managers (PSMs), Product Quality Engineers (PQEs), Production Engineers and vendor factory personnel.

You will ensure product specifications are understood and agreed with factory, manage the product qualification process using both internal resources and external test laboratories to ensure all products meet specification, quality, legal and safety requirements in all countries in which the products are to be sold. Verify pre-production 'Silver Seal' samples, collate and approve the Technical File, approve first off production 'Gold Seal' samples and validate first production runs. You will support the management of production control programs by approved 3rd party service providers, including DUPRO, FRI and Manufacturing Testing (MT) always ensuring timing requirements are met.


How will I be able to do this?

To carry out this role you will have solid product development and production technical skills and a good knowledge of quality management systems and audit. You will have a strong understanding of QA and QC methods, problem solving.

Strong time and project management skills are a must, with a high level of attention to detail as well. Knowledge and understanding of EU Directives, Regulations, standards and other legislation, whilst having strong PC skills including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

What's in it for me?

Becoming part of our new Offer and Supply Chain function is a fantastic opportunity. We're at the forefront of one of the largest transformations taking place in retail. To help make that a success we care about creating an environment where all our employees are engaged and empowered to do their best every day.

Alongside that, we want to be able to offer a competitive benefits package that allows our employees to feel a valued part of our team. Our Benefits package includes - A competitive salary, 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays, Bonus scheme, Shares scheme, Pension, BUPA Private Healthcare, B&Q Discount Card.