Supplier Quality Assurance Engineer

Supplier Quality Assurance Engineer


Job description 

As a Supplier Quality Assurance Engineer, you play a crucial role in safeguarding the quality and reliability of the products originating from external suppliers. In this role, you will work with suppliers, conduct assessments, implement quality control measures and drive continuous improvement initiatives in order to improve the overall quality of products. You will work closely with multifunctional teams, including Purchasing, Quality, Engineering and Production, to establish and maintain quality standards across the supply chain. 


Duties and responsibilities

Supplier selection

  • Assessing potential suppliers, including the evaluation of quality management systems, production processes and capabilities.
  • Making decisions on supplier selection based on quality criteria, in collaboration with the Strategic Purchasing unit.

Quality standards and requirements

  • Defining and then communicating quality standards and quality requirements to suppliers.
  • Working with suppliers to maintain and improve quality standards and requirements. 

Audits and inspections

  • Planning and conducting regular audits of suppliers in order to assess their compliance with quality standards and to identify possible improvements.
  • Conducting product inspections at suppliers' facilities to verify compliance with specifications.
  • Identifying and assessing risks related to supplier quality and developing strategies to mitigate these risks. 

Continuous improvement

  • Investigating and analysing quality issues, non-conformities and customer complaints by using KPIs. 
  • Working with suppliers to develop and implement corrective and preventive action plans based on KPIs.
  • Supporting suppliers in their process improvements.

Supplier development

  • Working with suppliers to improve quality management systems, production processes and capabilities. 
  • Ensuring suppliers understand and comply with KMWE's quality requirements by providing training and support to these suppliers. 
  • Fostering relationships with suppliers through effective communication and collaboration.

Documentation and reporting

  • Tracking supplier quality performance against KPIs/PIs.
  • Following up on audit plans.
  • Communicating supplier quality performance with suppliers as well as internally.


Job requirements

  • You have an HBO/WO {i.e. BA/MA} degree in Engineering, Quality Management or a similar field;
  • You have proven experience in supplier quality assurance and improvement in the High Tech industry;
  • You have experience with high-end quality management systems, standards and methodologies; 
  • You have knowledge of manufacturing processes and product specifications;
  • You have good problem-solving and analytical skills;
  • You are used to working both independently and as part of a team;
  • You have sound language skills in both written and spoken English and Dutch.


What we offer

  • A warm welcome by 400+ coworkers.
  • An informal work environment.
  • 25 vacation days + 13 ADV days.
  • A bonus arrangement.
  • Travel reimbursement and/or biking reimbursement.
  • The possibility to join our collective health insurance.
  • Drinks, barbecues, active (family)days, pub quizzes and many more festive activities.
  • Plenty of possibilities regarding personal and professional development.
  • A High Tech environment.
  • And never a dull day again!


About KMWE Precision

KMWE Precision designs, builds and continuously improves high-tech components, modules and systems based on precision engineering and machining. We take pride in what we develop and in what we do, and we build close partnerships and relationships with our customers. You will be working at our facility on the BIC1 in Eindhoven. This new and innovative facility gives space to our goals and ambitions.


Join us!

Are you looking for a challenging position in which you have plenty of freedom, responsibility and ownership? Do you want the space to grow within your position and develop yourself further? Apply to the vacancy and we look forward to getting in touch with you!



Eindhoven, Nederland





Level of education



Quality,Buying, Logistics & Planning


KMWE Precision B.V.