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Senior SPQ (Suplier Parts Quality) Engineer

Jaguar Land Rover

Information about the position

  • Place of work: Nitra
  • Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards: 1 834 EUR/month, final salary based on experiences, 13th salary, 0-15% yearly bonus, other benefits according JLR rules
  • Contract type: full-time

Job description, responsibilities and duties


This role supports the Manufacturing and Engineering teams with technical and Problem solving skills within JLR Operations. This function is in place to provide support for supplier quality issues on site, liase with the supplier and the wider STA team. It offers technical and problem solving to support in improving supplier performance in current model activities.

* Support Shift Engineers / Line Inspectors in order to respond to supplied parts quality concerns as they arise, driving containment of issues within 24hrs and to achieve 8D problem resolution to D5 within 60 days.
* In conjunction with the Supplier Performance Management team (Supply Assurance and Supplier Management), escalate suppliers using the corporately recognised supplier escalation process, who do not respond appropriately to an issue/s in a timely and robust manner.
* Establish a robust partnership with JLR’s 3rd Party Containment Company, ensuing safe working practices, quality of and robustness of reworks and containments.
* Support and drive supplier related gate hold and Stop Ship activities.
* Responsible for creating and delivering Build Audit (such as WCPA) sufficiency plans and reporting the process out at senior meetings.
* Supporting the weekly Incoming Supplier Quality Management meeting escalating Supplier Quality concerns where appropriate
* Key point of contact and leader in allocated Supplier Quality Concerns within the manufacturing facility.
* Partners with cross functional teams to root cause and problem solve complex quality concerns.
* Pursue productive relationships with internal stakeholder and supplier represenatives to drive robust problem resolution and ensure all escalated supplier manufacturing process releated issues are resolved in a timely manner
* Collaborate with key stakeholders to maximise Supplier Technical Assistance influence and ensure alignment with Purchasing processes and policy
* Deploy associated department processes and activities to maximise efficiciency and effectiveness
* Undertake any other work as directed by their line manager in connection with their job as may be requested


* Previous experience in manufacturing or engineering roles
* A proven track record in a manufacturing or technical environment
* Broad experience of managing external stakeholder and supplier relationsip management
* Excellent stakeholder management and relationship skills and experience
* Excellent communication skills with the ability to converse at all levels of the organisation and with external suppliers/customers
* Relevant degree or equivalent experience preferred
* Experienced problem solver

* Engineering back-ground

Information about the selection process

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

Secondary with school-leaving examination
University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2) or Slovak - Upper intermediate (B2)

Other knowledge

Microsoft Office - Advanced

Driving licence


Experience in the position/sector


Number of years of experience



Brief description of the company

Inovatívna. Dôveryhodná. Priekopnická. Tieto tri dimenzie vždy vystihovali podstatu spoločnosti Jaguar Land Rover. Sú prevtelené do výkonu, luxusu a dokonalosti všetkých vozidiel. Sú tým, čím každý človek, ktorý pre nás pracuje, žije a dýcha.