Sourcing Quality Engineer - Plastic (Ingénieur Qualité Production - Plastique H/F)

  • Competitive
  • Lille, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Kingfisher Plc
  • 23 May 19

Sourcing Quality Engineer - Plastic (Ingénieur Qualité Production - Plastique H/F)


At Kingfisher, we want to create good homes by making home improvement accessible for everyone. Our ambition is to become the leading home improvement company. To deliver our ambition, we need to become ONE company, which we will do by building on the already strong local identities, teams and communities across all our retail brands and functions. 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 a complete, Unique and Unified Home Improvement offer based on customer insights.


In assigned categories, manage factory assessment and new product development process from selection to Gold Seal approval including product qualification, ensuring legal, specification and timing requirements are met.
Support the management of production control programs by approved 3rd party service providers, including DUPRO, FRI and Manufacturing Testing (MT).

Identify and implement product re-engineering and factory improvement opportunities to drive sustainable CPR and operational efficiencies whilst improving overall product quality.

• Manage the factory qualification process to ensure that new factories meet Kingfisher's quality requirements.
• Manage the new product introduction process from the selection stage, working with Product Sourcing Managers (PSMs), Product Quality Engineers (PQEs), Production Engineers and vendor factory personnel.
• Ensure product specifications are understood and agreed with factory, verify Silver Seal samples and provide to PQ Teams for their approval, verify and approve Gold Seal samples and validate first production runs.
• Manage the product qualification process using both internal resources and external test laboratories to ensure all products and associated packaging and IMs meet specification and quality, legal and safety requirements in all OpCo countries in which the products are to be sold.
• Ensure non-unified products, local buys, legacy products, etc are qualified to local OpCo country requirements including those applicable for retailers and distributors.
• Support on-going 3rd party product inspection programme including DUPRO, FRI and Manufacturing Testing.
• Support the investigation of any returns, reviews or other quality issues relating to products originating from within the Buying / Sourcing Office responsibilities.


You have presence and impact, are influential such that they develop rapport and credibility with those around them, internally and externally.
You take the lead; communicate goals in a clear and consistent manner which inspire and enthuse; set and uphold high standards; provide absolute clarity of outcomes but empowers and trusts people to deliver
You communicate clearly, simply and with regard to differing audiences.
You are a team player with a willingness to share expertise and support colleagues.
You are able to identify and support own development needs

Required Skills & Experience:

You have Solid product development and production technical skills.
You have Good knowledge of quality management systems and audit.
And also :
• Understanding of QA and QC methods, problem solving, etc.
• Strong time and project management skills.
• High level of attention to detail.
• Knowledge and understanding of EU Directives, Regulations, standards and other legislation.
• Strong PC skills including Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Becoming part of our new Offer & Supply Chain function is a fantastic opportunity, we want to be able to provide our employees with roles where they feel engaged and empowered to move us into this new way of working. 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.