Quality Engineer - New Model & Supplier Quality

Norton Motorcycles is an iconic, British motorcycle brand delivering exquisite riding experiences. For over 120 years, Norton Motorcycles has been celebrated worldwide for its unique place in motorcycle history. Now under new ownership, Norton Motorcycles is proud to sit with the TVS Motor family.

Entering a new era, we are scaling globally and this role will give successful recruits the opportunity to be a part of that growth. This role will be based in our state-of-the-art facilities in Solihull, West Midlands, working within our tight-knit but ever-expanding team.

Job Overview

The Norton Motorcycles Co. Ltd is looking for an experienced supplier development quality engineer with a track record of delivery within manufacturing / engineering / automotive industries. You will be an enthusiastic and capable individual with a hands-on approach to Quality prepared to lead by example to instil a mindset of Quality First within a busy supply chain. You will need to demonstrate the ability to manage a high degree of change within an organisation. 



Key responsibilities will include, but not limited to:

  • Lead supplier interface from inception through to start of production 

  • Work with purchasing to assess potential suppliers to ensure compatibility with Norton’s Quality expectations 

  • Manage part approval processes for parts on new projects, ensuring that pre-production builds have the right part, to the right Quality and at the right time 

  • Managing quality concerns relating to allocated suppliers 

  • Monitor and control conformity of production within the supply base 

  • Supporting the supplier to resolve quality issues to ensure product quality and supply 

  • Support manufacturing with new model build concerns to ensure build plans are maintained and issues are addressed in a controlled and constructive manner 

  • Conduct supplier selection audits to assess capability and suitability. Working closely with the Purchasing department to ensure suitable supplier selection and feedback on supplier performance concerns 

  • Create quality standards for new models and train manufacturing on model quality requirements 

  • Working within the Quality team to create and implement new systems to act as a robust foundation for a brand new Quality department 



  • Supplier sourcing management using the PPAP system is essential 

  • Automotive experience is preferable 

  • Experienced in root cause analysis techniques 

  • Self-sufficient and good organisational skills 

Special Requirements:

  • A driving licence is required

  • The role will require international travel

Benefits of working for Norton:

We offer desirable benefits for all employees of Norton, including;

  • 25 Days holiday (Small amount used for Christmas Holiday)

  • Pension Scheme

  • Life Insurance 

  • Flexible Working 

  • Casual Dress 

  • Parking on site

Applicants must have the Right To Work in the UK


Job Type: Full time - Permanent

Salary package is dependent upon previous experience

It is essential that you send both your CV and a cover letter when applying for this role. Please also state where you heard about this vacancy within your application.

Please forward your CV and a covering letter in the first instance to hrmanager@nortonmotorcycles.com stating which role you are applying for.

We have a 10 day reply policy, so if you do not hear from us within 10 days, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.