Assuring consistent and reliable raw material quality is primary to the organization in order to avoid out of spec products. As a Supplier Quality Engineer, your responsibility is to prevent issues that are due to raw material quality deviations. If these issues do occur, you will act as the project lead to ensure that the right corrective actions are taken. In order to meet that goal, you analyze the existing processes of (sub)suppliers and you ensure that they maintain the right standards, in line with current and future requirements. Needless to say that you will also be conducting supplier audits and selecting new suppliers.
You are a member of the purchase department but you work closely with process engineering and the quality department.