Our client is currently seeking a Supplier Quality Engineer
Provide support for all Supplier Quality related activities. Assist in Receiving Inspection operations, supplier survey/ audit responsibilities, and new product development operations.
*Technical understanding of manufacturing prints and tolerance
*Strong communication skills
*Strong problem solving skills
*Strong team player
*Good understanding and ability to work with Microsoft Office
*Basic understanding of manufacturing processes
*Fluent in written & oral English
*Willing to travel in support of business needs to different geographical locations
*Basic understanding of project management
*Demonstrated interpersonal skills
*Ownership for supplier quality performance and measurement including KPI's and participate in supplier performance reviews. Enable reporting of metrics for monthly reviews
*Lead quality issues with suppliers & partner with Internal Customers; Lead effective supplier containment and corrections/corrective actions
*Act as point of contact for Internal/ External Customer groups on key compliance issues related to assigned suppliers
*Participate in External Audits and Internal Audits as needed. Ensure Regulatory compliance in area of responsibility to GMP of all medical devices regulatory agencies (i.e. FDA, IMB, Notified bodies, etc)
*Responsible for accuracy and integrity of supplier data that ensures compliance with documented procedures & processes
*Ownership and reporting on all quality issues associated with the assigned suppliers. Ensure all assigned supplier related material quality issues are effectively communicated to key stakeholders
*Participate in the supplier material related processes which include: Material Review Board to ensure Coordination of MRB activities with the business unit to ensure the timely assessment of potential non conforming products. Maintain structured communication channels with strategic sourcing, identifying responsibility by commodity / supplier.
*Liaising with the Manufacturing and Quality groups, in assessing and addressing material quality issues with assigned suppliers.
*Maintenance of the Approved Supplier List (ASL) in conjunction with the Global Sourcing, Supplier Controls and Audit functions.
*Deliver continuous improvement activities focusing on supplier quality
*Participate as required in SCRB in conjunction with key stakeholders
*Support ECR process in local change control systems
*Participate in supplier audit program - planning, execution and closure
*Participate in supplier reviews for assigned suppliers as required
*Participate in cross functional projects both locally & globally as required
*Partner with SQM functions and Strategic Sourcing on the developments and approval quality assurance agreements with suppliers.