Head of QA/QE Manufacturing Operations

Job TitleHead of QA/QE Manufacturing Operations

Job Description

In this role, you have the opportunity to:

The Head of QA/QE Manufacturing Operations you will develop organizational policies & standards and authorize their implementation to ensure product quality through design transfer, manufacturing and distribution, in compliance with regulatory requirements and Philips' Business Systems/procedures

You are responsible for:

  • Accountable for establishing a Process Quality Engineering practice at SVAL level
  • Accountable for establishing the policies/standards of performance of the Process Quality Engineering work in scope including risk analyses, risk mitigation plans and activities, control plans, calibration plans and records and environmental controls.
  • Ensures that appropriate standards and design transfer processes are in place for both NPI's, as well as for ongoing manufacturing that include all stages of the manufacture of the product/system.
  • Ensure consistent standards and processes are in place to detail which processes need validation/re-validation after changes, and verify processes and plans/records
  • Works on complex manufacturing quality engineering/assurance issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth knowledge of the company.
  • Distinguished by additional specialized knowledge in breadth and/or depth, as well as record of success in relevant business process/function. Viewed as an expert in the field and may be tasked with introducing new concepts. May have a leadership role.
  • Regularly interacts with senior management or executive levels on matters concerning several functional areas, divisions, and/or customers.

You are a part of:

As a result of Philips renewed commitment to Quality, it has recently restructured its organization to ensure you and your department have clear interfaces with Philips Business Group and Market leadership, and can harness the expertise of five Centers of Excellence (COEs). These 5 COEs specialize in the following capabilities: Regulatory & Clinical Affairs, Supplier Quality, Quality Management System, Quality Assurance & Engineering, and Compliance & Audit. As part of this new structure, you are empowered to use your voice and expertise to have a positive impact on your team, our business, and health technologies that will improve the health, well-being and care for people around world.

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience:

  • Bachelor's engineering degree, or equivalent experience.
  • Typically requires a Master's degree with > 10 years of related experience in a medical device or regulated industry
  • ASQ certification as Certified Quality Engineer or DfSS/DMAIC Green Belt / Black Belt.
  • Expert knowledge of appropriate global medical device regulations, requirements, and standards, such as 21 CFR Parts 803, 806, and 820, ISO13485, ISO14971, European Medical Device Directive (93/42/EEC), Canadian Medical Devices Regulation (SOR/98-282), Japanese MHLW Ordinance 169, and ISO 9001.
  • Strong leadership skills and demonstrated ability to influence change and challenge status quo with respect to opportunities for improvement
  • Ability to manage competing priorities in a fast paced environment
  • Serves as best practice/quality resource within own discipline or as technical expert on functional or cross-functional teams or projects
  • Expert knowledge and understanding and knowledge of principles, theories, and concepts relevant to Quality Engineering (e.g., CQE body of knowledge)
  • Expert knowledge and Application of Design for Manufacturability, Industrial Engineering and LEAN experience leading to manufacturing efficiency improvement.
  • Expert knowledge and demonstrated use of process and design excellence methodologies including Six Sigma.
  • Advanced problem-solving, organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Serves as best practice/quality resource within own discipline or as technical expert on functional or cross-functional teams or projects
  • DMAIC, 8D, PRIDE and other problem solving and analytical skills. Strong knowledge of statistics and experience with application in a medical device development and manufacturing environment required
  • Excellent documentation and communication skills and interpersonal relationship skills including negotiating and relationship management skills

In return, we offer you:

Working in the medical industry brings much fulfillment, as well as unique challenges. As part of our HealthTech – focused company, you will be responsible for successfully dealing with and managing Philips relationships with approval agencies such as the US Federal Drug Administration (FDA).

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It's a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum. Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways. Learn more by watching this video.

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