Head of Q&R

Job Title

Head of Q&R

Job Description

Head, Q&R
In this role you will prepare and execute the global Q&R policy by initiating and coordinating related activities throughout all disciplines in order to make Philips a premier organization within the safety & compliance space. You will also develop organizational policies and authorize their implementation while also providing direction to senior managers in various areas, groups, and/or operations.

You are responsible for

  • Building and deploying a single aligned strategy in Quality & Regulatory Compliance
  • Acting as the management representative for all key regulatory agencies for product safety and quality (e.g: US FDA, China FDA)
  • Developing and maintaining an effective working relationship with US FDA and other international regulatory bodies
  • Actively ensuring all auditable facilities (e.g: manufacturing, innovation, distribution etc.) consistently operate in a state of compliance and inspection Quality Management readiness
  • Ensuring all products, software, services & systems meet requirements
  • Establishing the vision and strategy for business management & quality systems/practices to ensure consistent, standardized execution of our Philips Excellence Process Framework processes
  • Establishing a strong core Q&R team and driving common goals and objectives to result in improved customer experience, operational excellence & dedicated regulatory compliance
  • Driving ambition towards our vision, act as a coach and co-own the career development plans of your team members

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

  • MS Degree required, PhD preferred
  • 15+ years medical device industry preferred. Will also consider experience from another highly regulated environment (i.e. Automotive, Aerospace, etc...)
  • Leadership experience in various aspects of Q&R (including internal and external representation on Q&R) AND preferably in at least one operating process domain (Product Development, Supply Chain, etc...)
  • Experience in establishing Q&R strategy, oversight, Quality systems, etc... preferably at group/corporate level in a large multinational company
  • Familiar with business process management framework including industry practices such as APQC
  • Relevant training, experience and certification in Continuous Improvement practices such as Lean/Six Sigma highly preferred

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