Head of Supplier Quality

Job Title

Head of Supplier Quality

Job Description

In this role, you have the opportunity to develop a supplier quality strategy in line with supply management and business strategy with a medium to long term sight line.

Your responsibilities

  • Supplier Quality Leader to cover all Health & Wellness Sites ( Bothell, Ontario, China, HK) driving full Production Part Quality Management deployment but also organize one consistent way of working

  • Lean daily management, critical metric reporting, H&W Q&R Hoshin element on Supplier Quality

  • Drives technical improvement via APQP, staff competence and skills, compliance to MD/Pharma requirements.

  • This position will coordinate all SQE and SQA teams supporting H&W

  • Performs quality audits, re-audits and performance management at suppliers.

  • Deploys and follows-up on the Supplier Quality Related important metrics towards the supplier and SQE's.

  • Recommends strategic directions, policies and establishes quality management directives.

  • Develop multiple supplier relations in order to involve key suppliers as early as possible.

You are a part of

At Philips, we are inspired by our mission to improve the lives of 3 billion people per year by 2025, and every day we move closer to achieving our goal by creating cutting-edge solutions that lead to confident diagnosis, improved care, and increased quality of life for patients. Thanks to our employees who share our passion for improving lives, we are at the forefront of the Healthcare industry leading in image guided interventions, ultrasound, patient monitoring, cardiology informatics, sleep therapy and respiratory care. Named one of the Top 50 Happiest Companies in America in 2013, we enable our employees to create a legacy in life through their work and support their development through people-centric learning, total rewards and personalized development planning programs.

Here at Philips we are Working Together for a Better Tomorrow:

Philips' dedication to enriching lives is reflected in our company, our solutions, and a commitment to our people. Philips products lead to improved healthcare, faster diagnosis and better patient outcomes. Philips employees change lives every day.

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

  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering or science discipline, or equivalent experience

  • Current certification with Recognized Accreditation body (i.e., RAB-QSA/IRCA) or successful completion of ASC certification as a CQE and CQA or Certified Biomed Auditor or successful completion of a recognized Lead Auditor course.

  • 12+ years total industry experience with 10+ years of related experience in a medical device or regulated industry

  • Working knowledge of appropriate global medical device regulation, requirements and standards such as 21 CFR Parts 803, 806 , and 820, ISO 13485, ISO 14791, and European Medical Device Directive (93/42/EEC), Canadian Medical Device Regulations (SOR/98-282), Japanese MHLW Ordinance 169, and ISO 9001

  • Well versed in APQP

  • Authority Level Knowledge of methodologies, tools and techniques in Purchasing, Operations and SQ

  • 7+ years of management experience

In return, we offer you

The opportunity to contribute to culture-change and define processes within the organization. This position has the potential to be high-visibility and will collaborate with multiple partners.

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.

To find out more about what it's like working for Philips at a personal level, visit the Working at Philips page on our career website, where you can read stories from our employee blog. Once there, you can also learn about our recruitment process, or find answers to some of the frequently asked questions.

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