Sr. APQP Supplier Quality Engineer

    • Cambridge, MA

Job Title

Sr. APQP Supplier Quality Engineer

Job Description

In this role, you have the opportunity to
Perform Supplier Quality activities related to purchased part qualification with suppliers, supplier quality issue resolution and ensuring appropriate incoming material inspection strategies. Partner with Product Development and Manufacturing to adequately define Critical to Quality (CTQs) purchased parts. Plan, execute, and manage quality activities with suppliers, setting a high standard and fast response expectation so quality issues are prevented or minimized. Lead with best practices to enable our organization to provide high quality medical products to our customers. Team lead for Advanced Product Quality Planning process.

You are responsible for

  • Manage Supplier Quality related activities for purchased materials for electro-mechanical commodities such as printed circuit board assemblies (PCA's), power supplies, cables, battery packs, plastics, sheet metal, machined parts, OEMs (displays, medical assemblies), labeling, etc.
  • Work with Development, Manufacturing, and External Suppliers to assess risks and define CTQs. Lead the Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) cross-functional team to provide the required deliverables in a timely manner. Team lead for APQP process, mentoring team mates and standardizing Part Submission Warrants (PSWs).
  • Work with suppliers to ensure all necessary quality activities are rigorously addressed during initial product release and change via APQP: process mapping, process FMEA, process control plan, process validation (IQ, OQ, PQ), GR&R, MSA, line release, ramp monitoring, etc. Ensure supplier test strategy aligns with quality goals. Support targeted and "at-risk" suppliers with new product introduction and facilitate from concept to launch whilst communicating and offering solutions for any potential risks identified.
  • Focus on quality issue resolution via an 8-D based Supplier Corrective Action request process. Resolve quality issues via structured quality methods in order to ensure efficient and effective root cause analysis, and corrective / preventive actions that ensure there is no recurrence.
  • Execute supplier audits, CAPA's and monitor supplier metrics.
  • Orchestrate Philips first article inspection / first production inspection, and ongoing inspection plans that are aligned with supplier's capabilities, quality history and our product needs.
  • Support other key processes as subject matter expert.

You are a part of
The Measurement & Analytics Global Supplier Quality Team works with a worldwide supply base and our global Business Innovation Units (BIU's) to help ensure high quality purchased materials utilizing End2End processes. The SQ team leads Supplier Quality Engineering activities during new product development, purchased material quality issue resolution and ongoing supplier quality monitoring.

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

  • BS Engineering degree and 10+ years total industry experience, 6+ in manufacturing of electro-mechanical systems/products/solutions for the medical, aerospace or automotive industries.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of manufacturing processes for commodities such as printed circuit board assemblies, power supplies, cables, custom battery packs, mechanical parts (plastics, machined, sheet metal), cables, etc.
  • Strong hands-on project management and teamwork skills with demonstrated ability to consistently establish and meet aggressive timelines. Demonstrated ability to build and maintain productive cross-functional and cross-organizational relationships on a global scale. Demonstrated ability to prioritize in a dynamic environment.
  • Strong APQP knowledge and experience with all aspects of supplier quality management: quality concepts/tools/methods (e.g. FMEA, DOE, IQ/OQ/PQ, MSA, GRR, 8D, etc.), quality issue resolution and quality monitoring measures (use of statistical process control methodologies (CPk/PPk and data analysis is essential)
  • Proven track record of developing suppliers & being part of a wider development team.
  • Tenacity to getting things done and not accepting the norm, being adaptable to changing situations.
  • Knowledge of the Purchasing function and associated commodity, supply base, quality and data management considerations. Understanding of Procurement, Supplier Relationship Management, Material and Supplier Quality and Data Management areas.
  • Effective communicator. Able to work effectively with global, cross-functional stakeholders.
  • Experience in a regulated environment, medical devices preferred.
  • Certified auditor for ISO13485 or 9001 preferred.
  • Knowledgeable in SAP Quality Management, Oracle Data Warehouse, Mini-Tab, Query tools such as Qlik, web-based systems, and MS Excel (power user).
  • CQE, six-sigma Black Belt or Green Belt preferred.


In return, we offer you
At Philips, we are encouraged by our mission to improve the lives of 3 billion people per year by 2030, 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.

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.

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