Sr. Supplier Quality Engineer

Job TitleSr. Supplier Quality Engineer

Job Description

We welcome you to join Volcano a Philips Company as a Sr. Supplier Quality Engineer in our San Diego, CA location.

In this role, you have the opportunity to work with a cutting edge product line - IGT Devices is part of the Philips Image Guided Therapy (IGT) business group. As the Sr. Supplier Quality Engineer, you will be responsible for providing Supplier Quality engineering support to Global supply base.

This position will directly support Costa Rica Supplier Quality programs and objectives and provide direct support of Global Supplier Quality programs and transfer activities.

The Supplier Quality Engineer will have oversight and active review and management of non-conformances, creation and review of quality metrics, and developing and maintaining effective working relationships with suppliers consistent with quality and business goals.

You are responsible for

  • Develop current and future Supply base - this includes partnering with suppliers (contract manufacturers, service providers, component manufacturers) on the development, manufacture and improvement of product(s), supplier assessments, and risk analysis, provide revision and maintenance of an Approved Supplier List, create, finalize, and maintain supplier Quality Plans/Agreements, issue and investigate supplier delivery, quality, and compliance related non-conformances using a systematic approach to problem solving, conducting risk analyses and drive corrective and preventative actions to successful closure
  • Provide R&D and Manufacturing Engineering (ME) project support across multiple commodities (e.g. plastics, electronics, metals and chemicals) as the resident supplier development expert
  • Work with suppliers to perform process and component material development work to ensure components/materials and sub-assemblies are qualified to the appropriate requirements prior to commercialization and/or design or revision changes
  • Work with R&D, ME and the Supplier to clarify design intent and requirements and ensure supplier feedback is included in the supplier development process
  • Lead or participate in the audit and assessment of Suppliers ensuring they are compliant with associated policies/procedures and GMP/ISO/PMDA requirements. May also include due diligence audits/assessments
  • Develop and maintain a Supplier Performance Scorecards, analyze and identify emerging supplier non-conformance trends using appropriate statistical tools
  • Report supplier quality trend data during Quality/Operations Site Review and Management Reviews
  • Must be able to handle supplier situations and interactions in a tactful, professional and effective manner
  • Thorough knowledge of CAPA and Root Cause Investigation best practices
  • Ability to lead others with a proactive attitude
  • General knowledge of Program and Project management to include Critical Chain
  • Ability to work within a team or independently
  • Ability to represent the Corporation on a professional level during onsite site assessments/interactions with Suppliers
  • Ability to manage multiple and/or complex projects and priorities under deadlines
  • Ability to apply knowledge with an understanding of business operations to achieve regulatory compliance is needed

You are a part of

Our solutions combine navigational tools such as catheters and guide wires with advanced software to help confirm the optimal treatment at the point of care: measurement technology, procedure-specific application support and on-board imaging and monitoring with improved anatomical and functional information to optimize therapy delivery. The IGT Devices organization consists of three segments: Coronary, Peripheral Vascular and Electrophysiology.

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

  • B.S. in Engineering or equivalent technical major
  • 6 - 8 years in medical device or related industry in a technical position
  • 3-5 years' experience in one or more of the following: Quality Engineering, Operations Engineering and/or Research & Development in the medical device, biotech or similar industry
  • Excellent working knowledge of applicable regulations and standards such as FDA QSR, ISO 9001/13485 & MOD Knowledge in the areas of Design Controls, V&V, manufacturing practices and statistical techniques


  • ISO 13485 Lead Auditor Certification
  • CQE and CQA certification is desirable
  • Six Sigma Black or Green belt is preferred.


  • Injection Molding knowledge and experience in Operations or Supplier Quality area is desired
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, internal and external to the company
  • Well-developed presentation and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to influence and negotiate at all levels of the organization
  • The ability to prioritize multiple competing deliverables simultaneously
  • External supplier Quality System auditing experience
  • Computer Skills (MS office, statistical analysis software, PLM, ERP and QMS)
  • Familiar with measurement equipment used for incoming quality inspection
  • Familiar with 7-steps problem solving or equivalent tools
  • Ability to collect, analyze, interpret and draw conclusions from data
  • Ability to develop written protocols and keep accurate detailed records of results
  • Ability to improvise when needed to overcome obstacles encountered in performing non-routine experiments
  • Creative and flexible in achieving objectives


  • Ability to travel 15% of time both domestic or international

In return, we offer you

We offer you the opportunity to grow within the organization and Philips – working cross functionally with R & D, on various projects and initiatives to drive our products to our customers and be a part of saving people's lives every day.

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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