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Philips Sr. Manager Supplier Quality Engineering in Colorado Springs, Colorado


In this role, you have the opportunity to

Lead an SQE team to implement Quality Engineering, Purchasing Controls, and Supplier Quality processes related to the development, procurement, and continuous improvement of manufacturing materials, components, software, sub-assemblies, contract manufactured finished devices/products or services, and their introduction into Philips supply chain. The position will directly support Strategic Supplier Quality programs and objectives and provide technical leadership to include technology transfer programs to manufacturing sites.

You are responsible for

  • Lead the Supplier Quality Engineering Team, develop the site strategy for supplier quality improvement and ensure the effective execution of day-day tactical activities.

  • You will partner with R&D, Operations, and Procurement personnel to ensure compliance for raw materials, components, finished products, etc., from suppliers.

  • Develop and support regulatory compliance gaps at suppliers, including supplier quality system and process development activities.

  • Lead and support initiatives that are crucial to reliability and manufacturability, and enhance the performance of the purchased product

  • You will lead additions/deletions/changes to suppliers' status on the Approved Supplier List, including supplier master file records.

  • Ensure raw materials/components/products at the supplier(s) are released from the supplier(s) to Philips according to the agreed requirements.

  • Perform 3rd party product compatibility risk assessments in partnership with R&D, Q&R, and other cross-functional team members

  • Drive shared accountability across stakeholders to design, manufacture, and distribute products right the first time from our supplier base.

  • You will guide, manage and implement transparency within the organization and work closely with Site MT leadership/stakeholders to drive critical metrics to pro-actively improve supplier quality performance and reduce business revenue impact due to FCO’s, supplier QN notices, un-intended disruptions, and resolve supplier issues to business and regulatory compliance satisfaction.

You are a part of

The Site Supplier Quality organization that supports the Design team and production facility The SQE organization assists in NPI, Procurement, Sustaining, and Quality initiatives as well as Supplier Quality improvements. The SQE team is divided into NPI / Procurement initiatives and Sustaining. In some cases, these can and will overlap to help support the team member(s) and projects.

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

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering or science discipline

  • 14+ years of total industry experience

  • 10+ years of related experience in a medical device or regulated industry.

  • Working 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.

  • Expert-level knowledge of methodologies, tools, and techniques in Purchasing, Operations, and SQE, including due diligence processes.

  • 5+ years of management experience.

  • Preferred to have a broader experience, including procurement, manufacturing engineering, and project engineering.

In return, we offer you

Enjoy endless opportunities to learn and develop your career in the directions to which you aspire. Philips Healthcare is a place where you will work with others whose far-reaching ideas and accomplishments have impacted over 200 million lives already. Please help us determine what’s next. Your ideas and ability to deliver will help to transform the future of healthcare and allow you to create your own legacy.

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.

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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As an equal opportunity employer, Philips is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact 888-367-7223, option 5, for assistance.

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