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Philips Advanced Supplier Quality Engineer in Shenzhen, China


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.

  • Drive 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.

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 suppliers to ensure all necessary quality activities are rigorously addressed during initial product release and change such as: process mapping, process FMEA, process control plan, process validation (IQ, OQ, PQ), GR&R, MSA, line release, ramp monitoring, etc.

  • Ensure supplier management strategy aligns with quality goals. 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 key processes as subject matter expert.

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

  • Education: Bachelor degree or above, major in Electrical or Engineering is preferred. Experience:

  • Minimum of 7 years industry experience in Quality or supplier quality engineering in manufacturing of electro-mechanical systems/products/solutions.

  • Preferably more than 4 years’ experience in the medical device industry.

  • Competencies and skills:

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Experience in a regulated environment, medical preferred. Certified auditor for ISO System, ISO13485 is preferred.

  • Knowledgeable in SAP Quality Management, Mini-Tab, Query tools such as Business Objects, web-based systems, and MS Excel (power user). CQE, six-sigma Black Belt or Green Belt is preferred.

  • Fluent in English and Chinese is a must.

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 2.5 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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