Quality Assurance Manager in Cary, IL at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 7/8/2020

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Job Description

Stryker is one of the leaders in the MedTech industry and we continue to grow and evolve. Stryker has expanded beyond being a Medical Device company. The former Sage Products location in Cary designs and manufactures products across the regulated spectrum (Medical Devices, Cosmetics and Pharmaceuticals). We are looking for a talented individual to join our team in Cary, Illinois.

Who we want:

Managers who drive performance. People who implement process improvements and leverage the talent of their team to consistently increase performance and productivity.

Quality-focused team drivers. People who push their team to deliver the highest quality products and solutions in a timely manner.

Effective communicators. People who can interpret information clearly and accurately to concisely communicate results and recommendations to stakeholders, senior management, and their teams.

Network builders. Managers who build connections with other teams and divisions and coordinate cross-functional collaboration.

Compliance-focused orchestrators. Managers who carefully oversee people, processes, and deliverables to ensure compliance with company policies and procedures

What you will do:

As a Quality Assurance Manager, you will be primarily responsible for the oversight of the Quality System including:

  • CAPAs
  • Nonconformances
  • Deviations
  • Oversight of all aspects of projects assigned to quality engineering department including but not limited to establishment of clear objectives, planning and scheduling, data trending and analysis, cost assessment, training, implementation, reporting, etc.
  • Effective closure of quality investigations including CAPAs by mentoring and coaching investigation owners to ensure comprehension, development and execution of corrective/preventive action with regards to cited nonconformity
  • Identify and communicate to quality leadership issues that impact product purity, quality, safety or efficacy, regulatory compliance or business continuity
  • Identify and continually improve process effectiveness
  • Ensure key site representation at external regulatory body audits
  • Provide SME input into quality planning process and assessment of risk
  • Monitoring of KPIs and process measures for the assigned area of management
  • Development of resources planning estimates to manage project workload and productivity
  • Procurement and assignment of Quality Engineering resources and general administration of the Quality Engineering department
  • Facilitation of effective project meetings, change and conflict management
  • Leading cross functional project team(s) through variety of project types
  • Creating and fostering strong working relationship across the organization to facilitate effective collaboration
  • Training, coaching and career development of Quality Engineers
  • Education and in-depth technical training on QE concepts, practices, and procedures.  Transfer of ideas and knowledge to wide variety of audience (regulatory inspectors, senior management, engineers, technicians, line operators, etc.)
  • Maintaining current knowledge of applicable domestic and international regulations

What you need:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Science or related technical field
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in working in a highly regulated environment, quality, manufacturing or engineering

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Managerial/supervisory strongly preferred
  • Six Sigma or Project Management Professional certification is a plus
  • Experience in quality management systems is essential
  • Knowledge of FDA regulation 21CFR820 required, knowledge of 21CFR 211 preferred
  • Knowledge of international standards and regulations as they pertain to Sage Products (i.e. MDD, ISO13485, EU GMPs, etc.)
  • Experience managing staff including administration and professional development
  • Proficiency in using problem solving methods, root cause analysis and use of statistical tools to resolve problems
  • Experience managing complex or high-level projects
  • Strong competencies in planning, project management, and organization with the ability to lead multiple activities and resources while maintaining a focus on quality
  • Strong ability to facilitate discussions and negotiate mutually beneficial solutions when necessary
  • Demonstrated strong leadership skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
  • Strong writing and editorial skills with attention to detail
  • Prior participation in regulatory inspections and audits
  • Strong computer skills in Word, Excel and Outlook

Work From Home: Occasional

Travel Percentage: 10%

Stryker Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Stryker is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability.

Stryker Corporation will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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