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Quality Manager in Durham, NC at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 2/22/2019

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Job Description

Position Summary:

Establish a quality center of excellence, develop organizational strategies, processes, goals, and metrics to drive measurable improvements in quality processes. Oversee the consistency of quality processes. Manage and address potential product and safety investigations through investigation and corrective action.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage day-to-day quality processes to ensure issues are appropriately evaluate
  • Establish annual budgets and quarterly forecasts. Make necessary changes with appropriate management involvement
  • Communicate and collaborate with Quality Assurance, R&D, Service, Global Supply, Finance, Sales, and Marketing departments to ensure corporate goals and strategies are met
  • Develop teams to ensure timely resolution of supplier product technical issues to avoid disruption and ensure continuity of supply
  • Serve as Subject Matter Expert for quality processes
  • Provide guidance, recommendations, and implementation plans for adherence to new regulatory requirements or expectations
  • Establish standard process to ensure appropriate resolution and management of the responsible task owner
  • Chair meetings required to drive closure of quality issues
  • Manage and provide updates for quality metrics. Implement appropriate enhancements
  • Represent quality processes during internal and external audits
  • Define targets, KPIs, performance objectives, etc. for individuals within functional role, and manage direct reports to meet or exceed these targets
  • Recruit, select, and on-board top talent
  • Develop talent within team to increase performance. Actively address performance issues on team
  • Maintain a high level of team engagement

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree is required
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in Engineering, Quality, Operations/Manufacturing
  • Minimum 2 years supervisory experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Science, Engineering or related Advanced degree preferred
  • 5+ years’ experience in Engineering, Quality, Operations/Manufacturing
  • 5+ years of supervisory experience preferred
  • Experience working in a regulated environment
  • Good understanding of manufacturing process technologies, and the ability to understand complex processes
  • Experience with delivering results through 6 sigma and lean methods
  • Strong analytical ability, relevant ERP knowledge (preferably SAP, Oracle or JDEdwards) and experience and strong PC skills (MS Excel, Access, etc.,)

Travel Required: 10%




Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: None

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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