Manager, Global Supplier Quality in Portage, MI at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 9/20/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Who we want

  • Quality-focused team drivers. People who push their team to deliver the highest quality products and solutions in a timely manner.
  • Insightful advisors. Managers who lead strategy development, validation and data collection to facilitate continual improvement.
  • Goal-oriented orchestrators. People who can effectively coordinate and focus the work of skilled employees toward an important goal, prioritizing to the right activities that lead to success.
  • Effective communicators. People who regularly share relevant status updates and effectively articulate issues and recommendations to stakeholders and senior management.

What you will do

As a Manager, Global Supplier Quality you will establish a quality center of excellence, develop organizational strategies, processes, goals, and metrics to drive measurable improvements in quality processes. You will oversee the consistency of quality processes and manage and address potential product and safety investigations through corrective action.

  • You will be responsible for the strategic planning and management of supplier quality related activities with management responsibilities over multiple sites.
  • You will develop, establish and maintain supplier quality business processes, engineering methodologies, and practices which meet Stryker, customer, and regulatory requirements.  
  • You will serve as a Quality representative to improve awareness, visibility, and communication on quality initiatives supporting departmental, functional, site, divisional and corporate quality goals and priorities. 
  • You will act as the key interface with site operations as it pertains to Supplier Quality Issues.
  • You will investigate, identify, and implement best-in-class Quality Engineering practices across the Supplier Quality.
  • You will provide technical guidance mentoring for identifying and resolving quality issues.
  • You will work closely with the Sourcing and Manufacturing Partners in order to continuously improve supplier quality.
  • You will manage day-to-day quality processes to ensure issues are appropriately evaluated.
  • You will establish annual budgets and quarterly forecasts. Make necessary changes with appropriate management involvement.
  • You will communicate and collaborate with Quality Assurance, R&D, Service, Global Supply, Finance, Sales, and Marketing departments to ensure corporate goals and strategies are met.
  • You will provide guidance, recommendations, and implementation plans for adherence to new regulatory requirements or expectations.
  • You will represent quality processes during internal and external audits.

What you need

  • Bachelor’s in a science, engineering or related discipline  
  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience in manufacturing environment or equivalent preferred.
  • MS in engineering or MBA preferred
  • ASQ CQE/CMQ/OE/PE certification preferred.
  • Lean Six Sigma master Blackbelt certification preferred
  • Lead Quality Auditor Qualification preferred (ISO 13485, CFR 820 or comparable industry standard and regulatory requirements). Knowledge of quality planning tools:  APQP, PPAP/FAI, FMEA, MSA, Control Plan, & Control Charts preferred.

Work From Home: Occasional

Travel Percentage: 50%

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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