Senior Supplier Quality Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 10/6/2020

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Job Description

Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and is dedicated to helping healthcare professionals perform their jobs more efficiently while enhancing patient care. Stryker offers a diverse array of innovative medical technologies, including reconstructive, medical and surgical, and neurotechnology and spine products to help people lead more active and more satisfying lives.

Stryker is hiring a Senior Supplier Quality Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT.

Who we want:

Detail-oriented process improvers. Critical thinkers who naturally see opportunities to develop and optimize work processes – finding ways to simplify, standardize and automate.

Collaborative partners. People who build and leverage cross-functional relationships to bring together ideas, data and insights to drive continuous improvement in functions.

Goal-oriented developers. Keeping the customer and requirements squarely in focus, people who deliver safe and robust solutions.

What you will do:


As a Senior Supplier Quality Engineer, you will serve as a liaison between suppliers and Stryker to drive effective continuous improvement to the supplier base. Work with internal customers and suppliers to support supplier quality issues, provide technical support for activities related to supplier quality system assessment and performance evaluation. Collaborate with the strategic sourcing, auditing and development groups to understand the capabilities and competencies of suppliers to fulfill product quality and regulatory requirements.

•         Own Supplier related CAPA review and management, ensuring effective use of appropriate problem-solving tools.

•         Support tracking and reporting of KPI and other metrics associated with supplier performance.

•         Provide education and training to suppliers as necessary.

•         Articulate detailed supplier performance results and trends to appropriate levels of management.

•         Perform PPAP activities for supplier changes.

•         Perform detailed process reviews at supplier's manufacturing site.

•         Assess and critique supplier process control documentation, identifying areas of improvement and driving improvement within the suppliers QMS.

•         Communicate effectively to suppliers and internal stakeholders.

•         Maintain and track to completion closure of assigned supplier action items.

•         Collaborate with internal teams and stakeholders to prioritize supplier-initiated change requests.

•         Develop and drive completion of personal development plans (IDP).

•         Support PMO projects and initiatives.

•         Develop relationships with suppliers and internal cross functional partners.

•         Identify and execute on cost reduction opportunities through quality improvements at suppliers.

•         Manage and execute supplier-initiated changes for continuous improvement, cost reduction or supplier remediation activities.

•         Analyze non-conformance data to prioritize projects and to solve systemic supplier issues.

•         Execute pro-active supplier site visits.

•         Transfer “lessons learned” from the supply base back to R&D for incorporation into next generation designs.

•         Provide problem solving expertise at supplier locations in support of critical quality issues.

•         Train, mentor and assist in the development of less experienced engineers.

•         Propose and develop effective quality improvement plans to be implemented at appropriate suppliers.

•         Provide support to 3rd Party Audits relating to Supplier Quality CAPA.

•         May act as a single point of contact for Strategic Business Partners and participate in supplier reviews.

•         Serve as a subject matter expert, for assigned commodity; share expertise within global Stryker organization.

What you will need:


•         Bachelor of Science degree - required

•         3+ years of quality, manufacturing, and/or engineering experience - required

•         Bachelor of Science degree in Science, Engineering or related discipline - preferred

•         Internal Quality Auditor Qualification (ISO 13485, CFR 820 or comparable industry standard and regulatory requirements) – preferred

•         Experience in a highly regulatory environment - preferred

•         Basic knowledge of FMEA, validation programs and SPC processes - preferred

•         Strong interpersonal skills, written, oral communication and negotiations skills – preferred

•         Basic understanding of manufacturing processes – preferred

•         Thorough knowledge and understanding of US and International Medical Device Regulations – preferred

•         Demonstrated working knowledge to positively influence supplier quality performance - preferred

•         Analytical and problem-solving capabilities with the ability to draw insights from data quickly and to define executable actions – preferred

•         Knowledge of continuous improvement methodologies – preferred

Work From Home: Occasional

Travel Percentage: 70%

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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