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Staff Supplier Quality Engineer in Rome Township, MI at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 1/3/2019

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Job Description

Position Overview:

Working in partnership with the Global Supplier Network, you'll be involved in the ongoing support for the internal business units to address ongoing supplier quality issues, development of suppliers and ensuring that our external supply chain are capable of meeting expectations from a quality, service and cost perspective. You will serve as liaison between suppliers and Stryker to drive effective continuous improvement as a result of the supplier base. You will work with internal customers and suppliers in support of supplier quality issues; provide technical support for activities related to supplier quality system assessment and performance evaluation. You will collaborate with the strategic sourcing, auditing and development groups to understand the capabilities and competencies of suppliers to meet our requirements and continually meet and adapt to our product quality and regulatory requirements.


Responsibilities related to compliance:

  • Ensure components, sub-assemblies, and devices meet all print specifications and applicable regulations.
  • Work with suppliers to quarantine all suspect and non-conforming material.
  • Issue supplier corrective action requests, and drive suppliers to identify and address true root cause.
  • Participate on supplier audits, as required.
  • Train/educate suppliers on GMP, regulatory requirements, and Stryker expectations.

Responsibilities related to sustainment:

  • Ensure an un-interrupted supply of conforming components to Stryker Operations.
  • Root cause analysis of part related manufacturing defects and warranty concerns
  • Manage supplier-initiated changes; serve as the “change owner” in Stryker’s change management system.
  • Update prints and generate Engineering Change requests.
  • Update gage plans and attribute charts.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert, for your assigned commodity; share expertise within global Stryker organization.
  • Support manufacturing transfer projects.
  • Support strategic sourcing projects
  • Disposition material quarantined in MRB.

Responsibilities related to development:

  • Foster strong relationships with Stryker’s supplier-partners.
  • Analyze non-conformance data to prioritize projects and to solve systemic supplier issues.
  • Create and execute supplier development plans.
  • Drive continuous improvement actions with suppliers to reduce part related defects.
  • Evaluate and qualify of new suppliers, especially those with advanced technologies, to support product innovation.
  • Support strategic sourcing decisions by identifying supplier capabilities and providing input for supplier selection.
  • Make pro-active supplier site visits.
  • Train/educate suppliers on Quality topics:  Quality System, problem solving, validation, and lean.
  • Push “lessons learned” from the supply base back to R&D for incorporation into next generation designs.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum of 4 years manufacturing experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preferred industries are medical device, aviation, aerospace, automotive and defense
  • Internal Quality Auditor Qualification either in AS 9100 or ISO13485, CFR820 or comparable industry standards and regulatory requirements

Travel Requirement: 50-55%

Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: Up to 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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