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Philips Materials Engineer (m/f/d) in Böblingen, Germany


In this role, you have the opportunity to

lead projects as a Materials Engineer which require creating a supplier & sourcing management strategy, new product introduction material setup, device master record maintenance, design control adherence, supplier quality planning and material cost management.

In this position, you will be responsible for the industrialization, control and management of purchased components throughout the lifecycle and the supply chain. This includes working with R&D to identify clear specifications and CTQ’s on drawings, Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) for quality planning and with contract suppliers to assure that these specifications are continually met and controlled. You will participate investigation teams when non-conformances are encountered.

You are responsible for

This position will be mainly responsible for electronic purchase parts, power sources and their essential tier 2 components. This scope may be expanded to other electro-mechanical assemblies in the context of talent development.

You should have experience in supplier management, supplier quality management, Class 2 and 3 medical device compliance, project management, material cost analysis, supplier validations and process development. This includes:

• Partner with suppliers and internal functions in new product and new process development, as well as mass production.

• Travel to suppliers and other Philips entities in support of issues related to projects, programs, and special circumstances.

• Work with suppliers to ensure management of components (NPI, mass production, change management).

• Work with the Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) in oversight of supplier quality/yield performance, APQP deliverables, improvement activities/programs, control plans to maintain product quality at suppliers.

• Support SQE and Production, Current Product Engineering, Support/Test Engineering, quality investigations, root cause analyses, and corrective actions related to supplier’s processes

• Contribute to Inspection Plans for Receiving Inspection and manage disposition of non-conforming material in MRB.

• Provide input to Supplier Assessment reviews.

You are a part of

The Materials Engineering team works with a worldwide supply base to help ensure high quality purchased materials. The team leads Materials Engineering activities during new product development, portfolio maintenance, purchased material quality issue resolution.

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or equivalent; desired experience in Switch Mode Power Supply engineering and essential components.

  • The successful candidate will have solid experience with project management, experience with contract manufactures of electronic assemblies, design and development, statistical/analytical quality methods and tools, PPAP/APQP, industrialization of purchase parts, qualification of contract suppliers.

  • Exceptional communication skills in at least English and GermanIn addition:

  • Min. 5 years of experience in a manufacturing environment; ideally in medical environment;

  • Experience working in global, cross-functional teams;

  • Project Management, professional certification and experience (Desired);

  • Medical device manufacturing experience, e.g. MDD, ISO13485 (Desired);

  • Skills to use various IT Applications (e.g. SAP, eDMR, MS Office Applications);

  • Strong analytical and independent problem solving skills     .

Our offer

If you like managing electronic assemblies in a global supply base,

if you like challenges and opportunities which require your engagement and constructive cross-functional work and

if you like working within an open, inspiring and diverse team,

we would appreciate your application.

Why should you join Philips?

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