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Philips Incoming Inspection Team Lead in Best, Netherlands


In this role, you have the opportunity to

be part of the dedicated Quality team for the Factory Best. The Quality department of the factory Best will be reporting into the Q&R function and will have a dotted line to the Factory leader. The Quality department focusses on ensuring product quality, while maintaining full compliancy and driving manufacturing excellence. The aim is to achieve timely releases of products with high quality and outstanding reliability. We are open for Quality Engineers who are interested in incoming inspection.

As an Incoming Inspection Team Lead, you will have the opportunity to work with a team of Incoming Inspection Officers. Your team will participate in all Incoming Inspection activities for the Factory Best. As a Team Lead you will be responsible for the coordination and functional control of the Incoming Inspection team. You also will get the opportunity to further setup and improve the Incoming Inspection process. In the beginning you will support the team with the inspections to get a good overview over the inspection process.

You are responsible for

  • Coordinating and functional control of the Incoming Inspection team (10 people)

  • Ensuring full quality and regulatory compliance for the incoming inspection process

  • Adhering to company procedures and maintain compliance with FDA CFR regulations and ISO 13485:2016 standards

  • Performing internal audits on applicable procedures, regulations and instructions, proposes corrective measures for the audit findings and follows progress

  • Providing ongoing coaching and mentoring for individual associate performance. Administrator annual performance reviews and disciplinary actions

  • Training the inspectors on quality procedures, inspection equipment and inspection techniques

  • Improving product quality together with Supplier Quality Engineering and Quality Engineering

  • Maintaining the inspection department in a clean and orderly manner at all times

  • Managing all activities associated with Incoming Inspection

You are a part of

In this role, you have the opportunity to be part of the Factory Best organization, which is one of the main Operation sites for Health Systems within Philips. Our Factory Best organization is driving operational excellence and manufactures, refurbishes and repairs our medical devices & components in a safe, compliant, and effective manner. Next to this, the Factory Best team is responsible for the preparation and introduction of changes on products/components/production processes for released products and receiving and implementing manufacturing transfers from Industrialization engineering.

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

  • Bachelor Degree (technical background)

  • At least 3 years experience within quality assurance, quality control or another quality background within an operational/manufacturing environment (preferably medical devices, pharma, automotive or aerospace) is required

  • Team management/coordinating experience

  • Good communication and reporting skills in Dutch and English (required)

  • Knowledge of tools e.g. pareto, risk analysis, 5W/ 2H, Ishikawa, FMEA, 8D, problem solving methods, statistical process control, 5S + 1, APQP, DMAIC

  • Interested in continuous improvement

  • Experience with ERP system SAP (preferred)

  • Process minded and able to make and optimize procedures and supporting documents,

  • Good analytical, problem solving and root-cause analysis skills

  • Ability to present issues to a management level

  • Character: people-oriented, no-nonsense, pro-active, make-it-happen mentality, pressure-resistant, able to get things done from people, disciplined.

In return, we offer you

We welcome you to a challenging, innovative environment with great opportunities for you to explore.

Our benefits are very competitive and designed around your preferences:

  • A market conform salary

  • 25 Days of leave and the possibility to purchase up to 20 extra days off annually

  • A variable bonus based on both Philips results and personal performance

  • Extensive set of tools to drive your career, such as a personal development budget, free training and coaching

  • Solid company pension scheme and attractive collective health insurance package

  • Opportunity to buy Philips shares and products with discount

  • Healthy work-life balance

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum. Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways. Learn more by watching this video.

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