Philips Quality Assurance Development Director in Best, Netherlands


In this role, you have the opportunity to

Join the Quality & Regulatory team and working on projects with focus on improvement of critical processes and initiatives for meeting regulation requirements and improving compliance.

To lead a team of about 8 Quality Assurance professionals and keep guidance to ensure compliance with Quality System and regulations that govern product development activities within the Image Guided Therapy Systems Business Unit.

You are responsible for

  • Ensures that appropriate quality plans are made that include all stages of the life cycle of the product and supports Quality Plan design

  • Validates key design inputs like: usability, reliability, performance, supportability, manufacturability, localizability, safety, security, privacy, serviceability, sustainability and costs

  • Provides effective oversight of the execution of the Quality Plan, any Risk Management activities, and of all design related activities during the product/system lifecycle

  • Performs independent technical assessment on product quality performance and post-market product quality analysis

  • Can Lead quality related problem solving and root cause analysis during design and manufacturing

  • Uses post-market analytics and statistics to report on product quality performance in the field (provide feedback to manufacturing, suppliers or design teams) and initiates field actions when required

  • Act as a single point of contact (person assigned to project team) responsible to ensure that hardware design meets quality and compliance standards for every landmark

  • Responsible for building and leading a Quality Engineering competence: organizing, leading Quality Engineering activities on organization unit level.

  • Provides multi-functional leadership for the Product Quality function in all aspects of the Business Unit or Market initiatives

You are a part of

IGT System Q&R team. This team consists of various functions Quality and Regulatory and you will work closely with these functions based on specific projects. You will be part of the global Philips Q&R organization and will be reporting to the Q&R head of IGT Systems.

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

  • A Masters or Bachelor Degree in Engineering, Quality or Business Management

  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in Quality and Regulatory with some medical device experience is a requirement

  • Quality assurance and Design control experience is a requirement

  • Strong knowledge of Design for Six Sigma tools and its application

  • Electrical experience is an advantage

  • Leadership experience and good change management and influencing skills (required)

  • Experience in a larger multinational company is required

  • Ability to train, coach and motivate people.

  • Next to this:

  • Enthusiastic and able to act on own initiative

  • Excellent organizational skills to lead and track deliverables

  • Strong influencing skills; power of persuasion, perseverance, getting things done mentality.

  • Experience/certified in project & change management

In return, we offer you

We welcome you to a challenging, creative environment with excellent opportunities for you to explore.

Our benefits are very high-reaching 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?

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