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Philips Design Assurance Manager in Plymouth, Minnesota


In this role, you have the opportunity to

The Design Assurance Engineering Manager will manage a team of engineers based in Maple Grove and Plymouth, MN. You will support site Business Units in development, transfer, and sustaining support for product supporting the Peripheral Vascular business of Philips Image Guided Therapy Devices. Products include Class III non-implantable and implantable medical devices including drug combination device.

You will have the opportunity to work in a team environment to efficiently maintain quality standards and meet our customer demands.

You are responsible for

  • Manage and Lead the design quality engineering support for NPI projects to ensure all quality objectives are met and products are developed in accordance with design control regulations

  • Manage and lead engineers for investigation of field problems associated with product design

  • Develop engineering team through coaching, mentoring and performance management to deliver a world class functional team.

  • Support Risk Management processes throughout the product lifecycle from initial development through post market surveillance in accordance with Philips processes and global standards (ISO 14971).

  • Develop and maintain quality system processes relevant to the department in accordance with Philips global quality system requirements and applicable US and international regulations

  • Support post market surveillance processes through the analysis of field performance, identification of trends and risks, and actions to eliminate or mitigate adverse post market issues.

  • Develop mastery of our products and analyze complaint data, post market surveillance and risk analysis to assist in the identification of potential product improvements based on sound engineering principles

  • Participate as key Quality Leader in organizational activities such as Product Design Reviews, Phase Gate Reviews, Quality Review Board, CAPA Review Board, and other related activities.

  • Understand and implement processes and intent of all aspects of the QMS related to Design Controls

  • Lead and support Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA) and QMS continuous improvement project

  • Drive engagement within and develop Design Assurance team members

  • Ensure that NPI projects are adequately staffed and supported

  • Using engineering principles, analyze situations or data to identify gaps between project work and QMS

  • Work with teams and other Design Assurance team members to ensure compliance to the QMS

  • Develop and implement new and improved quality/compliant pre-market engineering methods, techniques and processes.

You are a part of

As a result of Philips renewed dedication to Quality, it has recently restructured its organization to ensure you and your department have clear collaboration with Philips Business Group and Market leadership, and can harness the expertise of five Centers of Excellence (COEs). These 5 COEs specialize in the following capabilities: Regulatory & Clinical Affairs, Supplier Quality, Quality Management System, Quality Assurance & Engineering, and Compliance & Audit. As part of this new structure, you are empowered to use your voice and expertise to have a positive impact on your team, our business, and health technologies that will improve the health, well-being and care for people around world.

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

  • US work authorization is a precondition of employment. The company will not consider candidates who require sponsorship for a work-authorized visa.

  • BS in Engineering, Sciences, or a related field. MS preferred.

  • 8+ years’ experience in Quality Assurance, Design Engineering, Systems Engineering, or similar in a highly regulated industry. 5+ years’ experience with a MS or higher. Drug combination experience preferred

  • 5+ years’ experience leading and managing people.

  • Experience with ISO 14971, 21 CR 820, ISO 13485, EU MDR

  • Strong understanding of design quality tools, methods and activities

  • Strong statistical background preferred in reliability / verification, hypothesis testing, sampling, multi-factor analyses

  • Demonstrated expertise in managing complex projects and implementing cultural change.

  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal communication skills, including regularly leading presentations in front of peers and leadership.

  • Excellent teamwork skills including influencing and building rapport with internal customers and stakeholders.

In return, we offer you

A path towards your most rewarding career. Philips is growing its marketing capability enterprise wide. Succeeding in this global role in a complex environment will open many doors for your long term career, in other areas in Philips or otherwise. We also believe that we are at our best as a company when you are at yours as a person. Thus, we offer competitive health benefits, a flexible work schedule and access to local well-being focused activities. Furthermore, Philips University is available to all employees for learning and development opportunities.

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.

To find out more about what it’s like working for Philips at a personal level, visit the Working at Philips page on our career website, where you can read stories from our employee blog. Once there, you can also learn about our recruitment process, or find answers to some of the frequently asked questions.

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