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Philips Quality Engineer Team Lead (Supplier Quality) in Reedsville, Pennsylvania


In this role, you have the opportunity to

Be responsible for achieving a state of high quality performance at our Supplier partners and pursuing continuous quality improvement through the application of Quality Engineering practices on Philips products/parts/services procured from suppliers throughout the product lifecycle including sustaining change management. Bring your experience in quality engineering, manufacturing processes, product design and people leadership to this Supplier Quality Engineering role within Philips. Your challenge will be to guide a team of Supplier Quality Engineers and our Supplier Partners to always do the right thing. This involves being a confident advisor on engineering product quality management related topics, in order to achieve delivery of high quality and outstanding reliability products.

You are responsible for (but not limited to)

  • Team Leadership of a group of Supplier Quality Engineers; providing day-to-day direction, advice and guidance. Assists in planning, coordinating activities and tracking performance of the team toward business goals.

  • Engineering analysis of product quality defects and problem solving with Suppliers using Supplier Corrective Action Request (SCAR) and Six Sigma Quality Engineering toolsets.

  • Planning and executing Supplier quality performance trending, reporting, improvement and development activities.

  • Assessing, approving and coordinating the qualification and implementation of Supplier Change Requests.

  • Auditing Supplier technical capabilities and verifying change effectiveness through on-site visits.

  • Participating in Design for Excellence reviews with Product Development and Suppliers.

  • Driving Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) development, execution, monitoring and control as part of sustaining product/process changes.

  • Conducting Supplier quality risk assessment and mitigation activities

You are part of

Our collaborative and high performing global Supplier Quality Engineering team in the Philips Ultrasound Business Group where you will work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment with strong cross-functional collaboration while being exposed to challenging learning and growth opportunities.

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

  • Bachelor degree in Engineering.

  • Previous leadership experience of engineering professionals as a manager, team lead or project lead.

  • 5+ years Quality relevant work experience, with medical device industry experience being preferred.

  • Experience in quality engineering and process/manufacturing engineering.

  • Hands-on production technology experience in one or more of high-level electromechanical assembly and PCBA.

  • Practical application of statistical methods, quality tools and methodologies (DfSS, CtQ, SPC, APQP, FMEA, MSA/GR&R, Control Plans, etc). Six Sigma Black Belt certification preferred.

  • Lead quality auditor certification and experience preferred.

  • Working knowledge/experience in industry standard New Product Introduction processes.

  • Effective decision making

  • Influencing without authority

  • Dealing with ambiguity

  • Strong English communication and Stakeholder management skills

  • Ability to travel up to 15% of time

In return, we offer you

The ability to collaborate with, learn and grow from colleagues in a highly complex, global organization where you can use your strengths to help drive strategic business initiatives for Philips. Additionally, we provide you a dynamic working environment in an innovative business, paired with a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and a supportive atmosphere where you can sharpen your talents with new challenges and career opportunities.

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

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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As an equal opportunity employer, Philips is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact 888-367-7223, option 5, for assistance.

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