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Supplier Quality Engineer
A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 57,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.
The Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) is responsible for ensuring the quality of raw materials used in the production of membrane and pharmaceutical filter products. The SQE will drive major risk reduction initiatives with suppliers to foster supplier continuous quality improvement culture. The desired candidate must be capable of leading supplier audits in accordance with MilliporeSigma and ISO 9001 standards. The SQE must have knowledge of reading and interpreting complex engineering drawings, conducting gage reproducibility and repeatability (R&R) studies, root cause methodology, implementation and monitoring of corrective actions with suppliers, and understanding of validation principles and requirements in a cGMP and GAMP environment.
Essential Job Functions:
- Manage supplier non-conformances to ensure root cause is addressed with timely and effective corrective and preventative actions employing proper root cause analysis methods.
- Conduct supplier audits using a risk-based auditing strategy to identify quality risks and gaps.
- Collaborate with suppliers to drive risk mitigation and ensure effective process controls are in place and are sustained.
- Provide support to incoming inspection and establish disposition plans for quarantined raw material.
- Assist in the initiation and maintenance of Supplier Quality Agreements.
- Provide sound quality and validation input to supplier qualifications (new suppliers, raw material changes, mold tool changes, etc). Ensure all changes follow internal Quality Management Systems. (change control, CAPA, etc).
- Maintain standardized metrics that guide actions and promote continuous improvement (e.g. supplier performance, SCAR responsiveness, etc).
- Provide supplier quality guidance to business partners and lesser experienced engineers.
- Travel to domestic and international supplier locations (20%).
Who You Are:
- 1+ years managing supplier audits and raw material dispositions.
- BS degree in a Quality, Technical or Engineering discipline preferred
- Experience conducting supplier audits is preferred.
- Understanding or experience with ISO & FDA regulations (such as 21 CFR 820, 210 & 211).
- Black Belt or Green Belt
- CQA or CQE
- ISO Auditor
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Collaborative and motivated team contributor.
- General knowledge of supplier quality in a medical or pharmaceutical manufacturing environment.
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