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Job Description

We have been setting decisive and innovative trends for many years in the development, manufacturing and marketing of instruments and software for chemical analysis laboratories (HPLC – High Performance Liquid Chromatography). The expertise of our highly qualified staff contributes significantly to our economic success, enabling us to continuously expand our site in Germering near Munich.

For this site we are looking for a

senior supplier quality engineer (f/m)

The main focus of this role is to support the processes for qualifying new suppliers, analyze and improve supplier performance, implement corrective actions or quality plans internally as well as at the supplier to prevent repeat non-conformances using Quality Tools (FMEA, CpK, SPC, etc.) and perform supplier audits. The Sr. Supplier Quality Engineer develops and updates procedures & processes in compliance with ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 13485:2016 and other external requirements. Actively participates in strategic supplier development based on quality control plans. Manages the supply chain, serves as the liaison for suppliers, suggest structural quality and process improvements while collaborating with other functions involved.

Your Responsibilities:
  • Monitor supplier performance (KPI’s) through regular communication and frequent reporting and follow-up on process and product changes and/or nonconformance’s.
  • Work closely with the Purchasing Team to qualify suppliers and perform initial and periodic follow-up assessments/audits.
  • Develop and improve the Supplier Quality Management including ECOs, NCRs, SPC (statistical process control).
  • Support the suppliers to ensure that products and processes comply with the relevant requirement.
  • Perform root cause analysis and corrective action for supplier process and product related non-conformances.
  • In a timely manner, analyze failure, corrective, and preventive action to respond to supplier concerns.
  • Review and approves supplier records including but not exclusive to: contracts, quality plans, change requests, CAPAs, NCRs, verification and validation protocols and reports.
  • Support Quality Management Team in establishing, implementing, and maintaining the quality management system for ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 13485:2016.

Your Qualifications:
  • Mechanics Engineering, B.S. Engineering/Operations Management, Biological Sciences or equivalent.
  • several years’ experience in Supplier Quality and Quality Management.
  • Fluency in English and German (minimum Level C1/C2).
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to focus on continual improvement practices using causal analysis tools to drive corrective and preventive actions.
  • Be able to effectively communicate with suppliers as well as align with the internal function representatives (e.g. R&D, Manufacturing Process Engineering and Purchasing).
  • Knowledge and understanding of critical design attributes and auditing/surveying capabilities.
  • Strong Communication Skills (both oral and written) will be necessary to support the assignment.
  • Must be a team player with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to take direction quickly and continue to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to read and interpret engineering drawings.
  • Previous experience in Supplier Quality Management (ISO 9001) and SPC.
  • Position will require travel (domestic and international).
  • Lead auditor training and certification preferred.

We offer:
  • Employment with an innovative, future-oriented organization.
  • Outstanding career and development prospects.
  • Company pension scheme.
  • Exciting company culture which stands for integrity, intensity, involvement and innovation


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