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Supply Chain Quality Engineer

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Company: Philips
Contract: PERM
Location: Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, United States

Job Title

Supply Chain Quality Engineer

Job Description

Effective Wednesday, January 4th, 2022, all U.S.-based employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID as a condition of employment at Philips.  Employees with a sincerely held religious belief and/or disability impacting their ability to obtain the COVID vaccine can request a reasonable accommodation. 

If you are a Colorado resident and this role is a field-based or remote role, you may be eligible to receive additional information about the compensation and benefits for this role, which we will provide upon request.  You may contact 888-367-7223, option 5, for assistance.

Philips is a global leader in health technology, committed to improving billions of lives worldwide and striving to make the world healthier and more sustainable through innovation. Driven by the vision of a better tomorrow.

But it’s not just what we do, it’s who we are. We are 80,000, wonderfully unique individuals, with two things in common: An unwavering sense of purpose and a relentless determination to deliver on our customers’ needs. It’s what inspires us to create meaningful solutions – the kind that make a real difference – when it matters most.

The world and our customers’ needs are changing faster than ever before and while we are proud of what we do already, we know we can do more. That’s why we need you, to help us tackle increasingly complex challenges posed by ever evolving health and well-being needs.

In this role, you have the opportunity to make life better

Looking at the challenges the world is facing today Philips’ purpose has never been more relevant. So, whatever your role, if you share our passion for helping others, you’ll be working towards creating a better and fairer future for all.

The Supply Chain Quality Engineer promotes and implements organizational policies & standards to ensure product quality from design transfer to warehouse and distribution, including postponement/late customization, in compliance with regulatory requirements and Philips' Business Systems/procedures.  This position will:

  • Ensure compliance with the Quality Management System, in accordance with Philips Policies and applicable worldwide regulations and standards. 
  • Facilitate development of and sustaining activities in support of core supply chain quality functions including nonconforming material management, acceptance activities, and general quality system functions for warehousing, distribution, manufacturing, and merge activities. 
  • Provide quality support to Integrated Warehousing and Distribution functions.
  • Support and Review where applicable Process Development, Validation, and Quality Controls throughout the lifecycle of supply chain products/solutions ensuring all necessary documents/records are maintained throughout the lifecycle of the product/solution.
  • Partner with Supplier Quality on processes related to the acquisition of purchased services, solutions, materials, components, sub-assemblies, and completed products and to ensure vendor assessments are completed
  • Lead and/or influence Productivity Programs and Critical process changes
  • Assist in the development and monitoring of QA and Supply Chain metrics.
  • Accountable for implementing and improving Supply Chain Quality Engineering capabilities supporting the supply chain.
  • Responsible for leading quality assurance activities, such as:
    • Accountable for oversight of robustness of NPI and product transfers in supply chain locations.
    • Reports on projects status of new products or transfers to the supply chain site.
    • Accountable to ensure validation activities and employee capabilities to support validation and establishment of process controls.
    • Accountable to ensure appropriate Risk Management and Regulatory compliance is incorporated a crossed the supply chain
    • Responsible to establish Supply Chain quality systems and ensure they are maintained and documented.
    • Accountable for timely and appropriate quality documentation and records, and responsible for ensuring generation where applicable.
  • Accountable for ensuring timely review and approval of nonconforming records for nonconforming material within the warehouse and facilitating appropriate product dispositions partnering with business where necessary.
  • Responsible to champion lean initiatives, continuous improvement and complete QEKs, VSMs.
  • Provide Q&R oversight on Operations projects ensuring timely completion and appropriate quality of project deliverables.
  • Frequently interact with functional peers and upper management normally involving Supply Chain and operational matters between functional areas, other Business Groups / Units, or customers.
  • Seasoned experienced professional with a full understanding of manufacturing, distribution and operations, resolving a wide range of issues in creative ways, including the introduction of new concepts.
  • Well versed in Quality Engineering/Operations and Continuous Improvement techniques.


  • Strong leadership skills and demonstrated ability to influence change and challenge status quo with respect to opportunities for improvement.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Serves as best practice/quality resource within own discipline or as technical expert on functional or cross-functional teams or projects.

To succeed in this role, you’ll need a customer-first attitude and the following

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering science, or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of experience in a medical device or regulated industry.
  • A seasoned, experienced professional with a full understanding of Supply Chain operations related to warehouse, distribution, and manufacturing and quality system requirements.
  • Has a complete knowledge of company products and services.
  • Frequently interacts with subordinate supervisors, customers, and/or functional peer group managers, normally involving matters between functional areas, other company divisions or units, or customers and the company.
  • Often must lead a cooperative effort among members of a project team.
  • Strong knowledge of Design Transfer, Acceptance Activities, Production and Process Controls, and Supplier Quality Design Transfer activities. 
  • Excellent technical, writing and communication skills and interpersonal relationship skills including negotiating and relationship management skills.
  • Identifies technical gaps and takes action to address them.
  • Relentless focus on Product Quality as an organizational value.
  • Prior experience with large and complex quality continuous improvement programs and projects, with demonstrated success and impact on quality KPI’s.
  • Prior working experience with lean manufacturing practices with proven application in various manufacturing environments.
  • Data-driven decision-making and the ability to move teams through vague and complex situations to develop clearly defined programs.
  • Direct working relationships with suppliers preferred.
  • Participated in several NPIs from start to finish.
  • Prior experience in working in a manufacturing or warehouse related environment required.
  • Working knowledge of appropriate global medical device regulations, requirements, and standards, such as 21 CFR Parts 803, 806, and 820, ISO13485, ISO14971, European Medical Device Directive (93/42/EEC), Canadian Medical Devices Regulation (SOR/98-282), EU MDR, Japanese MHLW Ordinance 169, and ISO 9001

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.




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