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Why engineering at Stryker?

At Stryker we are dedicated to improving lives, with a passion for researching and developing new medical device products. As an engineer at Stryker, you will be proud of the work that you will be doing, using cutting-edge technologies to make healthcare better. Here, you will work in a supportive culture with other incredibly talented and intelligent people, creating industry-leading medical technology products.  You will also have growth opportunities as we have a culture that supports your personal and professional development.

Need another reason to apply? Check out these 8 reasons to join Stryker's engineering team: https://www.strykercareersblog.com/post/8-reasons-to-join-strykers-engineering-team 

Position Summary:

Serve as a liaison between suppliers and Stryker to drive effective continuous improvement to the supplier base. Work with internal customers and suppliers to support supplier quality issues, provide technical support for activities related to supplier quality system assessment and performance evaluation. Collaborate with the procurement, quality assurance, site operations, R&D, Advanced Operations, and business development teams identify and mitigate risk in the supply chain, and protect Stryker from supplier-caused defects.  This is a M&A-focused role that performs SQ activities during confirmatory diligence stage, integration, and remediation.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

Lead M&A activities related to Supplier Quality for assigned deals.
Own Supplier related CAPA review and management, ensuring effective use of appropriate problem solving tools.
Support tracking and reporting of KPI and other metrics associated with supplier performance. 
Provide education and training to suppliers as necessary.
Articulate detailed supplier performance results and trends to appropriate levels of management. 
Perform detailed process reviews  at supplier's manufacturing site.
Assess and critique supplier process control documentation, identifying areas of improvement and driving improvement withing the suppliers QMS. 
Communicate effectively to suppliers and internal stakeholders.
Maintain and track to completion closure of assigned supplier action items.
Collaborate with internal teams and stakeholders to prioritize supplier initiated change requests. 
Develop and drive completion of personal development plans (IDP). 
Support PMO projects and initiatives.
Develop relationships wtih suppliers and internal cross functional partners
Identify and execute cost reduction opportunities through quality improvements at suppliers                                         
Perform supplier assessments. 
Manage and execute supplier initiated changes for continuous improvement, cost reduction or supplier remediation activities.
Analyze non-conformance data to prioritize projects and to solve systemic supplier issues.
Execute proactive supplier site visits.
Transfer “lessons learned” from the supply base back to R&D for incorporation into next generation designs.
Provide problem solving expertise at site and  supplier locations in support of critical quality issues. 
Train, mentor and assist in the development of less experienced engineers.
Propose and develop effective quality improvement plans to be implemented at appropriate suppliers.
Provide support to 3rd Party Audits relating to Supplier Quality CAPA. 
May act as a Global single point of contact for Strategic Suppliers and Strategic Business Partners.
Serve as a subject matter expert, for assigned commodity; share expertise within global Stryker organization.
Lead  supplier quality improvement projects.
Collaborate with internal/strategic partners to identify company wide opportunites for supplier improvement.  
Expand company knowledge of advanced problem solving tools.

Education / Work Experience:

BSc / B. Eng. in a science, engineering or related discipline preferred, or equivalent years of experience.
MS in engineering or MBA preferred.
ASQ CQE/CMQ/OE/PE certification preferred.
Lean Six Sigma Blackbelt certification preferred.
Minimum of 7 years experience in manufacturing environment or equivalent preferred.
Lead Quality Auditor Qualification preferred (ISO 13485, CFR 820 or comparable industry standard and regulatory requirements).

Knowledge / Competencies:

Fluent in the French language.

Experience in a highly regulatory environment desirable.
Working knowledge of FMEA, validation programs and SPC processes.
Strong understanding of manufacturing prints and tolerancing.
Working knowledge in statistics.
Strong interpersonal skills, written, oral communication and negotiations skills. Must demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate up/down and across different levels of the organization. 
Working knowledge and understanding of manufacturing processes.
Thorough knowledge and understanding of US and International Medical Device Regulations.
Good understanding of project management. 
Demonstrated working knowledge to positively influence supplier quality performance.
Analytical and problem-solving capabilities with the ability to draw insights from data quickly and to define executable actions.
Demonstrated ability to work in cross-functional team environments. 
Ability to plan, organize, and implement multiple concurrent tasks. 
Good knowledge of continuous improvement methodologies.
Good knowledge of lean tools and concepts. Demonstrated the ability to apply lean concepts throughout a manufacturing operation to improve quality.
Computer literacy.
Travel is required.

Remote work is allowed.

Physical Requirements:

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, etc. generally involves sitting most of the time. 
Regular travel to supplier facilities required.  

Travel up to 70%

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About Stryker

Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and, together with our customers, is driven to make healthcare better. We offer innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes.

We are proud to be named one of  the World’s Best Workplaces and a Best Workplace for Diversity by Fortune Magazine! Learn more about our award-winning organization by visiting stryker.com

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Senior Staff Supplier Quality Engineer
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