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Principal QA Specialist, APAC

Work mode:  Hybrid
Onsite Location(s): 

Penang, MY


Additional Locations:  N/A


Diversity - Innovation - Caring - Global Collaboration - Winning Spirit - High Performance


At Boston Scientific, we’ll give you the opportunity to harness all that’s within you by working in teams of diverse and high-performing employees, tackling some of the most important health industry challenges. With access to the latest tools, information and training, we’ll help you in advancing your skills and career. Here, you’ll be supported in progressing – whatever your ambitions.


Purpose Statement

The role supports the Regional Director, Quality Systems, in developing, establishing, and maintaining quality systems and practices which meet BSC, customer and regulatory requirements. Develops, establishes and maintains quality-engineering methodologies, systems, and practices which meet BSC, customer, and regulatory requirements.  Provide quality engineering support within technical development concepts, new product development, operational, or system/services support.


Key Responsibilities

  • Serves as a Quality representative to improve awareness, visibility, and communication on quality initiatives to support the assigned departmental, functional, regional and Global quality goals and priorities
  • Establishes the industry benchmark for Quality Systems best practice, determines robust, practical, compliant solutions for the business
  • Acts as regional subject matter expect for quality system processes, works closely with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), the Manager, Quality Systems and the country affiliate teams, ensuring compliance with Boston Scientific Corporation policies / procedures and local regulatory requirements across the region
  • Lead the center of excellence team on centralized quality activities and processes
  • Develop, enhance and champion the quality awareness across all functions of the region
  • Support the SMEs and Manager, Quality Systems in maintaining a high level of control of the process documentation and associated training across the region
  • Leads system improvement teams selecting appropriate techniques for problem solving and process improvements
  • Apply sound, systematic problem-solving methodologies in identifying, prioritizing, communicating, and resolving quality issues
  • Takes a role in the management and preparation of the regional management review
  • Lead the region on acquisition integration activities, working closely with global integration lead and work stream ensuring quality compliance during and after the transition of the acquisition into Boston Scientific quality system
  • Champions continuous improvement and innovation within the QA department and region. Manages and drives Value Improvement Projects across the region ensuring regional objectives are met
  • Collaborate and Liaises with the Global Quality Systems team and relevant working groups to drive continuous improvement
  • Act as team leader in supporting quality disciplines, decisions, and practices
  • Ensures the development and execution of streamlined business systems, which effectively identify and resolve quality issues
  • Advise management on potential improvements or enhancement to quality systems and processes in the company
  • Understands, interprets, and applies Documentation Control principles and processes to ensure compliance with Corporate, FDA, MDD, PAL, CMDCAS, ISO regulations and standards with unyielding integrity
  • Ensures awareness and compliance with applicable standard operating procedures to meet, comply and champion all quality and regulatory commitments of Boston Scientific



  • 8+ years of experience in a QA related environment. Candidates with experience in the Medical Device or Pharma industry will be preferred
  • Supervisory experiences will be an added advantage
  • Proven experience in a multi-national company with a matrix reporting structure
  • Solid understanding of quality management system with experiences in the supplier quality management and/or post market surveillance processes
  • Knowledge on SAP and project management would be an added advantage
  • Pro-active, energetic, self-assured professional with ability to develop good interpersonal relationships with other entities of Boston Scientific
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to positively influence key stakeholders without direct authority
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Certifications in LEAN or Six Sigma will be a plus
  • Tenacity in following through on details
  • Fluency in English required; other language skills will be a plus




Requisition ID: 575511


As a leader in medical science for more than 40 years, we are committed to solving the challenges that matter most – united by a deep caring for human life. Our mission to advance science for life is about transforming lives through innovative medical solutions that improve patient lives, create value for our customers, and support our employees and the communities in which we operate. Now more than ever, we have a responsibility to apply those values to everything we do – as a global business and as a global corporate citizen.


So, choosing a career with Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) isn’t just business, it’s personal. And if you’re a natural problem-solver with the imagination, determination, and spirit to make a meaningful difference to people worldwide, we encourage you to apply and look forward to connecting with you!

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