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Senior Supplier Quality Engineer Job

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Date: May 4, 2019

Location: Quincy, MA, US, 62301

Company: Boston Scientific

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Purpose and Passion • Comprehensive Benefits • Life-Work Integration • Community • Career Growth

At Boston Scientific, you will find a collaborative culture driven by a passion for innovation that keeps us connected on the most essential level. With determination, imagination and a deep caring for human life, we’re solving some of the most important healthcare industry challenges. Together, we’re one global team committed to making a difference in people’s lives around the world. This is a place where you can find a career with meaningful purpose—improving lives through your life’s work.


Sr Supplier Quality Engineer


About the role:

The Sr Supplier Quality Engineer drives improvement and corrective action in the quality of components and services sourced from external suppliers. Provides technical support in the selection of suppliers. Develops acceptance criteria for materials.  Monitors supplier performance to drive supplier corrective action, manufacturing yield issues and field failures.


Your responsibilities include:

  • Assess potential new suppliers for technical, quality and manufacturing capabilities. Provides technical support for the introduction of components from a new supplier.
  • Generates and maintains incoming inspection procedures. Trains inspectors to these procedures.
  • Analyses incoming material defects. Dispositions and drives corrective action as necessary. Communicates issues to suppliers.
  • Investigates field failures related to supplier materials. Develop corrective action plan where necessary.
  • Assess potential new suppliers for technical, quality and manufacturing capabilities.
  • Leads organizational and cross functional teams to achieve objectives
  • Anticipates potential barriers to success as well as needed resources, sees alternatives to overcome obstacles, and avoids near misses
  • Mentors others in understanding of core Supplier Quality Engineering skills/competencies (Supplier Compliance, Change Control, VIP, Statistical aptitude, Quality Tools application)
  • Partners with suppliers on process improvements for capability, reduction in risk, single point failures, etc.
  • Generates ideas on how to expand the impact of commodity teams from cross-network customers. Understands the effects of industry and market changes on the organization
  • Builds partnerships across the organization. Understands the costs/benefits/risks of pushing cross functional initiatives and makes appropriate tradeoffs.
  • Is a positive image and a change agent for others internal and external to the group
  • Pro-Actively communicates effectively and ahead of supplier/customer or team needs.
  • Communicates well in group settings with other departments or disciplines. Solicits inputs and involve others in decision making.  Actively communicates and questions things to learn and to share ideas for improvements.
  • Leads teams and projects and consistently hits project milestones. Creates crisp and clear project plans and develops strong contingency plans as part of project planning process.
  • Responsible for decisions that have significant impact to the department and their customers.  Follows emerging trends and educates peers in areas of expertise.



What we are looking for

Basic  Qualifications:

Bachelors of Science in Engineering, Technology or Equivalent.

5-10 Years of increasingly higher levels of engineering experience

Manufacturing Process Controls expertise.

Demonstrated understanding of QSR and ISO standard requirements for Material/Purchasing Controls, Product Realization, Validation and CAPA.

Ability to work independently, very organized and self-driven.

Preferred Qualifications: 

Certified Supplier Quality Professional or Certified Quality Engineer

Experience with sterilization.

Understanding of Supplier Quality Agreements

Problem Solving Subject Matter Expertise; Project Leadership 

Medical Device Industry expertise


About us

As a global medical technology leader for more than 35 years, our mission at Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) is to transform lives through innovative medical solutions that improve the health of patients. If you’re looking to truly make a difference to people both around the world and around the corner, there’s no better place to make it happen.


Boston Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Disability, Veteran


Requisition ID: 441612


Nearest Major Market: Macomb

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