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.
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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.
We are seeking a Supplier Quality Engineer for a permanent contract.
What we want:
Meticulous documenters. Detail-oriented people who enjoy maintaining meticulous documentation of reports, metrics, proposals, and presentations.
Collaborative partners. People who build and leverage cross-functional relationships to bring together ideas, data and insights to drive continuous improvement in functions.
Analytical problem solvers. People who go beyond just fixing to identify root causes, evaluate optimal solutions, and recommend comprehensive upgrades to prevent future issues.
Dedicated achievers. People who thrive in a fast-paced environment and will stop at nothing to ensure a project is complete and meets regulations and expectations.
Self-directed imitators. People who take ownership of their work and need no prompting to drive productivity, change, and outcomes
The Supplier Quality Engineer serves a key role for supplier onboarding activities for both sustaining and merger & acquisition (M&A) quality support at Stryker. As a leader in achieving staggering growth through M&A and R&D, Stryker continues to set the pace to successfully integrate and bring disruptive technologies to operating rooms all over the world, every day. The SeniorSupplier Quality Engineer interfaces with many functions of the business, both internal and external, including suppliers, quality, sourcing, regulatory, and operations, ensuring that the products and services provided by our global supply base continue to meet and exceed customer needs. Whether assessing supplier onboarding risks, evaluating suppliers of new or existing products, establishing agreements, or performing robust root cause investigations for NCs/CAPAs, the Senior Supplier Quality Engineer is focused on building quality into the products we sell.
What you will do:
Collaborates with suppliers to assure the quality of their products, materials, components and/or operations.
Monitors supplier performance and supports efforts to develop and implement changes to improve the production process.
Follows up with suppliers on quality deviations and ensures that solutions are identified and implemented.
This is an individual contributor role that requires the use of judgement in applying professional expertise and is expected to work independently with minimal supervision.
Key Areas of Responsibility:
Collaborates with cross-functional and suppliers' teams to address top quality issues.
Own identified supplier driven non-conformances and manage the timely closure of NC's within Trackwise. Own or support identified supplier CAPAs and manage to timely root cause investigation, implementation and closure.
Communicate & collaborate with suppliers regarding non-conformances, escalating supplier corrective action requests as required.
Participates and may lead in the creation and/or review of new or modified procedures.
Maintain KPIs for monitoring of supplier quality processes, perform analysis, and interpret trends, identifying and activating on appropriate actions as necessary.
Applies statistical methods of analysis and process control to external operations.
Support manufacturing transfers to/from other plants/facilities, executing appropriate quality activities.
Can work remotely, 25% Domestic Travel
Lead quality issues with suppliers & partner with Internal Customers; Lead effective supplier containment and corrections/corrective actions
Act as point of contact for Internal/ External Customer groups on key compliance issues related to assigned suppliers
Responsible for accuracy and integrity of supplier data that ensures compliance with documented procedures & processes.
Ownership and reporting on all quality issues associated with the assigned suppliers. Ensure all assigned supplier related material quality issues are effectively communicated to key stakeholders.
Maintain structured communication channels with strategic sourcing, identifying responsibility by commodity / supplier.
Deliver continuous improvement activities focusing on supplier quality.
Participate in supplier audit program - planning, execution and closure.
Partner with SQM functions and Strategic Sourcing on the developments and approval quality assurance agreements with suppliers.
What you will need:
3+ years' experience in quality, engineering, manufacturing, or highly regulated environment
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Science-related field
Fluent in written & oral English and French
Understanding of US, EU and International Medical Device Regulations.
Stryker is one of the world's leading medical technology companies and, together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better. The Company offers a diverse array of innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes. Stryker is active in over 100 countries around the world.
Together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better.
At Stryker, quality is first in everything we do. We are driven to make healthcare better for our customers by
providing innovative products and services that meet regulatory requirements through our effective quality system.
The Company was founded in 1941 by Dr. Homer Stryker and incorporated in 1946 as the Orthopedic Frame Company. In 1964, the Company’s name was changed to Stryker Corporation.
• $13.6 billion in annual sales in 2018; annual revenue has grown for 39 straight years
• 17.1% CAGR (compound annual growth rate) in sales over 39 years
• ~36,000 employees globally in 2018
• 43 manufacturing and research & development locat...ions worldwide
• Included in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index
• Ranked # 233 on Fortune Magazine’s “FORTUNE 500” list for 2019
• Ranked # 3 on Fortune Magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” list for the “Medical Equipment” industry for 2019
• Ranked # 11 on Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list (U.S.) for 2019
• Spent $862 million on R&D in 2018
• 7,784 patents owned globally in 2018
• Initial public offering of stock was in 1979
• Listed on the New York Stock Exchange under ticker SYK