The Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) develops, implements and manages the supplier quality program. Establishes a communication and effective interaction focused on solving quality issues; identifies improvement opportunities and, selects components/materials and suppliers to certify and conduct the entire process of certification.
Conducts regular audits of manufacturing practices, quality system and processes at suppliers' manufacturing facilities to ensure compliance to Bard and ISO 13485 standards and FDA regulations. Individuals in this capacity are expected to perform in a unified, coordinated team effort under the direction of the Manager of Quality Assurance to establish partnerships with key suppliers to improve the quality and on time delivery of supplied materials while achieving cost containment. This position interacts with procurement, manufacturing and engineering, as well as supplier representatives to improve processes that impact supplied materials.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.