Medical Device Supply Chain Engineer

Seattle, WA

Job ID: 132585 Industry: Medical Device

Medical Device  Supply Chain Engineer 

Our client is a large medical device manufacturer. They manufacture a number of class 1, 2, and 3 medical devices.  This position is responsible for providing support within new product innovations, and manufacturing.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the necessary skills and be intrinsically motivated on supplier quality topics. They need to have demonstrated knowledge of manufacturing processes for commodities such as printed circuit board assemblies, power supplies, cables, custom battery packs, mechanical parts (plastics, machined, sheet metal), cables, etc. They should have experience with all aspects of quality concepts/tools/methods (e.g. FMEA, DOE, IQ/OQ/PQ, MSA, GRR, 8D, etc.), quality issue resolution and quality monitoring measures. They will need to understand procurement function and associated commodity, supply base, quality and data management considerations. They need an effective communicator who is able to work effectively with global, cross-functional stakeholders. Some day to day responsibilities include:

• Drive concept savings in new product development in close cooperation with Marketing, Quality, SCM and development; 
• Represents and drives procurement involvement in early supplier involvement; 
• Leads or coordinates in Design for Excellence (DfX) conventions; 
• Owns the product cost (cBoM) and manages changes 
• Represent procurement on the core team for New Product Introduction projects 
• Manage request for quotes (RfQ) process based on the Forward Procurement List 
• Drives the Supplier Selection Process together with the Commodity Teams; 
• Ensures that the supplier related risks (cost, quality, availability) are controlled and mitigated; 
• Supports the Supplier Quality Manager in new supplier component release process as part of the 
Advanced Product Quality Plan (APQP), including compliance and sustainability aspects; 
• Supports the in/outsourcing process (e.g. knowledge transfer, supplier ramp-up); 
• Works with Commodity Teams on supply base characteristics based on business requirements; 
• Execute and support phase in – phase Out (PIPO) planning related to new product introduction; 
• Lead the implementation of the cost reduction strategy focused on the product life cycle, from new product design to products released for production, by facilitating cost down opportunities. 
• Identify strategic cost reduction opportunities in the product portfolio and during the new product design process delivering a significant contribution to design decision making and product roadmaps. 
• Drive the deployment of early supplier involvement through design-in or cost-reduction workshops. 
• Develop and deploy common approaches to target costing and tracking for the assigned product/category. 
• Lead the development of an effective set of cost models to track “ target cost” status for assigned product/category, support deployment of cost awareness to design engineers 
• Work on CAPA teams to resolve supplier related issues for procurement engineering 

-Six-sigma Black Belt or Green Belt
-Electromechanical devices 

Job Type: Contract  


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