Director SQA Process and Systems

Philips International BV (Best QX, Nederland) 12 dagen geleden gepost
Job TitleDirector SQA Process and SystemsJob Description

In this role, you have the opportunity to

Establish standard supplier and purchasing controls processes end to end from initial product design, manufacturing and solutions delivery to meet business and customer needs and in compliance with regulatory requirements.

You will manage a team of Business Process Experts to develop and continually improve these processes that enable products and services meet specification through our supplier base whilst accommodating the needs of the different business clusters including Medical Devices, Consumer Products, Software Solutions and Markets.

You will ensure that the Supplier Quality function has appropriate IT systems to enable their activities to be as effective and efficient as possible and that all IT Systems and processes that fall within this function are suitably implemented, resourced and supported.

Identify IT processes that interface with the Supplier Quality community, map existing IT systems, address gaps to ensure correct data flow and connectivity and input into future state IT infrastructure.

It will also be needed to establish and maintain an effective global supplier audit program to leverage audits across all of Philips to drive excellence and efficiency, to use audits proactively to improve supplier performance whilst minimizing the number of unnecessary audits with a focus on performance and risk.

You have the opportunity to develop supplier lead auditor competency and establish a community of practice to learn and continually improve. Manage the lead auditor qualification and registration process to ensure a sufficient pool of auditors to meet the needs of the global supplier audit program.

You will provide leadership and management support for the Global Supplier Quality Assurance team, driving collaboration across the SQA team and into the wider SQE group. And team up and partner with stakeholder functions and foster an environment to continuously improve process and IT systems though Lean and Daily Management practices.

You will instill a culture of personal growth within the team through continuous feedback, coaching and mentoring to further both individual and team competency. And finally, successfully collaborating with Procurement, Operations, EIM, IT and Q&R as a whole.

You are responsible for

  • Developing and implementing Supplier Quality and Purchasing Controls processes and systems strategy.  Leveraging global IT systems and platforms, including linkages to Global Sourcing strategies and NPI.
  • Ensuring the IT landscape take into account Supplier Quality requirements both current and future state (EUMDR for example)
  • Minimizing complexity and maximize automation
  • Liaising closely with the Global Supplier Quality leadership to ensure seamless introduction of processes and new IT support initiatives.
  • Leading and overseeing a number of key tool introductions across the Supplier Quality function.
  • Working with many different Business Units/Markets to drive uptake of new ways of working.
  • Ensuring effectiveness checks are in place and that continual improvement of the Supplier Quality processes and systems occurs.
  • Directing and managing the communication of changes in relation to processes and the IT infrastructure to affected teams
  • Directing the development and delivery of training programs to internal teams and suppliers on Philips Purchasing controls support systems;
  • Using a scalable approach and continually benchmark against industry leads and regulatory requirements
  • Coaching and training the Supplier Quality team in developing competencies and capabilities per procedures, holding people accountable to key milestones and commitments.
  • Developing and mentoring SQA direct report and others as appropriate.

You are a part of

The Global Group Quality organization in which you and your department have clear interfaces with Philips Business Clusters and Market leadership. As part of this new structure, you are empowered to use your voice and expertise to have a positive impact on your team, our business, and technologies that will improve the health, well-being and care for people around world.

You can work from our offices in Best, Eindhoven or Amsterdam.

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience

  • Masters’ degree and 10-15 years’ experience in the medical device industry or highly regulated company such as automotive, aerospace or pharma industry.
  • Experience in Supplier Quality is required
  • A solid IT background and has had exposure to complex IT solutions (IT Infrastructure background is preferred) is required
  • People manager, excellent communicator, strong leadership skills and management experience
  • A strong Project Management background with a demonstrated track record in developing and delivering Projects and has lead complex program implementation
  • Experienced in conflict management and managing multiple stakeholders (proven stakeholder management across multiple disciplines)
  • A leader that can handle and deal with ambiguity
  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to lead a team in a dynamic environment and interact effectively at all levels and across all functions within the organization
  • Ability to manage & motivate a team in attainment of stretch targets across multiple sites

In return, we offer you

We welcome you to a challenging, innovative environment with great opportunities for you to explore.

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum. Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways. Learn more by watching this video.

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