Strategic Sourcing Supply Chain Engineer

Varian Medical Systems

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Position Title Strategic Sourcing Supply Chain Engineer Auto req ID 11479BR Business Unit Name Oncology Systems (ONCG) Location-State California Location-City Palo Alto Job Type Regular Full-Time About Varian When you join Varian, you’re joining an organization with nearly $3 billion in annual revenue, and more than 6,500 team members across more than 30 countries. You’ll be backed by a culture that is centered on fostering your creative potential, and experience the full support of an organization and leadership committed to inspiring you to do your best work. Bring your talent to a place where your work will help fight cancer. Join Varian’s Oncology Systems team, and the work you do can make a difference by helping to create a world without fear of cancer. We develop and manufacture products and solutions that innovate, support and streamline cancer-fighting solutions worldwide. Our teams have a common drive to help others, and a passion for excellence. Join Varian and add your talent to the fight against cancer. Job Description Varian is looking for an Electrical Engineer with Quality compliance experience to be responsible for:


  • Review, and improve supplier manufacturing processes to ensure world-class quality and maximum productivity.
  • Sourcing/Qualification of electrical components and sub-systems to improve quality/reliability, performance, and reduce cost
  • Development and implementation of actions from Value Engineering (VE) & Design for X (DfX) conventions in factory/supply base.
  • Design of tooling, fixtures, and packaging to aid in the supplier build and assembly processes and ensure safe transport
  • Develop prototypes and design tests to verify and validate design/sourcing changes.
  • Investigate and document quality related activities (containment, root cause investigation, dispositions, corrective and preventive actions)
  • Understand and troubleshoot complex electrical issues and provide supply chain technical support
  • Write Engineering Change Notice's(ECN's) to resolve documentation issues and improve manufacturability
  • Provide technical review and assessment when qualifying new suppliers
  • Writing and reviewing First Article Inspection Plans and reports and providing technical feedback on nonconforming material

Job Requirements Minimum Required Skills and Knowledge: Proficiency in creating, reviewing, and editing of relevant technical documents. Proficient in employing the latest industry techniques and practices. Familiar with the latest available tools or standards used in the industry to complete task(s). Proficient in utilizing business tools such as: E-mail, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience with SAP or equivalent ERP product and productivity software desired. Typical Education and Experience: Bachelors degree (or equivalent experience) and 5 years of related experience or Masters Degree with 3 years of related experience.


  • Collaborate with commodity management team to optimize supply chain.
  • Assist commodity team management with technical support.
  • Project management experience with proven record of achieving synergy among cross-functional groups.
  • Comfortable with working outside of job boundaries and taking initiative in developing process improvements.
  • Strategic thinking and planning with an emphasis on quality and costs.

Become part of our team At Varian, our culture is centered on fostering the creative potential of every employee through teamwork and collaboration. Our technologies touch millions of lives every day, and this inspires us to do our best work – every day. By using your talent, ambition and creativity, you can build a career that allows you to make a real difference in people’s lives. You’re just one click away from the most impactful work you’ll ever do. Apply now and join our mission to help save lives. Someone, somewhere, will be glad you did. EEO Policy All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability. Percentage of Travel Required 0-25%

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