Supplier Quality Engineer

Varian Medical Systems

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Position Title Supplier Quality Engineer Auto req ID 12207BR 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 Position Description:
The employee in this position is expected to be able to perform his/her assignments independently by applying Good Manufacturing Practices in all areas of responsibility to ensure our customers receive the highest possible quality products.  This position is responsible for managing the supplier management activities for assigned suppliers. Extensively interacts with suppliers and cross functional partners, NPI team, Manufacturing Engineering, Manufacturing and Logistics to resolve supplier quality issues.   Perform all assigned duties and conduct business in a professional manner. 
Specific Responsibilities:

  1. Ensures that suppliers deliver quality parts, materials, and services.
  2. Qualifies suppliers according to company standards. Monitors supplier provided parts quality performance through Varian incoming inspection and manufacturing processes.
  3. Communicates and resolves supplier-related issues through the Non-Conforming Material process and when required the Supplier Corrective Action process.
  4. Lead Auditor for supplier audits to ensure good manufacturing practices (GMP) and Intl Quality Management Systems standards are met.
  5. Evaluates suppliers’ internal functions to assess their overall performance and provides feedback in assessment of their operation.
  6. Develops and maintains key supplier performance metrics.
  7. Provides technical support to incoming inspection personnel relating to first article inspection, sampling, and inspection plans.
  8. May be assigned to action items related to CAPA’s or NCR’s.

Job Requirements

  1. Bachelor's Degree, applicable certification or equivalent experience required
  2. 2-4 years related experience in the medical device industry.
  3. Prioritizes tasks to meet commitments
  4. Routinely suggests process improvements
  5. Utilizes basic negotiation, influencing, and conflict management skills.
  6. Serves as a mentor to others
  7. Supports an environment of changing priorities.
  8. Good written and verbal communication
  9. Good organizational skills

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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