the same as previously hired Marek Svec
As the world’s leader in serving science, Thermo Fisher Scientific is a driving force in the research, healthcare, industrial and applied markets, generating more than USD 17 billion in annual revenue. No other company can match our range of customer touch points – technologically, geographically or commercially. We help our customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment, making sure our food is safe and moving forward with thousands of important projects that improve millions of lives.
At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 65,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission - enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.
The Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) is responsible for driving improvements within Thermo Fisher Scientific and our supply-chain. The primary focus of this position is to work with our key suppliers to ensure product quality and timely deliveries. The SQE will implement and oversee continuous improvement programs with the Senior and Executive management at our key suppliers. The SQE uses data analysis, quality tool, project management, and leadership to drive ongoing, measurable improvements in supplier product quality and deliveries. Key interactions will be with Suppliers, Sourcing, Manufacturing, and Product Engineering.
- Oversee continuous improvement programs with our key suppliers. Report results of these programs to executive management in Sourcing, Quality and Site Operations team.
- Increase leverage of supplier technology & processes into the design project (early involvement of suppliers in design for manufacturing).
- Completes Qualification of suppliers, materials and components, including if needed development/ improvement of supplier processes for CtQ's, review of supplier process control plans; ensuring that the supplied part meets specifications, and the control limits/tolerances for CtQ parameters are met.
- Manage critical escalations as assigned.
- Plan, conduct and follow-up with supplier, or supplier related, audits, including closing out audit findings, creating audit finding reports and driving supplier implementation of corrective and preventive actions.
- Train and mentor various teams on quality tools (FMEA & 8S as an example) Partner with internal organizations to manage suppliers’ performance. Participate in business reviews with suppliers in improvement programs.
- Lead Programs and/or projects using effecting program and project management skills.
- Create, maintain and improve Integrated Management System (IMS) procedures related to supplier improvement programs.
This position is ideal for a self-directed, confident, analytical, people person. The successful candidate will possess the following combination of education and experience:
- Bachelor’s or Master degree in a technical discipline such as Quality, Industrial or Manufacturing Engineering and 7+ years relevant work experience.
- Able and comfortable with reviewing supplier performance and driving change with supplier executive management teams.
- Demonstrated results in improving quality in manufacturing processes or with supply chains
- Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects. Multi-site and international experience preferred.
- Have knowledge about the Supply Chain Management processes for complex high tech, low volume systems.
- Knowledge of improvement methodologies (Lean or 6-sigma is preferred), auditing experience (leading internal or supplier audits), and statistical methods.
- Previous experience using Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP) software tools preferred.
- Must exhibit strong personal moral and ethics code, proactive, overall positive personality, and creativity in solving various complex situations in technical and social areas.
- Must demonstrate good communications skills and be able to work effectively with cross functional teams on projects including international and multicultural teams and suppliers and customers.
- Able to adjust working times to accommodate communications with other facilities, suppliers, and locations globally.
- Travel regionally, internationally and be willing to travel up to 25%.