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Manager, Supplier Process Engineer

Company: Intuitive
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: July 28, 2022

Job Description:

Company DescriptionAt Intuitive, we are united behind our mission: we believe that minimally invasive care is life-enhancing care. Through ingenuity and intelligent technology, we expand the potential of physicians to heal without constraints. -As a pioneer and market leader in robotic-assisted surgery, we strive to foster an inclusive and diverse team, committed to making a difference. For more than 25 years, we have worked with hospitals and care teams around the world to help solve some of healthcare's hardest challenges and advance what is possible. -Intuitive has been built by the efforts of great people from diverse backgrounds. We believe great ideas can come from anywhere-we strive to foster an inclusive culture built around diversity of thought and mutual respect. We lead with inclusion and empower our team members to do their best work as their most authentic selves. -Passionate people who want to make a difference drive our culture-our team members are grounded in integrity, have a strong capacity to learn, the energy to get things done, and bring diverse, real world experiences to help us think in new ways. We actively invest in our team members to support their long-term growth so they can continue to advance our mission and achieve their highest potential. -Join a team committed to taking big leaps forward for a global community of healthcare professionals and their patients. Together, let's advance the world of minimally invasive care. -Job DescriptionRoles and Responsibilities: -Lead a team of supplier engineers in strategic supplier selection, evaluation, development, and improvement with the goal of establishing and maintaining a high performing, long term sustainable production supply chain. -Supplier Selection and Evaluation - - - - - - - Lead the Advance Energy Instrument product family in developing and implementing a robust long term supplier strategy.

  • Select and evaluate suppliers that fit the supplier strategy and influence key stakeholders to utilize and maximize the use of the Production supply base.
  • Lead the quality assessment of suppliers against selection criteria for Preferred Suppliers. - - - - - - - Develop suppliers in quality and business systems to meet requirements of ISI and promote new suppliers to production status. - - - - - - - - Manage quality and lead the team in mitigating business risks and overcoming related challenges. - - - - - - - Manage supplier relationships to effectively partner ISI and the supplier.
    • Own key deliverables and manage timelines in supply base transfer projects.
    • Using the ASL and Global Commodity Matrix, manage quality and performance of the commodity supply base within ISI in partnership with Engineering and Purchasing. -Process Development
      • Take a lead role in selection the appropriate manufacturing process
      • Support the team in completing the Production Part Qualification deliverables: pFMEA, Special Process Validations, FAI, and Process Capability Analysis
      • Support transfer of parts and suppliers throughout the product development life cycle
      • Drive changes to ISI requirements as necessary by initiating and managing changes to specifications and drawings through the change control process.
      • Manage the planning and implementation of supplier change management projects using the Supplier Change Request process (SCR). - - - - - - - Promote DFM enhancements by engaging suppliers and Engineering early in the development cycle to deliver feedback on manufacturability improvements in the designs prior to production. -Data Analysis / Performance Evaluation
        • Provide effective and timely supply base health information to management by creating data-driven supply base information and delivering information to any level of management at ISI with minimal guidance (including Quality Review Board).
        • Develop and use measurement techniques for supplier part quality, capability, cost, capacity, and delivery by creating metrics to determine if an action is required.
        • Prepare and deliver supplier communications as required by working with suppliers on scorecards, creation of Strategic Business Reviews, Supplier Summits, etc.
        • Identify and investigate opportunities for cost reduction and/or quality improvement by collecting opportunities and creating tactics to present opportunities, perform research, and provide data-driven plans to management. -Quality Improvements / Performance Improvement
          • Drive the commodity supply base to continually improve their business and manufacturing process performance to meet Intuitive Surgical's requirements for supplier excellence using a collection of best practices in project management, Six Sigma, Lean, SPC and negotiation.
          • Review, analyze, and close non-conformances, and first article inspections by judging risk analyses and justifications, determining corrective and preventive actions at suppliers (SCAR), looking for opportunities with suppliers to eliminate recurrence.
          • Drive corrective actions by being proficient in the five whys, determining true root cause, implementing effective and lasting corrective and preventive actions. - - - - - - - Lead the team to solve difficult process issues in the manufacture of components and assemblies. - - - - - - - Facilitate, influence and work cross-functionally to improve supplier engineering processes. - - - - - - - Educate internal customers and suppliers regarding supplier quality, process and operational capabilities, best value manufacturing methods and tooling for key supplier processes.QualificationsSkill/Job Requirements: - - - - - - - BS degree in engineering - - - - - - - 12 -or more years related experience in Manufacturing, Operations, Supplier Quality, Supplier Development, or related field with significant medical or medical device experience preferred - - - - - - - Minimum 3 years of experience leading supplier development or supplier quality engineering teams, or leadership of equivalent areas. - - - - - - - Proven ability to lead teams to solve difficult technical and process problems - - - - - - - Proven ability to hire highly capable staff, and grow and mentor staff
            • Proven ability in New Product Introduction and rapid scaling in production
            • Outstanding analytical skills along with good judgment
            • Proficient in Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing techniques, certification preferred
            • Proficient in pFMEA, process validation, route cause investigation, inspection and test techniques
            • Knowledge of document management system and ERP Systems, preferably Agile and SAP
            • Knowledge of 21 CFR part 820 and ISO 13485 preferred
            • Demonstrable knowledge of a wide range of manufacturing processes including understanding of key input variables for quality, cost and capacity
            • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including presentations to executives
            • Demonstrated Project Management skills
            • Experience in a high-volume medical device company is a plus
            • Ability to travel to suppliers on an as needed basis - domestic and international (approx. 25%)Additional InformationAll your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.Due to the nature of our business and the role, please note that Intuitive and/or your customer(s) may require that you show current proof of vaccination against certain diseases including COVID-19. - Details can vary by role.Intuitive is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees, and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type, without regard to race, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, genetic information or any other status protected under federal, state, or local applicable laws.We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in accordance with fair chance laws. Shift : Day Travel : 25% of the timeTravel Requirements:25% of the time Shift:Day

Keywords: Intuitive, Sunnyvale , Manager, Supplier Process Engineer, Executive , Sunnyvale, California

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