Senior Supplier Engineer – Ortho Clinical Diagnostics – Raritan, NJ, USA
The Company: Ortho Clinical Diagnostics (OCD) is a leading provider of in vitro diagnostic products and services, offering accurate, timely, and cost-effective solutions for screening, diagnosing, monitoring and confirming diseases. The company is a strong, highly competitive organization with approximately 4,500 employees worldwide, and sales, marketing and logistics on six continents.
OCD was recently acquired by the Carlyle Group, a highly respected global asset management company, as an independent, freestanding company. With new leadership and accelerated investment in research and development, OCD is well positioned for growth as a leading player in the global diagnostics market, tapping into rising demand for sophisticated medical diagnostic products and services worldwide.
The Career Potential: We are committed to enabling diagnostics to fulfill its vital role in the continuum of care and its importance as the focus of healthcare changes from treating sickness to promoting wellness. To do this we hire people who share this dream and are ready for new adventures. As a valued team member, you will carve your own career path and be part of building this company stronger and better than ever before. You will have access to a broad and exciting array of experiences, opportunities and new directions at Ortho Clinical Diagnostics. More importantly, you will be driving the surge of a whole new direction in important medicine. That’s something we can all take pride in as we take this journey together. The Opportunity: As the company transitions, we are seeking a*Senior Supplier Engineer *located in our Raritan, NJ facility. Responsibilities include technical support for Supplier Engineering function for all OCD components as well as the overall quality, compliance and improvement of supplier componentsraw materials. Major responsibility is to manage projectsactivities as identified by PackagingSupplier management to include supplier improvement, supplier certification, validation, change control, closure integrity, designartwork, cold chain, technology transfer, etc. This position is also responsible for supplier improvement activitiesnonconformances and associated correctivepreventive actions to include Supplier Performance metrics.
The Responsibilities: Key Deliverables: * Direct and participate in improvement activities with the supply base * Drive supplier process and quality improvements to meet OCD supplier year-over-year productivity objectives * Manage supplier changes through the change control process * Coordinate supplier nonconformance investigations and preventive actions * Apply Six Sigma tools to drive supplier certification goals and quality improvements * Lead and execute supplier Installation, Operational and Performance Qualifications for equipment, component, material and process changes * Participate on teams to improve supplier performance and total delivered cost * Maintaincommunicate supplier metrics, scorecard
The Individual: The qualified candidate will have a minimum requirement of a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and (2 – 5) year’s equivalent experience in ChemicalIndustrialPackage Engineering or Supply Chain. Candidates who possess a Six Sigma Methodology Certification are preferred for this role. Experience with equipment, component, process and product validations to include Installation, Operational and Performance Qualifications. Project Management and experience conducting root causefailure investigations are also required.
This position also requires strong written and verbal communication skills, and thorough knowledge of ISO and QSR regulations. Working knowledge of Process Excellence Tools and statistical software is preferred. Proficiency with MS Office Suite of applications is required. The candidate will also be a strong team player, required to work across organizationalexternal functions, be results oriented and have excellent problem solving skills.
Safety Policy * Must be able to perform work tasks and operations in compliance with safety rules and regulations, and encourage co-workers to do so also. * Attend applicable safety educational and training programs, participate in Safety Committees and attend departmental safety meetings. * Immediately report and correct, if possible, unsafe conditions and near miss incidents. * Conduct self-inspections of work stations and offices for hazardous conditions. * Include safety-related activities and accomplishments in their performance appraisals, as applicable.
Job requires normal physical demands including good eyesight. Must be capable of lifting 40 lbs. and be able to meet requirements for access to manufacturing areas, packaging manufacturers or other facilities where package components are produced, used or tested. Less than 10% travel is required.