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Senior Supplier Quality Engineer

Company: Avanos
Location: Alpharetta
Posted on: May 23, 2020

Job Description:

Requisition ID: 1836

Job Title: Senior Supplier Quality Engineer

Job Country: United States (US)

Here at Avanos Medical, we passionately believe in three things:

  • Making a difference in our products, services and offers, never ceasing to fight for groundbreaking solutions in everything we do;
  • Making a difference in how we work and collaborate, constantly nurturing our nimble culture of innovation;
  • Having an impact on the healthcare challenges we all face, and the lives of people and communities around the world.

    At Avanos you will find an environment that strives to be independent and different, one that supports and inspires you to excel and to help change what medical devices can deliver, now and in the future.

    Avanos is a medical device company focused on delivering clinically superior breakthrough solutions that will help patients get back to the things that matter. We are committed to creating the next generation of innovative healthcare solutions which will address our most important healthcare needs, such as reducing the use of opioids while helping patients move from surgery to recovery. Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, we develop, manufacture and market recognized brands in more than 90 countries. Avanos Medical is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol AVNS. For more information, visit

    The role

    The major purpose of this position is to lead the necessary on-going activities required to support existing products. These activities include but are not limited to: identifying strategic focus areas for continuous improvements and product/process enhancements as it relates to supplier management; monitoring and measuring the overall performance of Avanos' global suppliers, Managing the SRB process, ensuring compliance with EUMDR.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Work within cross functional teams drive compliance of the supplier management system within the overall quality system
    • Work with procurement to ensure an intuitive process for new supplier approval
    • Work with the compliance team to ensure supplier audits are conducted as needed

    • Provide engineering assistance for complaint investigations to drive successful investigations with good root cause. Including implementing the Root Cause Analysis concepts to investigation issues requiring Corrective and Preventative Actions; and initiation of action events as a result of complaint investigations and follow-up on effectiveness of those actions as it relates to products manufactured by contract manufacturers
    • Proactively interact with members of sustaining engineering and R&D to drive resolution of failure analysis for product malfunctions. Including initiation of Risk Analysis and Medical Evaluations resulting from the complaint investigation and reviews, escalating as appropriate.
    • Participate in special projects, as needed.
    • Prepare documentation and reports for Senior Management, Quality Assurance, and Regulatory Affairs and support each product platform with data and post market support as needed
    • Lead the monthly supplier review board meeting

      Your qualifications


      • A Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Science or related discipline.

      • A minimum of seven (7) years of collective experience in supplier management within Quality Assurance, R&D or related field in a medical device environment.

      • Must be detail oriented, have excellent customer service, leadership and communication skills with co-workers and customers.

      • Must be team-oriented with an ability to coach others.

      • Must have excellent problem-solving skills, oral and written communication skills.


        • CQE certification or Six Sigma Certification desirable.
        • FDA QSR, MDD 93/42/EEC, ISO 13485, CMDR, Statistical Analysis Tools, Minitab, SAP, Document Control software such as EtQ or Agile, Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing.

          Avanos Medical is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law. If you are a current employee of Avanos, please apply here .

          Join us at Avanos

          Join us and you can make a difference in our products, solutions and our culture. Most of all, you can make a difference in the lives, people, and communities around the world.

          Make your career count

          Our commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of others begins with our employees - through a comprehensive and competitive range of benefits. We provide more than just a salary - our Total Rewards package encompasses everything you receive as an employee; your pay, health care benefits, retirement plans and work/life benefits.

          free onsite gym - onsite cafeteria - 401(k) + 6% match - immediate vesting - benefits on day 1 - uncapped sales commissions - HQ region voted 'best place to live' by USA Today

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