Mgr Quality Supplier
Ponce - Ponce, PR

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Covidien is a leading global healthcare products company that creates innovative medical solutions for better patient outcomes and delivers value through clinical leadership and excellence. Covidien manufactures, distributes and services a diverse range of industry-leading product lines in three segments: Medical Devices, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Supplies. With 2012 revenue of $11.9 billion, Covidien has 43,000 employees worldwide in 70 countries, and its products are sold in over 140 countries. Whatever your specialty or ambitions, you can make a difference at Covidien – both in the lives of others and your career.
We are an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Responsible for the overall management of the quality function in the Supplier Management organization. Also, is responsible for the overall management of the QA Incoming and PK2 areas.

Manage the QA Incoming Area to ensure compliance with the approved incoming test standards and procedures.
Evaluate incoming components trends to assure continuous improvement of the supplies.
Drive direction and expertise relative to inspection equipment, techniques, methods and/or procedures to be used for specific dimensions/components and blue print interpretation.
Monitor and distributes QA performance measures associated with the suppliers performance and assure that the corresponding corrective actions are in place to improve performance.
Coordinate Supplier audits with internal resources and QA Divisional areas.
Drive the resolution of quality, design, receiving, rejects, documentations and any other issues associated with the raw materials under responsibility and/or critical supply issues for the organization.
Responsible for developing and establishing of QA Supplier Management Process with all areas related. Responsible to evaluate the performance of assigned personnel including Incoming area and to develop and execute plans of improvement for their performance. Responsible for the VI/STS process and driving compliance with the inspection level requirements. Support projects through the PPAP review and approval as part of the raw material changes/improvement. Own the PK2 inventory and Raw Material NCRs to drive the cross functional groups to review, analyze and disposition material.
Support the initiatives related to measure and improve supplier capabilities.
Support OpEx program element to our suppliers: Lean SPC

Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation.

Education required/ preferred:
College Degree or Equivalent with concentration in Engineering or Materials Management.

5 years

Preferred Skills/Qualifications:
Broad knowledge of a specialized field in QA management. Supervisory and Management skills. Strong negotiation skills.

Business Acumen Customer Focus Decision Quality Managerial Courage

Other Skills:
Bilingual English/Spanish.