US, US, CA - San Diego
Minimum Level of Education Required: Bachelors Degree
Percentage of Travel: Up to 25%
Location: CA - San Diego
Evaluate and qualify Suppliers to ensure technical and quality requirements can be met. Evaluation of suppliers may be as part of due diligence in selection of new suppliers, transfer of manufacturing from one supplier to another or as part of second sourcing.
Schedule, plan and lead supplier audits, including creation of audit reports and management of corrective actions related to audit non- conformances.
Initiate and manage supplier corrective actions. Expected sources include, but are not limited to, Incoming QC Non-conforming materials; Supplier Audits; Supply Chain issues (e.g. On-Time Delivery, inventory management); Product Complaints; etc. Communicate quality issues to suppliers as needed and provide assistance to develop corrective actions. Provide technical guidance for identifying and resolving quality issues using quality tools and structured problem-solving methodologies.
Assist in management of the supplier CAPA program with analysis and efforts relative to issues with product quality or on time delivery. Identify and trend supplier issues. Support analysis of Supplier CAPA Program data and identify/trend quality issues.
Support Non-Conforming Material Program and product complaint team by performing root cause investigations and product impact analysis.
Evaluate and determine the internal requirements for approval of supplier change requests. Changes may support potential improvements in product quality via scrap reduction, process efficiency, or cost reduction.
Contribute to Design Control activities, such as leading Risk Management activities (FMEA); Development and/or review of Sterilization, Packaging, and Equipment Validations; Participate in Design Transfer process to communicate requirements to manufacturers.
Manage process validations and process improvements.
Develop new quality initiatives, participate in quality system development, procedure writing and review, and improve quality and reliability of products
Support the analysis and presentation of information to management concerning measures of product and service quality, supplier performance, manufacturing problems, and design issues as identified through various quality systems program elements.
Ability to read blue prints / drawings of complex machined components and assemblies, including GD&T.
Other functions include:
Review technical publications, articles, and abstracts to develop applicable skills and to stay abreast of quality, regulatory, compliance, and technical developments in the industry.
Attend such conferences, seminars, professional meetings, and other public forums as are relevant to the interests of NuVasive.
Support other work of the Supplier Q.E. Department, as required.