Manager, Quality Engineering

US, US, TN - Memphis

Minimum Level of Education Required: Bachelors Degree

Percentage of Travel: No travel required

Location: TN - Memphis

Ref#: 100170

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Job Description

This role is responsible for the overall success of the quality engineering operation. This will include meeting and exceeding output goals, working with functional teams to improve customer fulfillment metrics, holding all Shareowners accountable for fulfillment of corporate and team objectives and proper maintenance and care of company resources (i.e. Preventive Maintenance, 5S, etc.), and ensuring all Shareowners are performing activities consistently and compliant to all organizational procedures and global regulatory regulations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage Design Control Activities for the Quality Engineering group.  
  • Manage Quality Engineering systems: Non-Conforming Material Program, Deviation Program, Rework Program and Supplier Corrective Action program. Trend root cause to drive improvements both internally and externally. Maintain compliance of these systems with applicable regulations and standards such as FDA Quality System Regulation 21 CFR 820, 803, 1270 and 1271, ISO 13485, and the European Medical Device Directive.
  • Manage and document Sterilization, Packaging, and Equipment Validations, including development of protocols, review of final reports, and review of routine sterilization audits reports. 
  • Represent Quality Engineering in third party audits (FDA, Notified Bodies, etc.).
  • Support the analysis and presentation of information to executive management concerning measures of product and service quality, supplier performance, manufacturing problems, and design issues as identified through various quality systems program elements.
  • Review technical publications, articles, and abstracts to develop applicable skills and to stay abreast of quality, regulatory, compliance, and technical developments in the industry.
  • Support development of adequate inspection criteria. Evaluate product changes for qualification and validation requirements and assist in change implementations.
  • Ensure proper statistical methods are applied to testing, validation, sampling, inspection, etc.
  • Support transfer of design to contract manufacturer, including establishment of quality agreements, development of adequate inspection criteria, and coordination of validation testing as required. Evaluate product changes for qualification and validation requirements and assist in change implementations.
  • Review and approve new documents and product changes for compliance by serving on the change and design control boards.
Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline (e.g. BSIE, BSME, BSEE, or BSBME).
  • 5-10 years' of experience in a regulated environment (QSR, ISO 13485, and the MDD) in Quality Assurance and or Manufacturing/Engineering.
  • 3-5 years' management experience.
Preferred Qualifications
  • American Society for Quality Certified Engineer (CQE).
NuVasive is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. The “EEO is the Law” poster options are available here.

About NuVasive
NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA) is the leader in spine technology innovation, focused on transforming spine surgery and beyond with minimally disruptive, procedurally integrated solutions designed to deliver reproducible and clinically-proven surgical outcomes. The Company's portfolio includes access instruments, implantable hardware, biologics, software systems for surgical planning, navigation and imaging solutions, magnetically adjustable implant systems for spine and orthopedics, and intraoperative monitoring service offerings. With over $1 billion in revenues, NuVasive has an approximate 2,400 person workforce in more than 40 countries serving surgeons, hospitals, and patients. For more information, please visit 
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