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Sr. Quality Engineer

Location: 

Ormond Beach, FL, US

Req ID:  3666
Job Type: 
Edgewell is a global team of over 6,000 visionaries, doers and makers. Our secret is people, and we have an inspiring and collaborative global force of them. Our portfolio of over 25 brands touches lives in more than 50 countries by making useful things joyful. Together, we reimagine good mornings and endless summers, strive for more sustainable ways to beautify and bond, and do it all with not only confidence but determination.

POSITION TILE:

Senior Supplier Quality Engineer

 

REPORTS TO:

Quality Engineer Supervisor

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Senior Supplier Quality Engineer position manages the quality requirements related to suppliers (components and raw materials) and service providers for the entire value stream(s). The Senior Supplier Quality Engineer is responsible for establishment, implementation and direction of efforts and procedures to ensure that requirements of raw materials, components and finished products conform to Edgewell Personal Care’s quality standards. The Senior Supplier Quality Engineer establishes and maintains the supplier quality ,management system including, but not limited to quality assurance standards, procedures and controls. The Senior Supplier Quality Engineer works with suppliers to ensure that adequate controls are in place to confirm that raw materials, components, products, packaging, and services comply with established requirements.  The Senior Supplier Quality Engineer will conduct audits as required at/with suppliers and report results.  The Senior Supplier Quality Engineer will be responsible for monitoring, improving and reporting status of the overall Supplier Quality Management System. 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Monitor trends and report quality metrics to Executive Leadership.
  • Work with Quality, Operations, Procurement, Program Management, Package Development and R & D to develop long term business strategies.
  • Develop and manage departmental objectives and projects.
  • Ensure the effective and timely closure of Supplier Corrective Actions and Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA) investigations initiated by staff.
  • Ensure that internal and external containment activities are performed as required to ensure quality of products.
  • Review nonconformance and consumer complaint data and drive root cause and corrective actions with suppliers to closure using CAPA methodology.
  • Ensure that Quality Agreements are established and in place with suppliers and service providers.
  • Manage the Audit process and ensure that staff performs supplier quality system audits are being performed on time and drive improvements as required.
  • Support inhouse manufacturing and consumer complaint issues related to supplier materials and components.
  • Support Operations team with issues at the supplier impacting quality and shipping performance.
  • Use advanced statistics and Quality Engineering tools (i.e. FMEA, DOE, SPC and MSA) to solve complex problems.
  • Participate in the supplier qualification, approval and selection process.
  • Manage the Service Provider qualification process.
  • Adhere to and manage budgetary commitments.
  • Ability to act as a single point of contact between suppliers and EPC on issues related to quality performance.
  • Responsible for overall quality assurance leadership in management of raw materials and component suppliers, and service providers.

 

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ability to facilitate a cross-functional team to resolve quality issues.
  • Ability to communicate with internal and external customers to resolve quality issues.    
  • Ensure that quality audits are on a documented schedule and comply with the appropriate regulations and EPC’s Quality SOPs.
  • Ability to motivate closure of open Corrective Action Preventative Action (CAPA) incidents.
  • Ability to manage nonconformances related to suppliers and work with suppliers and cross-functional teams in resolving issues.
  • Ensure that on-site visits of supplier locations are conducted to confirm adherence to quality standards, procedures and regulatory requirements.
  • Provide guidance in sampling and testing techniques as needed. 
  • Create reports for QA Executive management and other internal groups. Reports include but not limited to quality trends, quality metrics, trip reports, audit reports, scorecards, assessments, improvement plans and corrective action status reports. 
  • Ability to write, review, revise and approve SOPs, product specifications, Bill of Materials, and packaging assembly specs.
  • Ability to review and approve nonconformance reports, failure investigations and deviations. 
  • Ability to identify and implement system improvements

 

Required Skills and Experience

  • BS in Engineering or related field from an accredited institution.
  • Five or more years working with suppliers in a Supplier Quality position.
  • Five years minimum experience working in a manufacturing environment in a quality related field.
  • Working knowledge of FDA regulated products.
  • Knowledge of Process Control Plans and process FMEA required.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills.
  • General knowledge of Lean Manufacturing principles and their application.
  • Excellent computer skills – working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Minitab.
  • Problem solving skills, including root cause analysis.

 

 

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • External auditing experience desired.
  • Knowledge of PPAP highly preferred.
  • Knowledge of Advanced Product Quality Process highly preferred.
  • ASQ CQE/CQA certification or Six Sigma Green Belt preferred.
  • QC laboratory experience a plus.
  • Chemistry or Chemical Engineering experience is preferred.
  • Injection molding and light assembly experience preferred.
  • Advanced statistics preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience with 21 CFR 820 and/or 21 CFR 210/211 a plus.

 

Working Relationships

  • Edgewell teammates, contractors, suppliers and regulatory agencies.

 

Work Environment

  • Travel may be required for training, visiting suppliers, etc.
  • Work on night shifts and weekends may be required.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL, HEALTH, AND SAFETY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Exposure to health risks or conditions that may require the use of Personal Protective Equipment.
    • Be aware of and follow the Environmental Policy and EH&S work instructions/procedures that apply to the job.
    • Perform every job safely, for the benefit of self, co-workers, contractors, and for the protection of facilities. This includes the use of required personal protective equipment and use of safety equipment as well as safe work practices.
    • Immediately report every job-related injury or illness, regardless of severity, to a supervisor.
    • Assist in investigating incidents as directed by your supervisor.
    • Take necessary actions to correct or stop any unsafe conditions or practices.
    • Actively participate in safety meetings and training.
    • Review Material Data Sheet instructions before working with any chemical product

 

QUALITY ASSURANCE RESPONSBILITIES:

    • Colleagues are responsible for their own quality and that of colleagues within their span of control.
    • Colleagues are responsible to follow all established Quality procedures and instructions.
    • Notify supervision for corrective action if and when defects are found and/or parts/processes do not conform to specifications.

 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

This description is based on management’s assessment of the requirements and functions of the job as of the date of this description was prepared. It is a general guideline for managers and employees, but it does not purport to be an exhaustive list of all the elements of the job. Management reserves the right to modify the description at any time, or to vary the duties and responsibilities of the job on a temporary or indefinite basis to meet production, scheduling or staffing needs.

 

 

The salary range for this position is $84,000 - 126,000. Actual base salary offered to a candidate may vary based upon factors including, but not limited to, relevant experience, time in role, base salary of internal peers, prior performance, business sector, and geographic location. In addition to base salary, the competitive compensation package may include, depending on the role, participation in an incentive program linked to performance. 

 

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Edgewell is an equal opportunity employer. We do all we can to create a collaborative and diverse global team, where good ideas can thrive, and our colleagues can learn and lead. We prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. We listen deeply and speak directly to create an environment that’s open to difference. We aim to bring joy to not only the products we create and the people we serve, but our colleagues across the globe too.