BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Supplier Quality Engineer in Moncks Corner, South Carolina

Job ID: 2018-11639

Career Level: experienced

Division: Interventional - UCC

Relocation: No

Location: Moncks Corner,South Carolina,United States


The Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) develops, implements and manages the supplier quality program. Establishes a communication and effective interaction focused on solving quality issues; identifies improvement opportunities and, selects components/materials and suppliers to certify and conduct the entire process of certification.

Conducts regular audits of manufacturing practices, quality system and processes at suppliers' manufacturing facilities to ensure compliance to Bard and ISO 13485 standards and FDA regulations.Individuals in this capacity are expected to perform in a unified, coordinated team effort under the direction of the Manager of Quality Assurance to establish partnerships with key suppliers to improve the quality and on time delivery of supplied materials while achieving cost containment. This position interacts with procurement, manufacturing and engineering, as well as supplier representatives to improve processes that impact supplied materials.

Summary of Position with General Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the Approved Supplier List and Supplier audit schedule.

  • Performs on-site and desk quality system audits of existing and new suppliers, issues corrective actions and follows up to ensure corrections are implemented.

  • Manages and maintains the audit files and the supplier corrective action,

  • Continually works with suppliers to improve performance, implement process control and quality plans.

  • Develops and implements supplier quality evaluation systems including continuous quality assessment and monitoring.

  • Helps manage supplier performance metrics (scorecards) with the Materials group, identifies suppliers who are not meeting required levels, issues Supplier Corrective Action Reports (SCAR) or other performance improvement initiatives and ensures completion as planned.

  • Develops and implements plans to improve the performance of business critical suppliers.

  • Collaborates with Purchasing/Planning to resolve recurring supply chain issues involving quality and delivery.

  • Collaborates with Process and Quality Engineering to engage suppliers in design/process improvements during the concept phase of product development.

  • Participates in the problem solving issues with raw materials/components with the plant manufacturing areas, Process and Quality Engineering. Liaison between facility and suppliers.

  • Participates in New Product Development teams for qualifying new supply sources including raw materials, components, sub-assemblies, assemblies, and service suppliers.

  • Leads efforts in new supplier qualifications including outsourcing, opportunities, low cost country sourcing, existing supplier replacement and supplier certification.

  • Material Review Board member – Disposition and resolve non-conformance issues of supplied materials.

  • Coordinate meetings for Supplier Certification

  • Any other task assigned by Supervisor

Basic Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Strong knowledge of statistics on quality engineering techniques.

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status