Sr. Supplier Quality Engineer

Date: May 31, 2024

Location: Chelmsford, MA, US

Company: Teleflex

Expected Travel: Up to 25%

Requisition ID: 10114


About Teleflex Incorporated

Teleflex is a global provider of clinically effective medical technologies designed to improve the health and quality of people’s lives. We apply purpose driven innovation – a relentless pursuit of identifying unmet clinical needs – to benefit patients and healthcare providers. Our portfolio is diverse, with solutions in the fields of vascular and interventional access, interventional cardiology, surgical, anesthesia, cardiac care, interventional urology, urology, emergency medicine and respiratory care. Teleflex employees worldwide are united in the understanding that what we do every day makes a difference. For more information, please visit


Global Operations - Global Operations is a complex and diverse organization within the company which is responsible for product fulfilment to all our customers from end to end. We pride ourselves on being totally Customer Centric in our unrelenting focus on Improving Quality, Service and Value as perceived by our customers. Our employees are dedicated to the Global Operations Enterprise Excellence journey. Join a dynamic, growing team that offers healthcare providers an array of medical technology solutions that make a difference in patients’ lives.

Position Summary

•    Primary contact to a Global Procurement, Site Buyers, and Site Quality to perform supplier quality functions and activities for the purchase of Commodities, Purchased Finished Goods (PFG’s), and Critical Services
•    Lead supplier quality improvement projects
•    Assist with the development of suppliers to provide reliable, trusting, and productive relationships
•    Primary contact to an assigned BU and/or manufacturing site for the resolution of supplier issues, new projects, and new acquisitions
•    To serve as a subject matter expert in the area of Purchasing Controls 
•    Write, coordinate, track, and review supplier quality agreements
•    Perform supplier audits
•    Mentor coworkers
•    Develop strong partnering relationships with Global Procurement, Supply Chain, QA/RA, Design, and Manufacturing groups

Principal Responsibilities

•    Coordinate with Global Procurement, Site Buyers, and Site Quality to provide the appropriate supplier quality support for the purchase of Commodities, PFG’s, and Critical Services.
•    Perform supplier compliance and qualification functions and activities for prospective new commodity, PFG, and critical service suppliers.
•    Work with Global Procurement, Strategic Sourcing, Site Buyers, and Site Quality on the development of key and critical suppliers to improve supplier’s performance, quality, cost, responsiveness, and technology.
•    Perform supplier development activities with suppliers of defective materials including developing and executing supplier quality plans, conducting “for-cause” audits, SCAR follow-up, coordinating business reviews, and implementing six-sigma and continuous improvement methods and techniques.
•    Implement quality improvements related to suppliers of materials, products, or critical services in development or manufacturing.
•    Resolve ineffective supplier corrective action plans with suppliers.
•    Coordinate component and product quality testing.
•    Coordinate supplier-initiated change requests.
•    Analyze and identify trends from quality data and develop proactive measures with supplier in support of continuous improvement.
•    Lead supplier related activities in support of business objectives.
•    Assist the business units with the acquisition of new companies and the integration of their suppliers into the Teleflex quality system.
•    Serve on project teams in the area of problem-solving methodologies.
•    Provide other departmental support requested by immediate supervisor.
•    Adhere to and ensure compliance to the Teleflex code of conduct, all company policies, rules, procedures and housekeeping standards.

Education / Experience Requirements

•    Four-year college degree with scientific/technical discipline preferred.
•    5-10 years of experience working within an FDA regulated industry, Medical Device preferred.
•    Advanced problem solving and root cause analysis.
•    Advanced knowledge of 21 CFR 820, ISO 13485, and ISO 9001 (with emphasis on purchasing controls).
•    Knowledge of statistical techniques.
•    Minimum 3 years of auditing experience (3rd party certification preferred).
•    Engineering degree or 3rd party engineering certification preferred (ASQ CQE).

Specialized Skills / Other Requirements

•    Experience with manufacturing 
•    Experience with Visio, Access, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint and statistical applications
•    Excellent verbal communication (English language)
•    Excellent technical writing skills (English language)
•    Excellent presentation skills
•    Team facilitation skills
•    Experience with Minitab preferred


Teleflex, Inc. is an affirmative action & equal opportunity employer. D/V/M/F. Applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status. If you require accommodation to apply for a position, please contact us at: 877-880-8588 or

Teleflex is the home of Arrow®, Deknatel®, Hudson RCI®, LMA®, Pilling®, Rüsch®, UroLift® and Weck® – trusted brands united by a common sense of purpose. Teleflex, the Teleflex logo, Arrow, Deknatel, Hudson RCI, LMA, Pilling, Rüsch, UroLift and Weck are trademarks or registered trademarks of Teleflex Incorporated or its affiliates, in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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