Supplier Quality Engineer

Date: 31-May-2021

Location: Kulim, 02, MY

Company: Teleflex

Expected Travel: Up to 50%

Requisition ID: 4015


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

Principal Responsibilities

  • Ensure Kulim Approved Supplier List is accurate and reflective of supply base.
  • Remediate Kulim Supplier History Files.
  • Coordinate with Global Procurement Buyers, Strategic Sourcing, Facility Buyers, and Facility Quality Assurance 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.
  • 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.
  • Resolve ineffective supplier corrective action plans with suppliers.
  • Coordinate supplier change requests.   
  • Lead supplier related activities in support of business objectives. 
  • Provide Lead Auditor accountability within the audit program. 
  • To serve as subject matter expert in the area of problem solving methodologies
  • Provide training to different levels of the organization on problem solving methodologies/root cause analysis and to develop investigation skills.
  • Provide other departmental support requested by immediate supervisor.
  • Adhere to and ensure the compliance of Teleflex Code of Conduct, all Company policies, rules, procedures and housekeeping standards.
  • Support Supplier Performance Monitoring program.
  • Perforam any other relevant and related responsibilities that may be assigned from time to time as required by superior.

Education / Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Material Science or other relevant field(s)
  • Prefer 3-5 years of experience working within regulated industries.
  • Medical Device experience an advantage.
  • Advanced problem solving and root cause analysis.
  • Subject Matter Expert in Purchasing Controls preferred.
  • 3rd party auditor/engineering certification highly desired.
  • Minimum 3 years of auditing experience.
  • Advanced knowledge of ISO 13485 & QSR 21 CFR Part 820.
  • Process molding expertise is highly desirable.

Specialized Skills / Other Requirements

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent technical writing skills
  • Experience with Visio, Access, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, statistical applications
  • Team facilitation skills.

Note: As with all positions, due to the dynamic nature of Teleflex Medical business, key responsibilities may evolve and change over time. 

Teleflex is an equal opportunities employer

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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