Supplier Quality Manager

Date: Mar 23, 2024

Location: Pleasanton, CA, US

Company: Teleflex

Expected Travel: Up to 25%

Requisition ID: 9815

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

Interventional Urology – The Interventional Urology business unit of Teleflex is dedicated to developing innovative, minimally invasive and clinically effective devices that address unmet needs in the field of urology. Our flagship product, the UroLift® System, is the #1 minimally invasive procedure in the U.S. for treating an enlarged prostate, also called Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, or BPH.* It is a proven approach that does not require heating, cutting, or destruction of prostate tissue.1 Join a dynamic, growing team that offers healthcare providers an array of medical technology solutions that make a difference in patients’ lives.

*U.S. 2022 estimates based on US Market Model 2022-24 (5-17-22 FINAL), which is in part based on data provided by Symphony Health PatientSource® 2018-21, as is and with no representations/warranties, including accuracy or completeness.
1. Roehrborn, Can J Urol 2017


Position Summary

Reporting to the Senior Director, Global Supplier Quality, the Manager, Supplier Quality (Pleasanton) is a member of a Global Supplier Quality Team and the primary contact for Global Procurement and the site/business unit quality team (s) in relation to supplier quality tasks for Pleasanton. The role will collaborate with Global Procurement and the site/business unit quality team(s) to provide the appropriate supplier quality support for the purchase of commodities, purchased finished good(PFG’s) and critical services suppliers.
•    Manage large scale supplier quality improvement projects.
•    Own the process to develop high risk, strategic suppliers to provide reliable, trustworthy and productive relationships.
•    Primary contact to assigned Global Procurement and manufacturing site(s)/Business Unit (s)(BU) for the resolution of supplier issues, new projects, and new acquisitions
•    Serve as a subject matter expert in Supplier Controls 
•    Manage the process to develop, coordinate, track and review Supplier Quality Agreements.
•    Perform supplier facility compliance audits as required.
•    Develop strong partnering relationships with Global Procurement, Supply Chain, QA/RA, Design, and Manufacturing groups.

Principal Responsibilities

•    Manage Supplier Quality Engineers in ensuring product and process compliance by providing guidance and direction with regards to proactive supplier quality system audit / implementation and customer requirements.
•    Manage the individuals who are responsible for facilitating new supplier assessment / improvement plans, and facilitating resolution of all supplier quality critical issues. Continue enhancing Key Criteria for supplier evaluation.
•    Manage large scale supplier quality improvement projects.
•    Maintain relationships with key internal stakeholders (Operations (Procurement), Global QA/RA, and Engineering (R&D)) to execute supply base improvement plans and meet customer requirements. Promote cross-functional approach.
•    Provide timely and effective communications to all levels of organization.
•    Provide leadership to solve supplier challenges to ensure success and customer satisfaction.
•    Prioritize schedules of current and potential new supplier audits / approval process as well as oversight for corrective action plans.
•    Lead and manage supplier escalation issues including management reporting.
•    Lead and manage continuous improvement programs with poorly performing suppliers.
•    Attract, develop and mentor diverse talent in Supplier Quality and Development organization.
•    Define ideal skill sets for the organization. Analyse current team member's strengths and re-organize accordingly.
•    Provide and execute short and long-term staffing plan based on business needs (resource and budget planning).
•    Provide operational support and act as a go-to person for Pleasanton Supplier Quality team.
•    Support developing, implementing, and executing proactive supplier risk profiling to identify and eliminate potential supply risks.
•    Support developing and implementing management reporting tools for in-crisis suppliers and proactive risk monitoring.
•    Develop, promote and execute the global supplier performance escalation process (SPE).
•    Support the Senior Director, Global Supplier Quality to improve standard global supplier management processes, procedures and tools.
•    Actively engage with leadership team in making continuous improvements to processes/procedures.
•    Support further development of Key Performance Indicators for the Supplier Quality Team. Evaluate current state. Define goals (KPI targets) to achieve and track the progress. 

Education / Experience Requirements

•    Bachelor’s Degree in a Scientific or Engineering discipline
•    Certified Quality Engineer
•    Minimum 5 years of experience in supplier quality or purchasing controls
•    Knowledge of ISO/FDA/other based quality systems
•    Knowledge of core quality tools 
•    Auditor accreditation for system and process
•    Proficient in English language, oral and written, and preferably in other language(s) used in geographic area of responsibility.
•    People management experience.

Specialized Skills / Other Requirements

•    Demonstrated analytical and fact-based approach to problem-solving
•    Proven strong communication skills
•    Resource allocation and control
•    Planning and organizing
•    Change orientation
•    Coaching and Influencing others
•    Decision making
•    Excellent presentation skills
•    Customer focused
•    Team motivation and conflict resolution
•    Driven, self-motivated

The pay range for this position at commencement of employment is expected to be between $155,000- $180,000 however, base pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.  The total compensation package for this position will also include benefits such as medical, prescription drug, dental and vision insurance, flexible spending accounts, participation in 401(k) savings plan, and various paid time off benefits, such as PTO, short- and long-term disability and parental leave, dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment.
If hired, employee will be in an “at-will position” and the Company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, Company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.



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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