Job Title:  Director, Quality

Req ID:  43525
Job Category:  Quality

Mentor, OH, US, 44060

Description: 

At STERIS, we help our Customers create a healthier and safer world by providing innovative healthcare and life science product and service solutions around the globe.

Position Summary

 

The Director of Quality is responsible for providing Quality leadership for the Procedural Solution/Surgical function at STERIS and its capital products manufacturing sites. This position is principally responsible for manufacturing/service site or functional quality system execution to drive product/service quality improvement and to be compliant with, as appropriate, the following standards: IS0 9001, ISO 13485, MDSAP and CFR Part 820/211, EU MDR, and other applicable standards. The Quality Director will lead teams of quality managers and engineers responsible for product and service quality, supplier quality, new product/service support, continuous improvement support and quality system execution. 

What you will do

 

  • The Director, Quality will have responsibility for the following: Leads manufacturing/service sites and/or corporate quality staff in the execution and continuous improvement of the STERIS Quality System. Operates with a focus on the following objectives:  
    • Ensures site level compliance to appropriate ISO, FDA, and other applicable regulatory standards.
    • Drives strategies and methods to continuously improve capital, consumable and service product quality performance. 
    • Establishes clear and consistent quality measurement systems in order to monitor and drive results.
    • Leads quality planning and the execution of assigned New Product/Service Development (NPD) projects to achieve targeted quality deliverable adherence. 
    • Drives targeted supplier quality improvement efforts and oversees supplier evaluation, approval, and control for assigned manufacturing sites. 
    • Assists in the continuous improvement and standardization of quality system procedures and monitor effectiveness. 
    • Supports the reliability function by integrating design for reliability tools and techniques within the local projects. 
    • Leads quality planning efforts through cross-functional teaming at a site level.
  • Supports the New Product/Service Development process and projects to ensure projects attain cost, quality, and delivery objectives.
  • Directs local staff on planning sequential and concurrent quality activities. Establish planning and monitoring tools and techniques.
  • The Director, Quality will have responsibility for the following: Leads manufacturing/service sites and/or corporate quality staff in the execution and continuous improvement of the STERIS Quality System. Operates with a focus on the following objectives:  
    • Ensures site level compliance to appropriate ISO, FDA, and other applicable regulatory standards.
    • Drives strategies and methods to continuously improve capital, consumable and service product quality performance. 
    • Establishes clear and consistent quality measurement systems in order to monitor and drive results.
    • Leads quality planning and the execution of assigned New Product/Service Development (NPD) projects to achieve targeted quality deliverable adherence. 
    • Drives targeted supplier quality improvement efforts and oversees supplier evaluation, approval, and control for assigned manufacturing sites. 
    • Assists in the continuous improvement and standardization of quality system procedures and monitor effectiveness. 
    • Supports the reliability function by integrating design for reliability tools and techniques within the local projects. 
    • Leads quality planning efforts through cross-functional teaming at a site level.

Duties cont'd

  • Supports the New Product/Service Development process and projects to ensure projects attain cost, quality, and delivery objectives.
  • Directs local staff on planning sequential and concurrent quality activities. Establish planning and monitoring tools and techniques.
  • Provides Quality viewpoints and opinions in planning and specifying existing and future products.
  • Assists in the development of the Quality budget. Helps to ensures resources are adequate to fully support the Quality System.
  • Takes ownership of all local quality issues, projects, and development activities. Works closely with the site’s Senior Management Teams to provide strategic direction and development of the manufacturing sites product quality strategies and tactics.
  • Manages and provide direction to a teams of quality professionals both at corporate and manufacturing sites, with responsibility for hiring, performance management, appropriate staffing, and deployment of resources.
  • Assures that local sites maintain and improve operational and quality systems to remain in a state of compliance to appropriate ISO, FDA, and other applicable regulatory standards.
  • Works closely with the regulatory function to ensure compliance to appropriate ISO and FDA standards; plans for and assists in the management of external audits. 
  • Leads manufacturing and service site quality teams to ensure alignment to operations, support of Lean efforts and drive quality improvement performance for products, services, and processes across the sites. 
  • This individual has autonomy to perform the duties of Person Responsible for Regulatory Compliance (PRRC) on behalf of STERIS legal manufacturing entities under the EU MDR. This individual shall suffer no disadvantage within the organization in relation to proper fulfilment of his or her duties in lieu of article 15 of the EU MDR.
     

What you will need to be successful

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Engineering, Electrical or Mechanical preferred, or related technical field)
  • 10 + years of experience with increased responsibility leading quality system and product quality improvement efforts. Exceptional leadership manifested through organizing and motivating teams toward their respective goals by employing hands-on management.
  • Preferred experience in manufacturing of capital electro/mechanical medical device.
  • Must fulfil the experience requirements listed in Article 15 of the EUMDR (PRRC).
  • A solid quality foundation indicated by a demonstrated understanding of Lean/Six Sigma, quality system and product/process improvement methodologies. 
  • Solid business acumen and proven ability to build and lead process and product improvement strategies and results.
  • Strong expertise in analytical methods, quality systems and continuous improvement methods. 
  • Excellent interpersonal, as well as verbal and written communication skills in order to develop and maintain rapport and effective internal and external relationships to support business success. 
  • The ability to work hard and deliver results under pressure, as well as the willingness to address and shift priorities in rapidly changing markets.
  • Undergraduate degree in an engineering-based or science discipline. Advanced degree preferred
  • Experience in medical device industry strongly preferred
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Focus on identification of potential issues and continuous improvement.
  • Experience working on cross-functional teams and on own initiative.
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational, oral, and written communications skills.
  • Must have PC experience, as well as working familiarity of desktop applications including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with statistical analysis software and Visio preferred.
     

What we offer you

 

The opportunity to join a company that will invest in you for the long-term. STERIS couldn’t be where it is today without our incredible people. That’s why we share in our success together by rewarding you for your hard work. Hiring people who are in it for the long run with STERIS is our ultimate goal. We do this by providing: 

 

  • Competitive pay
  • Annual merit bonus and incentive plans
  • Medical, vision, prescription, dental and life insurance
  • 401(k) with a company match
  • Paid vacation time and paid holidays
  • Tuition assistance
  • Opportunities for advancement

 

Join us and help write our next chapter.

 

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STERIS is a leading global provider of products and services that support patient care with an emphasis on infection prevention.  WE HELP OUR CUSTOMERS CREATE A HEALTHIER AND SAFER WORLD by providing innovative healthcare, life sciences and dental products and services. STERIS is a $5 billion, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) company with approximately 17,000 associates and Customers in more than 100 countries.

If you need assistance completing the application process, please call 1 (440) 392.7047. This contact information is for accommodation inquiries only and cannot be used to check application status.

STERIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity and the use of affirmative action programs to ensure that persons are recruited, hired, trained, transferred and promoted in all job groups regardless of race, color, religion, age, disability, national origin, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal, state or local law.  We are not only committed to this policy by our status as a federal government contractor, but also we are strongly bound by the principle of equal employment opportunity.

The full affirmative action program, absent the data metrics required by § 60-741.44(k), shall be available to all employees and applicants for employment for inspection upon request. The program may be obtained at your location’s HR Office during normal business hours.

Req ID:  43525
Job Category:  Quality

Mentor, OH, US, 44060


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