Supplier Quality Engineer Job

Date: Apr 13, 2019

Location: Boxmeer, NB, NL

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Requisition ID: SUP001358

Do you enjoy working in an international environment with lots of room for personal development? Did you always want to work in a company where your work can have a real impact on people’s life? Would you like to change and drive things?


We have an exciting opportunity for a Supplier Quality Engineer


As a supplier quality engineer at MSD you are responsible for serving as a primary point of contact for high risk and escalated suppliers for MSD sites. You will be implementing procedures and best practices supporting MSD's Supplier Development and Performance Management organization, under the direction of the SD&PM Associate Director.


The scope of this position includes suppliers that provide Purchased Materials to MSD Human Health and/or Animal Health sites. You will serve as a primary point of contact to MSD sites and suppliers in the region. The Quality Engineer will be assigned to either the Glass, Primary Packaging, Secondary Packaging, Product Contact, or Raw Materials categories, but will provide cross-over support to all of the categories, as needed.


Travels up to 50% of the time, to and from supplier sites and MSD sites within the region.


Main responsibilities

  • Develops and executes Supplier Improvement Plans (SIPs) for Constant Care suppliers and supports SIPs for Critical Care suppliers. Provides technical inputs, review, and execution of Quality Agreements. Provides supplier investigation ownership using tools such as the Supplier Escalation Report (SER) and communicates results in weekly Tier meetings. Serving as a primary point of contact for high risk and escalated suppliers for MSD sites.

  • Coordinates, communicates and oversees general technical matters pertaining to suppliers, including understanding and optimizing component / material usage and upskilling suppliers to provide improved materials and services.Implementing procedures and best practices supporting MSD's Supplier Development and Performance Management organization, under the direction of the SD&PM Associate Director.

  • Exercise leadership in monitoring and maintaining supplier compliance with worldwide regulatory requirements, current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs), Our Manufacturing Division Human Health Quality Manual, Animal Health Quality Manual, Quality Management Systems (QMS), and pertinent legal and/or business contract requirements.

  • Leading supplier deviation investigations, upskilling suppliers for Quality, Compliance and Regulatory improvements, and interfacing with MSD sites. The incumbent will assist the SD&PM Associate Director in driving completion of Supplier Improvement Plans with suppliers and interfacing with MSD site Operations, Quality, Planning, Global Procurement and Global Technology Operations colleagues.

Your profile

  • BS/BA degree in Engineering, Science or Business

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Quality, Technical, Operations, or related Business Operations working with products or processes   

Possesses the following:

  • Demonstrated Quality, Technical and/or Manufacturing experience in the areas of chemical, pharmaceutical, animal health and/or vaccine manufacturing, packaging, or supplier management

  • Experience conducting technical investigations

  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills

  • Knowledge and application of the MSD Leadership Behaviors

  • Ability to develop and/or improve commercial relationships

  • Ability to work within a matrix organization and leverage expertise from other MSD functions and departments

  • Proven self-starter

  • Work experience and knowledge of the Animal Health business, if supporting the Animal Health division, is preferred

  • Knowledge of global compliance requirements for Human Health and Animal Health, technical writing, data management, collection, and analysis

  • MSD Sigma Black Belt and/or Green Belt certification is preferred

  • Possesses excellent interpersonal, inclusion, and communication skills 

  • Appreciates and respects diversity, cultures and norms

  • Facilitates business negotiations in a professional manner

  • Works independently with all levels of the organization, and has demonstrated the following skills:

  • Rapid / disciplined decisions

  • Acts with courage and candor

  • Drives results

  • Escalation of issues and/or concerns to management, as appropriate

  • Ability to Prioritize, Align and Simplify


What we offer

We welcome you to a truly global, dynamic and challenging environment with great opportunities for personal development. Our benefits are very competitive and the summary below will give you an idea of what you can expect.

  • Competitive salary and a 3% year-end bonus;

  • 35,5 days of leave;

  • Attractive collective health care insurance package with considerable reduction rates;

  • Solid Pension Plan;

  • MSD Incentive Plan.



If you are interested in this challenging role, you are invited to apply online by uploading your resume and application letter in English.


About us

MSD is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company – one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us. Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of an individual like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.


Our employees are the key to our company’s success. We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program. Our Company’s benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and many of the people that matter the most in their lives.           


Job: Supplier Dev & Perf Mgmt
Other Locations: Salamanca, Castille And León, ES; Burgwedel, Lower Saxony, DE; Friesoythe, Lower Saxony, DE; Unterschleißheim, Bavaria, DE; Vienna, Vienna, AT; Luzern, Lucerne, CH
Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time
Number of Openings: 1
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Company Trade Name: MSD

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