Posted on Oct 12th 2019

Supplier Quality Engineering Manager


Full time



Posted on Oct 12th 2019


Full time



Job Title

Supplier Quality Engineering Manager

Job Description

In this role, you have the opportunity to

You will be the key responsible person to manage a group of suppliers on industrialization, quality and technical capabilities.

You will maintain effective relationships with suppliers and internal stake holders, match Philips material needs and Supplier capabilities and monitor and improve supplier quality performance.

You will approve new and changed modules/components and establish quality agreements.

You will support cost-down programs and new product introduction.

You are responsible for

  • Oversees and Drive Quality Assurance at allocated suppliers’ processes related to supplier manufacturing of key components and/or Finish Goods, tier management, use of statistics in the sense continuous Improvement and availability of adequate supplier Organization to drive sustainable improvements towards supplier independency and competence.
  • Enable and ensure supplier compliance to Product/Process specification and relevant regulatory requirements (TBD)
  • Co work and reach out beyond boundary i.e I&D, Operations and Procurement personnel to proactively engineering QRD, Quality , Reliability and Durability.
  • Support additions/deletions/changes to the status of suppliers on the Approved Supplier List, including supplier master file records
  • To participate Product Development Process to ensure raw materials/components/products at supplier(s) are released from supplier(s) to Philips according to the agreed requirements.
  • To escalate unresolved non compliances of regulatory, risks and issues to relevant Philips Team for support and resolution.
  • Initiate and follow up on effective SCAR closure (raised by SQE), SCAR overview on assigned suppliers.
  • Drive SCAR for communicating and addressing non compliances of regulatory, repeated risks and issues from external and internal.
  • Provides Quality related input to Quality agreements, project books (Q-targets, etc), sourcing grid etc.
  • Attend and provide pre-defined input to Supplier related meetings i.e BRM and PDLM meeting  etc.
  • Drive Quality awareness both internally in the organization and externally with ODM /suppliers
  • Supplier Oversight Performance monitoring(SOM) true data collection, analysis and continuous Improvement.

You are part of:

  • An energetic team that contributes directly to the growth of the business. You have a direct reporting line to the SQE Leader.

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering
  • >5 years working experience in Supplier Quality, Product Quality or Process Engineering preferably with Electrical/Mechanical knowledge. Experience in Small Demotic appliance or related parts manufacturing is a plus.
  • Good understanding of statistical methods, quality tools and methodologies (8D, CTQ breakdown, DFSS, SPC, FMEA, Control Plan, APQP)
  • Strong analytical problem solver with demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment while working independently to resolve supplier quality issues.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to interface effectively and professionally internal contacts at all levels of the organization.
  • Proactive and driver ship approach to anticipating issues, enforcing decisions, balancing opportunities and mitigating quality risks as early as possible.
  • High performance and efficient worker with a track record of delivering on commitments.
  • Detail oriented and able to multi-task in a high energy and fast paced-environment with critical and tight schedules.
  • Basic leadership ability and strong social skills towards global and cross-functional team
  • Good English and Mandarin required and willing to travel frequently around 70%.
  • Green Belt or Black Belt certification will be an added advantage.
  • Good understanding of LEAN philosophies & tools

In return, we offer you

We offer experiences and opportunities that add many unexpected and enriching moments to our employees’ lives. Especially when the innovative health technologies and solutions they help develop benefit their own friends and family.

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum. Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways. Learn more by watching this video.

To find out more about what it’s like working for Philips at a personal level, visit the Working at Philips page on our career website, where you can read stories from our employee blog. Once there, you can also learn about our recruitment process, or find answers to some of the frequently asked questions.


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Over 125 years ago, Frederik and Gerard Philips started a small light bulb company in Eindhoven. Little did they realize that it would become a global force of innovation, committed to improving billions of lives worldwide. But it did. Today, Philips is a world leading health technology company with a vision to make life better for people worldwide through meaningful innovation. Making good on this promise depends on our passionate, inspirational, collaborative and diverse team. We have over 80,000+ brilliant people around the world but are always looking for more. Like-minded, motivated, focused minds to join us in creating a healthier, more connected society while tranforming themselves personally and professionally. Working at Philips is more than a job. It's an experience filled with unexcepted moments that will transform you in lasting and positive ways. Help us improve the world for the better while building a career that no one could have planned for. Even you.




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