Posted on Oct 12th 2019

Advanced Supplier Quality Engineer


Full time



Posted on Oct 12th 2019


Full time



Job Title

Advanced Supplier Quality Engineer

Job Description

Philips is a global leader in health technology, committed to improving billions of lives worldwide and striving to make the world healthier and more sustainable through innovation. Driven by the vision of a better tomorrow.

But it’s not just what we do, it’s who we are. We are 80,000, wonderfully unique individuals, with two things in common. An unwavering sense of purpose and a relentless determination to deliver on our customers’ needs. It’s what inspires us to create meaningful solutions – the kind that make a real difference – when it matters most.

The world and our customers’ needs are changing faster than ever before and while we are proud of what we do already, we know we can do more. That’s why we need you, to help us tackle increasingly complex challenges posed by ever evolving health and well-being needs.

In this role, you have the opportunity to make life better

  • Perform, lead and manage supplier quality activities in relate to purchased parts qualifications with suppliers, supplier quality issue resolution and ensuring appropriate incoming material inspection strategies. Lead suppliers assessment or audit with the best practice to enable our organization to provide high quality medical products to customers

  • Drive quality activities with suppliers, setting a high standard and fast response expectation so quality issues are prevented or minimized.

  • Lead with best practices to enable our organization to provide high quality medical products to our customers.

You are responsible for

  • Work with suppliers to ensure all necessary quality activities(APQP/PPAP) are rigorously addressed during initial product release and change such as: process mapping, process FMEA, process control plan, process validation (IQ, OQ, PQ), GR&R, MSA, line release, ramp monitoring, etc.

  • Manage Supplier Quality related activities for purchased materials for electro-mechanical commodities such as printed circuit board assemblies (PCA’s), power supplies, cables, battery packs, plastics, sheet metal, machined parts, OEMs (displays, medical assemblies), labeling, etc..

  • Ensure supplier management strategy aligns with quality goals.  Focus on quality issue resolution via an 8-D based Supplier Corrective Action request process.  Resolve quality issues via structured quality methods in order to ensure efficient and effective root cause analysis, and corrective / preventive actions that ensure there is no recurrence. 

  • Execute supplier audits, CAPA’s and monitor supplier metrics.  Orchestrate Philips first article inspection / first production inspection, and ongoing inspection plans that are aligned with supplier’s capabilities, quality history and our product needs.

  • Support key processes as subject matter expert.

You are a part of

A professional and energetic Supplier Quality Team, around 8 Team members in China.

To succeed in this role, you’ll need a customer-first attitude and the following

  • Education: Bachelor degree or above, major in Electrical or Engineering is preferred.

  • Experience: Minimum of 7 years industry experience in Quality or supplier quality engineering in manufacturing of electro-mechanical systems/products/solutions. Preferably experience in the medical device or automotive industry.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of manufacturing processes for commodities such as printed circuit board assemblies, power supplies, cables, custom battery packs, mechanical parts (plastics, machined, sheet metal), cables, etc.  

  • Experience with all aspects of supplier quality management:  APQP/PPAP, quality concepts/tools/methods (e.g. FMEA, DOE, IQ/OQ/PQ, MSA, GRR, 8D, etc.), quality issue resolution and quality monitoring measures.

  • Knowledge of the Purchasing function and associated commodity, supply base, quality and data management considerations. Understanding of Procurement, Supplier Relationship Management, Material and Supplier Quality and Data Management areas.

  • Experience in a regulated environment, medical preferred. Certified lead auditor for ISO System, ISO13485 is preferred. Knowledgeable in SAP Quality Management, Mini-Tab, Query tools such as Business Objects, web-based systems, and MS Excel (power user). CQE, six-sigma Black Belt or Green Belt is preferred.

  • Fluent in English and Chinese is a must.

In return, we offer you

  • Excellent professional development opportunity in a world-class company and promising career.

How we work at Philips
Our newly-adopted hybrid work concept fuses flexibility with collaboration to deliver great outcomes for our people and our customers. We are embracing an approach wherein we spend more time together than apart – which for full-time employees translates to an average of at least 3 days working from the office and up to 2 days from home – for our hybrid roles.
Hybrid work flexibility means people can meet the changing demands of work and home in the most balanced, productive, and healthy way.

Our hybrid working model is defined in 3 ways:
We believe in the importance of impactful collaboration: There's a certain energy when everyone’s in the same room that can heighten idea generation and creative friction needed for problem-solving.
We embrace flexibility: Choosing where, when and how to work can vary according to task and team schedules. Flexibility isn’t office or online, it means choosing the space that works best for you, your teams and our customers on a case-by-case basis.
We want to be at our best: The way we work and our workspaces are designed to support our well-being, offer career advancement opportunities, and enable us to be at our best.

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 innovative, customer-first health technology solutions. Help us improve the health and well-being of billions of people, every year. Ultimately creating a career that no one could have planned for. Even you.




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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