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Senior Supplier Quality Engineer

Req ID:  2754

Working Location: MISSOURI, ST. LOUIS 

Are you looking for a company that cares about people’s lives and health, including yours? At Olympus, we help make people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling, every day. 
Let’s inspire healthier lives, together.

Job Description

The Supplier Quality Engineer is responsible for developing, maintaining, and improving the supplier management process for the St. Louis (OVT) location supporting cross-functional project teams focused on proactive initiatives with OVT suppliers for legacy products and support of new products under development.

Job Duties

* Lead cross-functional supplier management initiatives proactively focused on supplier development and driving continuous improvement activities across OVT suppliers.


* Qualifies suppliers according to OVT Quality Management System requirements.


* Maintain a risk-based Supplier Management process that includes development and trending of supplier metrics such as nonconformances, supplier corrective actions, and supplier audit results.


* Ensures that suppliers deliver quality parts, materials, and services.


* Evaluates and communicates quality issues to suppliers and applies systematic problem-solving methodologies in identifying, prioritizing, and resolving quality issues. Reviews and approves supplier corrective action plans and verification of effectiveness documentation.


* Develops and prioritizes an auditing schedule to ensure that critical suppliers are audited on a regular basis to ensure good manufacturing practices and compliance with regulatory and OVT QMS requirements.


* Supports and collaborates with cross-functional new product development teams to qualify new suppliers.


* Creates and reviews quality plans, supplier quality agreements, component qualifications, and process validations.

Job Requirements



 Bachelor's degree, or relevant experience.


* Minimum of 5 years of experience in medical device or other regulated industry.


* Some travel will be required (up to 20%).


* Some extended workdays may be required.




Working knowledge of ISO 13485, 21 CFR Part 820, and other medical device industry US and international standards.


* Auditing experience in quality management system requirements (ISO 13485 or similar).


* ISO 13485 Certified Lead Auditor or CQA, preferred.


* Ability to work independently; organized and self-driven.


* Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including ability to communicate technical information.


* Problem solving abilities, applying statistical techniques to address issues and investigations.


* Ensure compliance to standards, regulations, and Company procedures.


* Identify and facilitate process and SOP improvements within the Quality System, embracing a culture of continuous improvement.


* Advanced Microsoft software skills including sophisticated Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills preferred. Access, Visio, database, and statistical analysis software experience optimal.


* This position is eligible for a sign-on bonus.


* Relocation benefits may be available for this position.


We realize work isn’t just a job to you.

It’s a big part of your life, but not the only part. That’s why we offer competitive salaries, a robust 401(k) program, annual bonus program and comprehensive medical benefits, as well as tuition reimbursement, flexible schedules, parental and adoption leave, on-site services and Colleague Affinity Networks — so you can be ready for where life can take you.

Olympus is passionate about the solutions it creates for the medical, life sciences, and industrial equipment industries, as well as cameras and audio products. For more than 100 years, Olympus has focused on making people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling by helping detect, prevent, and treat disease, furthering scientific research, ensuring public safety, and capturing images of the world.

Olympus’ Medical business uses innovative capabilities in medical technology, therapeutic intervention, and precision manufacturing to help healthcare professionals deliver diagnostic, therapeutic, and minimally invasive procedures to improve clinical outcomes, reduce overall costs, and enhance the quality of life for patients. Olympus’ Medical portfolio includes endoscopes, laparoscopes, and video imaging systems, as well as surgical energy devices, system integration solutions, medical services, and a wide range of endotherapy instruments for endoscopic and therapeutic applications. For more information, visit

Olympus…True To You. True To Society. True To LIFE.


It is the policy of Olympus to extend equal employment and advancement opportunity to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, national origin (including language use restrictions), citizenship status, religious creed (including dress and grooming practices), age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth and/or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability (physical or mental) and/or a medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, veteran status or service in the uniformed services, and any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Posting Notes: || United States (US) || Missouri (US-MO) || St. Louis || 

Nearest Major Market: St Louis

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