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Senior Supplier Quality Engineer -Swiss MedTech - strong growth

Business Type: Diagnostics Company, Laboratory, Medical Devices Company, Other Business, Contract Manufacturing
Job Type: Medical Devices, Quality Assurance - Control, Audit, Regulatory Affairs, Compliance
Job Level: Management
Position: Interim/Temp
Salary: Up to CHF120000 per annum + benefits
Location: Switzerland
Reference: AB-61458-1
Closing Date: 20/03/19
Job Details:

Senior Supplier Quality Engineer -Swiss MedTech - strong growth forecast for QA

Today I am looking for a Senior Supplier Quality Engineer for our client, a Medical Devices company located just outside of Zurich. The position will be 9 months in the short term with the intention to become permanent thereafter. Ideal start date is immediate but it is an important role and longer notice periods will be considered.

Essential criteria for this role are

  • Lead Auditor certificate to ISO 13485 (ISO 9001 will be considered)
  • 4+ years of supplier quality engineering experience in the medical device industry or related field with supplier quality management expertise.
  • Working knowledge of Quality System Regulation (QSR 21 CFR 820), Canadian Medical Device Regulation (CMDR), EU Medical Device Directive (EU MDD 93/42 EEC), and ISO 13485
  • English essential, German beneficial

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supplier qualification/selection and implementation of a Certified Supplier Program to ensure cost effectiveness.
  • Ensure suppliers deliver quality parts, materials, and services, resolving supplier-related problems using the corrective/preventative action process. Institute appropriate root cause corrective actions relating to customer complaints and production defects
  • Develop and prioritize an audit schedule, and participate in the audit/assessment of suppliers, ensuring compliance with medical device regulatory guidelines (GMP, FDA, ISO13485, AIMD R-PAL)
  • Provide technical guidance and quality compliance for Supplier Quality engagement and implement strategies for driving product quality and continuous improvement
  • Prepare and negotiate Quality Agreements Supplier
  • Develop strong partnering relationships with Supply Chain, R&D, Design Quality Assurance, and Manufacturing Engineering groups

For more information on this vacancy, please contact the Senior Consultant Andrew Boroky on 0041 43 50 80 816, and email him your resume in WORD format to For industry news and new opportunities in QA within the Medical Devices sectors, please join my Linked group at

Keywords: Supplier Quality, Compliance, manufacturing, R&D, Research and Development, Quality Management, complaints handling, CAPA, MDD, MDR, ISO 13485, Medical devices, Switzerland, English, German, Nonstop Recruitment

NonStop is one of the largest and fastest growing specialised life sciences recruitment companies in Europe. We are proud members of the APSCo life sciences group who ensure we meet the highest quality standards within the recruitment industry. Our offices are located in the UK, Switzerland and the Czech Republic and we hold labour leasing licences across Europe. Please visit our website for a full list of the niche markets we cover.

Posted: 13/03/2019 | NPJ Ref: 231915
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