Supplier Quality Manager Medical Devices (m/f/d)



Olympus is passionate about creating customer-driven solutions for the medical, life sciences and industrial equipment industries. For more than 100 years, Olympus has focused on making people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling by helping to detect, prevent and treat disease, furthering scientific research and ensuring public safety. Olympus is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, with more than 30,000 employees worldwide in nearly 40 countries. Olympus Europa, headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, serves the EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa) region and employs 7,800 people across 21 countries.

As a high-tech specialist within the Olympus Corporation, Olympus Surgical Technologies Europe is the development and manufacturing center for rigid endoscopy, bipolar high-frequency surgery and reprocessing. With a total workforce of 2,600 employees at nine locations in EMEA and its headquarters in Hamburg, the company stands for exceptional performance in medical diagnostics and therapy and offers a full range of the most modern endoscopic applications from single products to procedure-oriented systems solutions. Apply now!

Supplier Quality Manager Medical Devices (m/f/d)

Olympus Surgical Technologies Europe

Type of Employment:

Permanent employment


Quality / Audit / Corporate Governance



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Your Responsibilities

  • Ensure the qualification and approval of suppliers supplying externally manufactured medical devices, decide on the debarring and deactivation of suppliers
  • Perform regular supplier audits and initiate as well as monitor required measures
  • Prepare and execute global/regional and local quality assurance agreements on behalf of Olympus and make sure Olympus commitments are held in all sites
  • Work in a joint team with Olympus procurement and supply chain management for supplier selection, supplier evaluation, supplier development, supplier risk management
  • Participate in category (strategy) boards of the category Medical Devices; develop and execute strategy for the supplier quality assurance activities together with the Category Manager for suppliers of the category and promote the strategy within the organisation
  • Lead supplier improvement projects
  • Analyse supplier quality KPIs, make necessary decisions and initiate actions as required
  • Support facility audits by outside agencies (i.e. FDA, ISO / MDSAP)

Your Qualifications

  • Academic degree in Engineering, Life Science, Physical Science or similar and ideally also in Business Management
  • Long-standing experience in supplier quality management of medical device suppliers with global/regional footprint
  • Expertise in the applied interpretation of worldwide regulatory standards and laws applicable to the medical device, e.g. ISO, QSR, GMP, jPAL, cGMP
  • Certified and experienced Supplier Quality Auditor
  • High level of quality tools and methodology skills (e.g. 8D, 5-Whys, FMEA, IQ/OQ/PQ)
  • Excellent communication and project management skills; intercultural skills with diverse cultural approach
  • Very good English and German language knowledge, since this is a global/regional role based in Germany
  • Focused, target driven with a positive, can-do attitude and a desire to improve patient experience as well as company performance
  • Travel of 30–40% should be expected

Your Benefits

  • Comprehensive company pension scheme
  • Employee restaurant
  • Christmas bonus and holiday pay
  • Flexible working time
  • Capital-forming payments
  • 30 days of holiday

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Arbeitsort 20095 Hamburg


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