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Supplier Quality Engineer


McPherson, KS 67460
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The primary function of this position is to support operations relating to the supplier quality program. The Supplier Quality Engineer is responsible for the planning, execution, tracking, and completion of key supplier audits for suppliers used by both the site and Hospira globally. The position manages supplier issues and risks while communicating information to procurement, site management, and program management. This function assesses the supplier's capability of meeting manufacturing standards. The various standards could include ISO, FDA, cGMP, EU, PIC/S, etc.


+ Perform supplier risk assessments coordinating data from multiple disciplines within the site and corporation.

+ Audit suppliers against appropriate global requirements and provide written reports to auditees and management while following up on corrective actions.

+ Liaise with procurement, supplier, and site management to resolve site supplier quality issues and identify trends to assure compliance with regulatory requirements.

+ Accumulates key metrics for presentation to Management team, including supplier related concerns and issues, noted trends and compliance concerns. Responsible for compilation of supplier metrics for Annual Product Quality Reviews.

+ Responsible for maintaining working knowledge of cGMPs and emerging regulatory and compliance concerns as related to supplier quality.


+ Requires Bachelor's Degree plus three years' experience in Pharmaceutical industry or equivalent.

+ Requires strong oral, written, communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.

+ Competence in college level mathematics and/or statistics preferred.

+ Must possess working knowledge of PC and software.

+ The position is self-directed and requires an appropriate level of education and experience to make and act upon decisions that impact the site from a Supplier Quality standpoint.

+ A minimum of 3 years quality/regulatory experience with multiple disciplinary experiences in a regulated industry. Healthcare and/or food industry experience is preferred.

+ Requires thorough knowledge of GMP's.

+ Effective communications skills required, both written and verbal.

+ Requires strong interpersonal skills and the ability to handle multiple projects.


+ Must provide evaluations, data, and reports to manager concerning trends in issues.

+ Some examples of the problems encountered that would require resolution would be the evaluation of similar supplier issues, exception trending, and incident trends.

+ Problem solving skills are required in the following day to day activities: situations that are not procedurally managed and interaction with suppliers.


Candidate must be able to travel approximately 20%.

**EEO & Employment Eligibility**

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.

**Sunshine Act**

Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider's name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure. Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act. Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government. If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.

+ **Last Date to Apply for Job: January 17, 2018**

+ Eligible for Relocation Package

Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.
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