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Philips Supplier Quality Engineer in Latham, New York

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

Looking at the challenges the world is facing today Philips’ purpose has never been more relevant. So, whatever your role, if you share our passion for helping others, you’ll be working towards creating a better and fairer future for all.

Responsible for achieving a state of high quality performance at our Supplier partners through the application and practice Advance Product Quality Planning (APQP) and Supplier Corrective Actions (SCAR) and support drive Supplier Quality Improvement plans (SQIP). Perform supplier audits and drive to achieve Quality KPIs like DPPM, SCAR timeliness, first time right NPI, supplier Cpk, Audits and other related KPIs.

You are responsible for

  • Participate in the Supplier Sourcing Process

  • Quality engineering capability assessments of potential new and existing Suppliers

  • Perform QMS and process audits on existing and new suppliers

  • Core member of site NPI team

  • Support non-conformity reduction team

  • Support Design for Excellence ‘DfX’ collaboration between R&D and Supplier

  • Ensure critical to quality characteristics are flown down to Supplier

  • Drive Supplier Quality improvement and development

  • Work closely with R&D on NPI projects

  • Support operations to address supplier cause Quality issues

  • Participate in root cause investigations

  • Drive problem solving at supplier through 8D approach

  • Drive NPI projects by qualifying supplier components through APQP

  • Applies technical and soft skills as a seasoned professional

  • Interacts often with other internal functions and external partners at a level up

  • Provides detailed guidance to others periodically

  • Focus of influence primarily within own function

  • Works on assignments of high complexity where analysis of situations/data requires evaluation of new factors

  • Applies judgment in selecting methods and techniques

  • Resolves problems independently

  • Has good knowledge of problem-solving technics and APQP

  • Receives little to no guidance on routine work, general guidance on new assignments

  • Works on assignments of moderate scope and with accountability for functional impact

You are part of

At Philips, our integrated MR solutions offer new levels of speed and productivity as they drive confident diagnoses and foster a brighter, more confident future for everyone. You can make a difference in your new role every day.

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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Science preferred.

  • 5 + years of related engineering experience (medical device or regulated industry preferred)

  • Wide-ranging experience within an engineering function is a plus

  • Well versed in Quality Engineering and Continuous Improvement techniques and problem solving.

  • Ability to maintain direct working relationships with suppliers

  • Ability to work on complex problems

In return, we offer you

The opportunity to grow within the organization and Philips – working cross functionally with R&D on various projects and initiatives to drive our products to our customers and be a part of saving people’s lives every day.

Philips will offer a path towards your most rewarding career, with opportunities to show your skills and develop yourself in many ways.

US work authorization is a precondition of employment. The company will not consider candidates who require sponsorship for a work-authorized visa.

Benefits include but are not limited to:

  • Competitive medical benefits (medical, dental, vision)

  • 401k with generous employer match

  • Stock discount program

  • Fitness reimbursement program

  • Flexible vacation policy

  • tuition reimbursement program

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.

Visit our careers website to explore what it’s like working at Philips, read stories from our employee blog, find information about our recruitment process and answers to some frequently asked questions.

Effective Tuesday, January 4, 2022, all U.S.-based employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID as a condition of employment at Philips*.  Employees may request a reasonable accommodation.

*Montana employees are currently excluded from this requirement at this time.

If you are a Colorado resident and this role is a field-based or remote role, you may be eligible to receive additional information about the compensation and benefits for this role, which we will provide upon request. You may contact 888-367-7223, option 5, for assistance.


It is the policy of Philips to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all colleagues and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, pregnancy/childbirth, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability or perceived disability, genetic information, citizenship, veteran or military status or a person’s relationship or association with a protected veteran, including spouses and other family members, marital or domestic partner status, or any other category protected by federal, state and/or local laws.

As an equal opportunity employer, Philips is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact 888-367-7223, option 5, for assistance.

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