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Manager Supplier Process Engineering – Multiport Systems

Company Description

At Intuitive, we are united behind our mission: we believe that minimally invasive care is life-enhancing care. Through ingenuity and intelligent technology, we expand the potential of physicians to heal without constraints.
As a pioneer and market leader in robotic-assisted surgery, we strive to foster an inclusive and diverse team, committed to making a difference. For more than 25 years, we have worked with hospitals and care teams around the world to help solve some of healthcare's hardest challenges and advance what is possible.
Intuitive has been built by the efforts of great people from diverse backgrounds. We believe great ideas can come from anywhere. We strive to foster an inclusive culture built around diversity of thought and mutual respect. We lead with inclusion and empower our team members to do their best work as their most authentic selves.
Passionate people who want to make a difference drive our culture. Our team members are grounded in integrity, have a strong capacity to learn, the energy to get things done, and bring diverse, real world experiences to help us think in new ways. We actively invest in our team members to support their long-term growth so they can continue to advance our mission and achieve their highest potential.
Join a team committed to taking big leaps forward for a global community of healthcare professionals and their patients. Together, let's advance the world of minimally invasive care.

Job Description

Primary Function of Position:

The mission of Supplier Engineering is to bring top quality components to our production lines by building a world-class supplier network that can ensure continuity of supply, growth to support our demand, achieve yearly cost reductions, and mitigate supply chain risks. This role will steer a team of Supplier Engineers in support of Intuitive’s daVinci robotic systems applying their hands-on experience in manufacturing/design of mechanical components and people leadership to solve complex issues with supplier manufacturing processes, supplier business relationships, supplier selection, development, and quality.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Manage and grow a high performing team of Supplier Engineers. Maintain a culture of achieving challenging goals. Coach and empower your team to continually improve.
  • Manage supplier relationships to partner with Intuitive, enabling your team to develop suppliers to excel in all KPIs including Supplier Owned Quality, Capacity, and Sub-tier Management.
  • Develop and implement a robust long-term Supplier Strategy for the product family/commodity hand-in-hand with partners in Global Supply Chain.
  • Work closely with design, manufacturing, and project teams to launch new products; systematically identify and remove risks to program success by leveraging your team, stakeholders, and suppliers.
  • Seek out new suppliers in support of product needs. Assess suppliers for capability to fit Intuitive’s quality and business requirements.  Influence critical stakeholders to utilize and maximize the use of the Production supply base.
  • Support your team and suppliers in completing the Production Part Qualification deliverables: pFMEA, Special Process Validations, FAI, and Process Capability Examination
  • Support transfer of parts and suppliers throughout the product development life cycle
  • Manage the planning and implementation of supplier change management projects using the Supplier Change Request process (SCR) as well as Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) projects.
  • Drive teams to solve complex problems using structured problem-solving techniques.
  • Drive improvements for supplier process issues by using true root cause analysis and corresponding corrective and preventive actions.
  • Review, evaluate, and close non-conformances, and first article inspections by judging risk analyses and justifications, establishing corrective and preventive actions at suppliers (SCAR), and looking for opportunities with suppliers to eliminate recurrence.
  • Facilitate, influence, and work cross-functionally to improve supplier engineering processes.

Leadership Requisites

  • Keep the organization’s vision and values at the forefront of decision-making and action
  • Efficiently plan, manage, and execute projects that enable Intuitive to satisfy rapidly growing demand for Multiport Systems.
  • Establish milestones and success criteria for your team and projects.  Drive recommendations and escalate key issues quickly maintaining stakeholder alignment.
  • Effectively communicate above goals, projects status, milestones, risks, and successes up and down the organization.
  • Own new products during pre-pilot production phase through successful and sustained project launch. This includes driving new product introduction schedules, resolving manufacturability issues, and driving improvements.
  • Provide technical support for failure analysis of discrepant production components, assemblies, and field returns.  Manage investigations where appropriate.
  • Guide/participate in continuous improvement initiatives focused on process improvements, material cost reduction, capacity enhancement, streamlining of supply chain, and commodity strategy.
  • Mentor and set project tasks for Supplier Engineers on their specific project team and on other teams as needed to further company expertise & effectiveness.
  • Empower your team to make recommendations and celebrate their successes.
  • Carefully identify resource gaps and opportunities.

Qualifications

Skill/Job Requirements:

  • Minimum BS degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, Robotics, or equivalent, advanced degree preferred
  • A minimum 10+ years related experience in Design Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Process Engineering, or Supplier Process Engineering for plastic components, CNC machining, sheet metal, and/or mechanical assemblies.
  • Proven technical expertise in manufacturing of plastic injection molded components, CNC machining of precision steel or aluminum components, sheet metal, and/or mechanical assemblies.
  • Proven knowledge of GD&T required, certifications in Machining or Plastic Injection Molding preferred
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Experience leading teams to solve difficult technical and process problems
  • Proven ability to hire highly capable staff, grow and mentor talent
  • Excellent project management, complex problem solving, and written/verbal communication skills
  • Medical Device, Aerospace or Automotive experience is a plus
  • Ability to travel to suppliers (domestic and international ) as needed: 20%

Additional Information

Due to the nature of our business and the role, please note that Intuitive and/or your customer(s) may require that you show current proof of vaccination against certain diseases including COVID-19.  Details can vary by role.

Intuitive is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees, and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type, without regard to race, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, genetic information or any other status protected under federal, state, or local applicable laws.

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in accordance with fair chance laws.

We provide market-competitive compensation packages, inclusive of base pay, incentives, benefits, and equity. It would not be typical for someone to be hired at the top end of range for the role, as actual pay will be determined based on several factors, including experience, skills, and qualifications. The target salary ranges are listed.

Due to the nature of our business and the role, please note that Intuitive and/or your customer(s) may require that you show current proof of vaccination against certain diseases including COVID-19.  Details can vary by role.

Intuitive is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees, and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type, without regard to race, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, genetic information or any other status protected under federal, state, or local applicable laws.

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in accordance with fair chance laws.

Preference will be given to qualified candidates who do not reside, or plan to reside, in Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, or Tennessee.

We provide market-competitive compensation packages, inclusive of base pay, incentives, benefits, and equity. It would not be typical for someone to be hired at the top end of range for the role, as actual pay will be determined based on several factors, including experience, skills, and qualifications. The target salary ranges are listed.

Base Salary Range Region 1: $151,500 USD - $218,100 USD
Base Salary Range Region 2: $128,800 USD - $185,400 USD
Shift: Day
Travel: 25% of the time
Workplace Type: Onsite - This job is fully onsite.

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