Head of Global Supply Chain Quality (m/f/d)

Frankfurt am Main, Deutschland
01. März 2023
Remote (hybrid)
Head of Global Supply Chain Quality (m/f/d)

Merz Aesthetics is an international company in the field of aesthetic medicine. Our broad product portfolio is synonymous with top quality in each of their categories and is highly regarded by healthcare professionals worldwide. As Merz Aesthetics, we are part of the Merz Group with our EMEA headquarters located in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Our global head office is located in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. Every day, more than 1,600 employees in 36 countries are committed to restoring and maintaining the skin's beauty. Would you like to become part of our success story? Then join Merz Aesthetics!

  • You ensure quality infrastructure and standards are in place and maintained at global suppliers and distribution partners to meet compliance requirements for product, manufacturing sites and the full distribution chain.
  • You will operate as a liaison among the Merz Aesthetics Frankfurt Site, Global Functions and the Global Quality department to assure strategic alignment, global harmonization and compliance by supporting the alignment and definition of processes and procedures.  
  • You coach and mentor employees to optimum performance, and recruit and interview qualified applicants, ensure appropriate new-hire training and orientation, and provide on-going training and development of Quality Team. 
  • You provide strategic direction and oversight to Global initiatives to assure continuity of manufacturing and distribution by qualifying new commodities and managing current supply to support capacity increases globally, prevent downtime due to quality related issues, and avoid on market events with safety and reputational impact.
  • You make determinations on critical matters such as product safety, quality, compliance and regulatory issues related to suppliers and distribution partners and has direct interface with key management for global manufacturing, logistics, engineering, R&D, commercial operations, and medical.
  • You are responsible for the governance of Supplier Excellence programs to engage key supplier’s management in a business review process to monitor metrics, identify trends and implement programs to assure demonstrated performance improvements
  • You execute on transformational changes in key quality business processes (electronic qualification process, implementation of process monitoring and controls to supplier data, resource management through enterprise software, etc.)
  • You use global supplier and supply chain data sources to identify and implement process improvements in management of the global supply chain.
  • You operate to the most current international medical device and medicinal product regulations (i.e. ISO 13485, 21CFR Part 820, EU MDR, etc.). Interface with external agencies as required including local health authorities, the US FDA and the Notified Body. 
  • You have an academic degree in life sciences, engineering or related technical discipline.
  • You have minimum 10 years of overall experience in Operations, Quality Assurance, or similar experience in R&D in Medical Device or Pharmaceutical Industry with at least 5 years in Quality.
  • You are fluent in English, other EMEA languages are an advantage.
  • You have a a broad understanding of Medical Device quality principles as well as the technical aspects of product / package / process, design, compliance, and manufacture across a wide range of product types.
  • You demonstrate strong organizational skills including ability to prioritize tasks and adhere to agreed timelines.
  • You have the ability to host, facilitate and execute audits with internal and external audiences.
  • You have excellent project management skills and knowledge of performance managing methods.
  • You have excellent project management skills and knowledge of performance managing methods.
  • You have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with various technical area experts required.
  • You have the ability to work effectively in a global, matrix environment.
  • Putting people first: You can expect to find an open work culture with flat hierarchies and short decision-making paths at Merz Aesthetics. You will collaborate with colleagues from all around the globe. And if life takes an unexpected turn and you need help or advice, then you can always rely on our Employee Assistance Program.
  • Family and work: Our employees should be able to reconcile their family and work commitments. That’s why you’ll find, for example, company day care centers at our locations. We have been awarded the “Family-Friendly Company” certificate from the Hertie Foundation for our commitment to family and work.
  • Work-life balance: Our time is precious; our daily routines individual. To help you reconcile work and leisure time with their conflicting demands, we have adopted contemporary flexible working time models. We offer you flextime/trust-based working time and mobile working. Our employees also benefit from generous arrangements for annual leave.
  • Ongoing training: Your personal and professional development is the key to success for us. To this end, we hold regular development discussions and facilitate a wide range of management and specialist training courses, soft skills courses, e-learning courses, language courses and coaching sessions.

Find out more about our benefits here.

We are looking forward to your application!

You can find more information at https://merz-aesthetics.info/

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