Director, Global Supply Chain Quality (m/f/d)

Frankfurt am Main, Deutschland
20. Februar 2024
Director, 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!

  • Ensure quality infrastructure and standards at global suppliers and distribution partners to meet compliance requirements for products and manufacturing sites.
  • Act as a liaison among Merz Aesthetics Frankfurt Site, Global Functions, and the Global Quality department for strategic alignment and compliance
  • Coach and mentor team members for optimal performance.
  • Recruit and interview qualified applicants.
  • Provide new-hire training and ongoing development for the Quality Team.
  • Oversee global initiatives, qualifying new commodities, and managing current supply to prevent quality-related issues.
  • Determine critical matters like product safety, quality, and compliance with suppliers and distribution partners.
  • Interface with key management across manufacturing, logistics, R&D, and medical teams.
  • Govern Supplier Excellence programs to ensure improved performance.
  • Drive changes in quality processes (e.g., electronic qualification, process monitoring, resource management through software).
  • Leverage global supplier data for supply chain improvements.
  • Adhere to international medical device and medicinal product regulations (ISO 13485, 21CFR Part 820, EU MDR).
  • Interact with local health authorities, US FDA, and Notified Body.
  • Academic Degree in Life Sciences, Engineering, or Related Technical Discipline or Master's in Business Administration.
  • Minimum of 10 years of overall experience in Operations, Quality Assurance, or similar roles.
  • At least 5 years of experience in Quality within the Medical Device or Pharmaceutical Industry.
  • Fluent in English; proficiency in other EMEA languages is advantageous.
  • Comprehensive understanding of Medical Device quality principles, including technical aspects of product, package, process, design, compliance, and manufacturing across diverse product types.
  • Proficiency in relevant Medical Device and Medicinal Product Regulations (ISO13485, 21CFR210,211,820, MDR, DSCSA, etc.).
  • Strong organizational skills, prioritization capabilities, and commitment to agreed timelines.
  • Ability to conduct audits, both hosting and facilitating them for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Proficient in project management and performance management methodologies and familiarity with Lean/Six Sigma principles.
  • Previous experience in leading teams, both direct reports and cross-functional partnerships.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, fostering effective collaboration with technical experts.
  • Capability to thrive in a global, matrixed work 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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