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Senior Supplier Quality Manager

Location: 

Humlebæk, DK

Job Family:  Quality Assurance
Country/Region:  Denmark

Senior Supplier Quality Manager 

You have a strong quality mindset with a keen eye for detail, and we need you to ensure that our suppliers always deliver in accordance with the high standards that our users expect from us. Think you have what it takes? Then keep reading. 
 

We provide an absolutely vital service
From our headquarters in Humlebæk, you will join Supplier Quality Management (SQM). We are a dedicated team of 12 people, with 3 colleagues working from our production sites in Hungary and 9 from those located in Denmark. Our task is to ensure that our suppliers are of the highest quality – that is an extremely important role within the organisation:


“The quality of materials will be important no matter what type of products you are working with, but it is absolutely vital with regard to medical devices. What we do in SQM is crucial to Coloplast, because the quality of materials from suppliers directly impacts our end-product and has very real implications in people’s daily lives.” - Anders Christian Hasemann, Head of SQM


Quality-conscious and a natural networker  
As senior supplier quality manager, you mediate between Coloplast and our suppliers. You will act as a one-point-of-contact for our suppliers on all matters of quality. You will also be interfacing with various departments within Coloplast, working closely with Procurement, Supply Chain, Global R&D, and others, acting as the natural diplomatic link between the external supplier and your colleagues within Coloplast. In your day-to-day, you can expect to: 

  • Negotiate quality contracts with suppliers and ensure compliance with these
  • Closely support international production sites in supplier non-conformance handling and root cause analysis
  • Participate in projects concerning innovation and cost-reduction and also drive improvement projects within Quality
  • Occasionally travel to overseas sites to assess quality or implement improvement processes, usually around 20-30 days a year 


Working with suppliers is a lengthy process, and we will usually be in business with them for years. As such, it is important that we choose the right partners from the start. You are the authority on assessing supplier quality, and so you must have both short-term needs and long-term business interests in mind. 


Flexibility and trust are cornerstones in Coloplast
We believe that you know best how to get the job done. Of course, tasks have to be done and deadlines have to be kept, but if you can handle the freedom responsibly, you will have a high degree of influence on how you structure your day. 


“Maybe you had a Teams-meeting with a partner in China last night – then you can sleep in the next day. We are a pretty flexible team and are always looking to help each other however we can.” - Anders 


What we are looking for
Needless to say, stakeholder management is a key part of your role. Acting as the link between internal and external actors, you must be naturally outgoing and a strong communicator. Ensuring quality compliance is of particular importance in Coloplast, so you must be comfortable taking responsibility for this task. As this is a senior role, we would prefer that: 

  • You have 5+ years of experience from a similar position, preferably within an international setting
  • You have experience working with suppliers either from a quality assurance role or in something like procurement, preferably within the fields of medical technology, software, and/or electronics
  • You have solid experience working with contract manufacturers
  • You have quality assessment experience, preferably within the medical device or pharmaceutical industries
  • You have a relevant education, BSc/MSc in engineering/pharmacy or equivalent


Interested? 
At Coloplast we make sure that you can be you. That is why we encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, gender, race, ethnicity, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, belief, or marital status.

If you would like to know more about the position, please reach out to Head of Supplier Quality Management Anders Christian Hasemann at +45 4911 1724. We will take candidates into the recruitment process continuously, so do not hesitate to apply. This position will remain open until a suitable candidate has been found.


We are also currently looking for a Supplier Quality Manager, which you could consider, if you are not interested in the senior role. 
 

 

Pursuing an ambitious growth agenda, Coloplast develops and markets products and services that make life easier for people with intimate healthcare needs. Employing about 12.000 people and with products available in more than 143 countries, we are one of the world´s leading medical device companies. We are constantly growing our business and always looking for new ways to move forward – we explore, learn and look for new ways of doing things.

 

Coloplast is committed to being an inclusive organization, where people bring their differences to work each day, fulfil their potential and have a strong sense of belonging because – and not despite – of their differences. We therefore encourage all qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender, age, race, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religious belief or physical ability.

 

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