Supplier Quality Engineer

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von: FAS Medic SA | localité: PalézieuxN: FASMedicSA

IMI plc
IMI plc is a sector focused organisation at the forefront of delivering motion and fluid control technologies that create a more sustainable world, improving the quality of life for our customers and communities and ultimately delivering our purpose of Breakthrough Engineering for a Better World.

We help OEMs across life science and fluid control industries improve the performance of their devices, enabling better scientific research, faster diagnosis of diseases, better medical treatments, and more efficient machines, dramatically improving life for everyone.

Our one big team work fairly and effectively but most importantly together to ensure we maintain the foundations that have enabled IMI’s success through over 150 years of heritage.

Supplier Quality Engineer

Role Overview:

For our FAS Medic SA site in Switzerland, we are looking for dedicated Supplier Quality Engineer to join our team. This role is pivotal in ensuring the superior quality and compliance of materials and components sourced from diverse suppliers. The ideal candidate will collaborate across departments to uphold stringent quality standards and foster strong relationships with suppliers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct thorough audits of suppliers, spanning various commodities such as plastic injection, machined parts, and electronics, to evaluate their quality management systems.

  • Engage proactively with suppliers to resolve quality concerns, implement corrective measures, and prevent recurrence of issues.

  • Establish and maintain robust quality agreements and standards with our diverse supplier base.

  • Analyze supplier performance data to identify trends, areas for improvement, and strategies for risk mitigation.

  • Lead cross-functional teams (production, engineering, manufacturing…)  in root cause analysis and problem-solving to address quality-related challenges.

  • Collaborate closely with procurement and engineering teams to qualify new suppliers and components.

  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of comprehensive quality documentation and procedures.


Critical Competencies for Success

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or a related field; a master’s degree is advantageous.
  • Demonstrable experience (1-3 years) in quality or supplier quality engineering within medical devices, automotive or related industry.
  • Knowledge of quality management systems, methodologies, and tools (e.g., Six Sigma, Lean, APQP, PPAP).
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills coupled with a keen attention to detail.
  • Strong communication skills, enabling seamless collaboration with internal teams and external suppliers.
  • Certification in Audits (Certified Lead auditor) is highly desirable.
  • Proficiency in both English and French (spoken and written) is mandatory for effective communication with our diverse suppliers.
  • Eligibility to work in Switzerland is mandatory

Health & Safety

The physical demands described within the Key Duties & Responsibilities section of this job description are required to perform the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities.  Please contact your local HR representative to discuss the specific Work Conditions and Physical Requirements of this role.  

Health, Safety, and Environmental Duties – At IMI we are all personally committed to protecting our people, minimizing our impact to the environment, the communities we operate in and our company. All members of our workforce have the duty to ensure the health, safety and welfare of themselves, others, and the environment. Every employee is expected to follow all HSE operating procedures, also to challenge any observed behaviors or unsafe acts.


Code of Ethics

IMI requires the highest standard of ethics in all business dealings, particularly with customers, suppliers, advisors, employees, and the authorities. In accordance with the IMI Way: Our Code of Responsible Business.


Changes to This Job Description

IMI may amend this job description in whole or part at any time.


IMI is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status.

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