Head of Materials Engineering and Quality Supply

National Capital Region Permanent
  • Leading multinational company
  • Career growth and opportunities

About Our Client

Leading multinational company and global leader in innovation, design, manufacturing and selling of custom made, clinically validated medical devices. Hundreds of thousands of patients worldwide have already benefited from the assistance of their products.

Job Description

Key Responsibilities:

Materials Supply Quality
* Lead qualification of materials, develop material specifications, and develop new test methods to support
rapidly evolving manufacturing processes and product development activities.
* Lead development, installation, testing and configuration of the required test or production equipment
needed for material control / characterization.
* Scout, evaluate, select, and qualify new materials for use in existing oral appliances.
* Implement and verify supplier quality frameworks.
* Develop required DOE's and process experiments to qualify new suppliers / materials.
* Organise the coordination of testing and materials characterization activities with outside suppliers and
consultants, when necessary.

Quality Engineering
* Develop inspection and sampling plans, test methods for oral appliances, incoming materials and
* Develop required DOE's and process experiments to validate design and process changes.
* Support production and process development activities in collaboration with R&D team in implementing
new products, materials and technologies with optimized process parameters and quality control.
* Review and approve design control, manufacturing, quality, engineering, and validation / qualification
documents for conformance to ISO/FDA requirements and internal procedures.
* Drive prevention, detection of defects at earliest phase of product design, continuous improvement &
customer satisfaction.
* Work with production team to monitor performance, correct problems and assist in improvements,
usually for special problems or projects.
* Proactively engage partners to drive consensus and resolve issues in a timely fashion.Key Missions:

Department Leadership & Service Delivery
* Own and lead the materials specification function.
* Develop critical technical material knowledge to support the execution of Gross Margin (GM)
improvement projects.
* Manage CPF quality process improvement: assess current state, understand key issues, develop improved
processes, collaborate with stakeholders, and get engagement.
* Manage the creation of key statistical process controls (SPC) parameters, process capability charts and
Quality scorecards.
* Provide value-added information to successfully drive ECN's, product design improvement and corrective
actions from CAPA process.
* In collaboration with R&D and other engineers, support the introduction of new technologies, products
and ensure any manufacturing issues identified in pre-production trials are addressed prior to

Change Management
* Be a catalyst in the company's technological transformation towards a "Treatment Focus - Technology
Driven" fully integrated medical device provider.
* Help foster an inspiring, dynamic, and convivial work environment that will set a higher standard of output

Planning and Resourcing
* Build the Team that will perform the day-to-day materials supply and quality engineering activities.
* Deliver projects on time, within budget and according to quality standards.
* Draw upon resources across the whole Team, and from across the company's R&D, PD, IT, Operations and
HR, and other functions, as necessary.
* Establish partnerships with schools, universities, and relevant institutions to attract talents and expand
the scope of human and technological resources.

Team and Culture
* Evolve in a flat organizational structure with a high degree of responsibility and independence.
* Provide career development and mentorship to maximize team potential.
* Lead the establishment of employees' skills and performance evaluation system.
* Create a cadetship program to tap into a pool of promising and local talents.
* Help steer the company culture to ensure alignment to our Mission Vision and Values.
* Keep safety front of mind and comply with the company's safety standards.

The Successful Applicant

Key Qualifications:

* Minimum Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Material Science / Chemistry / Engineering.
* At least 8+ years relevant experience within Material / Quality Engineering.* Hands-on experience in:
o PMMA, polymers, plastic materials
o Physical properties and mechanical strength analysis (tensile, flexural, compression, tear, peel,
o Material and product specifications / characterizations
o Destructive and non-destructive testing
o Inspection techniques
o DOE development
o CAD softwares (e.g. Solidworks / Autocad / Catia).* Experience and knowledge in:
o Python scripting
o Technical Computing (Matlab / R)
o Critical parameters, 6 Sigma, RCA. FMEA, FAST
o New product development
o Manufacturing start-up and process improvement.* Proven problem solving and learning agility track record.
* Excellent documentation and communication skills in business English.
* Strong communication, analytical and documentation skills and ability to interface with other
entities/suppliers.* Ability to:
o clearly articulate issues quantitatively both verbally and in written documentation,
o plan and organize workload and multiple projects to achieve desired goals,
o work autonomously, yet also be a strong team-player who thrives in dynamic and ever-changing work
o work within a multi-functional / multi-cultural team environment.* Entrepreneurial and innovative.
* Stay up to date on materials / industry trends.
* Knowledge of FDA / ISO 13485 and requirements for design control of medical devices, particularly with
verification and validation.
* Certified Quality Engineer, Certified Reliability Engineer, ISO and ASTM certified calibrator and a Green
Belt in one or more of the Process Excellence roadmaps (DMADVV, DMAIIC, or Lean).* Experience with:
o Medical device industry
o ISO 10993 biocompatibility test
o CNC Machining and 3D printing (DLP preferably)
o ALM (Additive Layer Manufacturing)
o Photocurable materials
o Surface technology (treatment, bonding, prepping)
o Functional coatings and application methods
o CAE simulation
o Experience with Lean manufacturing / continuous improvement

What's on Offer

  • Leading multinational company
  • Career growth and progression
  • Competitive salary and benefits
Ralph Locsin
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+63 02 7795 2817

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