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Supplier Quality Engineer

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Date: Sep 16, 2022

Location: Ballina, MO, IE

Company: Hollister Incorporated

The primary purpose of Supplier QE is to manage supplier quality, oversee supplier certification, conduct raw material issue resolution, execute incoming process improvements, and provide support on quality engineering projects. The QE must build good working relationships with Internal and External Customer and Suppliers. The primary customers include Ballina Engineering, Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management, Product Development and Corporate QM and RD.





· Co-ordinate effective and timely follow-up on all supplier quality issues.

· Liaise with product support teams on component quality issues and supplier initiatives.

· Lead investigations and problem solving of raw materials with plant personnel and/or suppliers.

· Provide guidance to Incoming inspection associates to include statistical analysis, measurement techniques and documentation

· Act as the primary QA contact with suppliers on all quality related issues during both the supplier maintenance and supplier selection process.

· Support new supplier qualification initiatives when required.

· Support implementation of methods for reduced inspection to provide cost savings at Hollister.

· Facilitate the monthly MRB process.

· Conduct vendor quality system audits as required. Travel will be expected in this role




· Degree in Engineering/Science Discipline

· 3-5 years’ experience minimum in Medical Device or Pharma Industry in a similar role

· Supplier auditing experience

· Knowledge of ISO 13485 and FDA CFR Part 820 preferred

· Lead auditor qualification preferred

· Excellent independent judgement and interpersonal skills

· Excellent mathematical, written communication and verbal communication skills

· Strong analytical and problem solving skills

· Strong technical writing skills and attention to detail

· Track record of ability to influence without authority

· Ability to work on own with minimum supervision


Hollister Incorporated is an independent, employee-owned company that develops,manufactures, and markets healthcare products worldwide. The company develops and manufactures products for ostomy care, continence care and critical care, and also develops educational support materials for patients and healthcare professionals. Headquartered in Libertyville, Illinois, it has manufacturing and distribution centers on three continents and sells in nearly 80 countries. Hollister is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Firm of John Dickinson Schneider Inc (JDS Inc), a 100 year old company. Hollister is guided by the shared Mission of JDS Inc, to make life more rewarding and dignified for people who use its products and services. 

Hollister is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability

Job Req ID: 30790

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