Head of Quality

Posted 13 Oct 2020

Bellevue, Washington - United States

Req Id 209539


A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 57,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. EMD Performance Materials is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

This role does not offer sponsorship for work authorization. External applicants must be eligible to work in the US.

Your Role:

As the Head of Quality in the Operations group you will perform a variety of activities related to the improvement and control of our QMS.  Your role impacts the performance of the entire site. Responsibilities include ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements, ISO controlled manufacturing practices and quality standards.  The continuous improvement projects will focus on people and processes within the site as we update the localized QMS system to match what is required by our corporate office.  You will demonstrate a working knowledge of Quality Concepts pertaining to a manufacturing site in the Life Science industry, ability to drive change in an organization, and have had experience in increasing a site’s QMS maturity level. 


You will be accountable for the end results and performance of multiple related teams.  Focus on performance and results as well as development of the quality department.  Responsible for day to day management, setting objectives, coaching and developing employees, performance appraisal, determining employee compensation as well as the definition of team organization, roles and responsibilities and budget.


Who You Are:

Requires a degreed background and extensive professional and substantial managerial experience.  Also requires deep and/or broad expertise in Quality Systems of a Life Science manufacturing environment.


Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, science or business management
  • Minimum 4 years of Managerial work experience in a life science lab
  • Minimum 4 years working knowledge of an ISO 9000 certified QMS system

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE) ASQ certification
  • Minimum 1 year of Program or Project management experience in implementing Quality Programs, Policies, Procedures company wide.
  • Working Knowledge of creating a Risk Management program.


The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.

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