Valeant Pharmaceuticals

Sr. Supplier Quality Specialist

US-MO-St Louis
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Pos. Type
Full Time


Responsible for Supply Chain support for the surgical business unit including, but not limited to: product sourcing support; advance product quality planning; supplier assessment; conducting pre-production meetings; verification of supplier processes; and concern resolution process leadership.


Supports purchasing with source selection and evaluation. Leads On-Site Assessments of potential suppliers. Executes Advanced Quality Planning with suppliers for vendor product qualification.


Insure resolution of supplier quality problems by managing supplier investigation of root cause and corrective action planning.


Establishes, reports, and sustains key supplier quality performance metrics and corresponding training, improvements and reporting responsibilities.


Participates in and supports the QA Supplier Audit processes, including the Supplier’s Initiated Change Control process


Act as the Supplier Quality liaison between Manufacturing, Engineering, Plant Quality and the supplier


Supports costs of quality reduction goals and supplier risk mitigation activities.


Authoring, reviewing and implementation of policies and procedures, to drive supplier quality improvement processes for continuous improvement.  Provides for effectiveness checks for the above stated documentation.



Required Education:


BS in Business, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering or Pharmacy (or equivalent experience)

Preference given to degreed engineers or technical degree type.


Required Skills/Qualifications:


Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and projects with limited direct supervision.  Effective organization and negotiation skills.  Strong ability to follow-up on and complete projects.  Proficient in MS Office Applications


Special Training:


Preferred, not required - Demonstrated hands on supplier management implementation in FDA and ISO Regulated industries.


Required Experience:


5+ years’ experience in Manufacturing industry; 3 – 5 years in Quality, Procurement, Technical Services or related Supplier Quality Management Processes.  Must have proven and results-driven track record of successfully managing projects, people and resources.  Responsible for developing & implementing quality processes in a global business environment.


Preferred Experience:


Additional consideration given to majors in materials science, ChemE, and for the following certifications:  ASQ CQE, CQA, CQM and Six Sigma Green Belts, Black Belts, and Master Black Belts.


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