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KARL STORZ – the leading endoscope manufacturer – offers systems for human and veterinary medicine as well as for industrial applications. Endoscopes, instruments, devices, and camera systems from KARL STORZ have stood for tradition, advanced technology, and quality for more than 70 years. Our company headquarters in Tuttlingen (Germany), along with seven additional production sites in different countries, and 46 sales and marketing companies worldwide now employ 7500 employees in 40 countries 

To strengthen our Global Manufacturing Team we have a vacancy for the newly created position of
Global Executive Director Quality Assurance (m/f)
Kennziffer: 13050BCH
Job description:  
  • Responsible for worldwide Manufacturing Quality Assurance.
  • Develop, plan and implement company quality assurance objectives and initiatives to further improve current standard. Promote, strengthen, and enhance the culture of “Quality First”.
  • Identify, analyze and prevent defects together with Manufacturing site management to assure the quality of products manufactured or repaired within the manufacturing sites worldwide.
  • Partner with leadership of Manufacturing sites and Global Quality Management to develop strategies for delivering improved quality, reduced cost for new and existing products and processes.
  • Support development of a Learning Organization and contribution to quality at all levels through awareness, communication, education and Quality Circles.
  • Establish, monitor, analyze and report Quality Assurance Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) consistently across all sites and roll up to management to drive quality and efficiency.
  • Champion quality improvement efforts and defect reduction initiatives utilizing programs such as Six Sigma.
  • Oversee metrology across all sites and establish best practices including Measurement System Analysis.
  • Provide technical oversight and Know-how support for all Manufacturing sites and as part of Supplier Development on Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Key Characteristics Designation System, Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (PFMEA), Measurement System Analysis (MSA), Capability Studies and Control Plans.
  • Provide in depth training programs for Quality Assurance and Quality Control personnel and other functions.
  • Ensure smooth transfer of new products from Development to Manufacturing regarding Quality Assurance related Topics.
  • Provide inputin Health Hazard Evaluation, provide input to Stop Action, Recall and Field Safety Corrective Action.
  • Up to 30% international travel to Manufacturing and R&D sites to provide Quality Assurance leadership and to assure effective Systems.
Your profile: 
  • B.A., B.Sc. in engineering, engineering management or related discipline. Advanced degree is a plus.
  • 10+ years of experience in medical device, high tech or automotive industries.
  • Fluent speaking, reading and writing of German and English.
  • Strong computer skills including advanced Excel skills and experience with statistics applications.
  • Six Sigma Black Belt and/or Certified Quality Engineer/Certified Quality Manager (CQE/CQM) preferred.
  • Experience in designing and implementing Quality Systems and deep knowledge in Applied Statistics.
  • Deep knowledge of inspection and control methods and documentation.
  • Risk management standards including implementation for products and processes.
  • Know-how in Quality Management Systems and Regulations.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

We offer:
  • Competitive compensation package with a full comprehensive benefit program.
  • We are always interested in recruiting experienced senior leaders that enable us to continue playing a pioneering role as a world class leading manufacturer of endoscopic instruments and devices. Opportunities for continued career advancement and executive leadership development, as KARL STORZ continues it growth and Expansion.  

KARL STORZ SE & Co. KG · Human Resources/Personalabteilung
Dr.-Karl-Storz-Straße 34 · 78532 Tuttlingen · T: +49 7461 708-548
Please apply online.


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