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Danaher Corporation Senior Supplier Quality Engineer in Chaska, Minnesota

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At first glance, you’ll see that for more than 80 years we’ve been dedicated to advancing and optimizing the laboratory to move science and healthcare forward. Join a team where you can be heard, be supported, and always be yourself. We’re building a culture that celebrates backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives of all our associates. Look again and you’ll see we are invested in you, providing the opportunity to build a meaningful career, be creative, and try new things with the support you need to be successful.

Beckman Coulter Diagnostics is proud to work alongside a community of six fellow Diagnostics Companies at Danaher. Together, we’re working at the pace of change to improve patient lives with diagnostic tools that address the world’s biggest health challenges.

The Senior Supplier Quality Engineer for Beckman Coulter Diagnostics ensures suppliers deliver quality products on an ongoing basis while developing supplier capability for future needs. This role represents Supplier Quality on development, manufacturing and product improvement projects.

This position is part of the Reagent Quality Assurance team located in Chaska Minnesota and will be hybrid and on-site 3-4 days weekly. At Beckman Coulter, our vision is to relentlessly reimagine healthcare, one diagnosis at a time!

You will be a part of the Quality Organization and report to the Manager of Quality Assurance. As a Senior Supplier Quality Engineer, you will work with cross-functional teams, develop supplier capabilities, execute supplier selection and approval, material qualification, material control, and supplier development activities. You’ll independently plan, coordinate, and report on material projects and supplier performance.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Oversee supplier selection & approval, qualification and requalification, material qualification, material control and supplier development activities.

  • Liaison between the company and the supplier and coordinate activities related to supplier-requested changes.

  • Complete investigations of nonconforming materials to understand the root cause of failure driving corrective actions internally and externally with suppliers.

  • Independently plan, coordinate and report on material projects and supplier performance.

  • Execute supplier management plans to improve supplier and product performance, including site visits to resolve product performance concerns.

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 5+ years of experience or Master’s degree with 3+ years of experience preferably in medical device or related industry.

  • Experience in an FDA-regulated environment and with regulations associated with Quality Assurance or Supplier Quality.

  • 1+ year demonstrated experience working with Supplier Quality activities.

It would be a plus if you also possess previous experience in:

  • Professional designations are not required, but training and certificates in quality or regulatory affairs would be a plus (e.g., CQM, CQE, CQA, RAC, CLIA, Six Sigma, Lean Principles).

  • Strong understanding of quality systems methodology and applications, especially those related to medical device manufacturing (Nonconforming product, Post-launch Design Change, CAPA).

  • Possess a broad knowledge of surrounding areas including Quality Systems, Development Quality and Regulatory


At Beckman Coulter Diagnostics we believe in designing a better, more sustainable workforce. We recognize the benefits of flexible, hybrid working arrangements for eligible roles and are committed to providing enriching careers, no matter the work arrangement. This position is eligible for a hybrid work arrangement in which you can work part of the time at the Company location identified above and part of the time remotely from your home. Additional information about this hybrid work arrangement will be provided by your interview team. Explore the flexibility and challenge that working for Beckman Coulter Diagnostics can provide.

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 80,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) tools and the stability of a tested organization.

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