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Danaher Corporation Senior Supplier Quality Engineer in Vista, California

Leica Biosystems’ mission of “Advancing Cancer Diagnostics, Improving Lives” is at the heart of our corporate culture. We’re a global leader in cancer diagnostics with the most comprehensive portfolio from biopsy to diagnosis. Our easy-to-use and consistently reliable offerings help improve workflow efficiency and diagnostic confidence.

Our associates know that every moment matters when it comes to cancer diagnostics. When you come to work, you’re helping develop solutions that enable accurate diagnoses to turn anxiety into answers. Join our diverse, global team of talented people, and be inspired to grow every day.

Leica Biosystems 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 Strategic Sourcing team is looking for a Senior Supplier Quality Engineer who is analytical, collaborative and has an entrepreneurial spirit! The Leica Biosystems Imaging business is excited to be growing in our Vista, CA office, just outside of San Diego. In partnership with the Procurement Team, you will be responsible to improve the Quality of Parts and Services provided by suppliers through a combination of reactive problem solving and pro-active improvement actions.

At Leica Biosystems 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-time at the Company location identified above and part-time remotely from your home. Additional information about this hybrid work arrangement will be provided by your interview team.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Main POC for all Quality communication to Leica Suppliers

  • Support new Supplier Qualification and Onboarding

  • Audit and improve material handling to ensure material quality

  • Procurement representative for MRB dispositioning of NCMR material

  • Manage Supplier RTV/RMA process

  • Investigate and resolve Supplier related Quality Problems

  • Report quality metrics for daily management and Supplier Quality Review Board meetings.

  • Liaison between Leica Engineering and Supplier to resolve technical challenges by supporting Supplier process developments

  • Improve component related yields by leveraging Customer complaint and defect per unit rates

  • Manage Supplier Change Requests by approving process/product changes

  • Work with suppliers to develop quality improvement plans

  • Provide SQ support to R&D and Quality Team

  • Involvement in risk assessments and mitigation

Education and Experience:

  • Engineering Degree (EE, ME or equivalent)

  • 3+ years’ experience in Supplier Quality within a manufacturing environment required

  • Experience with electrical components, cameras, machine and cast metal parts as well as, cabling preferred.

  • Ability to define and work to deadlines.

  • A sound understanding of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)

  • Excellent computer skills


  • Ability to lead technical and strategic initiatives

  • Quickly prioritize the critical few

  • Can use sound reasoning and judgment to recommend the best course of action

  • Ability to articulate decisions based on business impact

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. The incumbent is expected to perform other duties necessary for the effective operation of the department or unit. This job description may be changed at any time.

The salary range for this role is $100,000 - $115,000. This is the range that we in good faith believe is the range of possible compensation for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range. This range may be modified in the future.

This job is also eligible for bonus/incentive pay.

We offer comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance and 401(k) to eligible employees.

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law.

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.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. We value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.The EEO posters are available here (https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/posters) .We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at applyassistance@danaher.com to request accommodation. If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.