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Mgr, Supplier Quality

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Date: Nov 15, 2022

Location: Lakewood, CO, US

Company: Terumo BCT, Inc.

Requisition ID:  30310  


At Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, our 7,000+ global associates proud to come to work each day, knowing that what we do impacts the lives of patients around the world.


We make medical devices and related products that are used to collect, separate, manufacture and process various components of blood and cells. With our innovative technologies and service offerings, we touch a patient’s life every second of every day and are committed to continuing to increase the number of patients we serve.


With some of the best and brightest minds in the industry, an unmatched global footprint, comprehensive benefits and a distinct culture, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is a great place to work, grow and be part of a team that is focused on making a difference. Consider joining our team and unlock your potential. 

Manager, Supplier Quality



Leads the Global Supplier Quality Management team supervising detailed work of quality specialists on Approved Supplier List administration and supplier management activities. The Supplier Quality Manager will play an integral role in interpreting regulations and standards into Terumo BCT policies and procedures, and owning the ongoing maintenance, execution, and improvement of Supplier Management activities. Responsibility spans processes governing the global supply base of Terumo BCT, including both direct and indirect suppliers. This position reports to the Director of Global Supplier Quality Engineering - Sustaining.




  • Supplier Management areas of ownership and responsibility may include (as assigned):  Supplier reassessments, supplier performance scorecards, supplier quality agreements, supplier audit management, and implementation of tools and systems that enhance the effectiveness of the Supplier Quality function.
  • Manages and provides operational leadership for the functional group’s development, direction, and effectiveness, adhering to organizational policies and processes and supporting overall business and corporate objectives.
  • Implements a common Approved Supplier List (ASL) for Terumo BCT sites and mechanisms to manage supplier additions/removals.
  • Contributes to the implementation of global supplier processes.
  • Drives activities to establish and maintain a global supplier scorecard process.
  • Completes and/or facilitates completion of the periodic reassessment of suppliers to remain on the ASL.
  • Reviews new Supplier Quality Agreements and manages the upkeep of existing agreements across all Terumo BCT sites.
  • Monitors the health of Global Supplier Quality KPIs and provides metrics to management as required, including any governing oversight boards.
  • Establishes supplier performance tools such as benchmarking dashboards, heat maps and control plan templates.
  • Supports quality initiatives aimed at developing and improving business systems; may be the primary representative of Supplier Quality group on projects.
  • Serves as a Subject Matter Expert to support Terumo BCT sites as needed during audits and inspections for the areas of Supplier and Purchasing Controls.
  • Interfaces with Supplier Quality area owners at other Terumo BCT locations, regions, and corporate.
  • Identifies and implements continuous improvement opportunities within their area(s) of responsibility.
  • Implements and understands FDA or regulatory requirements as necessary.
  • Ensures compliance with Quality System regulations and safe working practices.






Bachelor’s degree or, equivalent of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job may be considered.



  • Minimum 5 years experience.
  • Preferred minimum 3 years experience in Quality Assurance and or Regulatory Affairs, involving US FDA Class II or Class III medical devices
  • Minimum 2 years supervisory experience.
  • Preferred training in FDA Quality System Regulation and ISO 13485.



  • Knowledge of U.S. and international medical device regulations and standards (CFR 820, MDR and ISO 13485).
  • Strong interactive skills in cross functional participation and influence, mentoring and acceptance of guidance, technical leadership, project management, coordination with cross functional team member, team behavior, and support for subordinates, quality specialists, and management.
  • Solicits and accepts the ideas of others, as well as actively contributes to an environment conducive to open communication.
  • Capability to interact with diplomacy and tact while maintaining appropriate assertiveness.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Knowledge and use of relevant PC software applications and skills to use them effectively.
  • Must be detail oriented, well organized and able to work independently and in teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others.




An equivalent competency level acquired through a variation of these qualifications may be considered.




Typical Office Environment requirements include: reading, speaking, hearing, close vision, walking, bending, sitting, and occasional lifting up to 20 pounds.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential duties of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.



Additional Physical Requirements

Requires travel based on business needs.



Target Pay Range:  $90,700.00 to $113,400.00  -  Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data
Target Bonus on Base:  10.0%


At Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, we provide competitive total reward offerings that consist of compensation, benefits, recognition, along with a wealth of other well-being, work-life and recognition programs which support in unlocking the potential for you and your family. Included in our expansive list of benefits offerings are multiple group medical, dental and vision plans, a robust wellness program, life insurance and disability coverages, also a variety of voluntary programs such as group accident, hospital indemnity, critical illness, pet insurance and much more. To help you save for retirement, we offer a 401(k) plan with a matching contribution and for work-life balance we have vacation and sick time programs for associates. For us, it’s about protecting the personal welfare of our associates and their families, helping to achieve personal goals and offering those extra touches for convenience, security and overall peace of mind.


  • Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is part of Terumo Group, founded in 1921 and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
  • In 2019, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies reached $1 billion in revenue.
  • We employ nearly 7,000 associates globally, with global headquarters in Lakewood, CO, U.S., and regional headquarters in Brussels, Buenos Aires, Singapore and Tokyo.
  • We manufacture devices, disposable sets and solutions at our facilities in Belgium, India, Japan, Northern Ireland, the U.S. and Vietnam. Our global presence enables us to serve customers in more than 130 countries.
  • Our core values help set our direction, guide our actions and keep us true to our corporate mission of contributing to society through healthcare.
    • Respect – Appreciative of others
    • Integrity – Guided by our mission
    • Care – Empathetic to patients
    • Quality – Committed to excellence
    • Creativity – Striving for innovation
  • We contribute to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), raising $1.3 million USD since 2007.


We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.  All applicants will be afforded equal opportunity without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, order of protection status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, military status or an unfavorable discharge from military service.


Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is committed to providing a safe, healthy and secure working environment. Our Colorado campus locations are tobacco-free workplaces and we maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and detailed background verification. Absent accommodation permitted by applicable law, as a condition of employment with Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies in the United States you must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated and provide valid proof of vaccination to the company.

Nearest Major Market: Denver

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