Supplier Engineer

  • CMR Surgical
  • Cambridge Office, 118 Greenhaze Ln, Great Cambourne, Cambourne, Cambridge CB23 5BH, UK
  • May 06, 2022

Job Description

Why join us?

CMR is an exciting and evolving company to be joining right now.  Our commitment to our goal of building a world-class medical devices company is underpinned by the ground-breaking innovation of our next generation of surgical robots and a diverse team of talented and supportive individuals. Everyone at CMR has the passion and desire to make a real difference to the way minimal access surgery is developed and delivered.

We’re breaking new ground which makes working here exciting, it provides autonomy, opportunity and makes the things you do visible – if you’re great at managing your own time, are creative, patient and resilient, we think you’ll fit right in.

The Role

We’re looking for a collaborative and proactive Supplier Engineer to join our growing team and bring a wealth of experience and engineering excellence to our engagement with suppliers.


You’ll be part of a close-knit and dynamic team, providing technical support to our design groups and working closely with suppliers. Among other things, this will include:

  • Working closely with suppliers and design groups to facilitate smooth and speedy completion of DFM/A exchanges and to encourage adequate consideration of Design to Cost as part of the design process
  • Design roll out, including equipment/process qualification for volume production
  • Supplier process development to improve quality & consistency and reduce cost
  • Sourcing and reviewing potential new component/assembly suppliers
  • Partnering with the procurement team to manage suppliers
  • Assisting in the development & implementation of supplier management programmes
  • Creating or assisting in supplier risk assessments and identifying areas which are critical to quality
  • Assessing suppliers either remotely or on site
  • Monitoring supplier performance, reporting to management and addressing issues when they arise
  • Leading or monitoring appropriate investigations and facilitating corrective and preventive actions aimed at addressing supplier quality issues
  • Facilitating RoHS and REACH compliance
  • Generating, reviewing and signing off supplier-related documentation including qualification protocols and reports, dimensional and material reports and corrective actions reports
  • Support with maintaining CMR’s Approved Supplier List

We’re a high growth company and roles can change and evolve. You’ll need to be willing to turn your hand to anything that supports the team with delivering its objectives.

About you

To be successful in this role, you’ll need to have/be:

Naturally, you’ll be reliable, responsible and have a keen eye for detail. You’ll be as keen as we are to work to the highest possible standards, and a great team player. We’re also looking for you to have:

  • A flexible working style that won’t be daunted by a fast-paced working environment, or by a wide range of tasks
  • The ability to broker strong working relationships with multiple teams and a genuine desire to help and support team members so we collectively deliver quality objectives
  • Experience of medical device manufacture within an accredited ISO 13485 quality management system or one in a similarly regulated industry would be a distinct advantage
  • Knowledge of manual and automated mechanical assembly techniques would be ideal
  • Experience in at least one of the following: injection moulded component tooling, manufacture, fabricated metalwork, electrical/electronic assemblies and/or complex subcontracted assemblies
  • Experience of equipment/process qualification
  • A creative approach to problem solving and demonstrable experience in root cause analysis
  • Willingness to travel globally
  • A good understanding of Quality Management Systems (ideally ISO13485 and FDA 21 CFR part 820); being a certified Lead Auditor would also be an advantage
  • The ability to work with suppliers and drive quality improvement projects
  • Knowledge of RoHS and REACH requirements
  • Experience in facilitating the negotiation process and the completion of quality agreement with suppliers would be an advantage

It would also be helpful if you have:

  • A degree in Engineering or equivalent experience
  • A high proficiency in MS Office tools

The Package

We offer a competitive salary and a great benefits package including non-contributory pension, private healthcare and a bonus scheme. In addition, you’ll be joining a company with a fabulous culture of ambition, creativity and teamwork. CMR is committed to promoting a diverse, open and collaborative work environment – a place where we can be ourselves and succeed on merit. We believe an environment like this is where ideas can truly flourish and balanced with a healthy dose of fun, it ensures that our people stay and develop. We welcome applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics.

Interested? We’d love to hear from you!