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Manager, Validation Engineer

at FedEx Logistics in Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Job Description

About FedEx Supply Chain

FedEx Supply Chain, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), is a leader in the third-party logistics industry offering a diverse service portfolio that enables commerce for businesses. With a proven track record of innovation and operational excellence, FedEx Supply Chain takes a consultative approach to optimize logistics processes, implement innovative technology and drive continuous improvement. By leveraging best practices and the world-renowned FedEx network, FedEx Supply Chain delivers leading solutions that provide flexibility, enable scalability and improve cost-effectiveness for customers. Through more than 11,000 employees, 130 operations and 35 million square feet of warehouse space, FedEx Supply Chain manages nearly 150 million packages and processes 358 million returns each year. For more information, go to supplychain.fedex.com. We Have….

+ A strong FedEx brand consistently ranked among the world’s most admired and trusted employers.

+ A top notch leadership team with the experience needed to grow and develop your career.

+ An open mind for new ideas and creative methods.

+ A strong compensation and benefits package, including health, vision, dental, 401k with a strong match and much more!

General Summary…. The Manager, Validation is responsible for leading the Validation engineering team. Works with Internal and External Customers to assure Validation Engineering comprehends, and is successful in meeting regulatory requirements, customer satisfaction, and business goals across the FedEx Supply Chain network. Supports Validation planning, measures and provides results of Validation activities. Provides analysis of service and production data to identify trends and areas requiring improvement. Overall Leader in advanced Validation Engineering planning focused development of the Validation Program. This position will be responsible for…..

+ Manages full time exempt direct reports. Management responsibilities include, but are not limited to hiring, coaching, skills development, recognition and rewards, staff productivity and performance management to include disciplinary actions up to and including termination.

+ Define and evaluate Validation Engineering department goals, and performance with assigned areas to prevent and address Validation opportunities for improvement.

+ Establish and oversee Validation program for sites within the Supply Chain network.

+ Responding to RFI’s (Request for Information), RFP’s (Request for Proposals), & RFQ’s (Request for Quotes) for Validation

+ Review and approve Validation documentation for new and existing business opportunities.

+ Define, administer, and continually improve the overall Validation Program and Reporting Methodology.

+ Manage gage repeatability and reproducibility (GR&R) studies to reduce measurement error and variation

+ Must be able to analyze statistical data and provide solutions to complex problems

+ Responsible for leading improvement efforts.

+ Conducts periodic process audits to ensure processes are capable and stable

+ Generates new ideas or methods on how to significantly reduce defects found in operations

+ Performs detailed root cause analysis on quality problems and assist with corrective and preventive action plans

+ Ability to lead cross functional corrective action teams as required

+ Must be able to implement Poke-a-Yoke systems and support 5-S activities to achieve continuous improvement in all operations

+ Provides consultation on complex projects and is considered to be the top-level contributor/specialist

You might be a great fit if…. Education/Experience

+ Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or other technical discipline preferred and 8-10 years’ experience preferred

+ In lieu of degree, high school diploma or GED and at least 10+ years’ experience is preferred

+ Must have strong working understanding of Validation and compliance with cGMPs.

+ Must have strong working knowledge of Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing concepts

+ Working knowledge of QDM tools preferred.

+ ASQ Certified Quality Engineer or Six Sigma Black belt certification is a plus

+ Experience with customer contact, and voice of the customer capture.

+ Prior experience working in a continuous process improvement environment required.

+ High level of flexibility to perform in a fast-paced environment.

+ Experience with Quality System Standards such as ISO 9001, TL9000, & ISO 13485 .

+ Proven ability to manage multiple tasks and meet complex deadlines.

+ Must be able to motivate teammates and lead cross functional improvement teams.

+ Proficient in the use of MINITAB, Sigma XL or other statistical packages + normal MS Office package, including MS Project and MS Visio.

Physical/Cognitive Requirements With or without accommodation:

+ Ability to follow policies and procedures.

+ Ability to read, write and interpret information.

+ Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide.

+ Ability to use hands to finger, handle, or feel.

+ Ability to sit/walk/stand for up to 8 hours per day.

+ Must possess visual acuity, i.e., close, distance, and color vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

ADA – FedEx Supply Chain will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Reasonable accommodations are available for qualified individuals with disabilities throughout the subsequent application process. Fed Ex Supply Chain is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. Job ID: 38253

Schedule: Full-time

Requsition ID: 38253

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Job Posting: JC194922977

Posted On: Oct 15, 2021

Updated On: Oct 23, 2021