Director of Quality


Vander-Bend Manufacturing


$180,000 - $220,000 anually

Job Description

Vantedge Medical is the premier metals-based med-tech solutions partner from concept to full-scale manufacturing. We are at the forefront of precision engineering and innovation, specializing in the development and manufacturing of vital components for medical markets such as Robotic Assisted Surgery, Orthopedics, Surgical Instruments, Dental, and more. Our teams work in unison, collaborating and problem-solving to serve the manufacturing needs of the top Medical Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) around the globe. Making a difference in the lives of patients and their families drives us to go above and beyond every day. With a steadfast commitment to advancing medical technology, we take immense pride in the work we do – and have a lot of fun doing it.


About this Opportunity:

The Director of Quality will effectively lead the quality organization by overseeing all Quality Assurance efforts within our California locations. Working in conjunction with the Vice President of Quality and Regulatory, this role will support the quality goals and quality metrics for the California sites. The Director of Quality develops and executes the company’s process control systems. They drive and monitor the implementation process of these systems and the successful implementation and sustainment of the quality systems in support of various production and development programs (New Product Introduction).



  • This role is responsible for setting the QA policies and ensuring the departments meet customer requirements.
  • Take lead responsibility for significant quality issues. Be “hands-on” with the issue, develop a plan to resolve the issue, communicate the plan, and progress on the plan to the site Senior Leadership team, organization, and Vice President of Quality and Regulatory.
  • Participate and support the Customer Focus Business Units (CFBU) as required and take an active role in customer meetings.
  • Maintain and review cost of poor quality (COPQ) and total cost of quality (TCOQ), including internal and external failure costs.
  • Maintain budgetary control over the Quality Assurance function.
  • Lead and manage the Quality Department, ensuring the achievement of the department and Company’s goals and objectives, adherence to expense budgets, and effective staffing and planning.
  • Monitor customer feedback and corrective actions and make improvements to adjust the quality systems based on this feedback.
  • Analyze and evaluate the quality and reliability capabilities of potential and existing suppliers, as applicable through site visits, audits, surveys, and or data analysis. Develop and maintain oversight of the supplier quality index to ensure only high-quality suppliers are retained and or put on a corrective action plan, as applicable.
  • Have overall responsibility for the Material Review Board (MRB) process. Establish key metrics to analyze and monitor performance to achieve site level goals.
  • Provide the leadership necessary to establish a pro-active culture through effective use of goal setting, team building, employee empowerment, succession planning, and communication.
  • Identify and solve bottlenecks in the incoming, in-process metrology lab, including CMM and outgoing inspection processes.
  • This analysis will pertain to headcount, equipment, operating hours, and or other capacity constraints.
  • Provide an executive overview of all product schedules and network timelines through effective communication and project management techniques.
  • Develop Product Quality Plans as appropriate.
  • May Provide periodic management reports of key QMS indicators.
  • Working and collaborating with the site managers, assisting in the development and continuous improvement of the internal auditing program. Strive for 24 / 7 internal and external audit readiness.
  • Primary responsibility for product conformance to customer expectations.
  • Ensure the promotion of awareness of regulatory and customer requirements throughout the organization.


Job Requirements / Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering, or a scientific field.
  • 8 years of progressively responsible management experience.
  • Strong knowledge of ISO13485 is required.
  • Knowledge of ISO9001 and/or FDA 820 is desired.
  • Strong hands-on knowledge of the fundamentals of QMS.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong team-building skills within a rapidly growing environment.
  • Must be comfortable collaborating with a strong management team.
  • Ability to positively influence a group when necessary.
  • Ability to professionally represent the company when dealing with external organizations and regulatory bodies.
  • Demonstrated PFMEA, Process Qualification, and Validation expertise.


This is a full-time permanent position with an annual salary of $180,000 – $220,000, depending on experience.

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150 Hooper Street, Unit 200
San Francisco, CA 94107 P: 415 408 5605

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1608 Las Plumas Avenue
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150 Hooper Street, Unit 200
San Francisco, CA 94107
P: 415 408 5605