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Supplier Quality Engineer II

CryoLife, Inc.

This is a Full-time position in Austin, TX posted May 14, 2021.


Is This The Role For You?

We hire smart people with big hearts. People who have a passion for their work and who strive every day to help others. Our work requires bold and innovative leaders; people who bring strong values and ethics to their role.

If you’re ready for a career that allows you to grow and develop into the professional you want to be – today and in the future….CryoLife is the place for you.

Position Overview

The Quality Engineer II will be responsible for the following: establishing and maintaining procedures for the evaluation and selection of suppliers; performing supplier performance reviews and taking action for poor performance; evaluating and investigating incoming inspection data to correct quality and delivery issues; and conducting supplier audits to drive process standardization, waste elimination, and continuous improvement.


  • Develop and maintain the supplier development program. Develop supplier scorecards and plans for poor performing suppliers to mitigate risk to the company.
  • Perform supplier audits and facilitate self-surveys.
  • Develop incoming material sampling plans based on risk.
  • Investigate supplier quality and delivery issues to determine opportunities for improvement.
  • Facilitate changes to supplier status and ensure all required activities are complete.
  • Represent Supplier Quality in New Product Development projects.
  • Collaborate with the Purchasing Department to ensure supplier performance is regularly reported and the appropriate corrective actions are implemented in a timely manner.
  • Assist Manufacturing Departments in the evaluation and qualification of new suppliers and materials following a defined new product development process.
  • Travel to supplier locations to facilitate the resolution of quality problems.
  • Act as Quality liaison for supply chain to disposition all Non-Conformances related to suppliers.
  • Complete trending and analysis of supplier defects, recurring problems, and supplier corrective actions.
  • Review and communicate supplier requests for engineering changes or new products.
  • Ensure Quality compliance throughout affected areas.
  • Assist in establishing and ensuring completion of department and corporate goals.

Other responsibilities as assigned. 


  • Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 2 years in engineering, supply chain management, or Logistics
  • Previous experience in a regulated industry is preferred
  • Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) and Certified Quality Auditor (CQA) preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Good collaborative skills and ability to work with both suppliers and internal staff
  • Demonstrates reliability and leaderships skills
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States
  • Must be willing to submit to a pre-employment background check and drug screen
  • Must be at least 18 years of age

Company Info

Who We Are.

CryoLife is one of the world’s leading contemporary medical device companies whose technology and products bring restoration and hope to people all around the world. With a variety of innovative products and technologies available, including preserved human cardiac and vascular tissues, surgical adhesives and sealants, and mechanical heart valves, our mission is to restore the health of patients by delivering innovative technologies of unsurpassed quality. Since our inception in 1984, it is estimated that our products and tissues have been implanted in over 1 million patients worldwide. Headquartered in Kennesaw, Georgia, CryoLife employs over one thousand people from various education and experiential backgrounds across the United States and internationally.

CryoLife is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

CryoLife provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. CryoLife prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type on the basis of these or any other protected characteristics.

CryoLife does not permit retaliation against anyone making a good faith complaint of a violation of this policy, regardless of whether a violation is found to have occurred.

To submit a report through CryoLife’s compliance hotline service provider, EthicsPoint, please visit this link:

Reasonable Accommodations

CryoLife is committed to providing reasonable accommodations both in the application and interview process, consistent with legal requirements. If you need a reasonable accommodation while seeking employment, please email or call 770-429-5215. A Human Resources representative will return your call. Messages or emails for any reason other than accommodation requests will not be returned.

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