Supplier Quality Lead Engineer

Job Title: Supplier Quality Lead Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Galway
REF: 124055
Contact Name: Larry O’Leary
Contact Email:
Job Published: 10 months ago

Job Description

Supplier Quality Lead Engineer
Our client, a world class Medtech company based in Galway, now seeks a highly experienced Supplier Quality Lead Engineer who will work manage and support a global supply base on a number of commodities in compliance with 21 CFR Part 820, ISO 13485 and MDD.

The successful candidate will provide technical leadership on teams comprising representatives from Purchasing, Supplier Quality and Operations responsible for all aspects of Supplier Management and Commodity Management.

This hire will lead supplier related projects both at site and across the global supplier quality management network for the company, ensuring deliverables on key metrics e.g. quality, compliance and service. from our suppliers. Some travel required as part of this role while working with our suppliers.

Responsibilities of Supplier Quality Lead Engineer:
Responsible for Establishing & Achieving business objectives of the Team in terms of KPIs.
Drives Continuous Improvement of Quality & Quality Systems, Service Capability and Cost of Ownership throughout the Supply Chain.
Supports investigation of Material Quality issues as they arise. Works with Quality, Procurement & Business Units to resolve issues and disposition product.
Promotes the Quality System within the Supply Base.
Works with Procurement, Supplier Quality Engineering, Receiving Inspection & Business Units to ensure that components meet established requirements.
Ensures that adequate Corrective Actions are identified, implemented and controlled by Suppliers
Provides guidance to other functional areas in applying Supplier Management system requirements
Contributes to the development, maintenance and improvement of Supplier Management Policies and Procedures.
Develops new Supply sources with Procurement Team
Drives Continuous and Process Improvements throughout the Supply Chain.

Requirements for Supplier Quality Lead Engineer:
Bachelor of Science Degree (level 8) in Engineering/Technology.
6+ years’ Supplier Quality experience in a manufacturing environment or equivalent with direct experience in a QA environment (preferably GMP regulated).
Knowledge of Material Controls & Lead Auditor Qualification will be an advantage.
Experience on an automated/high volume line is preferred.
Medical device industry experience is an advantage
Project Management leadership experience required.
Proven ability to solve technical problems and implement solutions.
Ability to travel as required.

Please phone Larry on +353 (0)1-2302400 /

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