Procurement Engineer with procurement experience in a manufacturing environment required by medical devices multinational in North Dublin


  • Bachelor’s Degree (Level 8) in Engineering or related Science discipline
  • 3+ years professional experience within a Procurement/Technical capacity, preferably within an electro-mechanical manufacturing environment
  • Manufacturing engineering experience an advantage
  • Understanding of best practices in ESI, DfMA, DtC, VE and Engineering Change management
  • Strong interest to develop experience in terms of suppliers, materials, technologies, and manufacturing processes
  • Established commercial mind-set with the ability to assess and conclude business decisions and agreements with suppliers
  • Overall ability to combine technical skills, with a keen interest in commercial and supply chain aspects
  • Understanding of various supplier manufacturing technologies and commodities, such as metal fabrication, metal machining, plastic molding, PCBA, cables, optics, and fluidics
  • Ability to influence supplier selection decisions at a Site and Strategic Procurement level
  • Proven negotiation and influencing skills with suppliers
  • Strong project management skills and the ability to initiate and lead supplier optimization projects on a cross-functional and cross-site basis
  • Problem solving, planning and analytical skills. Ability to collate and analyze large amounts of data for decision making
  • Excellent oral communications, business writing skills and presentation skills
  • Self-directing, goal oriented and able to prioritize workload in an Agile environment
  • Team player who can build strong and influential relationships with internal stakeholders and external partners


  • Work within a dynamic engineering change environment, actively supporting New Product Introductions and engineering design change activities to ensure optimization in terms of part design/manufacturing technology/supplier selection decisions
  • Promote the use of supplier innovation and Design for Manufacturing & Assembly (DfMA ) into product designs through Early Supplier Involvement (ESI)
  • Lead Design to Cost (DtC) and Value Engineering (VE) exercises with suppliers and engineering to drive cost optimization
  • Conduct RfQ competitive exercises to identify lowest Total Cost of Ownership (ToCO) sources to achieve the target costs for materials and products, based on defined commodity strategies
  • Initiate and project manage major part resourcing activities, while assuring continuity of supply
  • Work with procurement, R&D, manufacturing operations, quality & engineering to deliver product and supply base improvements to meet business needs
  • Implement supplier changes to reduce risk and costs, improve performance and optimize parts/supplier sourcing

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