Principal Supplier Quality Engineer with experience in the Medical Devices sector required by growing Medical Devices multinational based in Galway

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supervision and direction of Supplier Quality personnel 
  • Lead and drive Supplier QA initiatives within area of functional responsibility
  • Provide supplier quality input and support to the Manufacturing, Engineering, Prototype and Commercial functions
  • Investigating root cause of supplier issues (SCAR) and ensuring follow-through of timely and effective corrective actions to prevent re-occurrence
  • Strategically lead new material introduction and support new product launches to ensure Supplier Quality meets the required standards
  • Lead and support (as an auditor) various audits of a diverse supplier base
  • Perform on site supplier visits for root cause analysis and verification of corrective actions of supplier quality issues
  • Reporting functional Supplier Quality metrics
  • Preparation of Supplier Quality reports for various meetings and management forums
  • Review Supplier Manufacturing processes. Collaborate with suppliers on process improvement and value enhancement opportunities


  • Level 8 Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Science
  • Minimum of 7 years industry experience in a medical device manufacturing environment
  • Clear understanding medical device quality systems and requirements, including measurement techniques, would be a distinct advantage
  • Strong CAPA experience
  • Strong root cause analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong working knowledge of FDA, ISO & MDSAP Quality system regulations for Medical device companies desirable
  • Auditor certification and experience desired
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational skills and ability to work on own initiative essential
  • Supervisory experience desirable
  • Experience in development and coaching
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills essential
  • Willingness to travel

Please contact Emer Smith to discuss in confidence

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