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Engineering & Technical

Principal Project Manager – Design Services - Galway

Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Galway
Date: 18/09/2018
Job Reference: 97699

Job Description

Contact: Anne Marie Fox
Telephone: 087 2197421

Principal Project Manager – Design Services
Our client, a Medical device company in Galway is currently looking to recruit an Principal Project Manager – Design Services for their site.

Job Description:
  • The Principal Project Manager (PM) will report to the Director of Design Services.
  • The PM is responsible for the planning, management and completion of the Project to start up a Development and Manufacturing Center in India.
  • The PM will be responsible for coordination and leadership of all activities related to starting up the Center in India.
  • The PM will have extensive experience in the medical device industry, understanding the requirements needed for a development and manufacturing site.
  • The PM will have experience leading global projects; specifically related to transfers, plant start up and/or plant shut down.

Job Responsibilities as Principal Project Manager – Design Services:
  • The PM will be responsible for generating and getting approval of the overall project plan; including all aspects such as schedule, cost, and resources
  • The PM will be required to travel up to 50% to the locations necessary to fully execute the Project
  • The PM will lead project team(s) to deliver project(s) against agreed milestones
  • The PM will manage project scope (Schedule, cost, quality), change and management of projects.
  • The PM will be responsible for the leadership and deliverables for the project.
  • The PM will communicate project status, performance and risks
  • The PM will be required to lead a core team of resources; this includes coaching and coordinating the project team in pursuit of project objectives, including time management, resource management and project risk management.
  • Customer management: The PM will have the responsibility for customer interaction specific to the project, and is consulted on functional issues that could affect the relationship.
  • The PM ensures through clear communication with the customer, that both explicit and implicit customer requirements are well understood and taken into account.
  • Partner with customers, suppliers, vendors and internal cross-functional teams to deliver project goals. Build and maintain a network of relationships in all Functions (R&D, Sales, Finance, Purchasing, Quality and manufacturing).
  • Contribute to business development opportunities including customer visits (including foreign travel) as well as proposal development and generation and technical review of opportunities.
  • All other duties as directed by direct manager

Key Requirements:
  • Bachelors or Masters in Engineering/Science or similar technical field from an accredited college or university.
  • 15 years’ experience in medical devices with exposure to medical devices & catheter technology a distinct advantage.
  • 5+ years in project management/leadership capacity with responsibility for coordination of resources and facilities for projects.
  • Experience with Development and/or Manufacturing Site start ups or shut downs
  • Experience with product transfers across international Sites
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, in particular focusing on working with customers and the leadership of teams. The person will have previous exposure to working with and meeting customer expectations.
  • The ideal candidate will have exposure to development projects from concept to commercialization.
  • Experience of validation (product and/or process) and new product to production transfers an advantage.
  • Strong management (project and personnel) capabilities with proven experiences, knowledge of the PMBOK project management methodology an advantage.
  • Experience of product development cycles from development through to regulatory submissions and product commercialisation a distinct advantage.
  • Knowledge of medical risk management, design control and general medical device quality systems an advantage.

For further information on this Principal Project Manager – Design Services role in Galway please contact Anne Marie Fox on 087 2197421 /
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