Principal Supplier Quality Engineer


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Location Galway
Salary Negotiable
Role Type Permanent
Contact Mark Wilson

Principal Supplier Quality Engineer

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Job ID: JOB-13204

Principal Supplier Quality Engineer (Hybrid)

Our Galway based Client who is a global leader in Medical Devices are seeking a Principal Supplier Quality Engineer to join their team on a permanent basis. They will liaise with our extensive network of suppliers to execute on quality improvements, cost savings, while managing and implementing Supplier driven changes. Part of a larger team within supplier quality department, this role would support post-market quality for components supplied to Galway. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensures that suppliers deliver quality parts, materials, and services.
  • Monitors parts from acquisition through the manufacturing cycle and communicates and resolves supplier-related problems as they occur.
  • Builds a collaborative relationship with suppliers to quickly address any nonconformances.
  • Drive appropriate root cause investigations with the supplier.
  • Ensure corrective actions are implemented and monitor for desired results.
  • Drive supplier improvement/corrective action through the following activities
  • Work with the supply base to drive corrective/preventative action based on feedback from incoming inspection, /supplier internal quality metrics and customer complaints.
  • Coordinate and monitor change control process (including review and approval) to ensure performance, compliance and regulatory requirements are met and properly documented.
  • Review/prepare test plans and reports (qualification, validation) for change and improvement activities (supplier certifications, material/sub-supplier changes and supplier performed special processes).
  • Provide technical assistance to suppliers/other resources performing qualification/validation testing. Ensure the resolution of all issues raised during testing/qualification.
  • Collaborates with the operating platform to address issues and gain alignment when required.
  • Represent the Supplier Quality group in operating meetings providing status updates on supplier base.
  • Support supplier visits or audits as required.
  • Support external regulatory and internal audits as required.
  • You will work with supplier and sub-tier suppliers, as required, to lead and drive systematic approaches and ensure stability related to medical device quality.
  • Work with the Enterprise Supplier group supporting creation of supplier related metrics for the purposes of tracking vendor performance and identifying opportunities for improvements.
  • Define Receiving Inspection requirements as required and associated test method validation where required for internal Test Methods.–

Key Skills & Experience

  • Qualified to Level 8 in Science, Engineering, or relevant discipline
  • 7+ years Engineering and/or Quality experience in the medical industry or related field, or Level 9 degree with 5+ years’ experience.
  • Requires mastery of a specialty area and full knowledge of industry practices, typically obtained through advanced education combined with experience.
  • May have broad knowledge of project management.
  • Experience with knowledge in Lean Principles.
  • Experience with Agile, SAP & Microsoft Project an advantage.
  • You are a good communicator and fluent in English, both verbal and written.

Nice to have:

  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements and guidelines including 21 CFR parts 210, 211, 21 CFR part 820, ICH requirements and ISO 13485 requirements is an advantage.
  • Previous experience in Supplier Quality and leading teams
  • Experience with Process Validations and/or Test Method Validations (For Example: IQ, OQ, PQ, and/or TMV). 
  • ISO 13485 Lead Auditor Certification.

For further information on this role in please contact Mark Wilson on 0860449473 or email

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Mark Wilson


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Principal Supplier Quality Engineer

Mark Wilson

Role Type Permanent
Contact Mark Wilson
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