Job Detail

Location Galway
Salary Negotiable
Role Type Permanent
Contact Caroline Kingston

Principal Technical Sourcing Specialist

Job ID: JOB-11482
Principal Technical Sourcing Specialist

Our client a leading MNC is recruiting for a Principal Technical Sourcing Specialist. This role is located in Galway and commutable from Mayo, Clare and Limerick. As a member of Operations PDP Technical Sourcing, you will lead and drive supplier selection, component and supplier development, and component qualification through effective partnership with external suppliers and internal design and development teams in the Coronary & Renal Denervation Operating Unit. The Principal Technical Sourcing Specialist will be involved in the development of innovative products for use in medical procedures..


  • Leads or leverages cross-functional teams to evaluate, develop, qualify and manage supplier projects for new product development programs.
  • Oversees and manages the supplier aspects of projects and serves as liaison between Ops Core Team Member, project management, project team, and line management.
  • Provide leadership in technical sourcing across the department.
  • Develops mechanisms for monitoring project progress and develops resolutions to meet schedule, budget, cost, productivity, quality, and functionality goals and objectives.
  • Communicates with stakeholders, obtains stakeholder engagement to ensure the suppliers and components meet business needs.
  • Define supplier selection, component and supplier development, and component qualification strategy.
  • Drive supplier requirements and supplier performance objectives by collaborating effectively with cross-functional partners to clarify design intent, identify critical features, and assess feature risks.
  • Support department goals and initiatives.
  • Drive Design for Reliability and Manufacturability (DRM) with suppliers to deliver high quality parts & devices resulting in higher first-time quality and capability with greater cost, program and launch predictability.
  • Utilize and deploy skillsets in Design, Reliability & Manufacturability (DRM), Six Sigma (incl. Process Capability & Gauge R&R), Process Characterization and Project Management.
  • Ability & willingness to travel 10 – 25% KEY SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
  • Third Level 8 Degree or higher in Engineering or related discipline.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience
  • You will demonstrate critical thinking, ability to collaborate and create alignment, generate ideas and set high standards.
  • Experience in new product development would be an advantage.
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills.
  • Strong leadership, organizational, presentation and project management skills are desirable.
  • Experience in Lean/6 Sigma tools an advantage.

For further information on this Principal Technical Sourcing Specialist role please contact Caroline Kingston on 086 8395531/

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Caroline Kingston


Principal Technical Sourcing Specialist

Caroline Kingston

Role Type Permanent
Contact Caroline Kingston
mobile +353 86 839 55 31
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