Senior Supplier Engineer (Extrusions)


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Location Galway Galway
Salary Negotiable
Role Type Permanent
Contact Cliona Gavin

Senior Supplier Engineer (Extrusions)

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Job ID: JOB-13632

Senior Supplier Engineer (Extrusions) – Galway

The Global Supplier Technology Lead – Extrusions works closely with Suppliers, Supplier Engineering, Supplier Quality, PD, R&D & Commercial Sourcing teams. 

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Assigned 1 or several GS sub-categories of materials
  • Assigned a list of suppliers associated with those sub-categories & technologies they have
  • Delve into said technologies, web search’s, white papers, further education, you-tube, conferences
  • Travel & visit all suppliers & identify new prospective suppliers
  • Develop list of quality & supply risk mitigation opportunities & develop business case
  • Develop list of cost reduction opportunities & develop business case
  • Available for consultancy on special cause/ad-hoc technology-related events
  • Attend GS Sub Category team meetings & feed into GS Strategy & Supplier segmentation
  • Attend key Supplier business reviews
  • Identify new technologies, expect our strategic suppliers to be investing in.
  • Develop DFM matrices for R&D & embed
  • Standardize & develop best practices alongside other Global Supplier Technology Leads
  • Develop supplier capability reports by supplier location (who has what, where & what’s their core competency)
  • Develop & roll out knowledge sharing/training materials
  • Engage with the Global Technology Community
  • Assess & develop supplier’s medical device knowledge & enhance where appropriate
  • Assess & develop supplier’s Lean Six Sigma capabilities & enhance where appropriate 

What we’re looking for:

Required Qualifications

  • Level 8 Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Science (240 credits) 
  • Ideally Masters or PhD in Polymer-related field
  • 5+ years of work experience in Polymer Thermoplastic/Fluoropolymer/Silicone Extrusion manufacturing environment
  • Ideally possess certification in Lean Six Sigma
  • Ideally possess Medical Device experience
  • Ideally possess Supplier Engineering or Supplier interfacing experience
  • Ability to effectively support multiple high priority deliverables globally in parallel
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated attention to detail
  • Ability to travel if required up to 10%

For further information on this role please contact Clíona Gavin on 086 1071395  /

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Cliona Gavin


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Senior Supplier Engineer (Extrusions)

Cliona Gavin

Role Type Permanent
Contact Cliona Gavin
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