Job Detail

Location Galway
Salary Negotiable
Role Type Permanent
Contact Caroline Kingston

Senior Supplier Engineer

Senior Supplier Engineer
A leading medical device manufacturing company is recruiting for a Senior Supplier Engineer to work in their Materials Supplier Engineering Team.   This concentrates on all aspects of supplier selection, supplier process & material changes and technical support for all purchased commodities. The Materials Supplier Engineering Team is responsible for the technical leadership and resolution of non-conformances within the supply chain and achieving year-on-year material cost reduction targets.

This role is a permanent position based in Galway but commutable from Clare or Mayo.


  • Technical lead on Teams comprising representatives from Purchasing, Supplier Quality and Business Units responsible for all aspects of Supplier Management.
  • Demonstrates Technical Leadership skills in Commodity Management.
  • Responsible for Establishing & Achieving business objectives of the Team in terms of Quality, Cost and Service.
  • Drives Continuous Improvement of Quality & Quality Systems, Service Capability and Total Cost of Ownership throughout the Supply Chain.
  • Supports investigation of Material Quality issues as they arise. Works with Quality, Procurement & Business Units to resolve issues and disposition product.
  • Promotes the Quality System within the Supply Base.
  • Works with Procurement, Supplier Quality Engineering, Receiving Inspection & Business Units to ensure that components meet established requirements.
  • Ensures that adequate Corrective Actions are identified, implemented and controlled by Suppliers
  • Provides guidance to other functional areas in applying Supplier Management system requirements
  • Contributes to the development, maintenance and improvement of Supplier Management Policies and Procedures.
  • Communicates effectively with all Internal & External Stakeholders.
  • Develops new Supply sources with Procurement Team
  • Identifies and Drives Material Value Improvement Projects (VIP’s) throughout the Supply Chain.

Experience, Skills, Education:

  • Bachelor of Science (NFQ level 8/ 240 credits) in Engineering, Life Science or Physics
  • People management experience is mandatory.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience working in Supplier Management.
  • Experience in Medical Device industry is preferred.
  • General knowledge of industry practices, techniques, and standards
  • Well organised, able to fix priorities, respect deadlines and work on your own initiative.
  • Able to develop solutions to a variety of problems of moderate scope and complexity
  • At ease working under general direction regarding the progress of projects and special assignments
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Problem-solver person, ability to work on own initiative
  • 6 Sigma qualification an advantage
  • Working knowledge of supplier interaction an advantage

For further information on this Senior Supplier Engineer role in Galway please contact Caroline Kingston on 0868395531/
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Senior Supplier Engineer

Caroline Kingston

Role Type Permanent
Contact Caroline Kingston
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