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Supplier Quality Manager - Galway - 103537

Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Galway
Date: 14/03/2019
Job Reference: 103537
Contact Name: Bimi Felix
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Supplier Quality Manager - Galway - 103537

Supplier Quality Manager
Our client, a medical device company in Galway are currently looking to recruit a Supplier Quality Manager for their site.


Leads a multi-site team of supplier quality engineers to onboard and maintain material and service suppliers, investigate supplier-related material and service non-conformances, proactively engage with suppliers to reduce risks and drive continuous improvement. Operates with a global perspective across BSC sites, business units and functions.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Keeps the organization's vision and values at the forefront of decision making and action.
  • Leads team through setting a clear strategy and fosters a global culture to further world class sourcing vision
  • Coaches sound, systematic problem-solving methodologies in identifying, prioritizing, communicating, and resolving quality issues.
  • Leads teams and projects to successful conclusions while achieving strategic milestones.
  • Identifies and initiates cross-department, cross-business unit, and/or cross-site projects.
  • Maintains and enhances cross-functional team relationships within the divisions, plants, distribution centres, across the entire network.
  • Monitors, evaluates, and provides summary reports on project progress and results.
  • Provide project direction, coaching, and mentoring for engineering and technical team personnel.
  • Builds strategic and trusting relationships through collaborations and teamwork.
  • Develops future leaders through partnerships and mentoring.
  • Influences Sr. Management on potential improvements or enhancement to quality systems and processes for the company.
  • Monitors compliance with company policies and procedures (e.g. compliance with FDA, ISO, MDR regulations etc).
  • Contributes to the development and monitoring of area budgets through regular analysis of cost and spending.
  • Fosters a diverse workplace that enables all participants to contribute to their full potential in pursuit of organizational objectives.
  • Responsible for appropriate oversight, risk evaluation, and action to mitigate impact to Boston Scientific

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Science, or Engineering plus > 10 years of related work experience in the medical device regulated industry
  • Experience within material controls/supplier quality
  • Project management experience
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Solid computer skills required including Excel, Word, Project and PowerPoint
  • Potential domestic and international travel up to 50%
Preferred Qualifications:
  • MBA, or Master of Science
  • Strong understanding of Materials and processes
  • Working knowledge of US and International regulations and standards applicable to BSC including 21CFR820, ISO 13485:2016,
  • Technical experience within the areas of Material Controls and Quality Management Systems
  • Experience working with cross functions such as Quality Systems, Operations, Manufacturing Engineering, Sourcing, Regulatory, Research and Development and Design Assurance.
  • ASQ Certified CMQ/OE, CQE, CQA are a plus

For further information on this Supplier Quality Manager role in Galway please contact Bimi Felix on 086 8395533 /

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