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Associate Project Manager

  • Sector: Engineering
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  • Job Ref: 21274

For more than 30 years, our client has advanced the practice of less-invasive medicine. The Company's products help physicians and other medical professionals improve their patients' quality of life by providing alternatives to surgery. Since 1994, employees in Galway have been at the forefront of some of these truly innovative medical device designs and manufacturing. 


We are seeking applications from a suitably qualified and experienced Associate Project Manager - MPM to join our client on a Permanent basis.


Job Purpose

As the Associate Project Manager (MPM), you will have the opportunity to work on a range of projects including leading a product or technology development project, moderate-sized Site Transfer / Acquisition projects, and as site representative for broader Global projects as required.


Key Responsibilities

  • Lead small/medium-sized cross-functional development teams through collaboration, alignment, ownership and holding team members accountable.
  • Ensure that 3rd party supply chain requirements are understood by TDP/ PDP teams.
  • Collaborate with NPD PM to drive optimum supplier related outcomes. Provide input to Category Team functional managers on the team and team member performance. Influences & satisfies key project stakeholders through each phase of the project.
  • Manage the technical challenges of technology application and new product development; proactively identifies, communicates and manages technical risk engaging the key subject matter experts in this process.
  • Develop and implement the project plan proactively identifying risks and embedding appropriate mitigations into plans
  • Build team ownership and commitment to the project plan outlining clear decision points Presenting options & recommendations to decision-makers supporting data/rationale.
  • Develop and control the project budget throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Follow the appropriate applicable project roadmap (e.g. PLCP process for NPI, Product Transfer roadmap for Site Transfers etc.) and represent Supplier Engineering on the overall Core Team; lead the Supplier Engineering team to complete all activities to current policies and practices & represents same at all phase reviews.
  • Responsible for team and cross-functional communications ensuring appropriate supplier related communication is maintained throughout the project with key stakeholders and specific issues/decision points are communicated in a timely manner.
  • Ensure the communication is tailored for the audience from Project Team reviews right through to Senior Leadership reviews. Lead phase and business reviews, project meeting minutes, issues log, metrics, and other key communications.


Specialized Knowledge and Skills

  • Strong experience in project managing larger-scale / complex projects involving multiple functions (e.g. Divisional R&D, Program Management, Regulatory Affairs, Design Assurance, Process Development, Sustaining Engineering, Global Supply Chain) and/or Multiple Sites (e.g. Global or StAR projects, Strategic Transfers)  
  • Proven leadership skills in change management and project management.
  • Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communications to project team and all stakeholders at multiple levels.
  • Must have proven skills in people management, collaboration, influencing and team building.
  • Must be proficient with MS Project or similar Project planning tool.

Education & Experience

  • NFQ level 8 degree (240 credits) in a STEM (e.g. Engineering, Science, Software, Manufacturing); a Qualification in Project Management and/or a Level 9 (Masters) would be an advantage.
  • 4+ years of project management in an Operations or New Product Development environment.
  • A formal Project Management qualification or certification is an advantage.
  • Strong communication skills across all levels in organization – tailors the message to the audience

Working Conditions

There will be a requirement as part of the role to travel to our clients other sites.

For more information on the role and confidential discussion please contact Christopher O Toole