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Manufacturing Engineering Manager | Galway

A new opportunity has arisen with a medical device client who are looking to hire a Manufacturing Engineering Manager.

Reporting to Director of Engineering, you will lead the Manufacturing Engineering team in the delivery of the departments goals and objectives to achieve the company’s operational objectives.

The Manufacturing Engineering Manager role will be a member of the Site Management Team guiding the overall site strategy.


  • Leadership of the Manufacturing Engineering and New Product Introduction teams including manufacturing engineering, test engineering and facilities.
  • Plans, directs, and implements all aspects of Manufacturing Engineering team to realise business goals across a number of Production Units.
  • Leverage Engineering knowledge to provide leadership and direction to improve overall product quality, Operational and Product Unit efficiency.
  • Ensure Engineering and Manufacturing best practices are deployed to drive efficiency.
  • Provide leadership for capital operations projects, focusing on execution within time and capital constraints.
  • Build technical competencies (infrastructure and resources) to meet the needs of the business.
  • Work cross-functionally with other stakeholders including New Product & Technologies, Operations, Quality, Customer Operations, and external teams to ensure business goals are achieved.
  • Working with stakeholders contribute to defining a strategic road map for key operational initiatives.
  • Support the Lean and Continuous Improvement program driving productivity and year-on-year cost reductions.
  • Drive yield improvement, OEE (overall equipment effectiveness) zero loss, lead time reduction and cost savings.
  • Create a work environment where team members are motivated and inspired to contribute to achievement of business objectives.
  • Proactively build a collaborative culture focused on people engagement and development of talent.

Key Skills & Experience

  • We are looking for a qualified person to Level 8 Degree in Engineering / Science or related discipline, Masters preferred and desirably with 10 years relevant direct engineering experience within a similar environment.
  • This role necessitates broad management and leadership knowledge to lead multiple job areas, and detailed functional and operational expertise.
  • Strong leadership and people management skills and ability to create a winning high performing team.
  • Proven ability to create an environment to foster innovation among a technically strong and capable engineering team.
  • Demonstrable ability to achieve goals through collaborating, influencing and interaction at all levels across the business/function to negotiate and gain cooperation on operational issues and internal divergent objectives.
  • Demonstrate ability to generate break through ideas and creating an environment that support experimentation & responsible risk taking in achievement of same.

For a more detailed and confidential discussion on this role contact Amy Newell.