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NPI Engineering Manager

  • Location: Waterford, Munster, Ireland
  • Job Type:Permanent

An exciting opportunity for an experienced NPI Engineering Manager to join a leading Medical Device company based in Waterford on a permanent contract.

Role Summary:

  • Leads & supports New Product Introduction activities for products, processes or technologies, and for the enhancement or extension of existing product lines.

  • Leads & supports development and implementation of changes to key processes to achieve sustained performance, quality and cost improvements.

  • Leads & manages a cross-functional team across different skillsets and disciplines, to carry out the activities required in the RFQ process for new products and projects, and subsequent project activities associated with new business wins.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Lead the completion of projects within the Moulding Workcell, both internal and NPI, working with cross-functional teams as required.

  • Coordinate support for all NPI activity within the Moulding Workcell, to execute existing projects to meet the customer requirements.

  • Provide effective tools and evaluation strategies to support Jabil Healthcare WFD quoting activity.

  • Drive the development of stable and capable manufacturing processes through a structured process development approach.

  • Support the Engineering Manager in the evaluation of resource and equipment needs for current and future projects.

  • Work closely with the Programmes group to ensure alignment on NPI schedules and activity. Ensure resource availability for activities including, but not limited to user requirement specification, buy-off, installation, validation & production ramp up of new lines.

  • Liaise with equipment vendors & other programme management teams as appropriate.

  • Identify and deliver service-improvement activity across the Workcell NPI process by employing improvement methodologies and the application of innovative thinking.

  • Work closely with Workcell team in building a continuous improvement environment to support an ongoing programme of change in areas such as Customer Engagement, Process Development & Validation, Metrology, Tool Design, Supplier Management & Injection Moulding Process Pre- & Post-Process testing.

  • Drive a mindset of innovation and continuous improvement throughout the NPI function.

Role Requirements:

  • B Eng or equivalent relevant qualification.

  • Have minimum 10 years relevant work experience in a highly technical manufacturing environment.

  • Previous experience of automated assembly engineering, injection moulding, automated systems & product engineering highly desirable.

  • Previous people management experience in a regulated environment essential.

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Barry O'Brien.