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Supplier Engineer

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Contact: Christopher O'Toole
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  • Job Ref: 17678

Our client a world leader in medical device design and manufacture based here in Galway have open a new role as a Supplier Engineer. This will be a hybrid role working with some of the most cutting edge process', technology and products.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Proactively identify and drive Materials Value Improvement Projects (MVIP’s) with suppliers at all Tiers in the supply chain. Takes into consideration the impact of design requirements on the supplier process and overall component cost impact.

  • Use of Lean methodology and Continuous improvement tools to discover and assess cost reduction opportunities

  • Assess value and financial impact for new business opportunities and value add engineering projects

  • Manage and support the identification and development of new or existing supply sources with Global Sourcing colleagues.

  • Interfaces with suppliers to understand component/material processes and technical considerations. Partners with key suppliers to create efficiencies and value.

  • 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 & Value Streams to resolve technical challenges.

  • Identify and escalate with proposed solutions unresolved obstacles to the success of the project.

  • Promotes the Quality System within the Supply Base.

  • Identifies Design Outputs, control mechanisms, and completes Material Qualification.

  • Ensures that adequate Corrective Actions are identified, implemented and controlled by Suppliers

  • Contributes to the development, maintenance and improvement of Supplier Management Policies and Procedures and provide guidance to other functional areas on same

  • Communicates effectively with all Internal & External Stakeholders.

Educational Requirements:

  • In all actions, demonstrates a primary commitment to patient safety and product quality by maintaining compliance to the Quality Policy and all other documented quality processes and procedures.

  • Strong communicator with excellent problem-solving skills.

  • A demonstrated track record in Project Management Skills

  • Experience of working in a regulated environment (Automotive, Medical Devices or Pharmaceutical)

  • Level 8 qualification in a relevant Engineering or Science discipline.

  • Supply Chain Project Management Experience

  • Teamwork & collaboration is a key competency for this role.

  • Ideally experience of working in a regulated environment

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