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Supplier Engineer

  • Sector: Engineering
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  • Job Ref: 20921

Due to the continued expansion of operations, a 12-month contract position has arisen with a global medical device client in Galway who are looking to hire a Supplier Engineer II.


Supplier Engineer II concentrates on all aspects of supplier selection, supplier process & material changes and technical support for all purchased commodities in the sustainability group. The Supplier Engineering Team is responsible for the project technical leadership and resolution of non-conformances within the supply chain, driving supplier improvement programs, component transfers from one supplier to another and working with the commercial team to achieving year-on-year material cost reduction targets.


Overview of Main Responsibilities (full job description available on request):

  • Technical Team Member on Teams comprising representatives from Purchasing, Supplier Quality and Business Units responsible for all aspects of Supplier Management of Acquisitions.
  • Demonstrates Technical skills in risk management and remediation.
  • Responsible for supporting objectives of the Team in terms of Quality, Cost and Service.
  • Supports 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, Design Assurance, R&D, & Business Units to resolve issues and disposition product.
  • Promotes the Quality System within the Supply Base.
  • Works with Procurement, Supplier Quality Engineering, Receiving Inspection, design assurance, R&D & Business Units to ensure that components meet established requirements.
  • Ensures that adequate Corrective Actions are identified, implemented and controlled by Suppliers
  • Provides guidance to other functional areas in applying Supplier Management system requirements
  • Contributes to the development, maintenance and improvement of Supplier Management Policies and Procedures.
  • Communicates effectively with all Internal & External Stakeholders.
  • Develops new Supply sources with Procurement Team
  • Assesses and Approves Supplier Requested Process Changes
  • Identifies, Supports and Leads Material Value Improvement Projects (VIP’s) throughout the Supply Chain.
  • Project management of key projects

 The ideal Supplier Engineer looks like:

  • 6 years’ work experience in Supplier Engineering role, project management or similiar field. 
  • HETAC Level 8 (NFQ 240-credits) degree required. 
  • Working knowledge and application of business and technical concepts, procedures and practices required to successfully integrate new acquisitions.
  • Expereince of statistical analysis such as using MiniTab is desirable.
  • Knowledge to scope, plan and execute risk review and successfully remediate risks highlighted as a result of the review process.
  • Previous experience working on projects. 
  • General knowledge of complimentary industry practices, techniques, and standards.
  • Understanding of sampling plans. 
  • Strong customer support skills. 
  • Read and understand engineering points. 

 For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Jessica Ryan,