Medical Devices JobsVendor Engineering Manager – Galway – Perm

  • GJ50931
  • Permanent
  • Galway, Galway City

Collins McNicholas

In our Vendor Engineering (VE) Team with our client, we focus on the management of, and the partnership with, our key suppliers and vendors. The role of manager for the Vendor Engineering team is to manage all department activitiy in favor and support of the successful management of our supplier base, ensuring performance is in line with our safety, ethical, quality and cost goals. This team is also responsible for ensuring that all vendors and vendor management processes are compliant with all relevant regulations, ISO 13485 and FDA quality system requirements. The Vendor Engineering Team Manager is also responsible for the management and development of the team. The maintenance of a motivated and engaged team in a positive work environment is fundamental to our clients success.


Direct responsibility for the monitoring and management of the vendor supply base including;

Management, tracking and reporting of Vendor Performance for the Galway operation

Facilitation of Vendor Approval/Surveillance audit process and schedule for local and global needs

Leverage and support of our clients related projects, initiatives and strategy

Development, benchmarking and leverage of best practice across VE process/strategy both internally and externally

Continuous improvement across VE processes and metrics in line with our clients targets

Supporting the day to day operation of the Galway site including initiatives and projects as required from the VE function through;

Appropriate reaction to, and support of, material quality issues in the Galway Operation

Resource allocation to agreed projects, NPIs, Initiatives, etc

Successful completion of agreed projects, NPIs, Initiatives, etc

Successful strategy for cost reduction in line with site and our clients goals

Providing leadership, fostering teamwork, coaching for performance, mentoring for career development and development a strong pipeline of talent at all levels within the Vendor Engineering team.

Nurturing and enhancing employee engagement through strategy and activity for Vendor Engineering function.


Level 8 Engineering Degree in Manufacturing, Mechanical, Electrical, etc., discipline and a minimum of 5 years relevant experience or Masters’ degree with a minimum of 3 years prior relevant.

5 years’ experience in a people management role

Lead Auditor with auditing experience

Strong communication and negotiation skills

Strong leadership and people management skills.

Knowledge and/or experience of ISO 13485 and FDA quality system requirements

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