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Job Description

A Quality Manager is required by CareerWise Recruitment for our Galway based client. Reporting to the Quality Director, the Quality Operations Manager will be responsible for maintaining and driving continuous improvement of product Quality and Compliance. The Quality Operations Manager will ensure a culture of continuous improvement is in place to drive improved compliance, effectiveness and efficiency. This position is responsible for ensuring full procedural compliance to the regulatory requirements of 21 CFR 820, ISO13485, RDC ANVISA 16/2013, MHLW MO 169, TG(MD)R sch3 and other applicable regulations. Please contact Tom Devaney for more information.

Role of this position

  • Health and Safety - focus in line with plant objectives to ensure initiatives are successful and agreed targets are achieved. This includes accident reduction and 5S+1 program success.
  • TEOA (Corporate Operating Advantage) - lead and support the program to achieve the star ratings through implementation of tools through the business, and drive performance improvements through the use of these tools.
  • Works with the business unit and Engineering Manager to achieve the cascaded Plant objectives.
  • Develop Quality Operations Strategy for the business unit.
  • Drive a Quality continuous improvement and innovation culture.
  • Lead and support Cost of Poor Quality initiatives.
  • Develop strong links with customer organisations.
  • Ensure compliance to the Quality Management system in all activities.
  • Participate in new product introductions to ensure quality is built into all products early in their life cycle.
  • Ensure effective and efficient process controls are implemented and maintained (inspection standards, plans, frequencies and test methods).
  • Management and continued development of Quality staff.
  • Promote awareness of the applicable regulatory requirements and Quality Management system requirements throughout the organisation.
  • Develop and implement Manufacturing procedures and systems to assure product manufactured for human use meets design and functional specifications. These systems are to include as a minimum:

- Delivery of raw materials and components - Manufactured devices and equipment
  • Documentation associated with these functions

- Develop, track, and report on the following administrative systems: - Department metrics - Department objectives
  • Personnel development and training
  • Support regulatory agency and customer Quality audits. Act on behalf of Plant Management during audits.
  • Ensure all aspects of the site QMS are managed and developed in line with regulatory standards, and ensure a culture of continuous improvement is in place to drive improved effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Authority to place products or processes on hold.
  • Design and develop forms and instructions for recording, evaluating, and reporting quality data.
  • Manage Corrective and Preventive Actions.
  • Drive the utilization of formal problem-solving techniques to resolve process-related issues.
  • As required, lead cross-functional teams to support resolution of product and/or process-related issues or objectives.
  • Be innovative, knowledgeable and intensely committed to ensure that every product and service we supply conforms to FDA and Quality System Regulations as well as FDA QSR (21 CFR 820), ISO 13485, RDC ANVISA 16/2013, MHLW MO 169, TG(MD) Sch3/ MDD, MDR Standards.


  • Level 8 Degree in Science, Engineering or related subject.
  • 5+ years relevant Supplier Quality / Quality Operations experience in GMP Manufacturing environment in Medical Device/Pharma industry.
  • Ability to work as a team member.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and have demonstrated the ability to lead in a previous role.
  • Good organization and investigation skills are required.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Please call Tom Devaney today for further information on 091-758771 or email:
CareerWise Recruitment (In Search of Excellence) Established in 1999, CareerWise Recruitment specialises in recruitment of management and technical professionals for the life sciences, ICT, engineering, food and agri sectors. We operate out of multiple locations in Ireland and have offices in Cork, Shannon, Galway, Mayo and Dublin. By applying for this position, you are consenting to allow CareerWise Recruitment to process and retain your data in accordance with our Privacy Policy, contained on our website for the purposes of providing career opportunities. CareerWise Recruitment accepts that you do not wish your personal data, including your CV, to be forwarded to any client company without your prior consent and gives an absolute assurance that this wish will always be respected. Please feel free to contact us if you have any queries or wish to withdraw or amend your consent.

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Engineering & Technical

Executive / Management

Cork Office

CareerWise Recruitment. EastGate Village, EastGate, Little Island, Cork.

Phone: +353 (0) 21 206 1900