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Job Description

A Staff Supplier Quality Engineer is required by CareerWise Recruitment for our Galway based client. The Staff Supplier Quality Engineer is a member of the Supplier Quality Engineering team. They are responsible for Supplier Quality within their prescribed area of functional responsibility. The successful candidate will lead and work as part of a team to maintain high quality / performance standards on all products. Reporting to the Operations Quality Manager, the position will be challenging and will require an ability to lead a team and work on own initiative and with minimum supervision. Please contact Tom Devaney for more information.

Role of this position

  • Supervision and direction of Supplier Quality personnel (Engineer and Technician grade).
  • Lead and drive Supplier QA initiatives within area of functional responsibility.
  • Provide supplier quality input and support to the Manufacturing, Engineering, Prototype and Commercial functions.
  • Investigating root cause of supplier issues (SCAR) and ensuring follow-through of timely and effective corrective actions to prevent re-occurrence.
  • Strategically lead new material introduction and support new product launches to ensure Supplier Quality meets the required standards.
  • Lead and support (as an auditor) various audits of a diverse supplier base.
  • Perform on site supplier visits for root cause analysis and verification of corrective actions of supplier quality issues.
  • Reporting functional Supplier Quality metrics.
  • Preparation of Supplier Quality reports for various meetings and management forums.
  • Review Supplier Manufacturing processes. Collaborate with suppliers on process improvement and value enhancement opportunities.
  • Facilitate the escalation of unresolved Supplier Quality issues.
  • Ownership of the Material Review Board process within the site.
  • Lead a team of incoming inspectors ensuring the quality of supplied components meet the company's requirements.
  • Have a good working knowledge of ISO/FDA/MDD and other Product Development related regulatory requirements
  • Develop strong links with customer organizations and other project stakeholders.
  • Supporting internal and external audits to ISO and FDA requirements.
  • Performing an active role in further development and continuous improvement of the quality management system.


  • Level 8 Degree in Science / Engineering or related fields essential.
  • Minimum of 7 years industry experience in a Medical Device Manufacturing environment.
  • Clear understanding Medical Device Quality systems and requirements, including measurement techniques, would be a distinct advantage.
  • Strong CAPA experience.
  • Strong root cause analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong working knowledge of FDA, ISO & MDSAP Quality system regulations for Medical device companies desirable.
  • Auditor certification and experience desired.
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational skills and ability to work on own initiative essential.
  • Supervisory experience desirable.
  • Experience in development and coaching.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills essential.
  • Willingness to travel.

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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Supply Chain, Logistics & Materials

Engineering & Technical

Cork Office

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

Phone: +353 (0) 21 206 1900