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Senior Supplier Quality Engineer

Company: Thornshaw Recruitment
Reference: ND9628
Closing Date: 19 Feb 18
Type: Permanent
Salary (£): On Application

Job Summary:

My client, a leading medical device company, is looking for a Senior Supplier Quality Engineer to join their team. This is a permanent position, based in the Midlands of Ireland.


As the Senior Supplier Quality Engineer, you will coordinate with Global Procurement and Site/Business Unit Quality to provide the appropriate supplier quality support for the purchase of Commodities, Purchased Finished Good (PFG’s) and Critical Services.


The Quality Engineer will be involved in, but not limited to, the following responsibilities:

  • Perform supplier compliance and qualification functions and activities for prospective new Commodities, Purchased Finished Goods and Critical Service suppliers.
  • Work on the selection and development of key and critical suppliers.
  • Perform supplier development activities with suppliers of defective materials including developing and executing Supplier Quality Plans and conducting “For-Cause” Audits.
  • Resolve ineffective supplier corrective action plans with suppliers.
  • Implement quality improvement issues related to suppliers of materials, products, or critical services in development or manufacturing.
  • Coordinate component and purchased finished goods quality testing.
  • Coordinate supplier change requests
  • Analyze and identify trends from quality data. 
  • Lead supplier related activities in support of business objectives
  • Assist the organisation with the acquisition of new companies and the integration of their suppliers into the Organisations Quality System.


Applications are invited from candidates with the following experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferably in a scientific/engineering/technical field
  • 5+ years of experience working within an FDA regulated and ISO 13485 industries preferably in medical device design, quality, quality engineering or manufacturing
  • Advanced problem solving and root cause analysis experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in: supply chain management and supplier development, risk/issue management, implementation planning, training/communication, scope management.
  • Working knowledge and auditing experience to US and international regulatory and quality assurance requirements.
  • ISO-13485 Lead Auditor certification preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of ISO 13485 & QSR 21 CFR Part 820
  • Experience with Visio, Access, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, statistical applications


If you are interested in applying for this role please call Nicola on +353 1 2784671 or email


Thornshaw Scientific Recruitment is a leading Irish provider of specialist Scientific Recruitment. Part of the CPL Group. 

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Contact Information:

Address:  Head Office
Barton House 6 Old Dublin Road Stillorgan Co. Dublin

Rep. Ireland
Tel:  00 353 (1) 278 4671
Fax:  00 353 (1) 278 4672
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