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Company Medtronic
Job Title Supplier Qual Engineer
JobId 34671
Location: Galway, IRL

Supplier Qual Engineer


Galway, County Galway, Ireland

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Post Date:

Feb 02, 2018


Together, we will change healthcare worldwide. Join us in our Mission to alleviate pain, restore health and extend life worldwide. Let’s work together to address the universal healthcare needs and improve patients’ lives, optimize costs and efficiencies, and expand global access. Together, we can make a real difference in the global disparity in care. By providing quality care at the lowest possible cost, we will succeed as a company, and take the future of healthcare Further, Together.


At our Supplier Quality department in Medtronic, plc, we focus on partnering effectively with our suppliers. We strive to develop quality systems, processes and controls, to ensure supply of quality products and services from our supplier. Supplier Quality Engineers are directly involved in liaising with our suppliers and provide support to our operations departments on supplier issues.


You will contribute to the evaluation and selection of global best-in-class suppliers. You will engage with suppliers to execute process qualification plans and reports to assure components and materials. You will represent the organization as the primary supplier liaison on component quality issues. You will lead global supplier quality system audits, ensuring timely and appropriate action is taken. You will assess of supplier processes for optimum output, process stability and controls, identifying and implementing strategies for continual quality improvement and control. You will develop and certify suppliers to achieve Dock to Stock status for supplied components. You will review and disposition supplier change requests, coordinate activities with suppliers and with internal cross-functional support teams to develop and implement appropriate strategies to qualify and support the change. You will apply sound technical judgment, statistical analysis and quality tools to aid the resolution of complex problems. You will function effectively as part of cross functional and cross organizational teams, developing strong partnering relationships with Suppliers, Supply Chain, Manufacturing and Quality groups.


We are looking for a qualified person educated to Bachelor’s degree (Level 8 NFQ) in a relevant technical discipline (i.e.: Engineering, Materials, Science) with a minimum of 2 years working experience in an engineering function, preferably within the medical device or related industry. Previous supplier engineering experience is advantageous.

You are a dynamic team player and can work effectively and proactively on cross-functional teams. Have a knowledge of applicable GMP, FDA and ISO regulations and of other appropriate guidance documents / standards. Practical working knowledge of statistical data analysis and quality improvement tools and techniques is preferable.

You will execute effectively to achieve business results; monitors progress, intervening to remove obstacles; demonstrates a sense of urgency for achieving results. You are a good communicator and fluent in English, both in writing and speaking.

Leadership Expectations provide the framework for what we expect from all employees at Medtronic – outlining the actions and behaviors we must develop and demonstrate in pursuit of our Mission and global growth goals.


We are committed to being experts in what we do, with a clear vision of where we are going and the plan to get there.

■ Demonstrates Global Business Acumen

■ Thinks Critically and Makes Sound Decisions

■ Sets Strategic Direction


We partner with and involve others, knowing that diverse talent, skills, and perspectives lead to better outcomes.

■ Collaborates and Creates Alignment

■ Attracts, Deploys, and Develops Talent

■ Fosters Diversity and Inclusion


We are bold thinkers who create new ideas and bring our best solutions forward to benefit our patients, partners, and customers.

■ Focuses on Patient and Customer

■ Generates Breakthrough Ideas

■ Initiates and Leads Change


We do what we say we are going to do, delivering results with the highest standards.

■ Sets High Standards

■ Instils Operational Excellence

■ Drives Accountability

■ Models Ethical BehaviorIt is the policy of Medtronic to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Medtronic will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

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