Director of Quality - Medical Devices

Posted 09 November 2023
Job type Permanent
DisciplineLife Sciences & Engineering Technologies, Science Leaders & Specialists
ContactShane Browne

Job description

This leading medical devices organisation has been a long-time investor here in Ireland, with operations across multiple locations. Employing north of 10,000 employees globally, over 50 sites with revenues in the Billion +, they remain one of the leading providers of innovative, high-quality medical device solutions and services to the healthcare industry. Since its introduction to Ireland, this business has continuously invested in its operations here, in addition to expanding across multiple sites. One of the organisation's primary manufacturing plants, based in Dublin, is currently undergoing significant investment and change, transforming its operations through strong leadership and continuous innovation, and demonstrating the importance of the site to the organisation's global manufacturing operations. At present, a requirement exists for a Site Director of Quality, sitting on the organisation's SLT Team, who will be responsible for all Quality operations at the site. HRM have been retained exclusively to manage this requirement.

The Position

  • In this role, the Director of Quality, will lead and build a dynamic Medical Device QA team focused on standardising and deploying best in class quality processes and communications across the Dublin campus.
  • As a member of the Dublin Site Leadership Team (SLT), the Director of Quality will direct and oversee the Quality Assurance, Quality Engineering, Quality Systems and Quality Program teams while managing successful relationships with Design Quality.
  • The role will lead the engagement and interaction with key internal customers specifically Design, Operations, Engineering and Continuous Improvement teams and will be first point of contact for key strategic external customers.
  • The position calls for transformational leadership on a growing campus recognised as a global center of excellence with significant growth projections.
  • The role provides exemplary leadership, management, and direction to deliver on quality strategies and key performance indicators including safety, quality, on-time delivery, and efficiency targets.
  • Leadership capacity to effectively engage with local and global leaders to deliver on global solutions and innovation is a key component of this role. The role will drive engagement across multiple sites in the business to support common customer programs and medical device platform alignment.

The Person

  • Bachelor's degree in a technical discipline to include; Science, Quality or Engineering. Master's degree a plus.
  • Ideally have minimum 5 years of experience in a leadership role in a matrix organisation.
  • Minimum of 10 years of Quality/Regulatory management in process-based manufacturing for the medical device and/or pharmaceutical industry.
  • Proven general leadership and quality management experience which includes quality execution, analysis and deadline driven.
  • Ideally be minimum 'Greenbelt' Lean Sigma trained with a proven track record of leading multiple value-add programs.
  • Able to lead and front multiple third-party medical device / pharmaceutical audits.
  • Ability to interface with and effectively communicate with a broad range of customers and cross functional teams, as well as executive management.

To learn more about this role apply online or contact Shane Browne on + 353 1 6321865 for a confidential discussion.