Principal Design Project Manager, Medical Devices, Galway, IRE

  • Job Reference: NET - 174606
  • Date Posted: 19 November 2018
  • Recruiter: Headhunt International
  • Location: Galway
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Salary Benefits package negotiable
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

A Major Medical Devices Company in Galway City, Ireland is seeking to recruit a suitably qualified person for the following post:


Principal Design Project Manager

Job Description:

The Principal Project Manager (PM) will report to the Director of Design Services. The PM is responsible for the planning, management and completion of the Project to start up a Development Center in India.
The PM will be responsible for coordination and leadership of all activities related to starting up the Center in India.
The PM will have extensive experience in the medical device industry, understanding the requirements needed for a development site.
The PM will have experience leading global projects; specifically related to transfers, and plant start up.

Job Responsibilities:

* The PM will be responsible for generating and getting approval of the overall project plan; including all aspects such as schedule, cost, and resources
* The PM will be required to travel up to 50% to the locations necessary to fully execute the Project
*The PM will lead project team(s) to deliver project(s) against agreed milestones
*The PM will manage project scope (Schedule, cost, quality), change and management of projects.
*The PM will be responsible for the leadership and deliverables for the project.
*The PM will communicate project status, performance and risks
*The PM will be required to lead a core team of resources; this includes coaching and coordinating the project team in pursuit of project objectives, including time management, resource management and project risk management.
*Customer management: The PM will have the responsibility for customer interaction specific to the project, and is consulted on functional issues that could affect the relationship.
*The PM ensures through clear communication with the customer, that both explicit and implicit customer requirements are well understood and taken into account.
*Partner with customers, suppliers, vendors and internal cross-functional teams to deliver project goals. Build and maintain a network of relationships in all Functions (R&D, Sales, Finance, Purchasing, Quality and manufacturing).
*Contribute to business development opportunities including customer visits (including foreign travel) as well as proposal development and generation and technical review of opportunities.
*All other duties as directed by direct manager

Key Requirements:

*Bachelors or Masters in Engineering/Science or similar technical field from an accredited college or university.
*15 years experience in medical devices with exposure to medical devices & catheter technology a distinct advantage.
*5+ years in project management/leadership capacity with responsibility for coordination of resources and facilities for projects.
*Experience with Development Site startups.
*Experience with product transfers across international Sites.
*Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, in particular focusing on working with customers and the leadership of teams. The person will have previous exposure to working with and meeting customer expectations.
*The ideal candidate will have exposure to development projects from concept to commercialization.
*Experience of validation (product and/or process) and new product to production transfers an advantage.
*Strong management (project and personnel) capabilities with proven experiences, knowledge of the PMBOK project management methodology an advantage.
*Experience of product development cycles from development through to regulatory submissions and product commercialization a distinct advantage.
* Knowledge of medical risk management, design control and general medical device quality systems an advantage.


A very attractive Salary/Benefits Package is on offer and negotiable


Please forward your CV immediately to:

For informal enquiries, please ring Christy O'Hara on 087-9473404 or 00353 87 9473404 if outside Ireland