Our client, established over 60 years ago is the global leader in patient-focused medical innovations for structural heart disease, as well as critical care and surgical monitoring.

Due to the growth of their business, introduction of new products, the need for increased capacity for existing products and the availability of talent, they announced the establishment of a green field manufacturing operation in the Mid-West of Ireland to service international markets.  With an initial investment of $150 million employment will grow to 600 people.

The Company is very professional and innovative in its manufacturing operations, has a patient focussed culture, a genuine interest in their products and the benefits of their products to patients.  They operate in a fast paced, dynamic and flexible environment which differentiates them from competitors.

We have been retained to recruit a Senior Director, Quality (Facility Quality Lead) who will be responsible for the establishment and management of Quality Systems and the Quality function in the Ireland facility.

He/she will be the site leader of the Quality function and team and will report to a VP of Quality in the USA.

A range of existing medical devices will be manufactured here including catheter based products to repair and replace heart valves and also new products will be produced.

The company is very innovative in its manufacturing operations.  It has a highly patient focussed culture, a genuine interest in their products and the benefits of their products to patients.  They operate a fast paced, dynamic and flexible environment which differentiates them from their competitors.

Teamwork is most important and the organisation is hugely relationship focussed.  Its focus is to get work done through employees in a highly collaborative manner with trust, mutual respect and accountability.  The company expects employees to offer opinions and to be able to motivate and lead each other.  It also has a never stop growing, never stop developing philosophy, which results in continued opportunity and development for employees.

Their Credo commits to being dedicated to providing innovative solutions for people fighting cardiovascular diseases.  Through their actions, they wish to become trusted partners with customers, colleagues and patients, creating a community unified in its mission to improve the quality of life around the world.  Their results will benefit customers, patients, employees and shareholders.

They will celebrate success, thrive on discovery and continually expand their boundaries.  They will act boldly, decisively and with determination on behalf of people fighting cardiovascular disease.

“Helping patients is our life’s work and Life is now.”

 

Education and Experience

A Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering/Science discipline is essential.  A Postgraduate degree (Masters/Doctorate) and a professional certification in Quality Management is preferred.

Candidates are required to have:

  • Substantial broadly based experience within the medical device industry, or a combination of medical device, pharmaceutical and other regulated environment experience.
  • Significant experience in a Senior Quality Management/Director level position.

This is a unique opportunity to join the Senior Leadership team of this major start up project and investment with one of the world’s leading medical device manufacturers and employers. A competitive salary and benefits package will be offered.

Please send full career details quoting position no. G19024 to info@gmb.ie or telephone Jane Howlett, Senior Consultant on (01) 2867692 for an initial discussion.  No information will be disclosed to our client without prior permission from applicants.

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