Director, Engineering Excellence

Director, Engineering Excellence

Stryker

Cork, Ireland

Develop a strategic plan to enable GQO Manufacturing:

  • Have an integrated packaging and labelling solutions across key sites within each Franchise;
  • Consistent solution for automating inspection of dimensional and visual attributes;
  • Accelerate the standardisation of equipment and automation suppliers aimed at consolidating technology platforms and secure better outcomes;
  • Develop strategic plans to deliver integrated packaging, labelling and inspection platforms across all franchises;
  • Accelerate the standardisation of equipment and automation suppliers/partners to secure improved outcomes;
  • Establish a consistent approach to measuring and rolling engineering standards across the group;
  • Clearly communicate intent including technology roadmaps to support each of the selected platforms;
  • Establish the Manufacturing Engineering competency framework and lead the GQO Mfg Engineering Council;
  • Assume the role of technical mentor for engineers in the function and supporting functions;
  • Will be responsible for developing a standard approach to presenting the Manufacturing Engineering justification for all capital requests seeking investment in the selected platforms. Criteria will include technical background (supported by data), supplier/partner selection and financial justification;
  • Develop a detailed understanding of "best practice" in product/process performance within the medical device industry;
  • Develop a support network of key divisional/corporate leaders, academic and supplier partners to enhance understanding of product manufacturing and quality. Networks with key contacts outside own area of expertise and across business units;
  • Lead a culture of innovation within the function by developing and implementing engineering forums and reviews for the engineering team;
  • Drive high levels of employee engagement through a highly effective support structure developed and implemented for all engineers;
  • Ensure adherence to GMP and safety procedures.

Requirments:

  • B.S in Mechanical Engineering or related engineering discipline with 10 or more years’ experience; Related masters degree with 8 or more years of experience; PhD with 5 or more years of experience or local equivalent may also be desirable;
  • Broad based business experience in high performance multi-national enterprise, at least 3 years of which has been spent in operations and/or technical leadership level in Medical Device or other highly regulated industries;
  • Excellent Interpersonal Skills – able to express ideas and collaborate effectively with multidisciplinary teams. Be open minded with the ability to recognise good ideas;
  • Strong capability to network and influence at all organisation levels. Ability to build networks externally and leverage appropriately;
  • Both a logical and strategic thinker with the ability to identify and seize opportunities to advance the Stryker mandate;
  • Demonstrated project management and engineering expertise associated with new process introduction in a regulated environment;
  • Strong analytical ability with a high aptitude for understanding systems, gathering data and performing research;
  • Must be able to read and interpret complex engineering drawings and have the ability to understand geometrical dimensioning and tolerancing;
  • Detailed understanding of the validation and verification process and its application relating to new products;
  • Green or Black Belt 6 Sigma qualifications an advantage;
  • High level of PC Skills required;
  • Excellent attention to detail.

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