R & D Manager - Medical Devices - Galway - Ireland

  • Job Reference: NET 177104
  • Date Posted: 24 May 2021
  • Recruiter: Headhunt International
  • Website: http://www.headhuntinternational.com
  • Location: Galway
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Excellent Salary/Benefits Package on offer
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

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


The Structural Heart R&D Manager is directly involved in providing high level leadership and direction to an R&D team ensuring the implementation of strategic and tactical R&D activities supporting the Coronary and Structural Heart Business unit.

Actively mentor, coach, and ensure career development plans are in place for direct reports
Attract and retain talent in line with business need
Drive innovation of concepts to support next-generation designs and novel applications in cardiovascular applications
Grow and nurture cross site and cross functional relationships in a large, multi-site, matrixed organization
Manage engineers, and possibly other supervisors, involved in an array of product development and technology exploration projects
Collaborate with core teams to establish objectives and evaluates progress of direct reports
Generate novel and unique solutions to both engineering and organizational challenges
Participate at department management level and build strong peer relationships
Plans, directs and implements all aspects of the company's design and development of new medical device products or software systems.
Oversees the investigation and evaluation of existing technologies.
Guides the conceptualization of new methodologies, materials, machines, processes or products.
Directs the development of new concepts from initial design to market release.
Monitors documentation maintenance throughout all phases of research and development.
Organizes the coordination of activities with outside suppliers and consultants to ensure timely delivery.
Selects, develops and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.


Level 8 Degree in Engineering / Science or related discipline with a minimum 7 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience.

Experience of direct management of engineers is a distinct advantage

Requires practical knowledge in leading and managing the execution of processes, projects and tactics within one job area.

Typically has advanced knowledge and skills within a specific technical or professional discipline with understanding of the impact of work on other areas of the organization.

Excellent team building, communication, people management and leadership skills are desirable.

A strong communicator and fluent in English, both in writing and speaking.

A dynamic team player and leader and can work effectively and proactively on cross-functional teams

REMUNERATION: Excellent Salary/Benefits Package on offer and negotiable


Please forward CV immediately to:


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