Senior R&D Program Manager - Medical Devices - Galway

  • Job Reference: NET - 178561
  • Date Posted: 19 July 2020
  • Recruiter: Headhunt International
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  • 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 Global Medical Devices Company wish to recruit a suitably qualified person for the following post:


The Senior R&D Program Manager will have the opportunity to lead highly skilled diverse teams, passionate for success and driven in the pursuit of our mission, to alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life. Some of the aspects you can look forward to are as follows;


Manages one or more developed or mature programs with well-defined program plans and delivery methodologies.

Solves issues through information exchange, influence and active persuasion without direct exercise of command to gain cooperation of other parties on program execution plans.

Leads, directs and reviews the work of a team, experienced professionals and/or vendors who exercise latitude and independence in their assignments.

Is accountable for overall program process, performance, and customer satisfaction.

Manage, motivate and develop team members including vendors to complete an assigned major program or project.

Responsible for cost, minimization of risk and completion of objectives.

Resolve issues and ensure task completion by establishing priorities and reaching compromise with team members and functional managers.

Promote problem solving techniques within the team.

Establish program objectives, timelines, milestones, and budget.

Responsible for timeline and goal setting to meet overall project objective and design.

Execute project work plans and revise as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements.

Identify resources needed and assign individual responsibilities.

Ensure that programs are managed on schedule and within budget.

Effectively represent company externally with our customers.

Motivate and develop competent personnel while ensuring staff clearly understand expectations and performance.

Foster technical innovation in staff members.

Through effective information flow and interaction, develop harmonious working relations with other functions, and ensure employees within R&D have the necessary information and resources to effectively perform their jobs.


Minimum Level 8 Degree in Engineering / Science or related discipline with minimum 11 years relevant direct engineering experience within medical device environment.

Strong proven track record in program management in a regulated environment.

Medical device product development experience required.

Technical experience in DOE, Six Sigma , DFM etc.

Displays Excellent communication and presentation skills.

Competent in Stakeholder management.

Experience in working with KOLs to identify unmet therapy needs.


Excellent Salary/Benefits package on offer


For immediate interview, please email your CV to

For informal enquiries, please telephone Christy on 087 9473404 or 00353 87 9473404 (if outside Ireland)