Director of Development

Job reference: 1705DoD

Job function/discipline: Manufacturing/Medical

Basic salary: Commensurate with experience

Closing date: 1st February 2019

Director of Development
Location: Greater Belfast

Salary – Commensurate with experience

Reporting to Group R&D Director, the new Director of Development will be responsible for managing a small multi-disciplinary team focusing on and leading the development of new devices across this multi-national medical device firm.


  • The successful candidate will be a technical expert in the development of medical devices
  • Be able to work in a multi-functional, multi-disciplinary team and to build relationships with peers.
  • Will have an ability to manage own time and that of others in a fast-paced environment and on multiple projects at one time.
  • Educated to Degree level in an Engineering or Scientific subject.
  • At least three (3) years’ experience in the development of medical devices
  • Ability to manage and lead a small team
  • Able to demonstrate their leading input into the development of a product that has been placed on the market
  • Ability/willingness to travel nationally and internationally


  • Relevant Post Graduate degrees or doctorate
  • Working knowledge of latest design methodologies such as Lean, Hybrid.
  • Working knowledge of CAD, FEA and other design tools.
  • Working knowledge of risk management tools such as FMEA
  • Working knowledge of ISO 13485 compliance, including ISO 10993 biocompatibility. Understanding of international regulatory requirements, such as US FDA and Japan FDA, a plus.

For an informal discussion call Gerry May at Forde May Consulting Ltd on 028 9062 8877, or to apply send a CV setting out how you meet the requirements to jobs@fordemayconsulting.com, quoting reference number 1705DoD, and including your current remuneration details