General Manager

Location: Galway, Republic of Ireland Salary: £120000 - £150000 per annum + Bonus
Sector: R&D Type: Permanent

Role: General Manager

Location: Galway

Benefits: Excellent salary, Yearly bonus, Pension, Healthcare and the opportunity to build and develop an exciting new business in Ireland.


My client as an American Medical Device company who have just been set up an office in Galway within the last 18 months. You will get the opportunity to work in a Multinational with a start-up feel. They are experts in the Research and Design of complex Medical Devices from concept to manufacturing and will be investing heavily in their Irish office in the next 12 months.

Job Summary:

  • As a General Manager you will be required to provide overall leadership and strategic direction to the company's site-specific operation.
  • You will be responsible for directing all site-specific/division functions such as operations, sales/marketing, production, research, engineering, HR, and/or finance.
  • Establishes strategies and objectives, coordinating with all organizational goals and standards.
  • Responsible for financial performance and attainment of profit goals.
  • Maintain broad level of experience with extensive skills and knowledge within the relevant functional area.
  • Ensure that there are happy customers and happy employees.


  • You will contribute to management team discussions and decisions on operational and strategic issues to ensure that the company's goals are met.
  • Manage customer expectations for site-specific projects. Responsible for creating opportunities the company, by visiting existing and new customers.
  • Develop and implement Product Development sales programs, including goals and objectives for sales personnel.
  • Prepare annual sales revenue targets and expense budgets.
  • You will manage the resources of the site-specific operation to ensure staff are selected and sufficiently trained to meet current and future work requirements.
  • As a General Manager you will be asked to ensure the proper application of Human Resource policies through recommendation and approval of Human Resource actions such as salary administration, disciplinary action, and paid time off.


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Engineering or related science with Manufacturing degree preferred.
  • 3 - 5 years general management experience.
  • Medical device experience preferably at both large and start-up companies. 10+ years device experience, preferred.

Skills and abilities:

  • Background in R&D, Operations or Business Development/Sales.
  • Interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Happy to travel about 25% of the time.
  • Experience with or knowledge of the P&L/Financial aspects of a business.
  • Experience leading/motivating various functional groups (e.g., engineering, manufacturing, sales and marketing).
  • Team player/collaborative management style.

This is an amazing opportunity for someone who would like to build something from the ground up as there will be a lot of investment in the Irish sites over the next while.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

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