Production Manager | Collins McNicholas

Production Manager

  • Reference: CJ45208
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: Munster, Waterford
  • Category: Production

Role Responsibilities:

  • Manage all phases of the programs operational implementation through to completion, ensuring project is completed on time and within budget.
  • Overall management of day to day activities within production ensuring customer requirements are met in a timely, compliant, safe and cost-effective manner.
  • Oversees the planning, supervision, coordination, analysis and reporting of all production activities.
  • Ensure all operational performance measures are reached which include productivity, efficiency, on time delivery, quality and safety. Analyse and prepare reports and present on same.
  • Support site business strategies ensuring personnel are organized on appropriate shift patterns as required to ensure optimum operational performance is achieved.
  • Accountable for proactively pursuing and implementing cost reduction strategies and activities.
  • Recommends capital improvements by identifying major facility and equipment need, monitors technological changes in industry to ensure company maintains cutting edge productivity.
  • Develop capacity and resourcing plans for existing and future manufacturing needs.
  • Manage the day to day requirements of the Production Schedule and communicate changes effectively and efficiently.
  • Provide support to the value stream in executing the production plan to meet the customer requirements.
  • Lead team through the effective use of performance management including coaching, building excellent working relationships with direct reports, and extended team.
  • Drive employee engagement, and two-way communications across the plant and work closely with H.R. in these initiatives and in managing H.R. issues as they arise.
  • Enforces safety rules and regulations designed to create and maintain a safe working environment.
  • Other responsibilities may be assigned from time to time as needed, based on the evolution of the company and the requirements of the department/position.


  • Bachelor of Science or equivalent.
  • 5+ years’ experience in a similar role, preferably in the plastics/ healthcare industry.
  • Solid knowledge of financial aspects of manufacturing.
  • In-depth understanding of GMP and safety regulations.
  • Must have experience determining and meeting customer requirements.
  • Practical use of Lean continuous improvement techniques.


  •  Exceptional organisational, leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Customer focussed, motivated, enthusiastic, self-directed & results driven leader.
  • Provide innovative solutions to complex problems.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment.
  • Strong knowledge of Quality, safety regulations, manufacturing and process automation.

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Aisling on 021 4809118 or email

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