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Operational Excellence Lead

  • Sector: Engineering
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  • Job Ref: 20490

We have an exciting opportunity for a Operational Excellence Lead to manage the implementation of the overall OpEx strategic program forA Global Pharmaceutical Manufacturer that focuses on Human Vaccine Discovery, Development and Manufacturing. This is a full time Permanent job based in Dundalk, Co. Louth. This is a unique opportunity for an experienced OpEx Lead to work in a brand new facility, offering great autonomy to the successful person.


  • Management of large, complex cross functional improvement projects and teams, using lean / six sigma tools and methodologies, delivering success in a short timeframe

  • Manages the implementation of the overall OpEx strategic program, creating a project pipeline and ensures a gated project approval process to ensure projects are aligned with the overall site strategic goals

  • Facilitate and provide technical support for lean management and operational efficiency CI Projects

  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and budget

  • Management and develops communication and CI training plans

  • Delivers training and mentoring for Six Sigma Yellow Belt and Six Sigma Green Belt – providing guidance of tools and templates as necessary

  • Communicates project status updates and priority challenges

  • Assists in the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility

  • Develops a detailed project plan to monitor and track progress and measure project performance

  • Compile defined project and site metrics/KPI and report regularly to Senior Leadership, maintaining the portfolio of continuous improvement projects and initiatives

Qualifying Criteria:

  • BSc/MSc in a science or engineering related discipline

  • Black-Belt level lean and six sigma qualification(s)

  • 5-10 Yrs Operational Experience within the Biopharma/pharma industry

  • 2-3 yrs of Operational Excellence Experience

  • A thorough understanding of GMP supply, manufacturing, and testing processes

  • Experience leading cross functional teams

  • Demonstrated experience in Value Stream Mapping (VSM) projects.

*Full job spec available upon request*

For a confidential discussion about this opportunity please contact Ranait Coughlan

(090) 6450664 (01) 66 200 88