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Operational Excellence Manager

  • Sector: Engineering
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  • Job Ref: 22738

Our client based in Co Galway are looking to hire an Operational Excellence Manager as they continue to expand operations here in the West.

The Role

As the Operational Excellence Manager, you will have full responsibility for the leadership of the program and all aspects of continuous improvement.



  • Lead all aspects of the Operational Excellence (GROWTTH®) program.
  • Provide leadership and foster cross-functional teamwork to exceed Operational Excellence targets.
  • Lean the annual cost reduction project (IMPACT), to deliver planned year-on-year saving.
  • Lead GROWTTH® events (Kaizens, VSM, SMED, A3, 5S etc) and systemise the output.
  • Continuously improve the skills and behaviors of everyone in the company through training, coaching and mentoring in Lean Operations and EXCELL Behaviours.
  • Promote the GROWTTH® program across the company and providing updates and reports to the wider organization.
  • Ensure that the continuous improvement team has the required capabilities and competencies.
  • Instill and maintain a positive team atmosphere. Ensure that people management issues are effectively resolved in accordance with company policies and procedures. 
  • Ensure that all changes are implemented in compliance with the QMS, (ISO13485 / FDA) and the OH&S, Environmental and Energy Management Systems (ISO 45001, ISO 14001 and ISO 50001) and other regulatory requirements as relevant to the Company.
  • Contribute to the continual improvement activities of the EHS and Energy Management systems.
  • Ensure compliance will all EHS requirements to ensure the health and safety of yourself and others.
  • Ensure that EHS requirements are considered before implementing change so that potential hazards or risks are identified and mitigated.
  • Ensure compliance will all Quality Management System requirements.
  • Keep your skills current and be conversant with the latest developments in Operations Excellence.
  • Be flexible and take on other duties which the Company may assign you from time to time. These ‘other duties’ will be agreed with Management prior to any assignment.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing, Quality, Engineering or related field.
  • Qualification in Lean Operations (MSc, Black Belt or equivalent).
  • A minimum of ten years of progressive experience with medical device manufacturing in an engineering and production environment.
  • Five or more years in a leadership position leading the implementation of operations excellence.
  • Successful experience leading and developing cross-functional teams and organizational talent.
  • Experience in a metric driven culture.
  • Experience with ISO standards including ISO 13485, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001
  • Thorough knowledge of lean operations principles and practices.
  • Thorough knowledge of six sigma practices.
  • The applicant will be a passionate “Lean” practitioner, Initiative and leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated oral, written, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work with limited supervision and lead a cross functional team.
  • Ability to travel as required (20%).

For more information and a confidential discussion on the role, please contact Michelle Mc Inerney.

091 706717