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Operations Manager - West of Galway

  • Sector: Engineering
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  • Job Ref: 21320

Our client, located in the west of Galway is expanding their manufacturing footprint and is looking to hire an Operations Manager to manage and continue this expansion. This role will have full responsibility for the leadership and management of the Operations function, which consists of Production and Production Quality Assurance

Essential Functions and Basic Duties

  • Provide leadership to meet or exceed all operations KPI’s, including KPI’s related to productivity, quality, cost, safety and customer satisfaction. 

  • Ensure that an effective operations management system is implemented and maintained, in line with lean manufacturing principles. 

  • Develop and achieve annual operating plans for the operations function.

  • Manage resources and foster cross-functional teamwork to ensure achievement of objectives. 

  • Ensure effective implementation of operational excellence principles, tools and techniques in order to achieve continuous improvement targets and achieve year on year cost savings.

  • Support the Talent Management process to continuously improve performance and develop skills and behaviours.

  • Create a work environment where team members are motivated and inspired to contribute to achievement of business objectives.

  • Provide leadership to ensure compliance with the requirements of all applicable safety and environmental agencies, including our client's Health, Safety, and Environmental Management System (HS&E) requirements.

  • Ensure compliance with the requirements of the Quality System. Ensure that production quality assurance is managed in an effective and efficient manner.

  • Develop and execute plans for capital expenditures in support of current and future production requirements.

  • Provide leadership to ensure the flawless launch of new products and processes into production.

  • Ensure compliance will all company policies, safety/ergonomic standards and good housekeeping practices.

  • Adhere to Plant Safety requirements and Health & Safety requirements relating to your work, assuming responsibility for those aspects which you have control to ensure the health and safety of yourself and others.

  • Keep your skills current and be conversant with the latest developments which are relevant to the Company’s business. 

  • 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.

Required Education/certification:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Manufacturing or related field.

  • Knowledge of medical devices quality systems (ISO13485/FDA).

  • Knowledge of LEAN and Six Sigma methodologies

Required Experience:

  • A minimum of seven years of relevant progressive experience within a similar environment, with five or more successful years in a leadership position.

  • Successful experience leading and developing cross-functional teams and organizational talent.

  • Experience in a metric driven culture.

  • Strong leadership and people management skills.

  • Demonstrable ability to achieve goals through collaborating, influencing and interaction at all levels across the business/function.

  • Thorough knowledge of LEAN, Six Sigma and Quality Assurance methodologies is required.

  • Experience with quality management systems (ISO 13485 / FDA) is required.

 Required Skills / Abilities:

  • Demonstrated oral, written, presentation and interpersonal skills to effectively communicate throughout the organization.

  • Trustworthy, discrete and a high degree of personal integrity to maintain sensitive and confidential information.

  • Technical ability and acumen.

  • Initiative and leadership skills.

  • Accurate and attention to detail.

  • Ability to work with limited supervision and lead a cross functional team.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Ability to travel as required

For more information on the role and a confidential discussion on the organisation please contact Chris O Toole.