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Production Operations Manager

  • Sector: Science & Pharma
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  • Job Ref: 19648

Production Operations Manager


The successful candidate will work with the production teams in the delivery of key performance indicators across the pillars of safety, quality, people, delivery, and cost.

The Leader will build a network across the Production platform and Supply Chain, have a patient focus, and drive continuous improvement through Kaizen and projects.

Influencing, motivating, and coaching are all skills that will be required on a daily basis.


Duties and Responsibilities:

                   Support the production leads to deliver the shift performance

                   Build prosperous working relationships with team members in your area, in other functional support groups and extended teams

                   Work cross-functionally and cross-shifts to resolve people and process issues with Problem-Solving tools

                   Work across shifts to coordinate attendance management

                   Develop and support team advancement and growth strategies

                   Foster a collaborative “one team” culture

                   Deliver the Production Platform metrics. Leading the team leads to deliver shift performance

                   Work across shifts to manage delivery and overtime with the PTL

                   Support shift handover process and weekend shift

                   Input to site planning/forecasting processes such as SPP, RCCP

                   Use expertise and networks to implement solutions across the shift

                   Support Value Stream Leader on key initiatives

                   Lead by example to ensure all Safety and Compliance activities are addressed and closed out timely

                   Support the compliance leader and team to deliver on all metrics

                   Identify, and implement improvements for efficient quality batch release

                   Support 7S, housekeeping audits and reviews

                   Support the EHS element framework and implementation in Production

                   Participate in the selection and recruitment of shift team members at the appropriate level

•            Give clear communication on shift /week / quarter targets to Team Leads

                   Continue to drive improvement in conjunction with the Lean team

                   Support the site Kaizen process, the continuous Improvement suggestions campaign for ideas and suggestions from the teams

                   Drive improved yields, productivity, and capacity utilization within the department.

                   Track and deliver line performance against target and implement OEE improvement actions with the support of the Value Stream Lead

                   Support the department in cost reduction strategies.


Candidate Requirements

  • Degree level qualification
  • Operations management experience in regulated environment
  • Experience of leading matrix teams in a fast paced and complex environment
  • Dynamic decision maker, effective planner, and communicator
  • Experience in developing a strong working relationship with other shifts, day Shift personnel, and other support departments

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Rory Walsh.

087 1269567