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Production Operations Manager | Galway

We are currently partnering with a leading medical device multi-national client who are looking to hire an experienced Production Unit Operations Manager. This is a diverse and challenging role which will offer excellent exposure and development opportunities to the right candidate.

The Production Manager plays a pivotal role in the business operations, working alongside Production Supervisors and their teams to meet KPI's and outputs and provide overall leadership to the wider organisation.


  • Works with the Engineering Manager and Quality Manager to put in place a strategic plan for the Production Unit a delivers the plan through a collaborative approach with the resources in the Production Unit.
  • Leverages Lean initiatives as programs and procedures are implemented within the Operational areas / Value Stream to improve safety, quality and customer indicators, reduce waste, improve processes and labour efficiencies, and reduce direct operating expenses.
  • Partners with Finance, Human Resources, Quality and Production Planning to optimise department performance. Champions effective employee relations and communication within the department.
  • Determines appropriate staff levels, schedules and resources. Establishes cross-functional team relationships. Works cross-functionally in identifying and resolving technical issues.
  • Establishes clear accountabilities for direct reports and staffs to motivate and develop through understanding, personal development and lifelong learning.
  • Develops, manages and monitors department budgets.
  • Plans and allocates resources to ensure optimisation of customer service targets, inventory levels, procurement delivery and costs.
  • Fosters and recognises continuous improvement initiatives within the department.
  • Nurtures a risk-taking environment and encourages employees to reach for new milestones
  • Ensures department adherence to regulatory and GMP requirements.
  • Promotes quality and customer satisfaction as a way of life in all department activities.
  • Intuitively identifies technical risks and acts proactively to reduce negative impact on product and projects. Ensures compliance in all of our practices and procedures.
  • Use the tools and resources available to meet customer production needs based upon sales forecast.
  • Develops, manages and monitors department budgets.
  • Drives functional excellence initiatives, delivers high quality functional deliverables.
  • Possess a broad in-depth knowledge of manufacturing processes and systems and has demonstrated the ability to specify appropriately.
  • Works with EHS to identify significant environmental impacts of BSIL operations and to establish goals and targets around significant environmental impacts.


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing/Engineering field. Master’s preferred.
  • Minimum Experience: 8/10+ years’ in an operations environment .
  • Previous experience working in a role such as Production Manager, Manufacturing Manager, Operations Manager or Production Supervisor.
  • Experience working in a polymer processing environment (extrusions, injection over-moulding, balloon-forming) a distinct advantage.
  • 5 years + in leadership capacity.

For a more detailed job specification or a confidential discussion on this role contact Amy Newell.