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Production Supervisor | 4 day week

Our client based here in Galway are going through a period of growth and are looking to hire a Production Supervisor.

The Role:

The purpose of the position is to supervise the processes and people within the Manufacturing / Production department.


  • Maintain and promote a safe working culture and environment through the Operating System, ensuring all Health and Safety requirements and procedures are adhered to.
  • Recruit, retain & engage high-performing personnel to support goal of Operational Excellence.
  • Support associates with regular communication, daily huddles and cross functional meetings.
  • Effectively manage employees performance, including coaching, counselling and initiating performance improvement plans where necessary.
  • Drive cross training across all cells to develop associates and to achieve maximum versatility and flexibility within manufacturing.
  • Maintain attendance, absence and accurate holiday planning records using time management systems.
  • Ensure the accurate maintenance and updating of training matrix and cell KPI metrics.
  • Maintain a culture of quality comes first i.e. before delivery, before cost and before KPI’s
  • Effectively manage equipment & people to achieve and deliver on customer promise and customer request dates.
  • Achieve and aim to exceed all relevant delivery focused Key Performance Indicators.
  • Work cross functionally with Quality, Customer Service, Planning and Materials to ensure a cohesive approach to the delivery of budgeted metrics and other key performance indicators for the Plant.
  • Achieve favourable production variances on a monthly basis.
  • Manage job-closeout variances and material consumption issues.


  • 3rd level Education to a Diploma/ Degree Level.
  • Proven ability to lead cross functional manufacturing teams of 20-30 + associates.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with proven proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Power Point.
  • Minimum 2/3 years’ experience in a supervisory role within a high-volume manufacturing environment.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and abilities to promote teamwork, delegation, individual responsibility and positive employee morale.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to coach, develop others and to build and maintain good working relationships at all levels within the organisation.
  • Proven ability to stay highly engaged and self-motivated with demonstrated ability to work independently.
  • Excellent co-ordination and planning skills with the ability to motivate teams to success.
  • Strong decision-making skills including the ability to identify problems and develop alternative solutions to overcome challenges. 
  • Facilitating communications regarding individual, team and company objectives and performance through daily/ weekly team huddles and daily interaction on the line.
  • Experience working with ERP and/or MRP software systems.


  • Industrial Manufacturing or Electronic Engineering experience an advantage.
  • Train the Trainer.
  • Good working knowledge of SAP.
  • Lean/ Continuous Improvement Experience.

For more information or a confidential discussion about this role please contact Michelle McInerney at or 091 706 717