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Production Unit Manager

We are currently partnering with a leading medical device multi-national client who are looking to hire an experienced Production Unit Manager as they expand their operations. This is a diverse and challenging role.

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 to put in place a strategic plan for 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing/Engineering field. Master’s preferred.

  • Minimum Experience: 8/10+ years’ in an operations environment.

  • Experience in the medical device industry.

  • Previous experience working in a role such as Production Manager, Manufacturing Manager, Operations Manager or Production Supervisor.

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