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Senior Manager | Operations

  • Sector: Engineering
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  • Job Ref: 22876

Senior Manager Operations role has opened-up with a reputable multi-national Medical Devices Manufacturer in the Galway region. The focus of this role will be to lead the Production Unit Organization with a strategic focus on People, Quality, Customer Service, and Cost efficiency. You will have approximately 8 direct reports and indirect responsibility for a divisional team of 300. This role will involve collaborating closely with peers to ensure alignment with strategic plans and uphold site behavioral standards and company values.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Engineering Manager and Quality Manager to develop and execute strategic plans for the Production Unit, driving alignment and collaboration across key systems.
  • Drive Lean initiatives to enhance safety, quality, and customer satisfaction, while optimizing processes, reducing waste, and improving efficiencies.
  • Partner with cross-functional teams in Finance, Human Resources, Quality, and Production Planning to optimize departmental performance, champion effective employee relations, and foster communication.
  • Determine staffing levels, schedules, and resource allocation, fostering cross-functional team relationships and resolving technical issues.
  • Establish clear accountabilities for direct reports, motivating and developing staff through personal development and lifelong learning.
  • Develop, manage, and monitor departmental budgets, allocating resources to optimize customer service targets, inventory levels, and procurement costs.
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement within the department, encouraging risk-taking and innovation.
  • Ensure departmental adherence to regulatory and GMP requirements, promoting quality and customer satisfaction in all activities.
  • Proactively identify and mitigate technical risks, ensuring compliance with best practices and procedures.
  • Utilize available tools and resources to meet customer production needs based on sales forecasts.
  • Drive functional excellence initiatives, delivering high-quality functional outcomes.
  • Collaborate with EHS to identify and address significant environmental impacts of operations, establishing goals and targets for environmental sustainability.


  • Demonstrated leadership skills with a focus on communication, relationship building, coaching, and development.
  • Strong operational excellence and lean thinking, with a systems mindset.
  • Expertise in change management, particularly in cultural transformation.
  • Excellent organizational awareness and business acumen.
  • Proficiency in manufacturing line layout and flow optimization.
  • Advanced project management skills.
  • Strategic and critical thinking abilities.
  • Competency in supply chain and capacity planning.
  • Proficient in financial management.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing/Engineering field; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 8/10+ years of experience in operations environments, with experience in polymer processing (extrusions, injection over-molding, balloon-forming) advantageous.
  • 5+ years of experience in leadership roles.

Competitive salary on offer with a comprehensive benefits package including pension, health, bonus and well-being.


For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Davin Ferguson

071 91 40251