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Senior Operational Excellence Engineer

  • Location: Galway, County Galway, Connaught, Ireland
  • Job Type:Permanent

The Senior Operational Excellence Engineer will lead initiatives which support the organisation in building a culture of continuous improvement and driving operational excellence in the way we work through process and system improvement.


Responsibilities can include:

  • Support our winning together culture through assessment, leading site programs and supporting production units and business service areas in their culture journey
  • Lead and facilitate the embedding & improvement of our key systems, such are Line Performance System (LPS), PDCA etc.
  • Develop a culture of continuous improvement in the organisation by designing, improving, and embedding systems and supporting teams to improve their systems
  • Lead and facilitate the development and adoption of Business Service Excellence for the business support groups
  • Support execution of the Galway Operations Strategy Process and improvement of same
  • Facilitate training in continuous improvement roadmaps to the organisation
  • Design, support and embed the process of building Continuous Improvement competencies in the production organisation through the Academy of Operational Excellence.
  • Benchmarking and continuously stretching our understanding of what good looks like, from an Operational Excellence perspective.


  • Strong ability to influence others and drive change in the organisation
  • Good understanding of Change Management & strong relationships builder
  • Excellent communications & facilitation skills, teamwork abilities and track record of leading and delivering projects.
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team & on own initiative with minimal direction.
  • Good knowledge of the business and how our Production team’s work
  • A demonstrated passion for Lean & Continuous Improvement activities
  • A good understanding of our Winning Together Culture and key factors impacting this eg Behavioural Standards, Values, Leadership competencies etc
  • Solid experience in process mapping and system improvements an advantage


  • HETAC Level 8 in relevant discipline
  • Minimum of 5years experience in a similar industry such as medical device, pharmaceutical, manufacturing 
  • 2 years+ in leadership (leading others) capacity

For more information on this role and a confidential discussion please contact Chris O Toole.