Senior Operations Manager

  • Cork

Amazing opportunity with one the Worlds Leading Medical Devices giants.

Senior Operations Manager to lead and manage the packaging Business Unit in one of Corks Manufacturing facilities.


  • Ensuring Day-to-day effective management of production, ensuring products are produced in a timely and cost-effective manner – across multiple Business Units.
  • Establish performance targets for the Business Units, and monitor actual Business Unit performance against targets, taking appropriate and timely corrective action where negative trends begin to emerge.
  • Leadership of multiple high performing teams across units, provides guidance / direction to the operational and functional areas on site, fostering an environment of proactive and continuous improvement approach.
  • Mentors and coaches other Operations Managers and supports all in achieving Build Plans, Business Strategic Plans, Lead Engagement and Cultural Programs.
  • Ensure that sufficient processes are in place for capacity planning so the organisation’s commitment to meets or exceeds customer requirements are met.
  • Sponsors an environment of Safety, Quality, People Development and CI
  • Champions a positive employee environment by promoting open communication, engagement and development of quality teams. Promotes a culture of inclusiveness, trust, flexibility and teamwork.
  • Ensures effective processes in selection of competent talent and supports the development of future potential experts and leaders. Ensures effective training and performance management processes are in place and executed.
  • Sponsors and ensures engagement in all internal and external audit programmes such as Corporate, notified body & FDA audits.
  • Oversight and responsibility to ensure operation units maintains adherence to all KPI’s (Safety, Quality, Service, Cost, and People Development). Continuously monitors and partakes in Local and global forums to assess opportunities for improvement.
  • With global alignment, ensures that necessary Capacity is in place across the network to meet our Customers’ Demands.
  • Represents Operations function in NPI, PT and MT launches, collaborating closely with Advanced Operations and prioritising ‘right first time’; ensuring availability of resources and FG product to meet agreed launch plans.
  • Foster strong collaboration across all functions, has a strategic view in identifying alignment and developing strategies.
  •  Build a high trust and engagement culture within operations. Lead and demonstrate behaviours that drive engagement every day.
  • Build and develop talent within the function and site. Support and mentor other team members as required and participate in talent review process outside of own area
  • Ensure effective performance management, communications and recognition within function.
  • Supporting and / or managing major CI Programs as required, which may include being involved at any or all phases of project / program from idea to execution phase.
  • Project manage the more complex improvement initiatives as required
  • Support Standardising approaches and practices across Operations Locally and Globally.
  • Mentor to other Operations Managers.

What You Need:

  • At least 5 years manufacturing experience, preferably at production management level, within a team-based manufacturing environment (Medical Device background desirable but not essential).
  • Degree in Mechanical/Production Engineering or equivalent essential.
  • An excellent team player that can leverage the abilities of all personnel working within the business unit.
  • Competent in preparing business strategies and implementing action plans.
  • PC literate and strong knowledge of inventory systems, MRP and measurement tools essential.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills are required.
  • Individual must be challenged by a team-based environment, which places high degree of emphasis on accountability for service levels, inventory management, standard cost, and expense control and quality/GMP compliance.
  • Strong leadership skills, persuasive but firm and decisive when necessary, and can demonstrate success in managing change, developing the team, and confronting performance issues (such experience in a unionized environment an advantage but not essential).
  • Competent in preparing business strategies and implementing action plans.
  • An excellent team player that can leverage the abilities of all personnel working within the business unit

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