Senior Operations Manager

Fantastic opportunity in Operations Management available in Cork .

If you are an Operations Manager committed to talent development, progression of people with excellent business and financial accumen. Then this role is for you.

Here you will be a key member of the Site Leadership Team with responsibility for Site Strategy, Future Capacity Planning & the gate keeper for NPI’s, PT’s and MT’s. This role will suit someone who puts people first, has a track record of developing top talent, has strong business acumen and an ability to understand technical manufacturing processes.

What You will Do:

  • Day-to-day effective management of production, ensuring products are produced in a timely and cost-effective manner.
  • Has demonstrated ability to lead teams to deliver a quality first culture, customer service, enabling growth, continuous improvement of products and processes and drive engagement of the operations teams
  •  Mentor to other Operations Managers.
  • Establish performance targets for the Business Unit(s), and monitor actual Business Unit performance against targets, taking appropriate and timely corrective action where negative trends begin to emerge.
  • Leadership of one or 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
  • 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 within Stryker by working with business partners to define expected standards and the roles/responsibilities in the conservation of these standards.
  • 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.
  • Represent the Operations function in NPI launches, 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.
  • Contribute as a key member of Site Management Team to develop and implement an operational execution plan for the site
  • Build a high trust and engagement culture within operations. Lead and demonstrate behaviors 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.
  • All other duties as required

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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