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Production Unit Manager

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Caroline Kingston
+353 86 8395531
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Production Unit Operations Manager

The Company

My client is a longstanding leader in global medical technology, dedicated to improving patient health worldwide. With over 40 years of experience, they specialize in creating high-performance solutions that tackle unmet patient needs and lower healthcare costs. Their products cover a wide spectrum, from diagnosing to treating various medical conditions like heart, digestive, pulmonary, vascular, urological, women's health, and chronic pain issues. They constantly innovate in these fields and expand their reach into new regions and emerging markets with high growth potential

The Opportunity Provide overall Leadership to the Production Unit Organization ensuring that People, Quality, Customer Service and Cost goals are achieved while working closely with his peers in ensuring both alignment on the strategic plan and that goals are achieved in a manner that aligns with both the site behavioural standards and the company values.


  • Works with the Engineering Manager and Quality Manager to put in place a strategic plan for the Production Unit and through all of the sites key systems, delivers the plan through a collaborative approach with the resources in 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.
  • Partners with Finance, Human Resources, Quality and Production Planning to optimise department performance. Champions effective employee relations and communication within the department
  • 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.
  • Plans and allocates resources to ensure optimisation of customer service targets, inventory levels, procurement delivery and costs.
  • 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.
  • Promotes quality and customer satisfaction as a way of life in all department activities.
  • Intuitively identifies technical risks and acts proactively to reduce negative impact on product and projects.  Ensures compliance in all of our practices and procedures.
  • Use the tools and resources available to meet customer production needs based upon sales forecast.
  • Develops, manages and monitors department budgets.
  • 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.
  • Works with EHS to identify significant environmental impacts of operations and to establish goals and targets around significant environmental impacts.


  • Leadership skills. Communication, Relationship building, coaching and developing people
  • Operational excellence and lean thinking, with a systems mindset.
  • Change management especially in area of culture.
  • Organisational awareness and business acumen.
  • Strong manufacturing line layout and flow competencies.
  • Project management skills.
  • Strategic and Critical Thinker
  • Supply chain and Capacity Planning competencies
  • Financial Management

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing/Engineering field. Master’s preferred.
  • Minimum Experience: 8/10+ years’ in an operations environment. Experience working in a Medical Device manufacturing business
  • 5 years + in leadership capacity.

For further information on this Production Unit Operations Manager role in Galway please contact Caroline Kingston on or 086-8395531

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