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Senior Production Group Lead

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Senior Production Group Lead

Are you a motivated leader with a passion for production management and team development? We are seeking a dedicated Production Supervisor to oversee our production areas and ensure smooth operations. In this role, you will lead a team of up to 4 Group Leaders and approximately 60 Production Operators, ensuring that production is efficiently staffed and that all EH&S, quality, and GMP requirements are met. You will also promote continuous improvement, cross-training, and good housekeeping practices.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience as a Group Leader or in a similar role, with strong leadership and communication skills. You should be self-directed, able to work with minimal supervision, and capable of effectively communicating across all levels of the organization. If you are proactive, customer-focused, and eager to drive improvements, we invite you to join our team and contribute to our mission of delivering high-quality medical devices.



  • Lead from a production perspective assigned production areas.  Instil and maintain a positive team atmosphere in the production area.
  • Supervise, support and mentor a team of up to 4 Group Leaders and approx. 60 Production Operators.
  • Ensure that production is staffed in accordance with capacity planning and that labour costs are managed within budget.
  • Ensure that all EH&S requirements are met.  Address issues in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that all quality and GMP requirements are met and that procedures and standard work are followed.  Address issues in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that 5S and good housekeeping practices are complied with.
  • Ensure effective cross training and job rotation is implemented for Production Operators.
  • Participate in the interviewing and selection process for new and existing employees.
  • Support and encourage the submission and implementation of continuous improvement ideas for all team members.
  • Support and encourage the submission of Safety Good Catches.
  • Lead the daily LPMS meeting.
  • Work closely with other departmental leads to ensure scheduling of R&D projects and new product introductions meet customer requirements, keeping Customer Operations informed of any delays or impacts to shipments.
  • Adhere to Plant Safety requirements and Health & Safety requirements relating to your work, assuming responsibility for those aspects of the OH&S System over which you have control to ensure the health and safety of yourself and others.
  • Be aware of the potential environmental impacts associated with your work and the implications of non-conformance.
  • Contribute to enhanced energy performance by conservation of energy where possible (Lighting, Equipment, Air Conditioning etc).
  • Contribute to the continual improvement activities of the OH&S, Environmental and Energy Management systems through participation, providing feedback/ suggestions for improvement and by reporting accidents, dangerous occurrence, near miss/ illness, good catch and environmental incidents in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrate leadership and commitment with respect to the OH&S, Environmental and Energy Management Systems by:
  • Supporting other relevant managerial roles to demonstrate leadership as it applies to their areas of responsibility.
  • Developing, leading and promoting a culture which supports the intended outcomes of the management systems.
  • Directing and supporting persons to contribute to the effectiveness of these management systems
  • Be flexible and take on other duties which the Company may assign you from time to time.



  • Previous experience as a Group Leader or equivalent role required.
  • Good leadership and communication skills. 
  • Be self directed and work with minimum supervision.
  • Be able to communicate effectively with all departments at all levels within the organization structure.
  • Be able to lead cross functional meetings and teams. 
  • A can-do-attitude with emphasis on meeting all internal and external customer requirements.
  • Be able to analyse and challenge existing systems and processes and suggest practical improvements.


For further information on this role in Galway please contact Katie Kilbane on +353 86 1283368 or email Check out all our open jobs on our HERO Recruitment website –

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