Director of OPerations


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Location Galway
Salary Negotiable
Role Type Permanent
Contact Caroline Kingston

Director of OPerations

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Job ID: JOB-13098

Director of Operations


Job Summary

The Director of Operations is responsible for the leadership of Manufacturing, Manufacturing Engineering and New Product Introduction (Derivative Parts) .  This role has full responsibility for all aspects of Operations performance including achieving all Annual Operations Plan targets.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership to meet or exceed all operations KPI’s, including KPI’s related to productivity, quality, cost, safety and customer satisfaction.
  • Ensure that an effective operations management system is implemented and maintained, in line with lean manufacturing and Growtth® principles.
  • Develop and achieve annual operating plans for the operations function, such plans being aligned with the business AOP.
  • Manage resources and foster cross-functional teamwork to allow for Operational Excellence targets and Policy Deployment goals to be achieved.
  • Plan and achieve continuous improvement targets by utilizing Lean Systems and Six Sigma (GROWTTH) for all operating activities.
  • Support the Talent Management process to continuously improve performance and develop personnel skills and behaviors.
  • Ensure that the Operations team has the required capabilities and competencies.
  • Instill and maintain a positive team atmosphere. Ensure that people management issues are effectively resolved in accordance with company policies and procedures. 
  • Provide leadership to ensure compliance with the requirements of all applicable safety and environmental agencies, including company’s Health, Safety, and Environmental Management System (HS&E) requirements.
  • Provide leadership to ensure compliance with the requirements of the Quality System.
  • Develop and execute plans for capital expenditures in support of current and future production requirements.
  • Provide leadership to ensure the flawless launch of new derivative products and processes into production.
  • Maintain adherence to Company policies, safety/ergonomic standards and good housekeeping practices.
  • 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.
  • Keep your skills current and be conversant with the latest developments in technologies and materials which are relevant to the Company’s business.
  • Be flexible and take on other duties which the Company may assign you from time to time. These ‘other duties’ will be agreed with Management prior to any assignment.


Education/ Experience Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Manufacturing or related field.
  • Masters degree desirable.
  • Knowledge of LEAN and Six Sigma methodologies is desirable


Required Experience:


  • A minimum of ten years of progressive experience with medical device and/or healthcare products manufacturing in an engineering and production environment, with seven or more successful years in a leadership position.
  • Experience with Annual Operating Plans including budgeting and capital planning and execution.
  • Successful experience leading and developing cross-functional teams and organizational talent.
  • Experience using SAP ERP software.
  • Experience in a metric driven culture.
  • Experience with good housekeeping practices and ISO standards including ISO 13485:20


Required Skills / Abilities:

  • Demonstrated oral, written, presentation and interpersonal skills to effectively communicate throughout the organization.
  • Trustworthy, discrete and a high degree of personal integrity to maintain sensitive and confidential information.
  • Technical ability and acumen.
  • Initiative and leadership skills.
  • Accurate and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work with limited supervision and lead a cross functional team.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to travel as required (20%).




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


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Caroline Kingston


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Director of OPerations

Caroline Kingston

Role Type Permanent
Contact Caroline Kingston
mobile +353 86 839 55 31
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