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Head of Production

Job Title: Head of Production
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Galway
REF: 91398
Job Published: 7 months ago

Job Description

Contact: Anne Marie Fox
Telephone: 087 2197421

Head of Production
Our client, a pharmaceutical company in Galway are currently looking to recruit a Head of Production for their site.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Overall management of day to day activities within production ensuring customer requirements are met in a timely, compliant, safe and cost-effective manner.
  • To directly manage a team of Production Managers responsible for manufacturing product to targeted production plans in a quality driven manner.
  • Ensure all operational performance measures are reached which include productivity, efficiency, waste, quality and safety. Prepare reports and present on same.
  • To support site business strategies ensuring personnel are organized on appropriate shift patterns as required to ensure optimum operational performance is achieved.
  • Manage and drive performance through the supervisor team and liaise with department managers on issues that directly affect the production activities.
  • Drive a consistent team based approach across production ensuring open two way communication at all times.
  • Drive team meetings, team problem solving, continuous improvement initiatives across the production department.
  • Develop and maintain safety programs including appropriate training and communication sessions and ensuring the safety of all personnel.
  • Manage people issues including absenteeism, return to work interviews, performance, management etc. in consultation with HR.
  • Ensuring hygiene and housekeeping standards are at a level to ensure 100% daily GMP compliance. Identifying corrective action if GMP is not fully in compliance
  • Management of production budget
  • Work closely with relevant Functional managers to ensure appropriate assessment, staffing and scheduling of R&D projects and New Product Introductions to ensure internal project milestones and customer expectations are assured.
  • Work closely with Quality, Warehouse, Procurement and Engineering supervisors to ensure that production & shipping targets are met through open communications and teamwork.
  • Resolve any non-conformance in the manufacturing system by timely and effective corrective action.
  • Set KPI’s for direct reports and monitor performance against these goals.
  • Champion Operational Excellence programmes and participate in projects as required
  • Ensure that training records are maintained and a training plan prepared for each member of the production department.
  • Ensure equipment is maintained in an acceptable condition such that product quality, personnel safety or the environment are not adversely affected.

Person Specification:
  • 8 years+ experience in a manufacturing management role, with a min of 3 years in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Strong interpersonal skills, an innate ability to influence and build relationships at all levels and a driving vision to create an inclusive culture of performance, continuous improvement and development
  • Have a high level of commercial and business awareness, be action oriented complemented by the resilience to achieve challenging objectives.
  • Ability to challenge the views of others in a constructive and convincing manner where it is required to bring about positive change.
  • Must be a pro-active self-starter and an excellent communicator with exceptional problem solving skills.
  • Inspirational, able to influence, motivate and encourage teamwork

For further information on this Head of Production role in Galway please contact Anne Marie Fox on 087 2197421 /
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