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105244 - Manufacturing Process Specialist - Contract - Cork

Contract Type: Contract
Location: Cork
Date: 19/08/2019
Job Reference: 105244
Contact Name: Anna McGowan
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Job Description

Manufacturing Process Specialist - Contract - Cork - 105244

Ensure the implementation of our clients Production System that will deliver Best in Class performance through a highly engaged workforce. Play a leading role in fostering a culture of continuous improvement and achieving sustainable high standards of manufacturing performance.


? Ensure that Lean Six Sigma capabilities are built in to teams as teams are on-boarded.
? Support functional departments in the development of business process standards that are aligned with existing business processes
? Utilize lean & six sigma methodologies to support the transition of product transfers from a project phase through to Operational Readiness.
? Leading the embedding & sustaining of the ‘Managing Site Performance’ business process standard on site.
? Owning and leading the site Root Cause Problem Solving system (RCPS), and embedding & improving its use within the site.
? Deploy plant-wide lean training modules.
? Develop and drive the yellow/green and black belt program on site.
? Drive the Lean philosophy throughout the site by supporting, mentoring and coaching employees in increasing their understanding and knowledge of Lean principles and techniques
? Develop and foster a continuous improvement culture
? Maximise the involvement of employees in process improvements
? Ensure all site changes are conducted to the highest of standards in a safe, compliant, and effective manner
? Provide support to various functions as required to meet the business targets and objectives; ensuring the plants processes operate at optimum


• Proven ability in Systems Thinking, Plan-Do-Check-Act, and Problem Solving
• Superior change management skills including the understanding of both individual change and organizational change.
• Excellent listening and analytical skills, facilitation skills, organized, and able to lead people and help them through the challenges of change within a complex environment.
• Outstanding presence and communication skills, able to inspire trust and quickly build credibility. Must have strong collaboration and influence skills
• Excellent intellect, strategic and tactical thinking ability, complemented by a "hands-on" operational and business planning orientation.
• Patient under pressure but resolute in getting things done quickly and effectively
• Accountability, with a strong desire to commit, be held accountable and be rewarded for delivering results. Recognizes and builds support for change.
• Articulates a complex change in a way that is easily understood by others.
• Moral and personal integrity and the values that inspire trust in the organization.
• Energy, passion, enthusiasm, commitment, and courage.
• Strong relationship development, conflict resolution, and team building instincts. Makes the customer central to all thinking.

• Third level Degree or equivalent qualification in Science, Technology, Engineering
• Certified to Black/Green belt level or relevant Lean Qualification
• Working knowledge of World Class Manufacturing & Lean Manufacturing
• Working knowledge of a regulated industry

• Masters degree in Lean Operations, Process Excellence, and/or Operations Management
• Master Black belt certified
• Experience within a Life sciences or biopharmaceutical environment

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