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Vacancy Details

Engineering & Technical

Operations Manager - Galway

Contract Type: Permanent
Sector:
Location: Galway
Date: 18/06/2018
Job Reference: 96281

Job Description

Contact: Anne Marie Fox
Email: recruit@hero.ie
Telephone: 087 2197421

Operations Manager
Our client, a medical device company in Galway is currently looking to recruit an Operations Manager for their site.

Job Summary
  • Management responsibility for all procurement, product assembly, configuration, packing and worldwide shipping of a broad variety Class II product mix in a high growth award-winning electro-mechanical Medical Device’s company.
  • A key member of the Management team with strategic responsibility for the future direction and capacity of the Operations function in a fast passed results-oriented Company

Duties / Responsibilities
  • Daily effective management of production ensuring that output, service and quality targets are met within compliant & budgeted cost parameters.
  • Establishment and monitoring of various business unit metrics, and taking appropriate & timely corrective actions to maintain metrics
  • Management of all suppliers to ensure that purchased components and sub-assemblies are received at the required, service, cost and quality levels
  • Ensuring with key stakeholders that sufficient capacity is available and validated to meet growing customer volumes
  • Overall management of all freight (both inbound/outbound)
  • Management of all inventory with timely and accurate reporting
  • Liaising with commercial to agree current and future volume needs inclusive of establishing forecast and accuracy requirements
  • Promotion & application of lean business processes and systems to assure efficiency from customer order to product delivery, inclusive the use of visual management boards
  • Management of component supply with due regard to end of life and qualification of alternatives
  • Implementing and managing appropriate measures & strategies for supply chain risk minimization, enterprise risk management and disaster recovery
  • Maintaining compliance with import/customs duties, and regulatory declarations
  • Ensuring awareness and compliance with ISO, FDA and E H&S requirements
  • Promotion of quality compliant culture
  • Coordination of the phasing in and out of products and processes
  • Identifying and introducing new technologies, processes and systems
  • Provision of leadership and direction to teams on problem-solving, improvement projects, and facilitating interaction and support from other company departments to achieve desired goals
  • Driving and delivering on set KPI targets with key focus on continuous improvement to help streamline processes
  • Strategic planner to ensure that future capacity and delivery requirements can be met
  • Promotion of positive employee team-based culture
  • Assurance of correct balance of skills in the team based culture and providing training & mentoring inclusive of performance appraisal and follow up actions
  • Holding of regular scheduled meetings with teams to review business unit performances and identifying areas of improvements or issues to be resolved with corrective actions and responsibilities
  • Reporting on Business Unit performance to management on a minimum of a monthly basis on the key areas of responsibility
  • Being prepared to present and represent documentation in compliance audits
  • Contribute cross functionally and strategically as a key member of the Management team
  • Performing other tasks as required by Head of Function

Specific Requirements
  • Outstanding people management and interpersonal skills who can leverage abilities of all subordinates and colleagues with persuasive and firmness when required
  • Ability to manage, motivate and organize a multidisciplinary group of individuals to consistently meet the agreed targets
  • Active promotion of positive company culture and values
  • Strong purchasing & negotiation skills with the ability to reason and influence at all levels.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Thrives in a team based environment who places a high degree of focus on accountability for Safety, Quality/GMP, Customer service, inventory levels/accuracy, cost and efficiency
  • PC literate with outstanding knowledge of implementation and maintenance of ERP systems
  • Data analysis and numeric skills with the ability to evaluate, analyse and present data.
  • Energetic self-starter with positive ‘can do attitude’ with an ability to work independently under pressure and react quickly to changing priorities.
  • Ability to manage complexity and resolve conflicts that arise from balancing multiple priorities in an assertive fast passed environment.
  • Excellent concise communication and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal.
  • Competent in devising & presenting operational and strategic business plans with follow-on timely implementation
  • Strong strategic leadership skills that can add value to the wider management team.
  • Must be an agent for change, – developing an inclusive team-based environment and being able to calmly and respectfully confront issues when they arise.
  • Proficiency in M/s office key packages

Education / Experience
  • Minimum of a Primary degree in a relevant Engineering/Technological discipline and ideally a postgraduate qualification in a complementary area
  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience in Managing such a role, with ideally 5 years in a Medical Devices function

For further information on this Operations Manager role in Galway please contact Anne Marie Fox on 087 2197421 / recruit@hero.ie

Check out all our open jobs on our HERO Recruitment website – www.hero.ie
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“I have worked with HERO recruitment (formerly HERO recruitment) for a number of years both within my current and previous position. I have always found HERO recruitment excellent to partner with, the consultants know our industry and cultural fit and can therefore successfully source high calibre candidates to match our open vacancies. I find HERO recruitment very professional to deal with and any candidates I interview who are sourced by HERO always have a positive recruitment experience”.

Moira Faherty,
Human Resources Manager
Chanelle Group

“My very first impression was that I was dealing with a recruitment company who were extremely professional, supportive and knowledgeable of the role for which I was applying. Not only were the responsibilities of the role explained to me in great detail, but they also went to great lengths to really understand the depth of my technical, managerial and leadership experience and capabilities. What impressed me the most was their personal touch in building a strong relationship with me as a candidate and in maintaining regular contact with me on the status of the role throughout the application process”.

Adrian Rice,
Engineering Manager 
Boston Scientific

“HERO have been a key strategic recruiting partner to Hollister ULC over many years. During our continued growth and expansion at our facility in Ballina, Hero have worked closely with us to really understand our recruiting needs, the calibre of talent we are looking for, and the fit for our Hollister culture. HERO have successfully sourced and placed candidates for us into Research and Development, Project / Process Engineering, Supply Chain and key Management roles.  They have a very experienced and professional team, and bring an excellent regional, national and international perspective”. 

Tom Horkan,
Asst. HR Manger
Hollister ULC, Ballina, Co. Mayo

"From the first prompt call-back to the ultimate congratulatory call to inform me of a job offer, Karl was an absolute professional; sound advice, solid research and knowledge of companies, unwavering persistence and friendly encouragement. West is best, so for anyone looking for a technical role, talk to Karl"

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“HERO Recruitment continues to be a valued partner in supplying high calibre candidates to all three Boston Scientific sites in Ireland. In particular they have been successful in delivering on specific roles for key project scale-ups. HERO has also provided on-site recruitment presence during increased activity when required and consistently operate in a highly professional and competent manner”.   

Lorraine McDonnell,
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Boston Scientific 

“HERO Recruitment were instrumental in sourcing and delivering key talent to the organisation and enabled us to meet our key deliverables within our start-up phase. They thoroughly understood our culture and constantly over delivered on our expectations. Our partnership with HERO Recruitment has without a doubt been  a professional and collaborative one. HERO exceed themselves in all aspects of recruitment and are an absolute pleasure to work with”.

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VP of Human Resources
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“HERO recruitment is an extension to our talent acquisition team. From hiring strategy meeting to the induction of the right talent, the HERO recruitment team provide an exemplary service. They are knowledgeable about our business needs, responsive and thorough. A true talent acquisition partner”. 


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“I have worked with HERO recruitment (formerly HERO recruitment) for a number of years both within my current and previous position. I have always found HERO recruitment excellent to partner with, the consultants know our industry and cultural fit and can therefore successfully source high calibre candidates to match our open vacancies. I find HERO recruitment very professional to deal with and any candidates I interview who are sourced by HERO always have a positive recruitment experience”.

Moira Faherty,
Human Resources Manager
Chanelle Group

“My very first impression was that I was dealing with a recruitment company who were extremely professional, supportive and knowledgeable of the role for which I was applying. Not only were the responsibilities of the role explained to me in great detail, but they also went to great lengths to really understand the depth of my technical, managerial and leadership experience and capabilities. What impressed me the most was their personal touch in building a strong relationship with me as a candidate and in maintaining regular contact with me on the status of the role throughout the application process”.

Adrian Rice,
Engineering Manager 
Boston Scientific

“HERO have been a key strategic recruiting partner to Hollister ULC over many years. During our continued growth and expansion at our facility in Ballina, Hero have worked closely with us to really understand our recruiting needs, the calibre of talent we are looking for, and the fit for our Hollister culture. HERO have successfully sourced and placed candidates for us into Research and Development, Project / Process Engineering, Supply Chain and key Management roles.  They have a very experienced and professional team, and bring an excellent regional, national and international perspective”. 

Tom Horkan,
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Hollister ULC, Ballina, Co. Mayo

"From the first prompt call-back to the ultimate congratulatory call to inform me of a job offer, Karl was an absolute professional; sound advice, solid research and knowledge of companies, unwavering persistence and friendly encouragement. West is best, so for anyone looking for a technical role, talk to Karl"

Fiachra Collins
Computer Vision Algorithm Team Manager
Valeo

“HERO Recruitment continues to be a valued partner in supplying high calibre candidates to all three Boston Scientific sites in Ireland. In particular they have been successful in delivering on specific roles for key project scale-ups. HERO has also provided on-site recruitment presence during increased activity when required and consistently operate in a highly professional and competent manner”.   

Lorraine McDonnell,
Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist
Boston Scientific 

“HERO Recruitment were instrumental in sourcing and delivering key talent to the organisation and enabled us to meet our key deliverables within our start-up phase. They thoroughly understood our culture and constantly over delivered on our expectations. Our partnership with HERO Recruitment has without a doubt been  a professional and collaborative one. HERO exceed themselves in all aspects of recruitment and are an absolute pleasure to work with”.

Christine Power,
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Pivot

“HERO recruitment is an extension to our talent acquisition team. From hiring strategy meeting to the induction of the right talent, the HERO recruitment team provide an exemplary service. They are knowledgeable about our business needs, responsive and thorough. A true talent acquisition partner”. 


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