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Production Supervisor

Job Title: Production Supervisor
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Galway
REF: 89260
Job Published: over 1 year ago

Job Description

Contact: Catriona Coogan
Telephone: 091730022

Production Supervisor

Our client, a medical device company in Galway are currently looking to recruit a Production Supervisor for their site.

Job Summary

Provides leadership to the Product-Builder groups across orthopedic-implant manufacturer and packaging. Takes a leadership role within the Manufacturing group in driving the manufacturing processes to achieve key objectives. Leads lean-manufacturing, productivity and quality- improvement initiatives and always looks for opportunities to reduce product-cost. Supports, Facilitates and Manages people to deliver optimum performance.

General Functions
  • Supports the Business Need in terms of Quality - Costs - Delivery - People.
  • Supports the Business Unit Manager to implement the site Goals.
  • Ensures compliance with all company quality policies including compliance, and closing on time any CAPA's that are assigned.
  • Ensures compliance with all company H & S policies and is responsible for all H &S issues on the shift
  • Ensures manufacturing-volume requirements are met, On Time in Full with the correct schedule mix.
  • Ensures delivery plan is met to agreed standard costs and staffs shifts accordingly.
  • Record and update all relevant metrics and report on any variances of same.
  • Leads problem-solving initiatives and takes an active role in driving cross-functional collaboration across Manufacturing, Quality, Engineering, Maintenance & Supply Chain groups with a view to reducing waste across the business
  • Effectively manages employee performance, including coaching, counseling, developing and monitoring employee's under their control and taking the appropriate performance management action where required.
  • Organizes supports and manages the training of people under their control to achieve optimum cross training versatility and flexibility while maintaining all H & S requirements.
  • Effectively manages issues across the shifts to ensure effective handovers to meet the business needs.
  • Communicates /supports manufacturing / corporate objectives and provides direction on how employees contribute to the achievement of objectives through effective two way communications / cascade.
  • Any other duties as assigned to meet or exceed the business needs.
Education / Experience
  • 3-5 years People Management experience in a similar role with a large team of direct reports
  • 3-5 years experience in a highly regulated environment (preferably Clean Room)
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills with proven ability to deliver results in a cross function team based environment
  • Proven experience and knowledge of process improvements with the use of lean tools
  • 3rd Level degree (or equivalent) in Engineering/Science
  • Previous experience in a lean manufacturing environment
  • Previous experience of new product introductions and product ramp.
  • Proven ability of leadership within a change management environment

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