Senior Operational Excellence Manager


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Location Galway
Salary Negotiable
Role Type Permanent
Contact Caroline Kingston

Senior Operational Excellence Manager

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Job ID: JOB-12613
Senior Manager, Operational Excellence and Business Operations

Finding the right company that aligns to your career aspirations and values is so important. I have a superb opportunity with a global diagnostics client with a base in Galway to take on the role of of Senior Manager, OpEx and Business Operations. The Senior Manager OpEx and Business Operations will work with global corporate and manufacturing functions based worldwide. You will provide multi-site leadership for Operational Excellence and projects such as capacity expansion and ramp, network optimization, product standardization and implementation of best-in-class processes and systems to enable step-change margin improvement.

Responsibilities Include

  • Responsible for program definition and execution; developing the strategy and vision of the Operational Excellence program for the business unit over the next 3-5 years, in collaboration with the broader Operations organization.
  • Translating strategies into program/project plans; including scope management, stakeholder management, deliverables (KPIs), schedule, budget management, risk management and resource requirements.
  • Competent in making difficult decisions regarding priorities among projects / programs while ensuring the buy in of teams and leaders
  • Provide technical leadership and clear direction to the OpEx organization across multiple sites.
  • Acts as global leader for cross-functional project teams; identifies and leads the Project Teams, owns the Project Plans (Gantts), leads and coordinates execution of all activities required for change implementation.
  • Prioritizing work and resources to best meet priorities and financial targets (including CIP/PPV/Unit Cost Glides), resolving issues and initiating corrective actions as appropriate for delivery of program.
  • Establishing and leading proactive, transparent, and effective communications cadence to ensure timely dissemination of information with the senior leadership team, program/project teams, and matrix stakeholders.
  • Driving continuous improvement into activities within the Operational Excellence and Manufacturing Operations organizations and seeking regular feedback from leadership and stakeholders.
  • Strong leadership, and the ability to collect information from multiple sources, and synthesize, integrate, and resolve conflicting requirements and cross-functional issues.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Excellent negotiation and influence skills


  • A Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) which should include engineering, supply chain, science, IT or business disciplines.
  • 10+ years’ experience including: – Manufacturing operations leadership – OpEx / Business Excellence – Engineering / quality / project management – Managing a diverse range of projects in a complex work environment – Managing a margin improvement program

This experience should be in a leadership or multi-functional role in medical diagnostic, medical device, pharmaceutical or consumer product, or similar environment.

  • Formal OpEx training e.g. Shingo, Class A, Lean, Six Sigma with application
  • Lean Six Sigma certification

Preferred Qualifications

  • One or more professional certifications or equivalent experience (preferably PRINCE2, MSP, PMP, Agile, etc.)
  • Experience in medical / diagnostic industry preferred
  • Lean / Six Sigma Black belt qualification

For further information on this Senior Operational Excellence Manager role please contact Caroline on 086-8395531 or email Check out all our open jobs on our HERO Recruitment website –

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Caroline Kingston


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Senior Operational Excellence Manager

Caroline Kingston

Role Type Permanent
Contact Caroline Kingston
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