CareerWise Recruitment
CareerWise Recruitment

Director Manufacturing Operations

Co. Cork
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CareerWise Recruitment is seeking a Director of Manufacturing Operations for our Pharma client, a tablet manufacturing / packaging company based in Cork. The successful candidate will be responsible for shaping and leading the overall strategy of the manufacturing function, overseeing key capital projects and new product introductions (NPIs), and deploying strategic initiatives. This role entails ensuring the overall performance and efficiency of the manufacturing operations.


  • Responsible for the strategic planning of Manufacturing Operations.
  • Oversees the tactical and operational performance (safety, quality compliance, delivery, cost & people) of the Manufacturing function.
  • Coordinates the activities of department management and provides direction and assistance in the resolution of complex issues, and/or issues pertaining to safety, quality compliance or supply which may arise.
  • Responsible for budgeting, cost control, and the financial performance of Manufacturing Operations.
  • Responsible for the performance of contract personnel and providers engaged to support Operations.
  • Responsible for delivering the people strategy for Manufacturing Operations aimed at developing staff for career progression to ensure agility, flexibility and readiness for the future. Ensure that Individual Development Plans (IDPs) link to future business needs are in place for all colleagues.
  • Works with senior and executive management to develop and deploy strategies for operations.
  • Responsible for oversight and direction of all departmental projects.


  • Extensive experience (10 years at this level) and BS or related fields.
  • Masters degree, PhD or an advanced business degree such as an MBA is desirable.
  • Formal OE qualification (GB, BB, KT, Lean etc.) desirable.
  • Extensive Operations Management experience within Pharmaceutical / Biopharmaceutical manufacturing, and/or and distribution is desirable.
  • Extensive knowledge of industry best practices and trends
  • Demonstrated strong knowledge of current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) and regulatory requirements for Biopharmaceutical or Pharmaceutical manufacturing and distribution.

Please call Mike Morrissey today for further information on 021-429 7536 or email:

CareerWise Recruitment (In Search of Excellence)

Established in 1999, CareerWise Recruitment specialises in recruitment of management and technical professionals for the life sciences, ICT, engineering, food and agri sectors. 

We operate out of multiple locations in Ireland and have offices in Cork, Shannon, Galway, Mayo and Dublin.

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Important Dates
Posted on
10 July, 2024
Application deadline
07 August, 2024

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