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  • Job reference number:15321382
  • Client ID:RI/JO-1801-366911_2
  • Posted on:09-FEB-2018
  • Location:GALWAY
  • Job type:PERMANENT

Head of Production required for a pharmaceutical company in Galway. You will be responsible for the leadership of the daily production operation ensuring that a quality product is produced in a safe and cost-effective manner that meets our customer’s expectation and regulatory requirements. You will be managing a team of 3 supervisors

This role does require pharmaceutical industry experience as an essential requirement


  • 8 years+ experience in a manufacturing management role, with a min of 3 years in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Strong interpersonal skills, an innate ability to influence and build relationships at all levels and a driving vision to create an inclusive culture of performance, continuous improvement and development
  • Have a high level of commercial and business awareness, be action oriented complemented by the resilience to achieve challenging objectives.
  • Ability to challenge the views of others in a constructive and convincing manner where it is required to bring about positive change.
  • Must be a pro-active self-starter and an excellent communicator with exceptional problem solving skills.
  • inspirational, able to influence, motivate and encourage teamwork


  • Overall management of day to day activities within production ensuring customer requirements are met in a timely, compliant, safe and cost-effective manner.
  • To directly manage a team of Production Managers responsible for manufacturing product to targeted production plans in a quality driven manner.
  • Ensure all operational performance measures are reached which include productivity, efficiency, waste, quality and safety. Prepare reports and present on same.
  • To support site business strategies ensuring personnel are organized on appropriate shift patterns as required to ensure optimum operational performance is achieved.
  • Manage and drive performance through the supervisor team and liaise with department managers on issues that directly affect the production activities.
  • Drive a consistent team based approach across production ensuring open two way communication at all times. Drive team meetings, team problem solving, continuous improvement initiatives across the production department.
  • Develop and maintain safety programs including appropriate training and communication sessions and ensuring the safety of all personnel.
  • Manage people issues including absenteeism , return to work interviews, performance, management etc. in consultation with HR.
  • Ensuring hygiene and housekeeping standards are at a level to ensure 100% daily GMP compliance. Identifying corrective action if GMP is not fully in compliance
  • Management of production budget
  • Work closely with relevant Functional managers to ensure appropriate assessment, staffing and scheduling of R&D projects and New Product Introductions to ensure internal project milestones and customer expectations are assured.
Please call Fiona Keane at 091 507 502 or 086 0279952 or click on the link below if you would like further information

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