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  • DUBLIN 2
  • Job reference number:15425765
  • Client ID:RI/JO-1901-422795_2
  • Posted on:06-FEB-2019
  • Location:WATERFORD
  • Job type:PERMANENT

My client, a leading pharmaceutical company based in the South-East of Ireland, are looking for an experienced Packaging Operations Manager to join their team!

Job Purpose: Manage the day to day operations of the packaging department to ensure all internal / external customer requirements are met. Develop procedures for packaging associates insuring customer and quality requirements are adhered to.

- Reporting directly to the Head of Commercial Operations, the Packaging Operations Manager is responsible for ensuring the smooth running of all supply chain activities:

  • Develop and execute the business plan for the packaging department. Maintain all costs within budget.
  • Participate in new business development projects.
  • Meet revenue goals each year as assigned by Head of Commercial Operations.
  • Provide excellent communication with all clients at all times.
  • Manage all current and new customers packaging related requirements.
  • Ensure proper labour, material equipment, facilities, systems, etc. are available.
  • Customers must be completely satisfied and receive defect free services and products.
  • Oversee departmental processes and coordinates inter-departmental activities.
  • Creation of guidelines, internal procedures and batch documentation
- Ensure Personnel working within the area are trained to conform to company, cGMP, SOPs, Specifications, and Regulatory requirements

- Plan, direct and monitor projects against schedule within agreed costs and in accordance with company deadlines.

- Review or update packaging practices in accordance with new or changing environmental policies, standards, regulations, or laws.

- Negotiate prices and terms with suppliers, vendors, or freight forwarders

- Monitor supplier performance to assess ability to meet quality and delivery requirements.

- Monitor forecasts and quotas to identify changes or to determine their effect on delivery activities.

- Participate in the coordination of engineering changes, product line extensions, or new product launches to ensure orderly and timely transitions in material or production flow.

- Ensuring change is delivered as specified by the Head of Commercial Operations

- Staff Development:

  • Providing direction and guidance to the Supply Chain team.
  • Managing, motivating, coaching and mentoring direct reports, to higher levels of management capability.
  • Working with all members of staff to maintain and develop the positive progressive culture.
- Health and Safety

  • Ensure requirements of companys Safety Statement are implemented
  • Continuously promote a positive safety culture by leading by example
Participate as part of site management team into effective running of the business.

Skills & Desired Attributes:

  • Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions
  • Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
  • Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
  • Teaching others how to do something
  • Actively looking for ways to help people

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelors Degree in a related discipline
  • 6+ years of experience in pharmaceutical industries, with at least 3 years of managerial experience
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Analytical Decision Making and Problem Solving Skills
  • Performance Management and People Development
  • Ability to manage multiple conflicting demands and to prioritise accordingly
  • Ability to define and manage own tasks and schedules
  • Significant experience with desktop and software applications

For more information and to apply for this role please call Katie on +353 1 2784671 or e-mail

Thornshaw Scientific Recruitment is a leading Irish provider of specialist Scientific Recruitment. Part of the CPL Group. Tel: +353 1 2784671.

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