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Production Manager

Location: Galway
Reference no. : 1633
Date added: 18/10/2019
Salary: €Neg




Description

                                            Production Manager

BD Recruitment are recruiting a Production Manager to work for Irelands largest indigenous pharmaceuticals manufacturer. This person will be working directly with the US and MUST hace FDA experience. Experience of woking within a Pharmaceutical or Medical device industry is a must.

 

BASIC SUMMARY:

  • The Production Manager is a pivotal position within the company and the role holder is 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 customers expectation and regulatory requirements.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Management of the new start-up facility to full commercial manufacture.
  • Work with Engineering, R+D, Quality, Product Launch and all relevant teams to ensure site qualification and validation is conducted successfully.
  • Work with Registration and Quality Departments on the compilation of data required for EU and US product dossier submissions.
  • Together with all departments, prepare and host customer, non-EU, EU and US authority inspections to ensure facility approvals are obtained and maintained.
  • Successfully launch new products to full commercial manufacture.
  • Overall management of day to day activities within production ensuring customer requirements are met in a timely, compliant, safe and cost-effective manner.
  • Directly manage the Operations Team 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.
  • 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 operations team and liaise with all relevant 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.  Maintain the company QMS.
  • Management of production budget
  • Work closely with relevant managers to ensure appropriate assessment, staffing and scheduling of R&D projects and Product Launch Projects to ensure internal project milestones and customer expectations are assured.
  • Work closely with Quality, Warehouse, Procurement and Engineering supervisors to ensure that production & shipping targets are met through open communications and teamwork.
  • Resolve any non-conformance in the manufacturing system by timely and effective corrective action.
  • Set KPIs for direct reports and monitor performance against these goals.
  • Champion Operational Excellence programmes and participate in projects as required
  • Ensure that training records are maintained and a training plan prepared for each member of the production department.
  • Ensure equipment is maintained in an acceptable condition such that product quality, personnel safety or the environment are not adversely affected.

Person Specification

  • 5 years+ experience in a manufacturing management role, with a min of 3 years in the pharmaceutical industry.  Experience in start-up project would be advantageous  
  • US FDA experience.
  • 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
  • Strong computer skills in MS Office and a knowledge of enterprise systems i.e. SAP.

 If you are interested in the role of  Production Manager role please click on the apply button and send us your CV" You can also contact our office on 093 41932 "If you would like to learn more about our company please visit our website www.bdr.ie

 



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