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Senior Production Supervisor

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We are currently working alongside one of Ireland’s leading Medical Device manufacturers in recruiting a Senior Production Supervisor based in Galway

Summary of Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the coordination and direction of cross functional teams of the designated production area(s) to achieve business goals.
  • Maintain a clean, safe well-lit workplace and ensure zero lost time accidents.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements at all times.
  • Maintain production supply to fulfil the sales and operations demand plan.
  • Coordinate with supply chain planning, engineering, quality personnel and production management to ensure correct production staffing levels and ensure engineering and quality support are available to meet business needs.
  • Ensure the timely issuing of internal reports which are used to determine the production area performance.
  • Identify opportunities to improve work processes and methods by working with Business Excellence, tech teams and health and safety functions.
  • Implement team goals and objectives and review on a timely basis. Lead and motivate production operators and team leaders to establish and achieve production KPI and profitability goals.
  • Drive achievement of production KPI metrics through chairing tech team meetings and leading projects as appropriate.
  • Ensure Team Leaders and Production operators are trained in manufacturing procedures as per current GPS, MPS, TWI and GMP requirements.
  • Develop Team Leaders and identify training needs on an ongoing basis.
  • Assume responsibility for internal and external audit actions associated with the production area to ensure effective closure of corrective actions.
  • Maintain good employee morale and discipline, and manage all disciplinary issues in line with HR policies and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management.

Summary of Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education and experience equivalent to a related Diploma/Degree in Business Management, or equivalent.
  • Minimum of three years of supervisory/management experience, preferably in a medical manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to plan and organise production schedules.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with other functions and management team.
  • Ability to work effectively as a manufacturing team member to achieve production goals.
  • Ability to read and understand manufacturing and production information, including production drawings, work orders, and related manufacturing specifications.
  • Action oriented and enjoys challenges; drives for results; is versatile, flexible and is willing to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm.
  • Excellent analytical skills, including the ability to identify improvements in manufacturing methods and processes.
  • Understanding of relevant Oracle (or other ERP system) modules and Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint) proficiency.
  • Green belt certification and lean manufacturing experience is desirable.
  • Flexibility to work within different shift patterns is essential.