Shift Manager - Major Medical Devices Company - Galway - IRE

  • Job Reference: NET - 174913
  • Date Posted: 24 June 2019
  • Recruiter: Headhunt International
  • Location: Galway
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Salary Benefits package negotiable
  • Sector: Engineering, Manufacturing Operations
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

A Major Medical Devices Company in Galway, Ireland wish to recruit a suitably qualified person for the following post:


Summary of Duties/Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will have responsibility and leadership for overall operation of a production shift. Responsible for the coordination and direction of cross functional teams of the designated production area(s) to achieve business goals. Implements Company systems and strategies to ensure a safe work environment, maximize profitable growth, drive quality improvements, provide premier customer service, develop people, reduce operating costs, inventories and lead times through continuous improvements.

Maintain a clean, safe 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.

Drives and meets the Key Performance Indicators of the production shift.

Lead, motivate and develop Production Operators, Team leaders, and Supervisors team in communication, team development, career development, motivation and skills.

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 EHS functions.

Implement team goals and objectives and review on a timely basis.

Ensure Team Leaders and Production operators are trained in manufacturing procedures as per current GPS, MPS, TWI and GMP requirements.

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.

Leads cross-functional team in identifying and resolving technical issues.

Perform other duties as assigned by management.


Education and/or experience equivalent to a third level qualification in Engineering, Business, Science or related field.

Minimum of 8 years' experience in a similar environment, of which at least 3 years related experience in people management.

Excellent coaching, mentoring and team development skills.

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.

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.

REMUNERATION: Excellent Salary/Benefits Package on offer and negotiable


Please forward CV immediately to:

For informal enquiries, please phone Christy O'Hara on 087-9473404 and if outside Ireland 00353 87 9473404