Operations Manager

Location Wicklow, Republic of Ireland
Job Type Permanent
Salary €65000 - €70000 per annum
Published 7 months ago
Start Date September 2017
Contact Lorraine Mooney
Job Ref LD2_1501687455

Job Description

Operations Manager | Pharmaceuticals | Permanent Role

The Role: Operations Manager


  • Lead the team to optimise performance in terms of output, quality, costs etc, including mentoring and development as required.
  • Interface with management to ensure all employee relations issues are reasonably, fairly and consistently dealt with, in conjunction with the HR Manager.
  • Ensure all operations are carried out in accordance with GMP ISO9001/ISO13485/ISO14001 and 18001 depending on regulatory and customer requirements.
  • Continual assessment of the effectiveness of operations include potential continuous programmes for improvement.
  • Support the Operations Department by ensuring all equipment is maintained in an efficient manner and by minimising downtime.
  • Set up & maintain a preventative maintenance schedule for all equipment, ensuring that adequate spare parts are available.
  • Ensure all processes are in compliance with validation requirements.
  • Recommend and implement process improvements.
  • Ensure that waste is measured and minimised within the factory.
  • To agree and control overhead and revenue budgets.
  • To justify capital expenditure, where applicable.
  • Ensure that all equipment meets current Health & Safety and any other relevant regulatory standards.
  • Preparation of validation documentation eg User Requirement Specifications (URS) for new equipment/systems and factory layout diagrams.
  • Assist R&D and Quality in the qualification of all production equipment & facilities, including review and approval of GMP qualification protocols, reports & risk assessments.
  • Raise & approve all GMP change controls and deviations as required.
  • Assist Technical/QA with customer and regulatory bodies eg IMB, GMP, ISO & NSF audits as required.
  • Maintain accurate batch documentation in line with Good Manufacturing Practice procedures.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of the facility & grounds to an excellent standard.
  • Engage continually in developing World Class practices while driving out costs, waste (both time and materials) and inefficiencies.
  • Work to ensure highest level of team work and cooperation between departments at all times.

Skills/Experience Required:

  • Significant solid 10 years+ management experience in a fast paced, customer focused
  • Strong communication, organisation and leadership skills
  • An approachable and enthusiastic manner
  • Be able to make decisions using own initiative but involving relevant assistance where necessary.
  • Be confident in dealing with and had previous experience in dealing with performance management.
  • Be fully flexible and prepared to take accountability of the uninterrupted opening hours of the business.
  • Be fully committed, passionate, reliable and dynamic in fully engaging in our Company Ethos, and treating the business as your own.

In Return:

  • 65 - 70k
  • Pension
  • Healthcare

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