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Operations Coach (Production Supervisor)

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Carlow
  • Sector: Science
  • Date posted: 25/09/2018
  • Job reference: BBBH88922

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Operations Coach

An Operations Coach (Production Supervisor) is required to join a leading Pharmaceutical company. This position offers an impressive and unique opportunity for interested candidates. This position requires people who want to be challenged, have a passion for success, and a constant drive to exceed expectations.

This position will be responsible for the operations teams, process equipment and all activities affecting them. Provide leadership, cross functional development and technical expertise to operations, maintenance and administrative personnel in the management of products while ensuring that objectives are effectively achieved, consistent with site requirements to ensure compliance, safety and reliable supply to my clients customers.

This is a perfect opportunity to join a select team that has already established itself as a frontrunner leading the way in the Pharmaceutical industry.


  • Leadership activities including selection, development, coaching and day to day management. Ensure that the team receives appropriate resources and programmes to develop technical and other skills, to complete their jobs whilst stimulating personal growth and development in line with role while developing and maintaining training programmes.
  • Manage production related schedule adherence, tasks and resources in IPT and cross functionally; partner with colleagues to perform vendor management, communications, training, project work, audit/inspection duties etc.; thereby ensuring department is audit/inspection ready.
  • Oversee maintenance of process equipment, ensuring ongoing preventative maintenance, equipment troubleshooting and repairs to ensure continuous, reliable and repeatable operation of all equipment specifically in their suite. Ensure effective management and equipment shutdown scheduling, ensuring resources are available, thereby minimizing downtown.
  • Ensure equipment reliability and performance by facilitating effective systems for identification of root cause failures, recommendations and implementation of improvement changes throughout processes, ensuring calibrations of equipment are performed as necessary. Drive continuous improvement by leading and active participation in system failure investigations and investigation reports, execution/development of change control, and contribution to Kaizen events as appropriate.
  • Manage root cause analysis of system failures, substandard equipment performance, using standard tools and methods, to resolve machine and system issues e.g. FMEA, Fishbone diagrams, 5 why's etc.; oversee and implement subsequent corrective action through the change management system

Please note you will be required to work shifts.

Education Requirements

  • Bachelors Degree or higher preferred; ideally in a related Science, Engineering or other Technical discipline
  • Considerable experience and critical skills in their area of expertise that add value to the business; ideally in a manufacturing, preferably GMP setting

Core Competencies


  • Sterile filling processes and equipment
  • Knowledge of regulatory/code requirements to Irish, European and International Codes,
  • Standards and Practices
  • Report, standards, policy writing skills required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and job related computer applications required
  • Lean Six Sigma Methodology experience desired


  • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills, to interface effectively with all levels of colleagues and with external customers in a team orientated manner
  • Understand the specific responsibilities of all Carlow departments as they relate to ones own
  • department, understanding the business processes ones department supports
  • Progressive people management skills
  • Strong change management skills
  • Effective conflict resolution skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Demonstrable analytical and systematic problem solving skills
  • Strong influencing skills
  • Proven financial management skill

Contact Jack on 01-6455250 or email your CV to jack.conway-kenny AT

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