Operations Leader Pharma Sandyford

// Full Time // €60,000 - €80,000
  • Production Manufacturing

Operations Manager – Production



The Operations Manager will be Responsible for the effective management of the facility to ensure product quality and business measures are met, whilst also maintaining effective people management and development and vigilance in protecting employee health and safety.

Maintain a sound working relationship with key customers both internal and external through regular communication.



People and Team

  • Overall people management for the facility
  • Providing leadership development, coaching and motivation
  • Strategic workforce planning including resourcing
  • Recruitment and retention of staff
  • Performance reviews and career development for direct reports
  • Managing escalated staff counselling and conflict resolution
  • Oversight of training and development plans
  • Oversight of implementation of EHS policies and procedures
  • Operations
  • Budget Management (capital, overhead and headcount)
  • Long term business objectives
  • Process and productivity improvement
  • Facility and equipment management



  • Ensure quality standards and procedures are being maintained
  • Audit involvement
  • Oversight of QA incidents and investigations
  • Customer
  • Customer Business /Operational Reviews
  • Manage customer relationships
  • Seeking business opportunities
  • Liaising with Sales and Marketing team
  • Management
  • Point of escalation for all matters
  • Developing, prioritising and maintaining business and operational strategies



  • Financials Site Labour, overhead and material cost indicators/Sales
  • Quality Compliance Quality Indicators/Audit outcomes
  • Process and Productivity Improvement Project results/Overtime
  • Employee Satisfaction Retention/engagement/Pulse Survey
  • Customer Satisfaction Customer Satisfaction and level of complaints
  • EHS LTI’s/Recordables







Essential Skills and Qualifications

  • Pharmaceutical Degree, Science Degree or approved equivalent qualification
  • Leadership and Management skills (minimum 3 years’ experience)
  • Sound decision making skills
  • Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with internal/external customers
  • Negotiation skills

Desirable Skills and Qualifications

  • Sound business acumen
  • Experience in aseptic compounding
  • Knowledge of the Code of Good Manufacturing Practice
  • Strong presentation skills



Quality, Sales & Marketing, Human Resources, Service and Supply, Finance, IT, Customers and

Equipment Suppliers


If you have worked for at least 6 years in a leadership role in GMP, FDA or perhaps a BRC of Beverage related production facility and you are interested in this new opportunity a want to discuss it further. Please send your CV in complete confidence to shane.gleeson@cpl.ie and I can contact you between the hours of 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday.


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Job Overview

  • JO-1810-417929
  • Shane Gleeson
  • December 20, 2018
  • €60,000 - €80,000
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