Production Shift Manager

HERO Recruitment
Employment Type
Not disclosed
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Job Title: Shift Production Manager
Base Location: Castlebar
Reporting To: Senior Operations Manager

Main Purpose of Job:
Reporting to the Senior Operations Manager the Operations Specialist responsible for production outputs, process optimization, supervision of production operators, quality, safety and good housekeeping.

Key tasks of this role include:

  • Work with planning to ensure capacity and production planning maximises productivity and effective use of resources to achieve customer requirements
  • Achieve output, quality and delivery service levels within agreed targets
  • Prepare production plans that meet weekly demand requirements across all various print and finishing resources and ensure plans are signed off upon and agreed with the production team
  • Responsible for the delivery of the production plan
  • Full responsibility of the financial performance of the production unit including (folding, printing, binding, finishing, cartons, guillotine and Bemis cell)
  • Use lean tools to identify process improvements and identify efficiencies and work across various teams to introduce process improvements
  • Drive key projects agreed with the Management team to improve overall business performance
  • Support change management initiatives across the production team – maintaining focus whilst managing change
  • Establish and maintain high standards in relation to Environmental Health & Safety work practices
  • Work closely with Quality to ensure standard operating procedures are adhered to and improved upon and that high levels of quality are maintained
  • Work with Customer Service to ensure customer requirements are at the forefront of our daily activities
  • Develop production operational plans in conjunction with planning, finance and the Senior Operations Manager to ensure alignment with the operations strategy
  • Identify training requirements to ensure we utilise our talented team and champion a positive employee environment by promoting open communication, engagement and development of team members
  • Ensure OTIF is maintained at a level acceptable to the business team and work with cross functional teams to ensure consistency
  • Drive root cause and action plans across the team to ensure issues are addressed and resolved in a timely manner
  • Ensure full accountability and responsibility across all team members for performance of their production areas
  • Ensure the teams execute in full preventative maintenance schedules and plans as required
  • This list is not exclusive and the job holder may be required to do additional reasonable tasks

Education and Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment
  • Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma experience
  • Previous experience in mentorship and leadership
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office i.e., Excel, Word & PowerPoint

Skills & Knowledge required:

  • Knowledge of print and/or packaging a distinct advantage
  • Meticulous attention to detail with a methodical and analytical approach with excellent problem-solving tool skillsets
  • Proven record of achieving sustained standardised improvements
  • Very strong organizational and Project Management Skills
  • Excellent planning, organising and communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team is a key requirement.
  • Ability to lead complex problem solving and cost/capacity improvement projects with cross functional teams. Ability to present ideas and concepts clearly and effectively.
  • Familiar and comfortable with good documentation practices.
  • Excellent people management skills
  • Ability to engage with all stakeholders
  • Highly motivated self-starter with an innovative mindset.

Aims & Culture:

  • Ensure the day job is carried out in accordance with safety, environmental and CGMP requirements.
  • Create a safe working environment through compliance to the relevant policies and procedures.
  • Conduct the day-to-day business with integrity and accountability, support team-working at every opportunity.


  • Deliver local and team objectives in a timely and structured manner demonstrating a positive attitude.
  • Support customer brands by manufacturing their products to the planned timescales and quality.
  • Reduce the number of internal non-conformances through adherence to procedures, policies and guides.
  • Acknowledge individual endeavour and success.

For further information on this role please contact Emma Griffin on /