Production Supervisor/Planner

Life Science Recruitment
Employment Type
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Production Supervisor/Planner

Our client a medical device start-up company currently seeks a Production Supervisor to join their team the Production Supervisor/Planner will support the manufacturing of a cutting edge device. Reporting to Operations Director The Production Supervisor will supervise employees and activities across areas of production while ensuring clear inventory management for smooth and continuous operations.


  • Supervision of employees and manufacturing activities as relates to the production of sub-systems.
  • Manage daily activities of operators to achieve seamless production of high quality product with high efficiency resource utilisation.
  • Perform planning of activities to ensure build to forecast. This includes resourcing of support functions (NPI engineering and Quality Engineering) and ensuring appropriate staffing levels for all positions.
  • Act as production cross-functional team member in identifying, selecting and resourcing improvement projects (yield, quality, capacity).

    • Analyse and identify potential line layout adjustments to improve efficiency.

  • Accountable for ensuring staff are appropriately trained to perform assigned work by planning the training schedule and delegating the training to appropriate operations / quality staff.

    • Accountable for operations metrics (including operator metrics such as performance, absenteeism, punctuality) and for providing regular progress reports to management and cross-functional stakeholders.
    • Full understanding of manufacturing procedures, processes and equipment used.

  • Accountable for inventory control, including identifying inventory requirements, as well as tracking material usage and ensuring stock for manufacturing campaigns. Remain up-to-date on supply-chain challenges and bottlenecks to burn down risks of inventory constraints.
  • Partner with NPI engineering and quality functions on investigations and/or corrective actions, perform non-conformance investigations for review with engineering, assure documentation content is correct.
  • Ensure that a high standard of compliance with GMP is maintained in the manufacturing areas.
  • Understanding of EHS rules and requirements and drives identification and implementation of adequate control measures in preventing injuries to themselves and others as well as to the protection of product and the environment.
  • Ensure Company Goals and Values are considered in all activities and interactions.



  • 4-5 years previous relevant experience required in production planning and supervision, with full responsibility for all operator personnel including people management and handling all aspects of employee relations in manufacturing.
  • Formal production engineering qualification and/or relevant experience managing production. Medical devices or other high regulated industry preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise teams and provide coaching and feedback.
  • Experience working in multi-cultural teams.
  • Excellent communication and relationship skills with experience working in cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to work within a fast paced, dynamic, and constantly changing work environment.
  • Proven expertise in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Broad knowledge of materials and manufacturing processes applicable to medical device industry is desirable.
  • Working knowledge of FDA, GMP, QSR and ISO 13485 requirements is an advantage.
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing concepts and Six Sigma is an advantage.
  • Project management experience and experience of ERP / MRP systems, as related to production planning, is an advantage.


For further information please contact James Cassidy or call in confidence