Business Excellence Manager

Job Title: Business Excellence Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Connaght
REF: 124110
Contact Name: Larry O’Leary
Contact Email:
Job Published: 10 months ago

Job Description

Business Excellence Manager
Our client, a World Class Health-tech development and manufacturing company, now seeks a Business Excellence Manager who will champion, lead, promote, facilitate and mentor Lean / Continuous Improvement / Excellence culture across the business, includes operations and supporting services on site. This is a permanent role based in Connacht, working in a hybrid work model.

In line with company strategy, the successful candidate will embed a culture of continuous improvement on site through a focus on Production Unit Excellence, Business Service Excellence, Continuous Improvement Reviews, Strategic thinking and a mindset that there are always opportunities to improve Culture.

This hire will be Site Lead for Lean / Business / Operational Excellence strategy in efforts to drive impactful improvement projects, developing road maps with business partners with milestones and that a quarterly process is in place to communicate progress to all stakeholders.

This is a key role for embedding our behavioural standards on site and assisting with the high-performance leader training.

Skills required:
  • Operational excellence and lean thinking.
  • Change management especially in area of culture.
  • Organisational awareness and business acumen.
  • Excellent Systems thinking and Value Stream Mapping.
  • Strong manufacturing line layout and flow competencies.
  • Project management skills.
  • Strategic and Critical Thinker.
  • Supply chain and Capacity Planning competencies.
  • Effective communication at all levels.
  • Ability to build and foster strong relationships
  • People development, mentoring, coaching.
  • Financial Management.

Requirements for Business Excellence Manager:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing/Engineering field. Master’s preferred.
  • 10+ years’ experience in an operations / manufacturing environment.
  • 5+ years’ experience in leadership capacity, involving systems thinking and execution.
  • Track record of devising or implementing strategic initiatives relating to operational excellence / business process improvements / continuous / process improvements and/or cost savings within the manufacturing industry.
  • Formal Project management training and history of leading cross functional projects preferred.

For further details, please contact Larry on +353 1 2302400 /

The RFT Group, BioPharmaceutical Division specialise exclusively in the recruitment of scientists, engineers and executives for the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device sectors.

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