Site Lead

Job Title: Site Lead
Contract Type: Contractor
REF: 123847
Contact Name: Director of The RFT Group
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Job Published: over 1 year ago

Job Description

Site Leader pharmaceutical manufacturing

The Site Leader will be responsible for all activities at the Irish manufacturing facility.
The position will oversee all daily operations of the plant from production and manufacturing to ensuring policies and procedures are followed. They are responsible for developing processes that will maximize stewardship, safety, quality and productivity. The position is responsible for fostering a culture in line with company values while maintaining a high performance, results orientated manufacturing operation. This position holder will ensure that standards of quality expected of an FDA/EMA approved plant are met.

Job Spec
  • Develop and manage the plant operating plan to meet annual financial goals in terms of OPEX and CAPEX, in line with Technical Operations objectives.
  • Plan, organize, direct, and run optimum day-to-day operations to meet agreed objectives. Report and manage variances as appropriate.
  • Be responsible for production output, product quality and on-time shipping of product.
  • Allocate resources effectively and fully utilize assets to produce optimal results.
  • Implement strategies in alignment with strategic initiatives and provide a clear sense of direction and focus for plant operating staff.
  • Monitor operations and trigger corrective actions, as necessary.
  • Develop optimal working relationship within the plant management team and general staff.
  • Recruit, manage and develop plant staff in line with the company's HR focus to achieve superior results in terms of staff motivation and engagement.
  • With colleagues in Technical Operations Leadership, e.g. Supply Chain, Development, Quality, Finance, Legal and HR agree and set performance targets and objectives for the facility. Ensure targets are achieved.
  • Ensure compliance with all appropriate safety standards relevant to plant activities.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant environmental, planning and labour regulations.
  • Establish and maintain management systems and communications within the site and also with external stakeholders, e.g. Technical Operations Leadership.
  • In line with the Technical Operations operating model, contribute to the development of cost-effective manufacturing strategies to appropriately support the business.
  • Support appropriate Technical Operations management teams as required to meet with overall business objectives.
  • Represent company leadership within the local community, as required, consistent with corporate communication procedures and guidelines.
  • Maximize production, assets capacity and flexibility while minimizing unnecessary costs and maintaining current quality standards by fostering and implementing a LEAN operating culture.
  • Ensure resources are allocated effectively to fully utilize assets and deliver optimal results.
  • Develop systems and processes that track and optimize productivity and standards, metrics, and performance targets to ensure effective return on assets.
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of current pharmaceutical management best practices and concepts.
Person Spec
  • BS/MS in Engineering or Life Sciences, MBA preferred
  • Proven leadership in managing manufacturing and development activities in a global manufacturing environment.
  • Proven track record in achieving success in a leadership role in international pharmaceutical manufacturing operations.
  • Broad experience across drug manufacturing technologies and dosage forms.
  • Track record of success in managing successful teams.
  • Demonstrated technical expertise in manufacturing operations.
  • Proven track record in people management
  • Proven track record in managing cost and delivering positive results on a consistent basis.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects and people in a global manufacturing environment.
  • Highly Flexible, leads and works well in a team environment and has necessary skills to organize, mobilize, communicate, and influence.
  • Demonstrates a high level of integrity.
  • Capable of establishing collaborative working relationships at levels in the organization.
  • Ability to deliver objectives in time while meeting compliance and cost targets.
  • Leading by example nurture a culture of collaboration and participation among the team.
  • Knowledge of FDA and EU regulations
  • Expertise in managing operational excellence.
  • Expertise in workplace practices for safety, health, and Environmental control.
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