Head of Operations - Membrane

Posted 09 Mar 2023

Carrigtwohill, Cork - Ireland

Req Id 261843


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Your role: Reporting to the Site Director, the Head of Operations, Membrane & Chromatography Media Operations is fully responsible for leading operations activities within one of the site's key manufacturing areas. This role is a key member of the senior leadership team responsible for developing and implementing overall strategic direction for the site.


The Head of Operations, Membrane & Chromatography Media Operations is accountable for on-time delivery of quality products to our customers in a cost-efficient and safe way through the development and execution of operating plans within our Cork manufacturing plant across multiple areas and teams including a high-volume process lines and Media production. The successful manager will lead the Membrane and Media Operations in the delivery of our high-quality products to Merck customers around the globe.


Working in close partnership with the Plant Manager and site leadership, the Operations Manager will work to ensure process rigor and a continuous improvement mindset within their areas of responsibility.


Who you are:

  • Degree, or equivalent, in Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Science, Engineering, or related/equivalent field. Higher education would be advantageous but not essential.
  • 5-10 years’ experience within Plant Management, Supply Chain, Operations, or relevant strategic function. 
  • Track record in progressive leadership roles leading multifunctional teams.
  • Demonstrated change management; ability to define, establish, and complete a strategic and cultural vision by inspiring change across multifunctional teams and the broader organization
  • Demonstrated ability to lead attainment of bold objectives for EHS, Quality, Service and Cost.
  • Experienced using Lean methodologies
  • Possesses strong analytical and problem-solving skills, financial competence, ability to make decisions in a constantly evolving environment.

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