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Job Description

A Production Supervisor on Permanent day shift is required by CareerWise Recruitment for our Galway based client. The Production Supervisor will report in to the Value Stream Manager AND will have performance responsibility for a line or area within a value stream, that will cover both team performance and key deliverables. Key areas are H&S, Quality and Compliance, Cost and CI, Service and NPD, People Management and Development, as well as meeting cost goals and driving other business initiatives as required. Please contact Tom Devaney for more information.

Role of this position

  • Manage the day to day activities of the team in a safe environment and be responsible for Health and safety goals
  • To promote a culture of Quality compliance within the production team and to manage a GMP system related activities
  • Overall supervision of day to day production to ensure customer requirements are met in a timely, compliant, safe and cost-effective manner.
  • To deliver on the build plan in line with customer expectations and product mix.
  • To deliver on all KPIs that help the business achieve its goal.
  • Manage headcount in line with capacity requirements and resolve issues in a timely manner to ensure the plan can be achieved.
  • Ensure that employee training matrix is in place and maintained to enhance shop floor skillsets to create a customer and right-first time focus.
  • Ensure departmental Operating procedures are proactively reviewed and updated to meet the required regulatory requirements and streamlined for operational efficiency.
  • To run the tier level meeting that will help deliver the daily goals of the business. This includes escalation as required to ensure we remove obstacles to performance.
  • Manage and develop team's performance and development as per performance management requirements.
  • To deliver communications in line with the communications process, and report on KPIs and Key business metrics at value stream level.
  • Manage the time and attendance weekly for the team
  • Support the NPD & LOT process to ensure a positive customer experience and smooth introduction of new products into our business.
  • Responsible for the timely and accurate use of SAP within their business area.
  • Drive cost savings and project within the business to achieve productivity and other cost saving goals.
  • Coach and support the team in driving continuous improvement culture in the business using business excellence tools.
  • Manage team performance in line with company policies & procedures.


  • Level 8 Degree qualification in a related discipline
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant manufacturing experience in a people management / leadership position
  • Experience in a regulated environment is an advantage
  • Experience of using Lean Tools and problem-solving techniques, Yellow Belt desirable
  • Good organisational and communication skills
  • Strong proven decision-making capabilities
  • Strong proven leadership skills
  • Proven track record in continuous improvement
  • Understanding of a regulated environment
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills to deliver on site objectives
  • Self-motivated natural leader with excellent decision making skills

Please call Tom Devaney today for further information on 091-758771 or email:
CareerWise Recruitment (In Search of Excellence) Established in 1999, CareerWise Recruitment specialises in recruitment of management and technical professionals for the life sciences, ICT, engineering, food and agri sectors. We operate out of multiple locations in Ireland and have offices in Cork, Shannon, Galway, Mayo and Dublin. By applying for this position, you are consenting to allow CareerWise Recruitment to process and retain your data in accordance with our Privacy Policy, contained on our website for the purposes of providing career opportunities. CareerWise Recruitment accepts that you do not wish your personal data, including your CV, to be forwarded to any client company without your prior consent and gives an absolute assurance that this wish will always be respected. Please feel free to contact us if you have any queries or wish to withdraw or amend your consent.

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Supply Chain, Logistics & Materials

Manufacturing & Production

Cork Office

CareerWise Recruitment. EastGate Village, EastGate, Little Island, Cork.

Phone: +353 (0) 21 206 1900