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Packaging Shift Manager (6 month FTC) – Tipperary

My client, a pharmaceutical company in South Tipp are seeking an experienced Packaging Shift Manager on a 6 month contract.

Shift:8am-4pm & 4pm-12am

Salary €50-55k DOE

Duties include:

  • Support the Production Manager in the development of the weekly production schedules.
  • Manage production within the shift so that budgeted capacities are available and schedules are
  • delivered cost effectively and on time. Manage and co-ordinate shift start up, shutdown, breaks, changeover and handover.
  • Ensure that the production schedules are adhered to and delivered on a daily shift basis.
  • Report on plant performance and team activities on a daily basis.
  • Liaise effectively with Planning, Warehousing and Purchasing to ensure that supply chain objectives are met.
  • Liaise with other operations functions where schedule cannot be achieved to develop contingency plans to consume capacity effectively and meet monthly objectives.
  • Ensure that all batch documentation is completed on a timely basis to ensure that customer service is maintained at the company targets.
  • Manage and maximise team and individual performance through leadership, facilitation and employee development. Motivate the packaging team and create a positive employee relations environment.
  • Increase quality levels on packaging lines including carrying out spot checks on all room logbooks, pack-specs and on-line documentation, ensure that all documentation is completed accurately and timely. Ensure actions that are put in place as a result of audits are maintained.
  • Ensure that all personnel adhere to company policies, company SOPs, cGMP and health and safety legislation.
  • Manage absenteeism on a shift basis.


  • A minimum of 7 years pharmaceutical experience in supervisory management roles
  • A third level qualification in science, engineering, manufacturing or equivalent is essential
  • Thorough knowledge of pharmaceutical finished dosage cGMP for Europe
  • A track record of implementing operations improvement principles to improve production performance will be advantageous, Lean & Six Sigma qualifications desirable

For more information and to discuss similar opportunities, contact Lee on 0567786631 / lee@optimizerecruitment.ie
Job Ref LD-19052

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