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Operational Excellence Manager

Ref: 76925

  • 55,000-65,000
  • 12 Apr 2022
  • Cork (Centre)
  • Permanent

Operational Excellence Manager

About the Company

Operational Excellence Manager required for a leading Food Production facility in Cork. This is an exciting opportunity to lead the Quality function at an expanding facility.

About the Position

In this role you will apply project management techniques in driving a
structured approach to optimise site process improvements for increased productivity, quality & reduce waste. You will identify and drive operational process improvement initiatives in line with best practice Operational Excellence methodologies.
You will bring a hands-on approach, working with cross functional teams to develop and support delivery of site-specific annual process improvement initiatives. You will have a small team of direct reports to support continuous improvement initiatives on site and also be responsible for the Site training framework.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the site management team in the development and delivery of annual operational facility process improvement targets and management of the site productivity data analytics platforms 
  • Ownership of training department, developing the framework into Best-in-Class model.
  • Act as an advocate for operational excellence activities using statistical techniques, lean manufacturing tools, six sigma, design experimentation for processes and optimizing manufacturing process parameters, to achieve targets and cost savings.
  • Work with cross functional teams to develop/deliver annual programmes to optimise process improvements for increased productivity, quality, and reduced waste levels.
  • Delivering identified best practice process improvement tools between business units.
  • Development of “standards” pertaining to operational process excellence.
  • Providing support to the PMO process on site.


  • 3rd Level Qualification in Process or Mechanical engineering
  • Min. 5 years’ experience in a process improvement role.
  • Manufacturing industry experience.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Power BI or other data analytics experience (e.g., Tableau).
  • A clearly defined strategic thought process and a continuous improvement mind-set.
  • Lean Six Sigma black belt qualification or equivalent is desirable
  • Demonstrate excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Confident to liaise at all levels, articulate with good presentation skills.

Remuneration Package

Salary is negotiable depending on experience. A benefits package including pension is included.

For more information on the role or any other Engineering or Life Sciences roles call Nigel on 087 3618142 or email me or click the apply button below.

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