Job Opportunity

Reference: QS0962
Title: Head of Manufacturing Operations
Job Type: 6 months contract

Salary: The PAYE rate is £52.06
Contact Person: Miss Selina Thompson

Opportunity: This is an excellent opportunity that has been created due to expansion.  My client a global pharmaceutical manufacturing company are looking to recruit an experienced  Head of Operations where you will be the primary Operations Manager working with the R&D and Strategic Portfolio teams with the responsibility for driving operations of new product development, automation as well as supporting those products through production ramp up.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Managing the operations of the manufacturing plant producing circa 73 million pharmaceutical units annually.
  • New Product Introductions, Volume Growth including site to site transfers and the introduction of new products at the site.
  • Managing a budget circa of $16m.
  • Managing a team – 179 Direct, 40 Indirect Resources.
  • Responsible for leading, inspiring tactical day to day and strategic vision with long term plan, for site Operations.
  • Responsible for proactively leading and improving issues impacting safety, compliance, output, business ethics, responsible sourcing etc.
  • Completion of relevant deviation and complaint investigations to identify true root cause.
  • Systems Thinking, LEAN, TPM - Proactively looking for opportunities to drive continuous improvement, influence decisions and deliver the results whilst ensuring an appropriate level of compliance.

This is a 6 months contract which the client will review for a possible extension however everything is dependent on the individual and business performance.   The hourly PAYE rate (Inside IR35) is £52.06.

Skills:  To apply for the role of Head of Manufacturing Operations you will have the following:

  • Several years management experience in manufacturing, production, or distribution logistics environments: Ideally five of those at a senior level role, managing large scale operations.
  • Strong financial business and commercial acumen.
  • Direct employee management.
  • Robust Operations financial acumen and business understanding, linking performance with financial outputs and considerations.
  • End to End Lean background and demonstrable examples of driving efficiencies, cost reductions, waste reduction and opportunity identification.
  • Experience of working within a fast-paced environment on fast paced projects.
  • Change management, experience of transformational, culture change.

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