Workcell Lead required by FDA regulated Manufacturing company in Waterford. This is a great opportunity to join the company in a growth phase. The overall purpose of this role is

The Workcell leader is accountable for the operational performance of a Workcell ensuring the KPIs are achieved. Workcell leader leads, influences and motivates a customer focused team in a matrix structure to achieve Workcell KPIs and manufacturing solutions to meet/exceed customer requirements.

Key Responsibilities and End Results:

  • Lead, influence and motivate a customer focused team in a matrix structure to achieve Workcell KPIs and manufacturing solutions to meet/exceed customer requirements.
  • Report KPIs to Business Unit Manager on a monthly basis
  • Deliver actual versus quote on a monthly basis
  • Drive operational excellence by setting clear direction and expectations for performance, and measure actual performance with respect to Product Quality, labour efficiency, and yield against targets.
  • Manage Master Planning Schedule for Workcell on a weekly, monthly and annual basis to include equipment, people and processes.  
  • Control costs impacting the customer P&L and Balance Sheet.
  • Report monthly to senior leadership on the performance of the customer account.
  • Drive a continuous improvement culture enabling problem solving and innovative solutions.
  • Create a highly talented Value Stream team and champion a positive employee environment by promoting; open communication, engagement and development of team members. Promote a culture of inclusiveness, trust, cooperation and a commitment to teamwork.
  • Proactively manage the customer relationship at site level and conduct quarterly Supplier Relationship Management meeting.  Manage customer escalations.
  • Manage elements of the commercial quotation process.
  • Collaborate with the Global Business Units to align on Customer Growth Strategies.
  • Supports all company safety and quality programs and initiatives.
  • Ensure ongoing compliance with GMP in all practices, recording of events and processes.
  • Ensure compliance with all learnings from all GMP training events.
  • Other responsibilities may be assigned from time to time as needed, based on the evolution of the company and the requirements of the department/position.

Minimum education and experience requirements:

  • Degree in Engineering/relevant discipline essential.
  • 5 years’ experience in Manufacturing/Engineering in a healthcare/contract manufacturing environment.
  • Previous people management/leadership and customer facing experience highly desirable.


  • Excellent lean, operations leadership, organisational and communication skills.
  • Excellent Performance Management skills
  • Ability to influence, motivate and drive self and others.
  • Performance and results driven.
  • Excellent initiative and decision-making capability.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • High level of cGMP, safe working practices and awareness.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, MS Project & ERP systems.



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