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Business Unit Manager

West Contract Manufacturing

  • Louth / Meath / Dublin
  • Not disclosed
  • Permanent full-time
  • Updated 20/10/2017
  • Brendan Carrigan
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Business Unit Manager


Title: Business Unit Manager


Responsible for driving the highest standards in Operational performance aligned with the Business Key Performance Indicators (KPI) e.g. Health & Safety, Quality, Operational excellence, OEE, Absenteeism, Customer satisfaction, Financials.
Key to the role will be the manager's ability to share knowledge / learning's and drive improvement business wide.
Responsible for ensuring the effective management and development of staff, including timely feedback on performance, champion adherence to West Contract Manufacturing policies and procedures.


  • Strong Production management experience in a high speed manufacturing environment.
  • Third level qualification in an engineering discipline
  • 10 years' experience in leading and managing a diverse team in a fast paced and highly regulated manufacturing environment.
  • Proven operational excellence/lean experience and mind-set.
  • Excellent commercial acumen and customer relationship building skills.
  • Excellent communication (written/oral) skills.
  • Strong ability to capture, understand and report on critical production data.
  • An ability to lead multiple projects and deliver within time/cost constraints in a matrix structure.
  • Must be able to organise and prioritize tasks.
  • Must be detail orientated and self-motivated.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Champion Health & Safety and ensure it is a priority for the Business Unit (OHSAS 18001).
  • Responsible for the business unit P&L and delivery of all financial KPI's.
  • Building an excellent working relationship with the customer.
  • Commercial leadership and management of the Unit customers.
  • Driving the highest standards in operational performance in the development, tracking and reporting of business KPIs.
  • Development of the team to support performance excellence and growth- recruitment, development and retention of talent.
  • Successful delivery of all client related projects on time and within budget in accordance with customer requirements and specifications.
  • Manage and resolve client technical issues at all stages of the manufacturing process.
  • Resource management and allocations to meet with manufacturing requirements.
  • Professional development of the business unit- i.e. recruitment of new staff, identifying training needs and participating in the scheduling of critical training requirements.
  • Drive all cost reduction and lean projects within the Business Unit.
  • Drive a collaborative, business focused culture and environment within the Business unit in accordance with the guiding principles.
  • Coaching / development of the employees using development and retention plans as appropriate.
  • Act in accordance with the company's Guiding Principles and adherence to the corporate Code of Conduct.
  • Compliance to all site Environmental, Health and Safety requirements, training and regulations.
  • Compliance to all local site company policies, procedures and corporate policies.
  • Perform additional duties at the request of the direct supervisor.

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