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General Manager

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  • Limerick
  • Negotiable
  • Permanent full-time
  • Updated 21/10/2017
  • Fidelma McGeachy
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Ardlinn have been retained to assist University of Limerick in the recruitment of a General Manager for CONFIRM Smart Manufacturing Research Centre.


CONFIRM has been established as a national research centre in smart manufacturing, with the aim of fundamentally transforming Ireland into a leader in smart manufacturing, where products, machines, production systems and supply chains will all be communicating and making smart decisions.

Led by the University of Limerick, CONFIRM has 7 academic and 42 industry partners. The Centre will carry out fundamental and applied research into the many of the main topics needed to move towards mass customisation, including sensing, decision making algorithms and models, manufacturing data analytics, cyber-physical manufacturing systems and security, control & robotics, AI/VR.

The General Manager (GM) will play a significant leadership role in the Centre, and will be an effective interface between academia and industry to enable the Centre to deliver its strategic vision and ensure continued support for the Centre nationally and internationally. S/he will be responsible for the day-to-day operational management of the Centre to include business development; progress monitoring; liaison with academic and industrial partners; financial management; management of issues/risks; and compliance with reporting requirements.

The role will involve substantial interaction with industry, academia, government agencies, and other national and international manufacturing centres and commercialisation activities within Ireland and possibly internationally.

The GM will be an experienced senior manufacturing professional, with a degree in a science or engineering discipline and a proven track record in the management of complex large-scale multi-site projects.

For further information and a confidential discussion please contact Ian Jeffcott at or +44 (0)7882672653 or Joanne McDonald at or +353(0) 87 700 9720.

The closing date for applications is noon (UTC) on Friday 10th November.

Ref: UL
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