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Fannin Ltd.

Production Manager

Fannin Ltd.

  • Dublin South
  • Not disclosed
  • Permanent full-time
  • Updated 21/12/2012
  • Olwyn Kearns
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Production Manager Location: Sandyford, Dublin 18 Department: Compounding <b


Production Manager

Location: Sandyford, Dublin 18

Department: Compounding

Company Overview:

Based in Ireland, DCC HS&S, through Fannin, is a leading provider of sales, marketing, distribution solutions and other services to the healthcare sector in Ireland. Established in 1829, Fannin has a remarkable heritage of service in this sector. The business provides a broad range of products (IV pharmaceuticals, medical, surgical and laboratory) and value added services (pharmaceutical compounding, community equipment services – asset tracking, decontamination and recycling, home adaptation).

Fannin Compounding is a subsidiary company of Fannin and operates from a modern state of the art facility in Sandyford. The manufacturing facility operates to current EU GMP and is licensed by the Irish Medicines Board.   Fannin Compounding provides a range of aseptically manufactured preparations including Cytotoxics, Antibiotics, Analgesics and TPN.

We currently have a requirement for a Production Manager reporting to the Head of Compounding Operations

The Role:

The Production Manager will lead and manage the Aseptic Compounding activities at Fannin Compounding, supervising the production suites, including all lines of manufacture, namely Chemotherapy, CIVAS, Antibiotics and TPN.  The role holder will be one of the designated ‘Production Managers’ on the GMP manufacturing licence issued by the Irish Medicines Board, and will be an important contributor to providing a high quality, safe and efficient compounding service to customers and patients.  Additionally, this role will participate in developing and implementing best practices in the operations. 

The Production Managers work as part of a shift pattern during the week and on the weekends.

Key Responsibilities:

Manufacturing Management:

Ensure compliance with all agreed GMP requirements, IMB standards, good aseptic technique, documentation requirements, SOPs (writing and compliance),

o Initiate, manage and control Deviation investigation and reporting, Change Controls, Root Cause Analysis and Corrective and Preventative Actions to ensure agreed quality levels are maintained and patient safety is assured

o Plan, organize and control production resources, such as facilities, people, overtime and shift rotas, equipment, processes, information flow and standards to ensure the production schedule is achieved

o Compile and maintain reporting to ensure metrics and KPIs, efficiency and productivity levels, standard times and quality standards are achieved

Process Development and Improvement:

o Develop and maintain a strategy for manufacturing that actively supports current and future plans for Compounding

o Improve processes and actively promote and encourage process improvement within manufacturing with the adoption of Continuous Improvement and Lean Manufacturing principles

o Introduction of new processes and products to support new business development

o Produce proposals and  justifications for investment in capex, staffing and increased capacity to support objectives

o Manage change and resistance to change in line with Company goals

o Conduct regular review and audits of systems and processes

People Management:

• To lead and manage the manufacturing teams ensuring supervisors and all team members have a clear understanding of their roles and responsibilities and deliver the required levels of performance.

• To ensure all Policies and Procedures and HR activities are implemented across the teams, for example–recruitment, performance management, absence management, objective setting,  development planning, training etc.

• Ensure the effective application of people management skills with the Production teams, such as effective motivation, delegation, coaching, discipline and team-building.

Qualifications and Experience:

• Degree level appropriate science qualification

• At least 5 years’ experience in aseptic pharmaceutical production gained in hospital or industrial setting

• In-depth knowledge of, and proven ability to apply all aspects of GMP, QA and all current legislation and guidelines, as well as a proven track record of ability to deliver to quality standards, and within required timeframes

• Previous experience managing people and teams effectively is a must; ideally gained in a manufacturing environment, as well as in motivating and engaging with people, delivering feedback and conducting appraisals

• Proven ability to deal effectively with ambiguity, solve problems, identify and implement pragmatic solutions

• Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to build effective working relationships with people at all levels in an organisation

• Ability to work effectively under pressure



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