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Production Supervisor

Job Description

Job Description: Supervision of production teams to ensure targets for quality/service/costs are achieved. This will be achieved through the application of an empowering style of leadership which draws fully on resources and capabilities of the team coupled with a positive employee relations approach.

Essentially this will embrace the following:

  • Providing timely feedback and review and ensuring all performance issues are dealt with in a constructive and prompt manner
  • Consistently applying company policies
  • Ensuring that all employees are treated with the fairness and respect due to them
  • Facilitating open two-way communications regarding individual, team and company performance through weekly team meetings, daily interaction on the line and updating of on-line notice-board
  • Liaising with line trainer to develop a training program to ensure smooth operation of department, development of product builders, health & safety of personnel
  • Employee selection and hiring
  • Planning - including developing /maintaining a viable plan incorporating hiring, training, capacity-modelling, efficiency/yield assumptions, ramp-rate, learning-curve etc
  • Liaising with warehousing, quality assurance, bulk-packaging and other relevant parties to ensure prompt shipment of product
  • Maintaining GMP / Housekeeping at a high level within the department through the involvement of all team members.
  • Interacting and liaising with the other manufacturing teams and Materials team to prioritise backorders.
  • Managing process and material flows, space management, and working with the Engineering group to maximise utilisation of space designated for specific operations area.
  • Administration duties which include Time and Attendance system, Holiday planning etc.
  • Provide leadership and direction for the advancement of Lean Manufacturing
  • Establish and support a work environment of continuous improvement that supports the company’s Quality Policy, Quality System and the appropriate regulations for the area they support.
  • Ensure employees are trained to do their work and their training is documented.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science / Engineering or relevant qualification, or equivalent experience
  • 3/4 years’ experience in a supervisory capacity in a manufacturing environment
  • Good knowledge of GMP / FDA regulatory requirements, housekeeping, health and safety
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Previous experience of people-management and demonstrated ability in people motivation, organising and team building would be a distinct advantage
  • Solid record of attention to detail and strict adherence to procedures

For further Information on this role, please contact Seamus on 021 4911063 or email

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