Operational Excellence Lead is required by market-leading health products manufacturer in Waterford.

The successful professional will provide detailed technical expertise on lean methodologies and cost improvement planning for manufacturing life-cycle of products to achieve seamless and lean production results. 

You will join a dynamic team of professionals with various levels of expertise and work together to achieve excellence product quality.


  • Act as a Subject Matter Expert on operational excellence systems and their application in driving results.
  • Identify and champion inititaives that promote employee engagement and continuous improvement efforts at all levels throughout the site.
  • Deliver the annual site cost improvement plan and management of the site Cost Improvement Project (CIP) system to best in class industry standards building a pipeline of CIP and Cost of Quality opportunities.
  • Apply the use of best practice Lean/CI tools to drive technical improvement projects focused on quality, customer service and operational cost metrics.
  • Manage structured monthly reviews of project performance to ensure delivery of CIP goals, with a forward view of activity.
  • Own, Develop and Manage the Site Strategic Space planning process with a 3 year forward view, to ensure that space requirements align to site strategies together with current and future customer demands. For both manufacturing and support functions.
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships across the business to develop enterprise alignment and influence real change.
  • Benchmark industry best practice and make recommendations for improvement.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Engineering or similar.
  • Experience with execution of LEAN and/or Six Sigma process improvements and application of Lean principles and tools in a live environment.
  • Project Management experience at a senior level.
  • Knowledge of advanced statistical tools and experience in analyzing process performance based on data.
  • Experience in managing/developing people and influencing different levels of management.
  • Experience in a regulated environment.
  • A real engaging passion for Business excellence.
  • A proven track record of progressively responsible experience in a fast paced, high tech and high volume environment.
  • Successful experience in program management and ability to manage network and matrix relations.
  • Excellent communication, leadership, influencing, technical and problem solving skills.
  • Strong personal accountability for project throughout its lifecycle.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Our client offers an inclusive and collaborative work environment with opportunities for career growth. 

Please send your CV in confidence to emer@emtechrecruitment.ie. 

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