Program Manager

  • Contract
  • Cork

Website TPM04940

Our client is a global bio pharmaceutical company based in Cork and is looking for a Program Manager to support site, deliver significant business results and to improve business processes and build lean capability.


  • Provide leadership and guidance on the integration of Lean & Six Sigma, Change Execution Methodology (CEM), Inclusion and Process Management systems to achieve business objectives.
  • Drive the design, management and improvement of site operating systems, management systems and leader behaviours.
  • Apply lean principles to recognize and implement continuous improvement activities to increase flexibility, eliminate waste, while improving flow to internal and external customers.
  • Coaching & execution of Scientific Problem Solving.
  • Ensure the highest Quality, Compliance and Safety standards.
  • Sound financial stewardship, management and control.
  • Responsible for driving a culture of Continuous Improvement by deploying Six Sigma / MPS.
  • Coaching others by sharing their skill-set and expertise.
  • Focus the entire organization on delivering value for customers, including patients, by understanding and meeting their needs.
  • Actively listen and seek to understand differing perspectives; work together to achieve the common goals of the new Company.
  • Make timely decisions at the right level with the right data, and support them once made.
  • Set clear performance standards; overcome obstacles; hold ourselves and others accountable for achieving results.
  • Adhere to the highest standards of trustworthy and ethical behaviour in all interactions and hold others to the same standards; comply with all laws, policies and regulations; identify and address ethical issues without hesitation.
  • Build diverse talent with the capabilities necessary to succeed in our markets; inspire, reward and develop to ensure individuals reach their potential; make tough calls when necessary.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Degree or 3rd level qualification such as Science, Engineering, Supply Chain, and Business Systems.
  • 3+ years’ experience in the Pharmaceutical industry or a similar operating environment with experience in a planning role in an operations environment.
  • Desirable evidence of Continuous Professional Development.
  • Desirable for Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.
  • Knowledge of Business Information Systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to fully realize improvement initiatives.
  • Demonstrated successes in a team environment, such as project teams, Six Sigma team, etc.
  • Advanced PC skills in Excel.
  • Stakeholder management of multi decision makers, colleagues, peers and cross functional teams.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in more than one pharmaceutical and/or chemical manufacturing operation (e.g. manufacturing, quality, engineering, etc).
  • Knowledge of and experience in applying Six Sigma and Lean methodologies.
  • Demonstrated leadership and change management skills with a continuous improvement focus.

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