Operations Director - Prodieco

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Operations Director

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About Prodieco

At Prodieco we are dedicated to designing & manufacturing high performance Blister Tooling and advanced engineering solutions for the pharmaceutical industry.

Quality, precision and a passion to exceed our customers’ expectations, drives everything we do.

Our ethos is simple: there is always a better way. You will see this in our continuous drive for internal process improvement but more importantly in the dedication to enhance every tool design to produce the perfect blister pack.

Pride, dedication and an unwavering commitment to perfection are at the heart of what we do.

When you join us at our home in Cookstown, you are joining some of the most talented craftspeople and engineers in the world. We are looking for people who will help shape the next chapter of the Prodieco story. From the engineering design office to the workshop floor and support functions, we are a close team united by one desire: working to provide a service that is second to none. Our passion inspires people to join, and makes them want to stay.

We look for hard-working team players who are responsible, honest and able to be creative when faced with challenge. Crafting our world renowned tooling requires flawless attention to detail, which should follow through in everything that you do. To help you achieve your best, we provide many ways for you to develop and grow, supported by an attractive benefits package and a great working environment.

Our state of the art production facility operates as an exemplar of LEAN manufacturing in operation. From material sourcing and selection to high speed engineering equipment, the pursuit excellence run through our operations.

job description

We have an exciting opportunity for someone to join our team as Operations Director. Reporting directly to the CEO, the Operations Director will lead our  Design, Planning, Manufacturing, Assembly & Test and Quality Departments. Working in a world class manufacturing facility, and with the latest technologies, equipment and software, it is the responsibility of the Operations Director to set the Operations Strategy whilst optimising the day to day operation through leading and developing their team.

Role overview

  • Develop, implement, and monitor day-to-day operational systems and processes that provide visibility into goals, progress, and obstacles for our key deliverables
  • Build and maintain relationships with all department heads, external partners, and vendors to make decisions regarding operational activity and strategic goals
  • Plan, monitor, and analyse key metrics for the day-to-day performance of the operation to ensure efficient and timely completion of tasks
  • Lead, motivate and develop the Operations Management Team through driving a high performing culture and ensuring succession for key roles.
  • Responsible for driving Engagement and Enablement across the Operation
  • Responsible for the management of the annual Operations’ financial budgets and overall cost control.
  • Maximise efficiency, productivity and continuous improvement through extensive process analysis and interdepartmental collaboration
  • Ensure that all Health & Safety procedures and all legislative requirements are adhered to.
  • Work as part of the Senior Leadership team to develop future strategies for the wider business.
  • Manage customer expectations where needed, ensuring a continued supply of high quality products to the customer, ensuring any potential issues are always managed and resolved efficiently.


  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in an Operations Management/Senior Leadership position ideally with an engineering background
  • Experience of leading and developing large teams, with the ability to engage, motivate and enable others.
  • Experience / qualification in lean continuous improvement and a proven track record of delivering improvement projects.
  • High problem solving capabilities.
  • A highly effective communicator and motivator
  • Experience working in a high paced dynamic environment

Primary degree qualification in a science, engineering or production management.

We manage our recruitment process in line with General Data Protection Regulations. For more information on your data protection rights please view our privacy statement on our Terms & Conditions page. Prodieco is an equal opportunities employer

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