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Jobref: IE_Tall_SL
Salary: USD0.00 - USD0.00 per annum
Job Type: Permanent
Date Posted: Fri Oct 4 11:19:09 2019
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Role Purpose

The purpose of this role is to lead the Zoetis Tallaght site and focus on key role deliverables to ensure sustainable site management, by aligning to the site vision: Safety first, Quality always.

A pragmatic and motivational leader to deliver consistently high-quality products that meet our customer service levels, meeting the required Quality, Environmental and Safety compliance standards while successfully increasing site capacity through a series of efficiency improvements, operational excellence and CAPEX programs.

Role Responsibilities

In this fast-paced role, the Site Lead will lead and motivate the Site and support teams to ensure the efficient, effective and compliant production of sterile products to meet our market demands in line with market dynamics.

As a Leader you will connect across the shifts teams to ensure a smooth handover, proactively monitoring any problems and be aware of issues impacting the business or its people, encouraging personal ownership and providing practical support to meet your weekly, monthly and annual goals. In conjunction with the Site Leadership Team, you will develop the site capability to ensure there is a highly engaged workforce and establish effective relationships with peers and support functions within the business to drive performance and maintain our strong industry reputation and competitive edge.

From an operational perspective, you’ll balance your attention between effective day-to-day support and long-term strategic planning to optimise the use of resources, minimise waste, increase productivity and facilitate Continuous Improvement programmes. Working closely with all departments across the business, you’ll support your teams to address smaller day-to-day production challenges, through to planning long range operational and Capex projects to improve business performance and address future compliance requirements.

You will develop and embed a culture of continuous improvement across your teams, designed to drive innovation and evolve with our growing and changing production environment. Looking to the future, you’ll continually assess our equipment, facilities and processes to ensure they’re aligned to broader business objectives, fit for purpose and fulfil our compliance requirements. In addition, you will monitor and report on Site Key Performance Indicators to Leadership and manage OpEx and Capex budgets to demonstrate an effective return on investment.

Key objectives of this role include:

  1. Achievement of production plans
  2. Customer service levels
  3. Product and process quality
  4. Compliance to regulatory and Company quality procedures
  5. Environmental, Health and Safety requirements
  6. Productivity and continuous improvement metrics (specifically forecast and inventory)
  7. Collaboration with the rest of the Company’s Manufacturing network, and all relevant internal stakeholders
  8. The overall performance of Zoetis and the achievement of the Company’s strategic objectives
  9. Employee satisfaction and engagement
  10. Reputation of the site and the Company in the local community

Candidate Requirements

Education & Experience

With a scientific academic background in a relevant subject and robust (15 years +) pharmaceutical manufacturing experience, the ideal candidate will bring strong sterile manufacturing knowledge and technical skills combined with demonstrated leadership ability, robust collaboration qualities and a sharp sense of business strategy.

Currently sitting in a senior industrial operations position in the Pharmaceutical / Healthcare industry and fully familiar with international Quality, Compliance and Regulatory standards, s/he will have a proven track-record of consistent delivery in a complex, global and matrixed environment. The successful candidate will be required to demonstrate an extensive understanding of sterile aseptic manufacturing and related compliance requirements for this role.

Displaying a high degree of independence and initiative, s/he will be self-motivated and resourceful, with proven experience in managing high-performing, dynamic teams to the highest standards of delivery while at the same time actively collaborating in a global network. Having worked in organisations that had a strong focus on efficiency and productivity, s/he will have a track-record of leading large-scale improvement initiatives with determination and a strong inclination towards operational excellence.

With a mature and wise personality, s/he will bring sufficient credibility and gravitas to the role in order to become a trusted leader. Used to working in a performance-driven company, s/he will be a broad leader who sees “the big picture”.

Qualified candidates for this important position will need to demonstrate the following critical competencies:

Results Orientation – Drives uncompromisingly for higher performance as illustrated by an ability to instill a sense of pace and urgency into the business, being a self-starter and self-motivated individual who moves fast and decisively in all circumstances, energised by creating better ways of doing things; an ability to track performance against measurable metrics, introducing incremental improvements to enhance performance; and the ability to always keep Zoetis’ performance in focus

Strategic Orientation – Shapes company strategy as demonstrated by an awareness of the “big picture” sterile intramammary market as well as the Quality discipline in a broad range of issues over a five-year horizon; the ability to develop forward-thinking plans to address these and shape the environments.

Team Leadership- Empowers their team to perform as indicated by a track record of effectively leading performance-focused teams, collectively accountable for meeting agreed objectives; agrees responsibilities based on insight into an individual’s competencies as well as experience, focus on performance management and talent development; manages by influence rather than authority; has the experience of building on existing excellence and attracting talent from the outside

Collaboration & Influence – Facilitates collaboration amongst others as evidenced by a track-record of building and maintaining effective relationships with a wide range of stakeholders; an ability to manage internal relationships and to work effectively in matrixed structures across functions and geographies; a talent for influencing complex environments and building consensus, a strong focus on solutions, reaching out to the network when needed and never adopting an “insular mentality”

Change Leadership – Mobilises others to initiate change as evidenced by the ability to share the need to do things differently, challenging the way business is done today vs. how it should be done to support Zoetis’ market leadership; encourages others to pursue opportunities for change; engages with people throughout the change process to understand and address emotional reactions and maintain commitment; is able to make a compelling case for change and unite others behind ambitious growth or expansion strategies.

Role is based in Tallaght, Dublin 24, Ireland.

Zoetis is the leading animal health company, dedicated to supporting its customers and their businesses. Building on more than 60 years of experience in animal health, Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and markets veterinary vaccines and medicines, complemented by diagnostic products, genetic tests, biodevices and a range of services. Zoetis serves veterinarians, livestock producers and people who raise and care for farm and companion animals with sales of its products in more than 100 countries. In 2016, the company generated annual revenue of $4.9 billion with approximately 9,000 employees. For more information, visit www.zoetis.com