Production Manager

Our Client is seeking a Production Manager for their base in Co.Mayo

This role sits on the leadership team and the successful candidate will be responsible for a large team of staff, and for all aspects of the operational activity on site. It represents a new and exciting role within the company that will help to enable our ambitious plans for growth.

Reporting to: Managing Director

Main areas of responsibility:

  • Drive performance of the Operations department
  • Manage all aspects of daily operations on site
  • Maintain overall responsibility for managing the Operations budget
  • Lead and manage the performance of all operations personnel.
  • Ensure that all operations personnel have the required capability, training, experience, cross skilling and flexibility required to meet operations requirements.
  • Management of production planning, scheduling, and staff rostering
  • Work together with our Quality Manager to ensure compliance to all relevant Standards
  • Ensure compliance to all Health & Safety requirements
  • Achievement of ongoing process optimization
  • Management and delivery of Capital Projects
  • Provide support for New Product Development “NPD” and Innovation plans

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Production efficiency and yields
  • Achieving our customers target service levels
  • Reducing plant downtime
  • Quality
  • Employee capability and engagement
  • Budget delivery


Profile of the Ideal Candidate:


  • Good knowledge of supply chain function and execution of associated best practices
  • IT literate, in particular, experience of Microsoft Office applications including PowerPoint.


  • Ideally possess educational/professional qualification in manufacturing/management
  • Lean manufacturing qualification beneficial


  • At least 5 years experience in a similar role
  • Strong evidence of having delivered results in a in a fast paced operations environment
  • Proven ability to apply key continuous improvement principles in a fast-moving production environment
  • Proven ability to manage and develop high performance teams.

Personal Attributes:

The successful applicant should demonstrate the following attributes:

  • Demonstrate very strong communications skills.
  • High levels of energy and drive for results.
  • Ability to work to deadlines with good prioritisation, planning and organisational capability.
  • Be a self- starter in order to achieve tasks and overcome problems as well as provide direction for others.
  • Have ability to be hands on, but also be able to take the strategic view
  • Take decisions as appropriate whilst at the same time ensuring others do likewise.
  • Focus on results and willingly tackle problems which threaten their achievement.
  • Continually seeks out opportunity, practicing and encouraging a culture of strategic excellence.
  • Develop trust in people and be willing to smooth relationships and advise and assist others.
  • Possesses confidence, willing to put forward their opinion, and take ownership.
  • Be proactive and energetic in the work situation, seeking to get things done and at the same time deal with a variety of tasks.


For more information or to apply contact or call 094 90 29944

Your Recruitment Consultant is Aoife

Aoife McDonagh BBS, MSC Aoife is Arcon Recruitment’s newest team member. Hailing from Ballyhaunis, Aoife brings with her a variety of customer service and business development experience, She has a strong academic background in Marketing and Human Resources. Aoife looks after our busy Office and Accountancy division.