Director of manufacturing

Job Summary

The Director of Manufacturing will lead the manufacturing functions within budget and output targets to consistently meet corporate objectives.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 10 years

Job Description

A leading pharmaceutical company based in Lagos is seeking a Director of Manufacturing to lead the production operations of the company. Details on the specific responsibilities and minimum qualifications are provided below.

Job Summary:

  • The Director of Manufacturing will lead the manufacturing functions within budget and output targets to consistently meet corporate objectives. 
  • S/he will manage the manufacturing team using best practices and establish standard policies and procedures whilst also mentoring and leading. 
  • S/he is expected to be religiously committed to the tenets of the company’s vision shared values and also make significant contributions to improvement in profitability.

Job Responsibilities:

The Director of Manufacturing will:

  • Report to the MD/CEO.
  • Have overall responsibility for manufacturing activities in the company.
  • Develop manufacturing plans and establish procedures for high standards.
  • Develop and implement best practice manufacturing. 
  • Ensure that manufacturing strategies and processes are in place to meet corporate objectives and operational needs.
  • Constantly evaluate the challenges faced by the business and take action to mitigate risks.
  • Contribute to overall business strategy and the annual budget process.
  • Take ownership of the manufacturing policy, guidelines and any associated documents.
  • Ensure proactive maintenance of machines and equipment to minimize downtime.
  • Effectively manage inventory (locally produced and outsourced) to abolish market gaps.
  • Ensure efficient handling and movement of Raw/Packaging materials and finished goods.
  • Drive new products discovery and early market entry.
  • Relate effectively with industry regulatory agencies
  • Lead in new product development programs
  • Any other assigned duties.

Job Requirement:

  • Bachelor’s degree in pharmacy.
  • Master’s degree will be an added advantage.
  • 10+ years manufacturing/ operations experience in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Demonstrable experience of leading a manufacturing function with a proven track record in strategic manufacturing leadership delivering effective manufacturing strategies, policies, processes and systems.
  • Age range: 45-55 years.
  • Knowledge and technical understanding of Manufacturing processes, components and techniques in the pharmaceutical field.
  • A Chartered Member of an industry-related Professional Body will be an added advantage.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with a diverse team of professionals.

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