Job Reference 14863
Job type Permanent
Location South Dublin / Wicklow
Salary € 40,000-60,000, 60,000+

The Role

The Packaging Lead will support the manufacturing schedule for the Packaging Department through the consistent, efficient, validated and safe packaging of finished pharmaceutical products in strict compliance with cGMP.


  • Lead and promote a culture of Safety, Quality and Continuous Improvement within the Packaging Department
  • Actively participate / be a leader in programs to maintain a positive working environment for all staff.
  • Preparation & execution of regulatory, internal & customer audits.
  • Provide first-line support and act as mentor to the Operations Team Leaders and trainees in the area.
  • Working alongside the HR department, lead & drive recruitment for the Packaging Department.
  • Direct line management of a team of Operational Support staff & all associated activities.
  • Maintain, calculate & publish various KPI systems identified.
  • Assistance in the development of a documentation system to augment training, compliance and cGMP in the Packaging Department (SOPs, EPIs, training records).
  • Key interface with other Departments in the business, such as Planning and Supply Chain, Quality and Technical Services
  • Develop a solid technical knowledge on the following;
    • Primary blister packaging including camera systems
    • Secondary packaging including serialisation / aggregation processes
    • The nuances and requirements of a diverse portfolio of packaging formats
    • IT data control & systems maintenance (SAP/XFP)



The Person

  • Minimum of a Degree in Science or related discipline.
  • Relevant Lean qualification desirable.
  • Experience in a leadership role, dealing with significant change.
  • Previous experience in managing the performance of individual team members and that of the overall team/department.

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